Home to the original Red Brick and internationally renowned Russell Group University of Liverpool, one of the UK’s top five young universities Liverpool John Moores University and the first institution in the world dedicated to tropical disease research Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, KQ Liverpool is a hub for world-first innovation.
The resulting talent pool of 70,000+ students on our doorstep is a fantastic contributing factor to the future of our innovation district, but we also want to inspire and engage with an even younger generation throughout their school journey.
Sixth Form Into Science encourages young people to learn about the innovation, science and technology career opportunities available within KQ Liverpool, with an aim of creating tangible aspirations. The programme works with Secondary school pupils and their career leads, physically bringing them into previously unopened areas within KQ Liverpool to demonstrate what’s on offer right on their doorstep.
A number of partners across KQ Liverpool, including the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), Digital Innovation Facility, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and the Royal College of Physicians are working with the KQ Liverpool team to deliver this hands-on programme, helping to nurture our young talent into the roles of the future.
KQ Liverpool based businesses will benefit from this talent pipeline in the longer term, but are also encouraged to get involved now by sharing their STEM expertise and insights, offering work experience placements and hosting visits to their facilities. The Sixth Form Into Science programme offers businesses the opportunity to create meaningful engagement with local schools and is always looking for new and exciting spaces for our young people to visit.