UKSEDS is a firm supporter of space education as we are keen to encourage careers in the STEM industry and to motivate and stimulate self-belief in general.
The International Space School Educational Trust (ISSET) are currently running programmes with that very function; to utilise space to inspire and motivate individuals to achieve their goals. Some of these programmes may be of great interest to UKSEDS members.
In May, ISSET will be taking a group to the Lake District to undergo leadership and team-building training with famous astronaut Michael Foale. The course takes inspiration from real NASA leadership training and will be a weekend long. Usually the price for such an event is £450 a head, but for UKSEDS members ISSET are kindly offering a discounted price of £350 a head. For more information on the programme, visit: www.isset.org/astronaut_leadership_experience
Registration is online and a discount code is available on request from our Membership Officer for registered UKSEDS members. E-mail: [email protected]. The programme includes dinner and accommodation on the Thursday night and accommodation and meals until Sunday afternoon.
Jane MacArthur, one of last year’s participants told UKSEDS:
“The ISSET Astronaut Leadership Experience was a fabulous exhilarating weekend in the Lake District, getting away from everything to challenge yourself with amazing outdoor activities. Thoroughly enjoyable experience.”
Jane’s personal account of the ISSET Astronaut Leadership Experience can be seen on her blog at “On Top Of The World”.