Training, Tips for Online Working and STEM Outreach

Faraday PhD Cluster Training


In February, 30 Faraday Cluster PhD researchers spent a week at the University of Warwick. The Year 1 cohort attended WMG Battery School, with a wealth of expert lectures and lab sessions. Year 2 continued their Mini MBA focused on the battery business, which included sessions on dynamic presenter skills, global mineral supply, project management, industry insights from JLR and UKBIC as well as a tour of the JLR Lyons Park facility.

“The end-to-end education on batteries and energy storage, from atomic to system level, is absolutely brilliant. I am very thankful to gain this expertise and all students I have spoken to agree that it is something fantastic to be part of.” Faraday Institution PhD researcher.

As always, we are very grateful for the support received for the Faraday Institution PhD training programme from a wide range of people and organisations as we continue in the quest to increase the knowledge, skills and aspirations of early career researchers.

For the foreseeable future the PhD and early career researcher training will be delivered online. We are working with an exciting line up of presenters to convert training for online delivery.

Tips for online working


STEM Outreach

How can a Crunchie bar help young people understand battery recycling?

With most young people now being home educated, teachers and parents are looking for exciting ways to teach in the home. Beatrice Browning and Rosie Madge, Faraday Institution Cluster PhD researchers from the University of Birmingham who work on the ReLiB project, have devised an engaging, practical way of demonstrating current methods used for the recycling of lithium ion batteries with the aid of a Crunchie bar!

The Crunchie Bar Batteries resource sheet can be downloaded here. Please share this widely.

This is great way to share the work of the Faraday Institution and inspire young people to consider careers in battery technology and those that seek to solve real world problems facing society more generally.

Posted on April 2, 2020 in Uncategorized

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Fran Long is a STEM engagement specialist who is passionate about promoting science and engineering. She holds a First-Class Honours Degree in Primary Teacher Education and has won awards for her research. Download her biography here


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