Sustainable Education Impact Space (SEIS)

Co-creation to address global education challenges

The Sustainable Education Impact Space (SEIS) assembles creators in STEM to carry out innovative outreach collaborations in disadvantaged schools and communities in the UK and abroad.


The SEIS, a skilled and diverse peer group, supports outreach creators to share knowledge and build new collaborative projects – new and existing creators will be tutored in impactful outreach and to work effectively with educators.


The SEIS connects those with the resources to make change, with those who lack access but have a unique understanding of existing challenges and inequalities.

SEIS events:

9 weeks

2 case studies

Seminars and learning opportunities

Workshops and prototype development

Want to learn how to maximise the social impact of your work, your outreach, or a prospective venture?

Two inspiring changemakers discuss generating opportunities for young people, and the quest for a fairer and more sustainable society.

Where: Online

When: 17th May, 09:00-10:30 BST / 11:00-12:30 EAT


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Talks followed by an open Q&A, session chaired by Dr Stuart Macpherson

The brainstorming begins

Take to the Maker Space with fellow SEIS members to begin building solutions to our challenge case studies.

Groups will learn how to use the equipment workshop and have freedom to develop and collaborate.

The in-person workshop will run simultaneously at the University of Cambridge and Bahir Dar University.

Where: Maker Space, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Cambridge & Maker Space, STEM Centre, Bahir Dar University

When: TBC

Do you have aspirations of developing your own social venture?

We hear from four experienced individuals who explain how to run and grow an effective social venture. 

Where: Online

When: 24th May, 09:00-11:00 BST / 11:00-13:00 EAT

Speakers:  TBC

Chaired by - Stuart Macpherson

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Past events

Seminar 1 - Impactful Outreach

17th May 2022
Impactful Outreach - Cindy Forde
Practical Science in Sierra Leone - Ian Harvey

The first seminar hosted by the Sustainable Education Impact Space welcomed two experienced practitioners in carrying out Impactful Outreach, and generating opportunities for young people.

Our speakers were Cindy Forde (Author, & Founder of Planetari) and Ian Harvey (Educator, & Founder of Big Biology Day), and the discussion was chaired by Dr Stuart Macpherson.

In a fascinating Q&A, SEIS participants from across the globe discussed:

  • Strategies to empower educators and trainers, to teach modern STEM activities.
  • Curriculum redesign to incorporate the blue and green economy, as part of systemic change in education.
  • The potential for young people to make positive change, both immediately and in the near future.

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SEIS Launch Event

28th April 2022
Sustainable Education Impact Space - Dr Stuart Macpherson
Inclusive Innovation - Dr Lara Allen
Bahir Dar STEM Centre - Dr Tesfaye Shiferaw

We were delighted to launch the Sustainable Education Impact Space (SEIS) – a collaborative outreach hub designed to co-create solutions to global challenges in education. 

We introduced our approach and case studies along with partner organisations: the Centre for Global Equality and Bahir Dar University.

Our speakers were Dr Stuart Macpherson (Research Associate at the University of Cambridge, speaking on the Sustainable Education Impact Space), Dr Lara Allen (CEO of the Centre for Global Equality, speaking on Inclusive Innovation) and Dr Tesfaye Shiferaw (Vice President of Research and Community Service at Bahir Dar University, speaking on Bahir Dar STEM Centre).  

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