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:
ATOM Day - Alternatives to Medicine
Suitable for Year 12/13 students studying Chemistry and/or Biology
This was a unique opportunity for students to find out more about a range of scientific degree fields and careers.
Students heard from academics teaching a variety of subjects at degree level to find out whether these subjects might be of interest to them. Practical skills were developed as students attended laboratory sessions/workshops covering a range of disciplines including genetics, chemistry, pharmacy and nutritional science. This helped to give an insight into what undergraduate level study in these disciplines might be like. There was also a careers session for students to meet science graduates allowing them to discover more about the possible range of careers available to them.
Discover Animal Science and Zoology day
Suitable for Year 12/13 students with a particular interest in Biology
This is an informative and interactive day for Year 12 and 13 students interested in finding out more about studying Animal Science and Zoology at university.
Students attended a range of practical workshops where they had a taste of some of the different areas that Animal Science and Zoology cover. They also had the opportunity to tour the University of Reading, meet current students and lecturers, and get a taste of campus life for the day.
Discover Psychology day
Suitable for Year 12/13 students with a particular interest in Psychology
This is an informative and interactive day for Year 12 and 13 students interested in finding out more about studying Psychology at university.
During the taster day, students got to visit our internationally-renowned department and participate in a programme of interactive events, including mini-lectures from current researchers, experimental workshops, and question and answer sessions with our psychology undergraduate students. Our Taster Days aim to give students, like you, a flavour of what it might be like to study psychology at degree level.