Science/STEM outreach

We offer an ever-expanding programme of free outreach events in STEM and the broader science/life science disciplines. Designed to inspire the scientists, mathematicians, engineers and technologists of the future, the activities have been designed in collaboration with our academic colleagues in the Faculties of Science and Life Sciences. Focusing on pure and applied sciences, all events are intended to enthuse your students whilst offering curriculum enhancement and enrichment.  See below for details of forcoming events. 

We're also pleased to be the contract holders for STEMNET in the Surrey and Berkshire region, to find out more about this resource see:

STEM in Surrey and Berkshire

Geography and Environmental Science Summer Masterclass

Suitable for Year 12 students with a particular interest in Geography and Environmental Science
Date & Time: Wednesday 8 July 2015, 09.30 - 16.00

Geography and Environmental Science affects all our lives in ways that range from pressing 21st-century concerns such as climate change, globalisation and international labour markets, to local and national issues of social deprivation, urban regeneration or water pollution.

Masterclass students will have the chance to experience working on computerised mapping or GIS (Geographical Information System) software. This session will also allow students to develop analytical and reasoning skills that will assist them in their A-level (or equivalent) studies using digital map data from a range of sources for solving geographical problems. Students will be able to choose a workshop for the afternoon session, on either Physical Geography, Human Geography or Environmental Science. These workshops will cover topics such as earthquake hazards, climate change or environmental pollution. The day will also give students the chance to visit the beautiful University of Reading campus and facilities, meet current students and hear from admissions tutors within the department.

Applications are welcome from all and in event of over subscription then priority will be given to students with no family experience of HE.

Deadline for applications: Friday 5th June 2015

Geography and Environmental Science Flyer

Summer masterclass application form

Travel Bursary

Architecture Summer Masterclass

Suitable for Year 12 students with a particular passion for Architecture

Date & Time: Wednesday 22 July 2015, 09.30 - 16.00

The University of Reading is pleased to announce that it will be opening a new School of Architecture in 2016. Recruitment for the first intake of students begins later this year and we would encourage all students interested in studying for a degree in Architecture to apply for a place on this summer masterclass.

Students attending the masterclass will have the opportunity to develop the skills needed to be successful as a student of Architecture, for instance how to think three-dimensionally and represent buildings, spaces and places through drawing. A workshop session will introduce students to architectural drawing skills, looking at ways to sketch buildings, how to observe architectural details and start to draw the world around us from an architect's perspective. This session will also help students develop material for a portfolio for application to the course. Throughout  the masterclass, students will have the opportunity to meet staff from the department, including the Foundation Professor Lorraine Farrelly, view the campus and teaching buildings, experience the great facilities, and learn more about student life here at the University of Reading.

Applications are welcome from all and in event of over subscription then priority will be given to students with no family experience of HE.

Deadline for applications: Friday 19th  June 2015

.Architecture Summer Masterclass Flyer

Summer masterclass application form

Discover Pharmacy Day

Suitable for Year 12 students with a particular interest in Pharmacy

Date & Time: Tuesday 21 July 2015, 10.00 - 16.30

Student Recruitment and Outreach and the School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy will be holding a Pharmacy taster day.

This is an informative and interactive day for Year 12 students interested in finding out more about studying Pharmacy at university.

Students will be able to attend lectures and practical workshops where you will get a taste of some of the different subjects you will cover while working towards a degree in Pharmacy.

You will also get an opportunity to tour the University of Reading, meet current students and get a taste of campus life for the day.

For further details or to book a place, please to complete the application form and return by Friday 19th June 2015.

Taster Day Application Form

 
 
 

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