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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

7:30 pm Richard Dawkins in Leeds, chaire... @ West Yorkshire Playhouse
Richard Dawkins in Leeds, chaire... @ West Yorkshire Playhouse
Sep 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Richard Dawkins in Leeds, chaired by Dr Chris Hassall On Sunday September 13th, Richard Dawkins is coming to the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds for an evening to discuss his memoir ‘A Brief Candle in the Dark’ and the inspirations behind his science publications, and take some audience questions. Dr Chris Hassall, an academic and lecturer from the Faculty of Biological Sciences, has been invited to chair the event. This is a ticketed event, open to the public. Tickets are priced between £12.50-£15. More details and booking information can be found on the West Yorkshire Playhouse’s event page.
6:00 pm Light Night 2015 @ Various locations across the city
Light Night 2015 @ Various locations across the city
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Light Night 2015 @ Various locations across the city | Leeds | England | United Kingdom
Light Night 2015 is coming! Light Night is an annual multi-arts and light festival which takes over Leeds City Centre on one Friday night in October. This year they are celebrating our 11th annual festival. For one night only the city centre will come alive with over 50 spectacular light projections, exhibitions, installations, film, dance, music, theatre and street performances.  Many of the city’s arts organisations and public buildings will be opening their doors late into the night as artists transform spaces into exciting temporary showcases of their work. The 2015 programme will be released in early September on the Leeds Light Night page. The University will be offering several events, including turning the city cathedral into an indoor sun show, whilst looking at galaxies in beautiful detail and how they work.