Ogden Outreach Officers are based in university physics departments and are part-funded by The Ogden Trust. They are the main point of contact for the Trust with the physics departments, providing a simple direct link and offering free opportunities for the schools in our programmes to access:
- up-to-date physics knowledge
- facilities and equipment that they do not have in schools
- information about applying to university and what physics courses are like
- annual School Physicist of the Year events
- free enrichment activities for all ages.
The outreach officers meet regularly throughout the year to share practice and improve their activities. These meetings are also open to those who have received funding in the past. The network of outreach officers is supported by regional consultants.
Schools wishing to find their nearest outreach officer and participate in the offered activities should visit the Ogden Trust map. Note that schools in Ogden school partnerships and schools that meet the Trust’s priority audiences may be given precedence.
Universities who are interested in co-funding and supporting an outreach officer should contact the Trust. As a minimum, universities should have an undergraduate physics course and a strong enthusiasm for outreach and widening participation work.