Labexpert UK - Training Workshop (13th July '16)

City and Islington Sixth Form College, London.

The course is ideal for staff using the Labexpert UK Chemical and Equipment Stock Control Software or would like to learn more about stock control systems. The programme will focus on chemical storage which will include factors affecting the storage of chemicals, the law, location and type of store and chemical storage groups including GHS/CLP. Hands-on training session on how best to use the Labexpert UK Chemical & Equipment Stock Control Software. Including the use of barcode scanners and label printers.

 

Participants will be able to:

• Develop skills to share good practice and address key issues for the effective
storage of chemicals and equipment.

• Enhance understanding of GHS / CLP regulations.

• Develop the skills to fully utilise the Labexpert UK Chemical and Equipment
Stock Control Software.

• Evaluate different types of barcode scanners and label printers that can be
used with software.


Cost £65 (includes lunch and refreshments)

To book a place, please email: info@labexpert.co.uk - or fill in the form below and send to:

020 8361 6812

  Download form here

 

 

Official Launch event of micro:bit at the London Stock Exchange

22nd March 2016

Tuesday 22nd March saw the launch of the BBC micro:bit and the team at Philip Harris were thrilled to be invited to the official launch event at the London Stock Exchange.

As an official partner we have been working hard to distribute these BBC micro:bits to schools across the UK. It was great to meet the other partners involved in this project and understand their involvement as well as the opportunity to meet BBC Director General Tony Hall.

If you are interested in learning more about the BBC micro:bit and what it can do then visit https://www.microbit.co.uk/about.

 

 

Bringing the BBC micro:bit to your door

21st March 2016

From robots to musical instruments – the possibilities are endless

Philip Harris is really excited to be working with the BBC to deliver their brand new micro:bit to your door. .

All Year 7 pupils (or equivalent) across the UK are entitled to this pocket-sized codeable computer to use in school and at home.

The BBC micro:bit has loads of great features including Bluetooth, a motion detector and it can even tell what direction you’re going in. Not only that you can programme the 25 red LED’s to display messages and the buttons to control games or skip tracks on a playlist!

To get going watch a short video here get started here. You can also visit https://www.microbit.co.uk/about to learn more about your micro:bit and its potential.

If you have any questions or need more information you can get in touch here microbitsupport@bbc.co.uk or take a look at their help page https://www.microbit.co.uk

 

 

Boroughbridge High School Presentation

17th March 2016

We were thrilled to be invited to be part of Boroughbridge High School’s presentation on the Small World Initiative Project last week. The school and in particular Mr. Inglis have taken the concept of Science clubs to the next level by investigating in their lunchtimes a real current scientific issue: can new antibodies be found in soil?

 

Philip Harris were pleased to present the group with a water bath from our brand new range to help them carry out the hands on experiments. The group has also been lucky enough to get their hands on innovative DNA sequencing technology by partnering with York University and access their state-of-the-art labs.

 

We were blown away by the students’ enthusiasm and their questions even challenged the experts at York University. The team are currently waiting to hear whether they have discovered a new bacteria. It is clear to see that there are definitely some budding microbiologists in the group! 

                                   

 

British Science Week 

7th March 2016

The 11th March see’s the start of British Science Week and we at Philip Harris couldn’t be more excited! So excited in fact, that we had a route around our kitchen and lab to see what experiments we could pull together from what we had to hand.

We wanted to provide you with some ideas of easy experiments you could try out with your class or equally on a rainy afternoon with your own family.

For each section we have included the equipment and materials you will need to do the experiment and throughout we have explained the science behind it.

We really hope you find this useful and enjoyable. For more ideas and information we can’t recommend enough that you check out https://www.britishscienceweek.org/

Happy British Science Week! 

 

Starchaser - UK schools to receive a rocket!

