Addressing Inequality, Poverty and Disadvantage
This is the second in a series of Changing Lives through STEM workshops, funded by Scottish Universities Insight Institute and organised by teams at the Universities of Dundee, Strathclyde, St Andrews and Edinburgh. Our aim is to bring university researchers and public engagers together with people working in the charity, education, social care and government sectors, to build new partnerships that can help us enhance the wider public’s engagement with the latest science and engineering research.
After a successful first workshop looking at early years’ engagement, this second event is focussed on how might engagement with the latest science and engineering help address social challenges for children and adults, such as inequalities, child poverty and reduced career opportunities and life chances.
The event will feature a keynote talk from Neil Mathers, Head of Save the Children Scotland.
The workshop will be highly interactive, aimed at catalysing new discussions and partnerships which can move forward with activities that will make a real difference to the lives of children, parents, researchers and teachers.
Some feedback comments from the first workshop: ‘a very positive experience full of great ideas and discussions’ , ‘great cross-discipline collaboration opportunities’, ‘really good to share ideas’