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STEM@Leeds Team

Educational Engagement
University of Leeds
18 Blenheim Terrace


T: 0113 343 7495

Welcome to Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths at the University of Leeds

There has never been a more important time to expand our knowledge and capability across the STEM subject areas. To do this we need STEM graduates, who can continue to increase our understanding of the way our universe works and apply the knowledge we discover to meet and resolve current and future challenges.

See the impact that you could make by studying for a degree in the STEM subject area.

Take a look at the subjects that make up STEM

What is STEM?

The STEM acronym brings together the words science, technology, engineering and mathematics – words which are associated with some of the most important and exciting areas of human endeavour.

Whether it is creating new lightweight alloys for aircraft design; formulating life saving drugs to combat disease; designing processes to reduce CO2emissions; developing technologies to build tablet computers; or sending a man to the moon, STEM knowledge has impacted all of our lives.

Whilst a science education is essential to take up a career as a doctor or dentist, the term STEM does not directly refer to those areas of medicine or healthcare which deal with diagnosis and treatment.

The knowledge and skills gained in the STEM subject areas can however be applied in a number of career paths, which are equally valuable in caring for the needs of humanity.

At the University of Leeds our teaching and research covers all the subject areas that make up STEM.

Events Calendar

all-day EDT Engineering Summer School @ University of Leeds
EDT Engineering Summer School @ University of Leeds
Jun 27 – Jun 30 all-day
This residential course for Y12 provides a fun introduction to the study of electronic and electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and computing at university.  During the course we will give you the information, support and materials that you need to make a functioning wheeled robot. What will you be doing? • Working in teams to build your own self-guided, unmanned wheeled robot • Testing your wheeled robot against other teams • Experimenting with friction, aerodynamics, materials, motors, ultrasound sensors, embedded systems and programming • Learning about a range of engineering topics • Meeting our students and hearing about being a student at Leeds University • Taking part in a full social programme Update from Headstart: This course is now full and applications are no longer being accepted.  Unfortunately Headstart could not offer all applicants a place on a course as places were very heavily oversubscribed.    
all-day Year 12 Chemistry practical days @ University of Leeds
Year 12 Chemistry practical days @ University of Leeds
Jun 27 – Jun 30 all-day
The School of Chemistry will be opening up their undergraduate teaching laboratories to A level chemists and their teachers from Monday 27th to Thursday 30th June 2016. For more information click here.
all-day Food Science Summer School @ University of Leeds
Food Science Summer School @ University of Leeds
Jun 28 – Jun 30 all-day
Our two night residential Food Science Summer School will provide students with a chance to find out more about the science of food, whilst enjoying the full University of Leeds experience. You will carry out experiments in our labs, learn about food science in a taster lecture and spend the night on campus in one of our halls of residence. More information about our 2016 summer school will be available shortly. Duration: 2 nights Number of pupils: 30 students (Maximum of 2 pupils per school) Suitability: year 12 studying one or more science A levels. The deadline for applications is 22nd May 2016. For more information and to apply please visit the food sciences website.