About us

Our vision:

Inspired communities of confident and curious teachers striving together to drive the continuous improvement of teaching and learning in science and engineering education in the UK.

Located within the University of Manchester’s Faculty of Science & Engineering, SEERIH positively influences the experience and learning outcomes of teachers and young people in science and engineering. Founded in 2014 as a specialist hub for the development of science and engineering education, it’s programmes engage teachers with innovative, research-led teaching and learning practice through partnership-invigorated continuous professional development (CPD) targeted at achieving quality outcomes for learners.

This programme of continued professional development is targeted to support in-service teachers from primary and secondary school, with the engagement of University academics, undergraduate and postgraduate students.

SEERIH’s national reputation draws on expertise and experience in teacher continuous professional development programmes, innovative curriculum development projects and applied research in primary science and associated STEM disciplines.  Priding itself in partnership work practices, SEERIH draws interest and association with STEM education, business and cultural organisations.

The Hub benefits from an experienced Steering Group made up of academics and professional service staff from each of the four Faculties within the University. With a strong emphasis on contributing towards the University of Manchester’s Strategic Vision for 2020, the Hub actively contributes to the key aims of World-class Research, Outstanding learning and student experience and Social Responsibility.


SEERIH is delighted to achieved recognition for their work in the following award schemes.


1. Making a Difference Awards for Social Responsibility 

This award is to recognise innovation and impact in professional support services for social responsibility, for example by developing processes and initiatives, or delivering activities, that make a difference.

2015 - Highly Commended Award 

2017 - Winner


2. Better World Showcase 2017

Current staff vacancies

SEERIH is a dynamic, creative and exciting place to work. It is unique in the way that it works between the University and school sector to enhance the teaching and learning of primary science and engineering. Staff enjoy the benefits of being able to work with autonomy to share and develop their expertise.

There are currently no vacancies within SEERIH, however we are always interested to hear from freelance professional learning providers with expertise in primary science and engineering, Specialist Leaders in Education (science), teachers with interests in training peers and researchers with interests in working with primary staff.

Please contact fascinate@manchester.ac.uk


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