18th September 2015

Starchaser Industries Limited is scheduled to launch its Tempest Research Rocket from Capesthorne Hall, Cheshire, on September 21st 2015 before hundreds of pupils and teachers from more than 20 schools.
The main aim of this dramatic project is to enthuse and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers and to raise aspirations amongst young people. Launch is set for 10:30 sharp.
The 4.1 metre rocket, which is a collaboration with the Science and Engineering Faculty of the University of Chester, will be test flying vital electronic systems that will be used aboard Starchaser’s future Space Tourism rockets as well as: 


•    An experimental GPS package from the University of Manchester 
•    An air quality monitoring experiment from the University of Leicester 
•    A data logger from Sheffield Hallam University 
•    Two on board video cameras.


 “This country needs more scientists and engineers,” said Starchaser CEO Steve Bennett, “what better way to inspire the next generation than with the spectacular launch of a large scale British rocket?”
Professor Nick Avis from the University of Chester, and Provost of Thornton Science Park, added: “The University of Chester is delighted to be involved in this project which links nicely to our new science and engineering programmes, which launched last year at  Thornton Science Park. Our students will have the opportunity to undertake industrial placements at companies such as Starchaser Industries and we look forward to working closely with them on their future ambitious projects.”


The Rocket will reach a maximum altitude of 3000 feet and a top speed of 200mph before being safely recovered via parachute. 

 

For more information, email: info@starchaser.co.uk 

 
ASE South East Area Conference 2015

ASE South East Area Conference 2015

24th June 2015

On Wednesday 24th June 2015, Philip Harris will be exhibiting at the ASE South East Area Conference in Guildford, showcasing some of the best products from the new 2015/16 range including data logging, microscopy and STEM. The conference will focus on progression in science and will feature sessions for primary and secondary practioners as well as a Keynote lecture from Professor Jim Al-Khalili.

Registration for the conference is now open and can be done at http://www.ase.org.uk/conferences/seconference2015/ We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Philip Harris - Supplier of science equipment and lab resources for schools, colleges and universities

2015 Technician Training Events

20th February 2015

Following the success of the 2014 event, Philip Harris will be returning to Kew gardens on the 2nd and 3rd June 2015 and Wakehurst on the 5th June to host our Technician training event in partnership with Kew Royal Botanical Gardens.

The full day event includes:

- Keynote talks by Kew experts to inspire you in school
- A tour of the stunning venue
- A picnic lunch
- Our very own science technician will provide stimulating, hands on workshops, which this year will be:

The Electromagnet spectrum workshop

Nadine will deliver a look at the electromagnetic spectrum, and investigations that identify its characteristics and ways these can be used in every day applications

The alchemy workshop

A nod towards early Chemistry and Chemists, alchemy whilst nowadays might be considered nonsense, started from more humble beginnings which are responsible for many modern practices. The workshop will include many activities such as: metal extraction from ores, preparation of inorganic/organic acids/bases, preparation of paints, inks, dyes, extractions, distillation

Tickets are on sale now, buy before the 31st March 2015 to receive the early bird rate of £80! Visit http://www.kew.org/content/cpd-courses-form

Or alternatively email schoolswp@kew.org or call 01444 894055

 

Philip Harris - Supplier of science equipment and lab resources for schools, colleges and universities

ASE Annual Conference 2015 Exhibition

18th February 2015

Philip Harris returned to the ASE Annual Conference in January

Philip Harris was one of over 200 suppliers, CPD providers and science organisations exhibiting at the ASE Annual Conference Exhibition at Reading University from 8-10 January 2015. The exhibition gave delegates the opportunity to find resources and see them in action with hands-on demonstrations, receive lots of useful advice and giveaways, and enter competitions. Exhibition entry was free and you didn't have to be an ASE member to attend.

The exhibition was part of the ASE Annual Conference which offered a packed programme of exceptional ideas and resources for science education. Across four days at the University of Reading, ASE hosts over 300 CPD sessions presented by teachers, leading scientists, researchers and education organisations. Alongside this formal programme of sessions there were lots of valuable opportunities for more informal professional and personal development through the science resources exhibition, drop-in activities and the chance to share experiences with over 2,000 science educators from across the UK and beyond.

Philip Harris had a great time at the exhibition and are looking forward to attending more ASE events in the future!

