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. Please look at our summer taster days for events during the summer.

AToM day - explore different degrees and careers in the Life Sciences

Venue: University of Reading, Whiteknights Campus

Date: Wednesday 14 September 2016 9.30am - 4pm

An informative and interactive day for A-level students studying Chemistry and/or Biology who are interested in finding out more about degrees and careers that are an alternative to studying medicine.

This is a unique opportunity for you to find out more about a range of scientific degree fields and careers. There will be the opportunity to meet academics teaching a variety of subjects at degree level to find out whether these subjects might be of interest to you. Practical skills will be developed as you will be able to attend laboratory sessions/workshops covering a range of disciplines including Genetics, Chemistry, Pharmacy and Food Science. This will give you an insight into what undergraduate level study in these disciplines might be like. There will also be a careers session where you will meet science graduates giving you the chance to discover more about the possible range of careers available to you.

This event is free of charge but places are limited so we advise early booking. We accept bookings from school groups ( with or without teachers) and individuals.  Please complete the relevant application below:

School groups please email and further details will be sent to you.

Individuals please complete and return the form below:

Taster session application form and travel travel bursary

Applications can be scanned and emailed to or send to Student Recruitment & Outreach, University of Reading, Miller Building 103, Reading, RG6 6AB.

Application deadline is Friday 9 September 2016. 

Advanced Microscopy Workshop

Venue: University of Reading, Whiteknights Campus

Dates available:

Wednesday 2 November 2016 9.45am - 12pm

Wednesday 9 November 2016 9.45am - 12pm

Wednesday 16 November 2016 9.45am - 12pm

Wednesday 23 November 2016 9.45am - 12pm

Wednesday 30 November 2016 9.45am - 12pm

Wednesday 7 December 2016 9.45am - 12pm

An exciting opportunity for students to visit the Centre for Advanced Microscopy (CfAM) based at the University of Reading.

On this visit students will have the opportunity to see the different electron microscopes used by academic researchers within the university. They will also be able to see images produced by the different microscopes and have the chance to take a tour of the University of Reading campus to see the facilities on offer for our students.

Each session is limited to 24 students and is recommended for year 12 Biology students.

This event is free of charge but places are limited so we advise early booking. We only accept bookings from school groups and require a deposit of £50 which will be returned at the event.

School groups please email for further details.

Application deadline is Friday 16 September 2016. 

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