ID4001 Communicating and Teaching in Science
News: Induction session: Thursday 12th September 2013
Venue: School One, St Salvators Quad
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There were 55 students that took this module in September 2013 from the Schools of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geosciences, Mathematics & Statistics, and Physics & Astronomy. All students went through a selection process to be chosen to be placed in primary or secondary schools in Fife and Tayside. Students have to spend 20-25 hours at the school. The timetable and dates are agreed between the teacher and student. This is an interdisciplinary Science module coordinated from the School of Biology.
The module is part of the UK Undergraduate Ambassadors Scheme, which aims to give students experience of communicating with school pupils, and to give schools useful assistance from an undergraduate who has current knowledge, expertise, and enthusiasm for their science, technology, or mathematical subject.
The Module Organsier is Dr Bruce Sinclair, School of Physics and Astronomy.
Address: Physics and Astronomy, North Haugh, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, KY16 9SS Telephone: 01334 463118
Module Administrator: Miss Lianne Baker 01334 463369 firstname.lastname@example.org
Students taking this module will be directly supervised by the academic representative from their department, who will also liaise directly with the school teacher mentor.
University Department Representative Contact Details
- Biology: Dr Rebecca Aspden, Scottish Oceans Institute, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 8LB
- Chemistry: Dr Fiona Gray, School of Chemistry, University of St Andrews, North Haugh, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9ST
- Computer Science: Ms Judith Malcolm, School of Computer Science, Jack Cole Building, North Haugh, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9S
Telephone: 01334 463269
- Geography & Geosciences: Dr Ruth Robinson, School of Geography & Geosciences, Irvine Building, University of St Andrews, North Street, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AL
Telephone 01334 463996
- Mathematics & Statistics: Dr Aidan P Noughton, School of Mathematics & Statistics, Mathematical Institute, North Haugh, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9SS
Telephone 01334 463712
- Physics & Astronomy: Dr Bruce Sinclair, School of Physics & Astronomy, University of St Andrews, North Haugh, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9SS
Telephone 01334 463118