We are committed to a pro-active and inclusive approach to equality, which supports and encourages all under-represented groups, promotes an inclusive culture, and values diversity.  

Nano Ambassadors Programme​

Our Nano Ambassadors Programme is central to widening participation in our programme from under-represented groups. Our Nano Ambassadors are available for visits to schools and universities (or online talks/discussions), to inform and enthuse students about nanotechnology and its prospects. In-person visits are typically 1-2 hours long and can include accessible talks about latest research in nanoscience, as well as a discussion and practical advice about careers in nanoscience. Please contact Dr. James Dolan if you would like to discuss a visit by our Nano Ambassadors to your School or University.

Project Access

If you are interested in Project Access, an organisation that helps students from less privileged backgrounds apply to top universities, please contact Takashi Lawson who is a member of the leadership team.

Other Outreach Events

Where possible, we like to take part in Outreach events. A few of the ones that we have taken part in include:


NanoVignettes is a series of micro-films presenting latest research from the NanoDTC in an inventive and accessible visual format. NanoDTC students and associates were paired with MA-level artists, and together these teams explored crossovers between their disciplines. Scientists introduced the artists to their labs and research, and the artists then created dialogues and imagery to explain their understanding of the scientists’ work. The micro-films communicate their shared understandings, across unusual divergences in ideas, language, and idiom. By harnessing the creativity of scientists and artists working together, the videos speak to wide audiences on many levels. https://www.vignettes.nanodtc.cam.ac.uk/