Program Partners

Common Seas works with a range of programme partners to ensure that the Ocean Plastics Academy resources are scientifically robust, educationally relevant and ensure that education for a plastic waste free future becomes mainstream.

Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA) provides academic qualifications taught in schools and colleges. AQA works with around 25,000 teachers, lecturers, subject experts and academics, who help design our qualifications and set and mark our exams. AQA also works collaboratively with teachers to create resources that are designed around their day-to-day needs.

Association for Science Education (ASE) is the largest subject association in the UK. As the professional body for those involved in science education from pre-school to higher education, the ASE provides a national network supported by a dedicated staff team.

The Design and Technology Association supports and champions design and technology education in schools. They aim to provide teachers with the tools, knowledge and information they need to become more effective, more experienced and more efficient, with access to expert opinions and high quality resources.

The Geographical Association is the leading subject association for teachers of geography. As a registered charity our mission is to ‘further geographical knowledge and understanding through education’. The Association is a lively community of practice with over a century of innovation behind it and an unrivalled understanding of geography teaching.

Plymouth Institute of Education
works with a range of partners to offer high quality research, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) is the UK's learned society and professional body for geography. We advance geography and support geographers in the UK and across the world.

STEM Learning
is the largest provider of education and careers support in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). We work with schools, colleges and others working with young people across the UK. Supported by a unique partnership of Government, charitable trusts and employers, we are dedicated to raising young people’s engagement and achievement in STEM subjects and careers

University of Bristol is one of the most popular and successful universities in the UK and was ranked within the top 5% of universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2019.

At the University of Exeter we combine teaching excellence and high levels of student satisfaction with world class research at our campuses in Exeter and Cornwall. We are a member of the Russell Group of leading research-intensive universities. Our success is built on a strong partnership with our students and a clear focus on high performance.

The University of Oxford is a world-leading centre of learning, teaching and research and the oldest university in the English-speaking world.

The University of Portsmouth is a new kind of university, a breath of fresh air in the academic world. We are intent on discovery and connecting with our local and global community. We are a globally responsible organisation, dedicated to identifying and solving problems, enriching people’s lives and bringing about lasting change. Our diverse innovation and research capabilities coincide with a strong track record in bringing together interdisciplinary teams to address particular challenges,