Events archive 2013/14

Race Like a Tour de France Champion

Wednesday 16 July 2014

Students in Y10/11: Success in sport depends on many factors – such as fitness status, ability and competition experience. This session will explore how athletes use science to understand and develop their skills.

How do we use DNA?

Friday 11 July 2014

Students in Y10/11: DNA is the fascinating basis for all life, and yet there is a lot we don't know about it, despite advanced technology leaps in the last few decades. Learn about how and why we use this technology in this hands-on session.

Science Brainwaves - 'A Question of Taste' DNA Workshop 3

Friday 4 July 2014

Students in Years 11/12/13: In our new PCR workshop, students can explore an unusual human trait where some people can taste a bitter chemical, whilst others cannot...

Biology @ Work

Tuesday 1 July 2014

Students in Year 8: Take part in interactive workshops on biology in real life situations: solve scientific problems in teams alongside undergraduates using modern facilities and research methods.

The Science & Facts Bee-hind a Bee Mind

Monday 30 June 2014

Students in Years 9/10: Can the ‘Green Brain Project’ create a robot that thinks, sense, and acts like bee? Come to the “Bee-hind a Bee Mind” workshop to participate in interactive activities.

Lucy: Emergency Room

Tuesday 24 June 2014

Students in Y7/8: Work with medical student guides and academics at three stations to consider the underlying structures and organs involved in Lucy’s injuries. You will have to work out the kinds of tests that might be necessary to decide how best to treat her...

Humanities Progression Conference

Monday 23 June 2014

Students in Year 12: Are you considering taking Arts and/or Humanities subjects at University? Would you like to know more, to help you make the right decision about courses? Want to find out more about what it would be like to study these subjects in more depth, or about the skills and opportunities a degree in these subjects can offer you? Subjects in this area include History, History of Science & Medicine, Classics, English, Politics, Theology & Religious Studies, Philosophy and Journalism, among others. Many students don’t realise the breadth of subjects available or that it is also possible to combine many of these subjects into a “Joint Honours” degree. If any of this applies to you, then may like to attend the University of Leeds mini-conference, “Humanities Progression Conference”.

Science and TV

Tuesday 3 June 2014

Students in Y9: Ever wondered about the science used in TV programmes such as CSI, Holby City and Sherlock Holmes? Where do the things we watch tie in with the real world? Come along to our science workshop to find out about the facts behind TV science and about careers in science and engineering.

Video Games Design 3

Wednesday 21 May 2014

Gifted and talented students in Y10/11; this one day, hands on session will give you an understanding of video games design and practice and will give you the chance to create your own game, whilst learning all about university life in general.

Uncovering Medical School 6

Wednesday 26 March 2014

Y12 students: Applying to medical school can be daunting. Attend this one day session and speak with current undergraduates, academic staff and work in the medical school labs to find out what it's really all about. After the event, all attending students will have the opportunity to be e-mentored by undergrad medical students for 6 weeks.

Women’s History Day

Wednesday 26 March 2014

Students in Y8/9: Students will have the chance to experience the University campus and get a taste of what it would be like to be a University student through this event focusing on the role of women in society.

The Science Trail 2014

Friday 21 March 2014

Students with high potential in Y9/10: will have the opportunity to work with leading academics and current students in workshops across every science department at the University. Hands-on interactive sessions will bring the science curriculum to life, while attending school staff are invited to a free CPD session and lunch at the National Science Learning Centre.

Two Men and a Five Pound Note at the M&S Company Archive

Thursday 20 March 2014

Students in Y8/9: How does a business grow from a pedlar’s pack to a global high street institution? Using primary sources and business case studies, students will gain an understanding of enterprise in action...

The Mathematics of Xbox Kinect

Monday 17 March 2014

Students in Y12/13 (studying A-Level Maths and/or Computer Science): A Computer Science taster day and talk from Professor Andrew Blake of Microsoft Corp.

Communicating Science

Friday 14 March 2014

Students from the Department of Biology at the University of York are delighted to offer a range of activities suitable for students in Years 7 and 8

Communicating Science

Friday 14 March 2014

Students from the Department of Biology at the University of York are delighted to offer a range of activities suitable for students in Years 7 and 8

Video Games Design 2

Wednesday 5 March 2014

Gifted and talented students in Y10/11; this one day, hands on session will give you an understanding of video games design and practice and will give you the chance to create your own game, whilst learning all about university life in general.

Proof of the Pudding at the M&S Company Archive

Wednesday 5 March 2014

Students in Y7/8: Have you ever wondered how the middle of the "melting middle" pudding melts? Join us at the Marks & Spencer Company Archive where students will explore the M&S Melting Middle Chocolate Pudding. They’ll ponder the problem of a liquid centre, invent a pudding and think about food marketing.... and yes, there will be a taste test!

Space & Astronomy 3

Thursday 27 February 2014

Students in Year 12/13: Come and explore the wonders of space. Take a tour of the universe and find out more about stellar evolution in our cosmodome; put spectroscopy and the doppler shift to use in hands-on workshops; and use the telescopes in the Astrocampus for some practical Astronomy.

Project Neurone

Friday 21 February 2014

Students in Year 12: Project Neurone lets you build your own device that can sense and respond to the environment. Using a simple computer, a bunch of coloured lights and what ever sensor you want, you build, construct and code your device, which then gets placed into the Neurone sculpture.

