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STEM@Leeds Team

Educational Engagement
University of Leeds
18 Blenheim Terrace

0113 343 7495

Welcome to STEM@Leeds!

We’re all about inspiring young people to engage with STEM subjects through summer schools, workshops, events and the Leeds Festival of Science, plus a lot more!

Visit our subject pages to learn more about what’s on offer from STEM@Leeds Outreach Team at the University of Leeds.

Got a question? Visit our frequently asked questions page to find the answer or get in touch.

Events Calendar

all-day Leeds Festival of Science 2018 @ Leeds
Leeds Festival of Science 2018 @ Leeds
Mar 3 – Mar 23 all-day
The annual Leeds Festival of Science – now in its 13th year – offers an exciting programme of events to help enthuse and inspire everyone, with activities for key stages 2-5, and public events open to all. Schools can join us for just one session or make a day of it, and our public events run throughout evenings and weekends. There is always a wide range of topics offered, covering many areas of science, maths, engineering, geology, geography, sports science and careers. Be sure to check out the schools programme and the public programme to see what’s on offer.
9:45 am Food Science Taster Day @ University of Leeds
Food Science Taster Day @ University of Leeds
Mar 20 @ 9:45 am – 2:00 pm
Would you like to explore the role of science in our understanding of food and nutrition? Would you like to experience life as a university student for the day? You can do just that during this hands-on taster day! The programme will include a mini lecture, spectroscopy practical, taste testing and the opportunity to meet and speak to current staff and students in the School of Food Science and Nutrition. Open to individual students from year 10, 11 or 12 with teacher and parental permission and to small school groups of up to 6 students. Free of charge to attend and lunch is provided. For queries or more information please contact Louise Crabtree l.crabtree@leeds.ac.uk
9:45 am Physics Taster Day @ University of Leeds
Physics Taster Day @ University of Leeds
Mar 21 @ 9:45 am – 2:00 pm
Have you ever wondered what studying physics at university is like? Join us as an undergraduate student for the day! You’ll attend a lecture, solve challenging problems during a workshop and complete an undergraduate-level lab session in the afternoon! This is a great opportunity for Year 12 students studying both Maths and Physics to experience university life and see what it’s like to study in higher education. Students must have permission from their teachers to attend the event. You must apply for a place on the Taster Day. Deadline to apply will be Friday 3 March 2018.
2:30 pm Are large databases good for you... @ University of Leeds
Are large databases good for you... @ University of Leeds
Mar 21 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
The big increase in computing power over recent years has made it possible to routinely record large volumes of information about our daily lives (and especially our health). Statistics is the essential tool for making sense of the huge quantities of data available. There are many exciting challenges – often the data that are missing or poorly recorded are at least as informative as the data that are present. The real strength of such databases comes when they are linked together to see the bigger picture, but how do we do this, and should we worry that our privacy is being invaded? In this talk we look at these issues through examples ranging from goals in world cup football to survival following a heart attack.