Science deep underground: Boulby Underground Laboratory RB471 / A01

Start date
18 Jan 18
2 Days
Boulby Mine, Boulby Mine, Loftus, Cleveland TS13 4UZ View on Google Map


Teachers will be able to visit Boulby Underground Laboratory to see the cutting edge research facility over 1km below the ground.  The laboratory is in a very low radiation environment which facilitates research into dark matter, cosmic rays and extremophiles.  Following a full day of CPD at Boulby mine, teachers will be asked to develop a teaching resource to use in the classroom, based on the science taking place at the laboratory. They will share this resource at a follow up day at the National STEM Learning Centre and learn more about the science taking place deep underground. The optional follow up day of CPD is available on 21 February, at the National STEM Learning Centre, provided by ESERO-UK. If attended, this day will attract a further £50 bursary, open to teachers from all UK schools. The day will include inputs from researchers and educators from the ESERO-UK.



Teachers will be able to:

  • relate the scientific research taking place in Boulby Underground Laboratory to the school curriculum
  • take part in hands-on activities related to the research
  • develop teaching resources to use in the classroom based around the science of Boulby Underground Lab
  • improve their knowledge and confidence in teaching science through the context of cutting edge research


Science deep underground: Boulby Underground Laboratory18 January 2018 09:00-18:00
Optional day 2: National STEM Learning Centre, York21 February 2018 09:00-16:00


Research Councils UK


Thanks to funding from the Research Councils UK (RCUK), all CPD which is part of the Bringing Cutting Edge Research into the Classroom programme qualifies for a bursary of up to £180 per day.

With funding and support from Research Councils UK, the Bringing Cutting Edge Research into the Classroom programme has been created with leading scientists to support the teaching of STEM subjects at GCSE and A level, delivered via the National STEM Learning Centre and Network, and working in partnership with leading researchers at the cutting edge of contemporary science. 


State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£210.00 +VATStandard bursary available£180.00Bursary typeRCUK Bursary
Teachers or technicians working in state-funded schools or colleges in the UK are eligible for these bursaries which can be used to contribute to covering the cost of course fees, supply cover, travel, accommodation, or equipment for your school. Find out more.
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£210.00 +VAT

Participants from outside the UK will be charged the course fee and an additional £120 per day plus VAT.

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