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Jun
10
Sat
More Ideas for Teaching Area @ MALL 1, School of Mathematics, University of Leeds
Jun 10 @ 2:00 pm

Chris Pritchard

More Ideas for Teaching Area

Saturday 10th June, 2pm for 2:30pm start

Following the publication of my book on the subject, A Square Peg in a Round Hole, the search for further ideas on teaching area goes on. Learn where the quest has reached and tackle some original problems for Y9 and upwards. The book is published by the MA and there will be copies available to purchase.

Public visitor parking is available on campus at weekends on a ‘pay on exit’ basis – details can be found at http://carparking.leeds.ac.uk/visitors/

This is a Yorkshire Branch of the Mathematical Association event (www.ybma.org.uk).  Non-members are welcome.  Please bring the sessions to the attention of your colleagues and friends.  Our meetings are very friendly and include refreshments.  Anyone who would like to be added to the YBMA email list should send their name and email address to a.slomson@leeds.ac.uk.

 

Jun
17
Sat
University Open Day @ University of Leeds
Jun 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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A variety of activities will be taking place on our open days, including drop in sessions, taster lectures, tours and talks. They are a chance to learn more about the courses available, meet staff and students, explore the campus and visit university facilities.

For further details, including how to book your place, please see here.

 

Jun
22
Thu
University Open Day @ University of Leeds
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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A variety of activities will be taking place on our open days, including drop in sessions, taster lectures, tours and talks. They are a chance to learn more about the courses available, meet staff and students, explore the campus and visit university facilities.

For further details, including how to book your place, please see here.

 

Jun
23
Fri
University Open Day @ University of Leeds
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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A variety of activities will be taking place on our open days, including drop in sessions, taster lectures, tours and talks. They are a chance to learn more about the courses available, meet staff and students, explore the campus and visit university facilities.

For further details, including how to book your place, please see here.

 

Jun
27
Tue
EDT Engineering Summer School @ University of Leeds
Jun 27 – Jun 30 all-day

Engineering programmes at the University of Leeds lead students to top UK and international engineering posts.  Join in the Headstart programme at Leeds and see what makes us special.

What’s it all about?

The course 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 I 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 including a visit to the multi-activity entertainment centre Xscape in Castleford, and a visit to the impressive Cummins Turbo Technologies plant in Huddersfield.

For more information and to apply, visit the EDT website.

 

  

 

Food Science Summer School @ University of Leeds
Jun 27 – Jun 29 all-day

The School of Food Science and Nutrition will be holding a 2 night residential summer school from 27th – 29th June 2017 for Year 12 students. 

The Food Science Summer School aims to give young scientists an idea of how exciting Food Science can really be, opening their eyes to this ever changing multidisciplinary science subject which affects everyone on a daily basis.

The event will give students the chance to:

  • Investigate product design with Marks & Spencer
  • Visit a leading food manufacturer
  • Use analytical techniques to understand the properties of food
  • Explore the campus and experience life at university, including staying in one of our halls of residence
  • Find out more about careers in food
  • Meet current students and graduates
  • Get information and guidance on applying to university

Further details of the programme will be sent to candidates upon receiving an offer of a place.

For more information and to apply please visit the food sciences website.

Biosciences Summer School @ University of Leeds
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – Jun 28 @ 4:45 pm
Biosciences Summer School @ University of Leeds | Leeds | United Kingdom

Experience what it’s really like to study biological sciences…

Come and enjoy the full University of Leeds experience, with two days to explore the campus, attend lectures, take part in a research project and live in University halls.

We are currently accepting applications for places.

Spaces are limited, and the application process can be competitive, so please read the form carefully before submitting.

The deadline for completed applications is Wednesday 26th April 2017.

 

Previous attendant: “It was very inspirational and I feel I am more confident about I want to do at University.”

More details

Maths Teachers Conference @ University of Leeds
Jun 27 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Join our 35th Mathematics Teachers and Advisers Conference organised by the School of Mathematics at the University of Leeds.

There will be three workshops with the following topics:

  •  A Theorem for a Mathematical Life (Tom Roper, President of the Mathematical Association)
  • Colin Prestwich – Maths Teacher (Colin Prestwich, Maths Lead at Yorkshire Ridings Maths Hub)
  • Mathematics Post 16 New Qualifications(Stella Dudzic, Mathematics in Education and Industry Programme Leader)

For more information and to apply, please email the conference organiser, Daniel Lesnic at D.Lesnic@leeds.ac.uk with your name, school and email address.

Jun
28
Wed
University Mathematics in Perspective @ University of Leeds
Jun 28 – Jun 30 all-day

This three-day residential course provides an introduction to student life and mathematics at the University of Leeds. We offer you a sneak preview of university life plus an insight into how mathematics develops at degree level. Our University lecturers will extend and enrich your existing study of mathematics at A-level (or equivalent) through a series of talks. .

Registration is now open.

 

Jun
29
Thu
Y12 Chemistry Taster Day @ University of Leeds
Jun 29 @ 9:45 am – 2:30 pm

The University of Leeds is running a one day event for A level Chemistry students who would like to find out more about studying Chemistry at degree level and gain some valuable hands-on experience.
If you have students who are aiming to apply to a Russell Group university and might be interested in this opportunity, please visit the Chemistry website.
Students will need permission from their school and parent/guardian in order to attend. The event is free of charge and includes lunch and refreshments.

Schools’ Physicist of the Year Awards @ University of Leeds
Jun 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Ogden Trust Physicist of the Year Awards celebrates the most promising physics students in the Leeds and surrounding areas at crucial stages in their physics journey.

