ASDC works with government departments,
MPs and national and public bodies to champion inspirational science learning
and to increase the strategic role our members play in the nation's engagement
staff across the UK together
We facilitate the sharing of knowledge,
skills, ideas and best practice between the thousands of staff in our member
organisations across the UK. We hold seminars and training sessions targeted at
specific staff, on topics ranging from business excellence to dialogue
techniques. We also partner with members to run national meetings on specialist
content such as climate science or the latest discussions in human genetics.
PR and other opportunities
We create national PR and publicity
opportunities for members (for example, with the BBC and print media). We speak
with national funders and alert members to the latest funding opportunities and
disseminate a variety of other collaborative possibilities such as travelling
collaborative projects to our members
We seek funds and partnerships for
national strategic projects and invite members to participate. These include
national skills and training projects as well as content specific projects such
as The National Hands-on DNA project and our national strategic partnership
with the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC).
the profile of our members
We raise the profile of our members
with the UK’s major national charitable trusts,industrial partners, science
organisations, learned societies, and universities.
support and a central point of contact
ASDC acts as the central point of
contact for the sector sharing the latest news and opportunities. We also offer
advice on collaborative funding applications and provide introductions to
others in the field. We work closely with Science and Discovery Centres across
Europe and worldwide, and we are happy to advise and introduce our members.