Education and Outreach Committee

The Education and Outreach Committee oversees the BIS activities relating to work with Schools, Colleges, and Universities; with students and young people, and large scale public engagement. The committee also manages and coordinates World Space Week in the UK, on behalf of the BIS.
The Committee has seven full members, several corresponding members, and a growing network of external education and outreach specialists. It meets every two months to discuss initiatives, projects, activities, and educational event engagement.

Vix Southgate


Full Members:

Steve Salmon, Alistair Scott, Stuart Eves, Heather MacRae, Marino Saksdia, Keith Wright

Current Activities

  • BIS Education & Outreach SWOT analysis
  • 2021 annual plan
  • World Space Week 2021 
  • 3 year Education and Outreach plan
  • Long and short term goal-setting
  • Connecting with external education and outreach providers
  • Educational resources
  • Edutainment /engagement opportunities
  • Educational competition plan
  • STEM engagement