 

 

Philip Harris - Supplier of science equipment and lab resources for schools, colleges and universities

2014 Technician Training Events

20th June 2014

Philip Harris held our annual Technician Training Events at Kew Gardens on 10-11th June and Wakehurst Place on 18th June 2014. We partnered with Kew Royal Botanic Gardens once again to bring you this exciting event, full of information and expert advice! Each day included:

- Cross-scientific, stimulating, hands-on workshops, providing resources and ideas for immediate implementation into your Schemes of Work
- Keynote talk by Kew experts to inspire you in school
- A tour of the stunning venue
- Help and advice from the Philip Harris technical team and Kew science team Lunch

The event was a great success, so keep an eye out for information about the 2015 event coming soon!

 

Philip Harris - Supplier of science equipment and lab resources for schools, colleges and universities

Philip Harris to exhibit at ASE Annual Conference 2014

13th January 2014

We were delighted to exhibit at the ASE Annual Conference 2014, which was held on 8-11 January, 2014 at the University of Birmingham. The Philip Harris team showcased their latest products, carried out scientific experiments with dry ice, LED equipment and Raspberry Pi as well as showing our approach to STEM clubs. There were various product demonstrations during the three conference days, attracting a lot of attention from delegates! As well as exhibiting, our science experts presented a popular talk session can STEM change the world? on the Thursday in the Exhibition Marquee.

We'll also held a sale on various science equipment and parts that might be useful in your STEM club! With lots of people grabbing themselves a great bargain!

 

Philip Harris - Supplier of science equipment and lab resources for schools, colleges and universities

European, National and Regional customer service awards for Findel Education

October 2013

Findel Education is business has improved leaps and bounds from where we were two years ago and the word customer is now central to our UK-wide operations. ìPutting the customer at the heart of everything we do and giving the customer what they want are now firmly part of our culture. Our Customer Voice feedback programme confirms that our customers think we are better than ever, but it ís always nice to be recognised and that is exactly what has happened, on a European, national and regional scale.

We are delighted to have won the 'Best Improvement Strategy' category ahead of Barclays and Virgin Media at the European Call Centre and Customer Service Awards on October 2nd, and we have now added a further two prestigious customer service awards to our collection. Our latest accolades include coming first ahead of LV=Insurance and others in the ëBusiness Change or Transformation category of the UK Customer Experience Awards 2013, and picking up Best Customer Experience Programmeí at the 8th Annual North West Contact Centre Awards, in a category which included Capita.

 

Philip Harris - Supplier of science equipment and lab resources for schools, colleges and universities

We've WON our first Customer Service award!

October 2013

We are delighted to have come out as the winners ahead of Barclays, Virgin Media and other well-known finalists in the 'Best Improvement Strategy' category of the prestigious European Call Centre and Customer Service Awards (ECCCSA), held in London and hosted by comedian Jimmy Carr.

Our company mission is to be easy to do business with and the judges recognised our hard work in improving our customer service over the last two years. We took the judging panel through our customer experience improvement journey, which included developing our Customer Charter and new Intranet site, designed to empower everyone within our company to think customer first!

We've made incredible improvements this year, including offering our customers Free Next Day Delivery, Price Match Promise and Hassle Free Returns ñ something our customers seem to value greatly in these tough economic times.

Weíre not stopping there either! Weíll continue to listen to you, our customers, in our ongoing commitment to provide Best in Class customer service. Keep sending us your feedback.

You can read more about these awards, categories and winners by visiting the following link: http://live.callcentre.co.uk/Content/2013-Awards-Winners\

 

Philip Harris - Supplier of science equipment and lab resources for schools, colleges and universities

ASE Celebration of Summer Conference

October 2013

Come and meet the Philip Harris team at the ASE Celebration of Summer Conference 27-28th June 2013 at the University of Hertfordshire. Our very own 'Science Experts' will be delivering a number of FREE demonstration sessions over the course of the two days.

Thursday 8.30am to 6.00pm Scheduled 10 minute demos listed for ASE:
11.10am Good Vibrations
12.40pm Mystery Boxes
13.10pm Live! - Dissections
15.40pm MicroChemistry

Friday 8.30am to 4.00pm
11.10am Mystery Boxes
12.40pm The numbers behind the science and Datalogging.
13.10pm Live! A simple method of DNA extraction.