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Appeal for sponsorship

We are appealing for your help to sponsor our 14th Annual Schools Science Conference.

 

When is it?

ssc2017-dateThe conference will take place on Wednesday 26th April 2017.

The conference is for students in school years 9 to 11 and aims to:

  • Inspire students to study science
  • Demonstrate the importance of science in health and everyday life
  • Showcase some of the exciting and rewarding careers open to those who study science.

Where is it?

ssc2017-whereThe conference is being at the University of Westminster, 115 New Cavendish St, London W1W 6UW.

We are delighted to have this opportunity to collaborate again with the University of Westminster for 2017. This central location has fabulous facilities and will enable us to focus on the interactive stands section. In addition, the range of scientific careers covered will be expanded. Finally, it enables the students, many for the first time, to see and experience a University atmosphere.

We are also looking forward to continuing our close association with The Royal College of Pathologists who will be providing an exciting interactive workshop session on the programme.

Why support us?

The conference is a unique opportunity to inspire the next generation of scientists and health professionals. The main feature of these conferences is that they are conversational events giving the students ample time to discuss science and its applications with professionals.

The day is broken up into sessions consisting of interactive hands-on demonstrations and displays, workshops, lectures and presentations by the students of projects undertaken at school or in Science Club. Most of the content is relevant to the school curriculum and the students learn about the various routes of entry into different science careers, some straight from school, some from college and others after University.

The theme, Science for Transformation, was chosen as there is a real emergence of new therapies making national headlines that are transforming our approach to patient treatment; for example, genetically modified immune cells to treat cancers. There is also more emphasis in transforming the NHS treatment pathways to move towards personalised medicine.

It is difficult to arrange work experience in a laboratory environment due to Health and Safety issues as well ask confidentiality. The conference demonstrates to students with hands-on activities the nature of work that Scientists may undertake. It also offers students a unique opportunity to speak to Scientists and Healthcare Professionals. It is an unprecedented opportunity!

Who will attend?

ssc2017-whoThe Conference is for students in school years 9 to 11. These conferences are open to students of all abilities and we try to reach the less academic and less-privileged schools. For example, of the 17 schools attending, 4 failed to meet the government target of 70% 5 A-C GCSE passes and 9 schools have more than 30% of students receiving free school meals. The students came from many different ethnicities; 64% being Asian, Black, Chinese or mixed. English was not the main language spoken at home for 48% of students.

How to sponsor?

Our Schools Science Conferences are funded from grants and donations and are presented by volunteer scientists from the NHS, academia, industry and the Allied Health Professions, all of whom are eager to explain what they do and why and to tell the students what they enjoy about their jobs. All support is acknowledged on the programme and on the Conference website. Information about sponsorship and support is detailed below.

What is the result?

As you can imagine, raising funds is difficult, however from the students and teachers, we know that these conferences have a positive impact upon the students, motivating them to study science and influencing their career aspirations and choices so any support that you can give will be very useful.

We hope that you will be able to help support our 14th Schools Science Conference.

Any support will be very much appreciated! Please contact Sharon gage, below.

 

E-mail sharon.gage@srgprojectmanagement.co.uk

Telephone 07989 692 675

 

Sponsorship Packages 2015

Gold Sponsorship
£3,000 and above

  • Identification on all conference branding that you are one of our main sponsors
  • Logo featured prominently inside the programme
  • Full page advertisement in programme
  • Logo and acknowledgement on our website (science4u.info)
  • Literature in delegate pack
  • Opportunity to provide corporate branded items such as pen, notebook or literature wallet, etc
  • Exhibition stand (optional)
  • Feature in promotional press articles/opportunity to talk to our conference press presence
  • Identified as a unique sponsor for one of: an aspect of the programme / lunch / drinks etc

Silver Sponsorship
£2,000 and above

  • Logo inside the programme
  • Quarter page advertisement in programme
  • Logo and acknowledgement on our website (science4u.info)
  • Literature in delegate pack
  • Opportunity to provide corporate branded items such as pen, notebook or literature wallet, etc
  • Exhibition stand (optional)
  • Feature in promotional press articles

Bronze Sponsorship
£1,000 and above

  • Logo inside the programme
  • Logo on website and acknowledgement
  • Literature in delegate pack
  • Opportunity to provide corporate branded items such as pen, notebook or literature wallet, etc
  • Have a presence at the event (optional)

 

Other Sponsors
Less than £1,000

  • Acknowledgement on website
  • Opportunity to provide corporate branded items such as pen, notebook or literature wallet, etc
  • Prizes for competitions
  • Have a presence at the event (optional)