The Polymer Study Tours have been designed to improve your subject knowledge, provide suggestions for practical activities and give you first-hand experience of the polymer industry in action.

They are a careful blend of lectures, practical sessions using readily available resources to demonstrate key polymer-related concepts, industry tours, and discussion opportunities based on detailed information sent out beforehand.

The residential aspect provides the ideal opportunity to network with other like-minded teachers from across the country and we hope that you will make long lasting connections with your colleagues and the invited speakers. The sessions will all be delivered by experts from industry and academia and the Tours will include a crucial final session, led by an experienced teacher, looking at how you can use the content from the course in your classroom teaching. We have liaised closely with Design & Technology teachers when devising the programme and all delegates will receive a comprehensive resource pack following the event, including electronic literature and physical samples.

The all new two-day courses will be running at three venues as follows. Please follow the links for more specific information about each course.

Edinburgh Napier University 16-17 June 2019

Victrex, Lancashire 23-24 June 2019

WHS Plastics, Minworth, Warwickshire 27 & 28 September 2019

All meals, refreshments, overnight accommodation and transfers to and from the hotel for those using public transport are included and all delegates are eligible to apply for a contribution of up to £250 towards the cost of travel or cover.

For more information or to check availability please visit or email [email protected].