Hundreds of pupils set to hear about the exciting world of underwater science

– SUT to host its annual schools Christmas lectures –

The Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) is hosting its annual Christmas lecture events next month which will provide hundreds of school pupils with an exciting insight into the world of underwater science.

SUT is inviting local schools to events in Aberdeen and London to help them learn about the careers opportunities that the oceans have to offer.

The free events, which take place at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre on December 2 and at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich on December 4, will include a structured mix of audio-visual presentations by leading industry experts from a range of underwater science and technology backgrounds.

The Aberdeen session is aimed at primary 6 and 7 children. They will hear presentations from three industry experts. Sandra Bisset, learning officer at Macduff Marine Aquarium will take the children on a journey from the tidal shores, through the fringing kelp forests and down to the dark sea floor to discover the incredible life that hides beneath the waves. Jeremy Cresswell, editor of the Press and Journal’s Energy supplement, will provide an insight into how Aberdeen has become a leading focal point for renewable energy and Scott Graham from The National Hyperbaric Centre will educate the pupils about offshore and in shore diving and diving equipment.

The London event is aimed at pupils at a different stage. KS4 and post-16 students will get the chance to explore a wide range of ‘extreme’ and varied underwater career opportunities that are on offer in Britain.

Dr Bob Allwood, CEO of SUT said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for school pupils to learn about underwater science and technology. We have excellent speakers who can pass on their experiences and knowledge from the industry to a younger generation.

“These events aim to excite young people and get them interested in what the sector offers. I would encourage school teachers to get in touch and book a place with us in December.”

The pupils will also have the opportunity to purchase a fun, informative, illustrated book about the wonders of underwater technology set to be launched later this month.

‘Can a Lobster be an Archaeologist – Quirky Questions and Fascinating Facts about the Underwater World’, features contributions from a number of SUT members. From exploring lost treasure to sea monsters, ocean rubbish and how to build your own ROV, the book is packed with factual and fun stories brought to life by quirky illustrations by artist Rachel Hathaway.

For further information, visit: and to book your school to attend, please contact Kirsty Webster at: [email protected] or 01224 823637.