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

Discover Pharmacy day

Wednesday 13th April 2016, 10am-4pm

The Discover Pharmacy day is a free event and suitable for Year 12 students studying A-levels in Chemistry and Biology who are interested in finding out more about studying Pharmacy at university.

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

To book a place or to find out more, please email outreach@reading.ac.uk.

Application deadline: Friday 29th January 2016

 

Discover Psychology day

Friday 15th April 2016, 10am-3pm 

The Discover Psychology day is a taster day for Year 12 students interested in finding out more about studying Psychology at university.

During the taster day, pupils will be able to visit our internationally-renowned department and participate in interactive activities, including mini-lectures from current researchers, experimental workshops, and Q&A sessions with our psychology undergraduates. Our taster day aims to give students a flavour of what it might be like to study psychology at degree level, whilst at the same time supporting them in their A-Level studies by sharing our cutting-edge research findings.

To book a place or to find out more, please email outreach@reading.ac.uk.

Application deadline: Friday 29th January 2016

 

 

Past Events 

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.

 

 

 

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