Students, nominated by their teachers, are recognised for being engaged in lessons, expanding their own understanding and empowering their peers to achieve success in the physics classroom.

Jul
4
Tue
Geography Teachers Conference @ University of Leeds
Jul 4 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Climate change: the people and the science

Top academics from the School of Earth and Environment’s interdisciplinary team share insights into the latest cutting edge research on climate change, both its connection with people’s lives through agriculture and development, and through advanced scientific techniques. In addition, you will find out about some of the less obvious – but perhaps more interesting –  options for students who are considering university.

This event is free and includes lunch.

For more information or to book a place, please email socialscience@leeds.ac.uk with your name, school and email address.

Jul
5
Wed
Year 11/12 Environmental Studies Academy @ University of Leeds
Jul 5 all-day

Hosted by the School of Earth and Environment at Leeds, the Environmental Science Academy offers you a unique way of learning through inspiring science sessions.

Our next FREE session on Wednesday 5th or Thursday 6 July is designed around the Environmental Science AS/A2 level curriculum that you will cover in years 11 and 12.

The session is ideal if you’re studying this subject or related subjects such as Geography and Biology*.

You’ll benefit from the environmental expertise and hi-tech facilities at the University, and learn about the natural environment by gaining hands-on experience of lab work where you will analyse and investigate a wide range of interesting soil and river samples collected from the Yorkshire region.

*Please note: Priority will be given to you if you’re an Environmental Studies student, however if space permits we’ll also accept you if you’re studying another science subject or Geography.

Book your FREE place now

Jul
10
Mon
EDT UKESF Electronics Summer School @ University of Leeds
Jul 10 – Jul 14 all-day

The course is run by the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering and aims to excite you about studying electronics at university.  It will also provide a flavour of the academic side of undergraduate life. For a taster – listen to what our third year students describe their own projects: https://engineering.leeds.ac.uk/info/201484/hands-on_learning/38/project_work/3
You will experience lectures and hands-on challenges with academics from a number of leading universities, and you’ll learn about the range of electronic engineering degree programmes available. The academic programme will include lectures on a range of subjects such as communications, analogue and digital electronics, nanotechnology and bio-inspired electronics. You will live as students in Halls of Residence and you will have time for a mix of independent and organised social activities in addition to the academic programme.

This course will show you how stimulating and varied electronic engineering can be as a career and the important role it plays in the technological advances valued by society.

What will I be doing?
• Ultimately, finding out what electronic engineering is all about and how a university degree can lead to a fulfilling and well-paid job.
• Getting involved with hands-on team “design and build electronics” as part of laboratory sessions.
• Working on motion control of robotic buggies and using a modular robotics kit.
• Attending lectures (by experts in the field) to learn about current new areas of research in Electronic Engineering.
• Meeting graduate engineers from world-leading electronic engineering companies who will talk about their exciting jobs.
• Developing many other skills during practical sessions including team-working and communication.
• Visiting a company to see some exciting applications of electronic technologies.
• Exploring what life at university might be like, attending social events and meeting current students who can give you the very best advice.
• And last, but not least, learn how you can transform the world!

For more information and to apply, visit the EDT website.

 

Jul
11
Tue
Physics Summer School @ University of Leeds
Jul 11 – Jul 13 all-day

Experience life as an undergraduate physics student at the University of Leeds on this two-night residential summer school where you’ll get a chance take part in lectures, perform hands-on lab experiments and live in University of Leeds halls of residence.  There will be plenty of time to learn about our undergraduate programs and meet with our admissions tutors to learn more about applying to university.

This summer school is offered free of charge and sponsored in partnership with the Ogden Trust and the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leeds.

For more information, click here.

Jul
17
Mon
Physics Work Experience Week @ University of Leeds
Jul 17 – Jul 21 all-day

Throughout the week, you will experience what it’s like to work in the School of Physics and Astronomy, meeting academics and students, learning about current research carried out within the School.  At the end, you’ll present your research to your peers, external guests, staff and students at a seminar-style event.  You’ll gain skills in research, problem solving and collaborative group work – all while working in an academic setting.

For more information, click here.

Sep
9
Sat
University Open Day @ University of Leeds
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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A variety of activities will be taking place on our open days, including drop in sessions, taster lectures, tours and talks. They are a chance to learn more about the courses available, meet staff and students, explore the campus and visit university facilities.

For further details, including how to book your place, please see here.

 

Oct
7
Sat
University Open Day @ University of Leeds
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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A variety of activities will be taking place on our open days, including drop in sessions, taster lectures, tours and talks. They are a chance to learn more about the courses available, meet staff and students, explore the campus and visit university facilities.

For further details, including how to book your place, please see here.

 

Oct
16
Mon
A Fortunate Universe – Institute of Physics Talk @ Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre
Oct 16 @ 6:30 pm

Prof Geraint F Lewis and Dr Luke Barnes, University of Sydney

Over the last forty years, scientists have uncovered evidence that if the Universe had been forged with even slightly different properties, life as we know it – and life as we can imagine it – would be impossible. Join us on a journey through how we understand the Universe, from its most basic particles and forces, to planets, stars and galaxies, and back through cosmic history to the birth of the cosmos, to the conclusion that we truly live in a fortunate universe.
“Geraint and Luke take you on a tour of the Cosmos in all of its glory, and all of its mystery. You will see that humanity appears to be part of a remarkable set of circumstances involving a special time around a special planet, which orbits a special star, all within a specially constructed Universe. It is these set of conditions that have allowed humans to ponder our place in space and time. I have no idea why we are here, but I do know the Universe is beautiful. A Fortunate Universe captures the mysterious beauty of the Cosmos in a way that all can share.”

Brian Schmidt, Nobel Laureate in Physics