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SRC: Background

School Regional Champions (SRC) support our funded researchers in the UK with public engagement activities for secondary schools and young people aged between 11–19.

SRC receive £800 annually for public engagement activities and can also apply for additional project funding and travel expenses to attend the annual meeting.


  • To enable and encourage researchers to engage with young people
  • To promote access to researchers by young people, teachers and education professionals
  • To inspire and enthuse young people about bioscience research, its applications and the research funded by BBSRC
  • To enable researchers to communicate their research and discuss it with a new audience
  • To share activities and tools developed by individual champions