Students engage with working researchers

I’m a Researcher is an online activity where school students connect with academic researchers. It’s a competition between the researchers, where students are the judges.

Students challenge the researchers over fast-paced online text-based live CHATs. They ASK the researchers anything they want, and VOTE for their favourite to win a prize of £500 to engage the public with their research

Teachers: Register your interest for Black History Month, I’m History 2022 ❯


UK Black History Zone

From 4 to 15 October 2021, school students connected with historians and activists to learn about the figures that helped shape the modern-day UK, through the UK Black History Zone.

I’m History, Get me out of here asked students to explore Black British history – learn about The Ivory Bangle Lady, whose ‘high-status’ burial ground has taught us about the diversity of Roman York, or William Cuffay, the man who fought for the political rights of the working classes in the Victorian period.


What is I’m a Researcher?

I’m a Researcher is based on the long running and award-winning I’m a Scientist project, where school students put their questions to real scientists online. The only difference? I’m a Researcher features academic researchers from all backgrounds. Take a look at the video to get an idea of how the events work.