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Get involved

We're committed to working with the public to inform our research and integrate our community in opportunities to learn about what we do.

Activities for schools School children taking part in science activities

Activities for schools

We regularly give talks in schools across Merseyside about future study and careers in science. We also offer tours to school groups of our cutting-edge lab facilities, and hands-on research activities that can be delivered on campus or in school.

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Cancer awareness

Liverpool City Region has one of the highest cancer incidence rates in England, so it's important to us to raise awareness about the disease. We host focus groups where people who have been impacted by cancer can talk about their experiences. We also deliver engaging talks from guest speakers, including researchers and cancer survivors.

Students working on a lab activity

Merseyside Young Life Scientists

We welcome secondary school students interested in a scientific career, giving them a flavour of our research activity. During the summer, our labs host Year 12 students participating in Nuffield Research Placements.

Take part in research Group discussion

Public and patient involvement

Our public and patient involvement panels provide the means for open collaboration between researchers and members of the public. Panels are open to anyone with first hand or family experience of a range of health conditions we're studying, to help influence and drive future research.

Public Engagement Children working on a practical engagement activity

Public engagement

We welcome interest in our science and encourage participation in our public events, including Meet the Scientists, delivered in partnership with the Liverpool World Museum. There are a range of scientific activities available for all ages, open to anyone to get involved.