School visits

The British Brain Bee aims to inspire teenagers to choose a career in STEM. To achieve this goal, we visit schools, give teenagers an insight into a scientific or medical career and we help them prepare for the Brain Bee competition.

All our volunteers have undergone DBS checks and safeguarding and health and safety training.

All volunteers are STEM Ambassadors.

Currently, we only visit schools based in London, Cambridge, Oxford, Bristol, Kent, Liverpool, Birmingham, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Edinburgh.

The topics we cover include:

    • A general talk about a career in neurosciences or medicine
    • Preparation for the Brain Bee competition
    • Sheep brain dissection workshop
    • Nervous system topics covered in the national curriculum:

In England:

3.6 Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments (A-level only)

3.6.1 Stimuli, both internal and external, are detected and lead to a response (A-level only)

3.6.2 Nervous coordination (A-level only)

In Scotland:

Human Biology: Neurobiology and Communication (Higher)

  • Brain Bee competition-related topics:
No. Module Lesson 1 Lesson 2 Lesson 3 Lesson 4 Lesson 5 Lesson 6
1 Basics Introduction to Neuroscience Introduction to Cellular Neuroscience Introduction to Neuroanatomy
2 Sensation and Motion Vision Audition Somatosensation Chemosensation Nociception Movement and Coordination
3 Higher Functions Learning and Memory Cognition and Intelligence Sleep Emotion Language Processing Awareness and Attention
4 Development Embryonic Neuroscience Teenage Neurodevelopment Evolution of the Brain Normal aging
5 Laboratory Neuroscience Neuroimaging Experimental Techniques Model Organisms Pharmacology Neuroinformatics
6 Disorders Neurodevelopmental Disorders Psychiatric Disorders Neurodegenerative disorders Multi-System Disorders
7 Modern Neuroscience Neuroethics Frontiers of Neuroscience
To register your school for a visit, fill in the form below.

British Brain Bee

Registered charity number 1175560