Who we are

Curiosity Connections is a collaboration between UWE Bristol and Graphic Science.

UWE Bristol provide links to contemporary research in education and science communication best practice. The network lead is UWE senior lecturer Dr Laura Fogg-Rogers and Project Coordinators are Dr Louisa Cockbill and Ms Ana Bristow.

Graphic Science hosts theSTEM Ambassador Hub West England and links the network in to the UK’s STEM Ambassador programme through STEM manager Liz Lister.

Curiosity Connections Team

A network for people and organisations wishing to promote, support and deliver inspirational STEM education in primary schools across the West of England region.

A West of England Network

Advisory Board

Our Local Stakeholders:

  • Tommy Jarvis, Bristol Learning City
  • Amy Seadon, Aerospace Bristol
  • Jane Hack, Bristol Museums
  • Chris Rochester, Leaders Award
  • Ellie Cripps, University of Bristol
  • Hannah Tebbutt, Future Quest, UWE

Local Teachers:

  • Charlotte Thomas, Ashton Gate Primary School
  • Komilla Datta, Head of Filton Avenue Primary School

Business representatives:

  • Robert Bates, MOD
  • Rebecca Bound, Renishaw
  • Fiona Doughton, West of England Combined Authority
  • Francesca Andrews, National Composite Centre
  • Emily Merrison, Airbus
  • Claire Arbery, Institute of Technology

If you are interested in your organisation becoming a Curiosity Connections supporter or in joining the advisory board then please contact Laura Fogg-Rogers.


Development of Curiosity Connections was initiated by a grant from the Higher Education Funding Council for England in 2017. 

In 2018/19 the network was funded as part of a Royal Academy of Engineering Ingenious grant awarded to UWE.

Currently, Curiosity Connections is funded by UWE’s Faculty of Engineering and Technology and the Digital Engineering Technology & Innovation (DETI) initiative.

Digital Engineering Technology & Innovation (DETI) is a strategic programme of the West of England Combined Authority (WECA), delivered by the National Composites Centre, in partnership with the Centre for Modelling & Simulation, Digital Catapult, the University of the West of England, the University of Bristol, and the University of Bath.

Industry partners include Airbus, GKN Aerospace, Rolls-Royce, and CFMS, with in kind contributions from UWE, Digital Catapult and Siemens. DETI is funded by £5m from WECA, with co-investment from the High Value Manufacturing Catapult and industry.

Connected by curiosity

Curiosity Connections is also linked to the team at Curiosity Sussex – who are connecting the local Sussex community to STEM events.