As part of our commitment to work with our neighbours in and around our new White City Campus, we are excited to announce the launch of a new fund which supports community-led science and technology projects. We are offering seed funding of up to £2,000 to local residents and community groups who wish to explore and share the wonder of science with their communities. You can read more about the fund on our website.
As part of this new initiative, we are looking to recruit ‘Science Supporters’ from the College to act as advisors for the successful projects. As a Science Supporter, your role will be to help guide and support the community project coordinators on the scientific elements of their project, this may involve:
- Meeting with the project coordinator at the beginning, middle and end of their project to offer support and guidance
- Offering advice on the scientific element of the project and share Imperial contacts and networks
- Potentially volunteering your time to help deliver activity, or promoting the opportunity among colleagues and students in your department
- General guidance around impact and sustainability/next steps
The time commitment is around 2 – 3 hours a month for the duration of the project (between 1 – 6 months).
Project support will be given to the community project coordinators by the White City Community Engagement Team.
If you are interested in being matched with a project, please register before Monday 1 March.
Community Engagement Manager (White City)