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Celebrating physics outreach

Make your nominations now for the Ogden Outreach Awards.

Published: 8 February 2022

The Trust is celebrating physics outreach and recognising (and rewarding) the efforts of those involved in developing and delivering it. The Ogden Outreach Awards will raise the profile of all the incredible physics outreach work being undertaken across the country and highlight and share best practice in the field.

Nominations for the 2022 Ogden Outreach Awards are now open. They will close on the 1 April 2022.

The outreach awards are open to any higher education institution who is currently in receipt of, or who has previously received, Ogden funding. There are five main awards available each with a £1,000 prize fund, and further, smaller, individual awards recognising the contributions undergraduate and postgraduate ambassadors contribute to physics outreach.

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The main categories include a sustained contribution award which will acknowledge an individual’s significant achievement through leadership, delivery or support of physics outreach, and a departmental culture change award which will recognise an institution who has developed significant culture change in outreach.

Three project awards will recognise and reward excellence in: supporting undergraduate student ambassadors and outreach teams through a project or programme in the field of physics outreach; the development and delivery of physics outreach projects which support teachers; and long-term projects which use repeat interventions to work with widening participation audiences.

“We have been privileged to work with, and support, many outreach officers and projects over the years,” explains Programme Officer, Adam Boal who is launching the awards programme. “We hope these awards will go some way to recognise and reward the fantastic contributions that are made, as well as sharing best practice and raising the profile of outreach.”

“We will be inviting heads of department, academic leads for outreach, outreach officers and representatives for all shortlisted projects to join us at an event celebrating and sharing their achievements,” continues Adam. “We are delighted to be launching these awards and look forward to showcasing the fantastic work within our physics outreach network.”

Nomination forms and further guidance for each award are available on the university support pages of our website.

A large group of people photographed outside - Ogden outreach officers 2017

Outreach Officers 2017

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