Connect students with researchers in the FUTURES Zone!

I’m a Scientist – FUTURES Zone is an online STEM enrichment activity, just for schools and colleges in South West England.

Students will meet 20 researchers and technicians based at major South West universities.

The FUTURES Zone runs from 16 November to 11 December

Students can:

  • Read profiles of researchers and technicians based in the South West
  • Ask their questions about everything and anything
  • Chat with researchers during a 40-minute, text-based live chat
  • Vote for their favourite researcher to win £500 for more science engagement

It all happens online.
It’s safe and secure.
It’s free for schools and colleges in South West England.


Take part with your students ❯


It takes 2 minutes to sign up.

What teachers say:

“Incredibly easy to set up and run”
“My students loved their involvement and I was amazed at some of the questions they asked”

Find out more:

Benefits for your students ❯
How it works ❯
A short, sharable guide to student privacy and safeguarding [PDF] ❯

This European Researchers’ Night project is funded by the European Commission under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions.