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

 

FIRE TechCamp

Date & Time: 10 - 14th August, 10am - 4pm

Location:  School of Systems Engineering

Suitable for students aged 9 - 17 with a passion for games design and computer programming.

Come and join us at the school of Systems Engineering of the University of Reading for an incredible one week tech summer school ! 
Our partner, Fire Tech Camp, will be running exciting workshops inVideo Game DesignandMinecraft Maker. Older students can choose fromPython Programming,Intro to Arduino and Physical Computing,andCoding Games with Java.
Cost is £400 per students. Students from our Widening Participation neighbouring schools may be eligible for a bursary. To apply for a bursary register at: http://goo.gl/forms/czF2KiWpwf, to book a place in the summer school visit: firetechcamp.com
Fire TechCamp

 

ATOM Day - Alternatives to Medicine

Suitable for Year 12/13 students studying Chemistry and/or Biology

Date & Time: Wednesday 16 September 2015, 9.30am - 3.45pm

This is a unique opportunity for students to find out more about a range of scientific degree fields and careers. Students will be able to hear from academics teaching a variety of subjects at degree level to find out whether these subjects might be of interest to them. Practical skills will be developed as students will be able to attend laboratory sessions/workshops covering a range of disciplines including genetics, chemistry, pharmacy and nutritional science. This will give an insight into what undergraduate level study in these disciplines might be like. There will also be a careers session for students to meet science graduates allowing them to discover more about the possible range of careers available to them.

To book a place, please to complete the application form and return by Friday 31 July 2015. If you would like further details, please email h.zaher@reading.ac.uk.

Taster Day Application Form

 

Discover Animal Science and Zoology day

Suitable for Year 12/13 students with a particular interest in Biology

Date & Time: Friday 18 September 2015, 9.30am - 3.45pm

On Friday 18th September 2015, we will be holding the Discover Animal Science and Zoology day at the University of Reading.

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 will be able to attend a range of practical workshops where they will get a taste of some of the different areas that Animal Science and Zoology cover. They will also get an opportunity to tour the University of Reading, meet current students and lecturers, and get a taste of campus life for the day.

To book a place, please to complete the application form and return by Friday 4 September 2015. If you would like further details, please email h.zaher@reading.ac.uk.

Taster Day Application Form

 

Discover Psychology day

Suitable for Year 12/13 students with a particular interest in Psychology

Date & Time: Wednesday 23 September 2015, 10am - 4pm

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, you will be able 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.

To book a place, please to complete the application form and return by Friday 4 September 2015. If you would like further details, please email h.zaher@reading.ac.uk.

Taster Day Application Form

 

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