Broadcast live on:

Friday 3 May 2019
  • free
  • 45 mins
  • 7-11, 11-14
This live broadcast has ended and is available to watch on catch up.

Polar life with Nick Cox

This session is your chance to ask Nick Cox, UK Arctic Research Station Manager about his experience working with the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) for over 40 years and his work supporting polar research in the Arctic.

Submit your students’ questions in advance to increase their chance of being answered, or you can submit them live.


Preparing for this session is a great opportunity to develop your students' questioning skills. Use the selection of guides and advice in the Arctic Live Professional Development collection to support this process. Think of a variety of questions, especially open-ended questions and questions that you couldn’t just find the answer to using a search engine.

Session outline

Use this session to develop your students questioning skills. Use the Professional Development resources to support and guide you developing your students questioning skills. Think of a variety of different questions, especially open-ended questions and questions that you couldn’t just find the answer to using Google or any other search engine.

1. Introduction (5 mins)
The session will start with an introduction by Jamie to Nick who will explain a little about his role at the UK Arctic Research Station. Jamie will also give a shout-out to any schools that registered, so listen out for your school.

2. Pre-submitted questions (10 mins)
Jamie will then conduct a structured interview using questions which have been submitted by schools in advance.

3. Live questions (30 mins)
Nick and Jamie will then attempt to answer as many of the pre-submitted and live chat questions from schools as possible.


Arctic Live 2019 Jamie Buchanan Dunlop

Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop

Executive Director, Encounter Edu

Arctic Live 2019 Nick Cox

Nick Cox

Station Manager, UK Arctic Research Station, British Antarctic Survey

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