Children in lab

The NHLI's 'Bring your child to work day' is one of the department’s most popular Athena SWAN initiatives. This annual event gives our staff and students a chance to show their children where they work and allows them to network with other parents in the department. The day is filled with fun science-related activities for children of all ages, and demonstrates the department’s supportive attitude towards a healthy work-life balance.

My kids always look forward to it, it's a real highlight for them. They take all their science stuff into school for show and tell and proudly wear the mini lab coats."

The 2016 Bring Your Child to Work Day took place on 27th of October 2016 and was once again a very popular event. Parents and children spent the morning on their home campuses taking part in science activities such as making lava lamps, isolating DNA from strawberries and creating nerve models from playdoh. In the afternoon everyone gathered for a Halloween tea party at the South Kensington campus. The event brought together around 100 parents, children and volunteers, and adults and kids alike seemed to enjoy the day.

Read about our last NHLI Bring Your Child To Work Day on the NHLI blog.

This year's event has been rebranded as 'Bring your family to work day' and takes place on Wednesday 25 October – contact Lindsay Melling to join in.