The BioLab is run by technicians in the School of Education at Strathclyde University who provide pupils with the opportunity to perform science practicals which they are unable to do at school.
The pupils gain valuable knowledge through the practical aspect of the lab, but also enjoy the experience of being in the University.
Feedback from visitors
“Very impressed with the experience our young people had. This supplemented their knowledge and developed their skills. Thank you for such a positive day”
“Pupils being able to work individually to experience a range of practical techniques. The whole process was very engaging and well organised”
“The booklet with instructions helped to clarify information that I didn’t understand. I would definitely consider coming to Strathclyde University in the future”
“I struggled with PCR before I came but I feel I understand it a lot better now that I’ve seen it happening”
“The entire set up and running of this lab is perfectly geared to support and challenge young people whilst providing practical techniques relevant to courses.”
“Great experience for the pupils which they all enjoyed. Well organised and easy for pupils to understand.”
“It has been a very well run event - I would recommend to others and I would come back.”
“Pupils were able to gain new experiences/skills by using equipment that they have never used before. They are also gaining experience of being in a lab at university level.”
We had few changes to make prior to the 2017 sessions because the feedback from 2016 (updated form) suggested the practical aspect of the lab was running well. For 2017, we focussed on our new lab space and improving the pre-lab information/booking system. See the report below for more information.