VALIDATE for Schools

VALIDATE Online School

VALIDATE for Schools provides students around the world with an exciting opportunity to engage with leading scientists from around the world who work in vaccine research. 


The Talks
VALIDATE is an international network of over 400 researchers who are working to develop vaccines against tuberculosis, leishmaniasis, melioidosis, and leprosy. In the VALIDATE for Schools talks, our world-leading researchers discuss their science careers and their fascinating research with young people.

Currently, due to the COVID 19 pandemic, all meetings will take place using MS Teams. However, we hope to offer face to face events soon. The Q&A will take place using the teams chat function.


Who is it for?
The talks are suitable for GCSE and A-Level students (14 to 18 years old) with an interest in science. It will be of special relevance to those students interested in pursuing a career in any STEM field or biomedical research in particular. If your students are based at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they are welcome to join from their own laptops or other devices.

VALIDATE for Schools #1: 9 December 2020
Our first VALIDATE for Schools event saw Prof Helen McShane (VALIDATE Director and Professor of Vaccinology at University of Oxford) and Dr Rachel Tanner (VALIDATE Fellow, and post-doctoral scientist at University of Oxford) speaking about their careers and research to over 200 students from 11 schools around the UK. This talk is open-access, and you can view it on YouTube.
Request a talk
Complete the form below and provide us with some information and register an interest in a VALIDATE for Schools Event.