Model United Nations 2

Thursday 20 February 2014

Students in Y12: Have you ever wondered what it is like to be an ambassador at the UN? Would you like to try international diplomacy for yourself? If so, then Sheffield-Student Model United Nations is for you!

Experience Asia

Wednesday 19 February 2014

Students in Y11 & Y12: Studying a language as part of your degree can be an amazing way to learn about new cultures and to spend some time abroad immersing yourself in a society and way of life you may never have otherwise experienced...

Uni Skills: Research Skills & Evaluation Methods

Tuesday 18 February 2014

Students in Y11, Y12 & Y13: Being able to complete your own, academic standard research, is a vital part of university life. Through this day of interactive workshops students will learn important methods for starting, completing and evaluating their research.

Space & Astronomy 2

Tuesday 11 February 2014

Students in Y10/11: Come and explore the wonders of space. Enjoy a guided tour of the furthest reaches of our galaxy in the cosmodome, find out how to identify different types of star and how space telescopes work in our hands-on workshops, and use the telescopes on our Astrocampus for some practical Astronomy.

Uncovering Medical School 5

Wednesday 5 February 2014

Y12 students: Applying to medical school can be daunting. Attend this one day session and speak with current undergraduates, academic staff and work in the medical school labs to find out what it's really all about. After the event, all attending students will have the opportunity to be e-mentored by undergrad medical students for 6 weeks.

Chemistry @ York

Wednesday 5 February 2014

Students in Y9: Students from the Department of Chemistry at the University of York are delighted to offer a range of activities suitable for students in Year 9. As part of their final year Chemical Communication project, third year BSc Chemistry students are devising a day of intriguing hands-on chemistry activities suitable for gifted Year 9 students...

Space & Astronomy 1

Tuesday 4 February 2014

Students in Y7/8/9: Come and explore the wonders of space. Enjoy a guided tour of the solar system and the night sky in our cosmodome, find out how we survive in space in a demonstration lecture, make comets with dry ice, and use the telescopes on our Astrocampus to experience hands-on Astronomy.

Uncovering Medical School 4

Wednesday 29 January 2014

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED - Y12 students: Applying to medical school can be daunting. Attend this one day session and speak with current undergraduates, academic staff and work in the medical school labs to find out what it's really all about. After the event, all attending students will have the opportunity to be e-mentored by undergrad medical students for 6 weeks.

Holocaust Memorial Day

Wednesday 29 January 2014

Students in Years 10-11: Designed to link up with national Holocaust Memorial Day (27 January) and with the GCSE curriculum, this Decision Day will consist of workshops themed around the Holocaust and Jewish history of the 1930-1940s from across the Arts and Humanities subject areas. The afternoon will include interactive workshops facilitated by the Blah Blah Blah theatre company and University of Leeds staff and students, on a Holocaust theme.

Blitz Programming

Tuesday 28 January 2014

Students in Year 10/11: Interested in the Internet? A Blitz Workshop for Website Programming will allow you to find out about web based programming using Javascript, including information about what sort of careers this area of work could lead on to.

Law: The Case of the Cabin Boy

Thursday 16 January 2014

Students in Year 10 - The Case of the Cabin Boy: What would you do if you were shipwrecked and there was nothing to eat or drink - except for the survivors themselves? Could you do the unthinkable? What would be the consequences if someone found out?

Science and the future of our planet

Thursday 16 January 2014

Students in Years 12 & 13 (who are studying both Maths and Science A-levels/equivalents): From Bio-engineering to robots to the soil beneath our feet; Kroto Research is offering the opportunity to attend and participate in three very different science workshops.

Medicine - Not Just About Medics

Tuesday 17 December 2013

Students in Y10/11: The subject of medicine interests many students, but they won’t all become doctors. Bring your students to this event to find out more about how STEM degrees can link to the field of medicine, and why STEM is essential for medical advancement.

Uncovering Medical School 3

Wednesday 27 November 2013

Y12 students. Applying to medical school can be daunting. Attend this one day session and speak with current undergraduates, academic staff and work in the medical school labs to find out what it's really all about. After the event, all attending students will have the opportunity to be e-mentored by undergrad medical students for 6 weeks.

Uncovering Medical School 2

Wednesday 20 November 2013

Y12 students. Applying to medical school can be daunting. Attend this one day session and speak with current undergraduates, academic staff and work in the medical school labs to find out what it's really all about. After the event, all attending students will have the opportunity to be e-mentored by undergrad medical students for 6 weeks.

Model United Nations

Thursday 14 November 2013

Students in Years 12 & 13: Have you ever wondered what it is like to be an ambassador at the UN? Would you like to try international diplomacy for yourself? If so, then Sheffield-Student Model United Nations is for you!

Video Games Design

Wednesday 13 November 2013

Gifted and talented students in Y10/11; this one day, hands on session will give you an understanding of video games design and practice and will give you the chance to create your own game, whilst learning all about university life in general.

Going Global

Wednesday 13 November 2013

Y10 & Y11 students: are you interested in taking part in an all-day event to practise your GCSE language skills as well as having a go at a new language?

Engineering in Action

Tuesday 12 November 2013

Students in Years 7-9: If you've ever wondered what an Engineer does or wondered what sort of jobs an Engineering qualification could lead to, then this day is for you!

Uncovering Medical School 1

Wednesday 6 November 2013

Y12 students. Applying to medical school can be daunting. Attend this one day session and speak with current undergraduates, academic staff and work in the medical school labs to find out what it's really all about. After the event, all attending students will have the opportunity to be e-mentored by undergrad medical students for 6 weeks.