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Biology: Exploring The Causes & Approaches To Tackling Antibiotic Resistance – University Tutorial With Dr Helen Leggett From University of East Anglia

18th October 2021 @ 15:35 - 16:20



In this live interactive Biology tutorial, we will be joined by Dr Helen Leggett. Helen is an evolutionary microbiologist and Lecturer at the UEA. Her work focuses on understanding why parasites are the way they are. In this interactive session she talks about the discovery and down-fall of antibiotics, and what we can do to combat antibiotic resistance. We will discuss the multifaceted ways to tackle the problem of antibiotic resistance – how to reduce our need for them and to discover sustainable, evolution-proof new therapies.

The full context/introduction to this live and interactive discussion is provided by UEA in a Headliner recorded resource (see below) which offers 20 minutes of insights into the key academic research and debate related to this fascinating topic. This recording can be watched as a class activity or independently in preparation for the live discussion. Helen poses a number of questions in the Headliner video which will be explored on 18th October demonstrating the diversity of teaching approaches found within university tutorials.

This session will further the depth of students’ understanding of the topic whilst enabling them to access and experience a live online university tutorial.

The Headliner recording is below.


Lecturer Profile (Please Click): Dr Helen Leggett


Our events are designed so that a group of students can take part from a classroom, or students and teachers can take part as individuals, either from school or from home. This means that sessions will continue irrespective of possible school closures.

As a live, participative event, this session will not be recorded but access to the Headliner recording will continue to be accessible.


Suitable for: Key Stage 5 students studying or with an interest in studying Biology and related subjects. Teachers and members of school staff, as always, are welcome too and participants can join as individuals from school/college or home, or as a group from school/college.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: Students are asked to watch the Headliner recording and consider some of the key issues.

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below: