The Health Research for Schools team in the Department of Health Sciences was formed to promote communication with the local community about health research.

Our department undertakes many research projects in the city looking at local, national and international healthcare issues. We are particularly interested in the public understanding of where health policy and Government recommendations originate.

We work with children to explain what health research is, why it's important and how we do it. Pupils can actively engage in research activity, and develop an understanding of how we collect health information and how it informs the health of the public. These sessions can be delivered at the University of Leicester or at your school. Our aim is that children will be better equipped to understand and interpret health messages in the future.

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The Department of Health Sciences is very proud to have an Athena SWAN silver award. This means that we are committed to gender equality in science. We therefore hope to inspire children, particularly girls, to think about science as a career choice.