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Apr
26
Wed
ERC=Science² Public Lecture – Bioenergy: Do we have to exploit nature or can we learn from it? @ Lecture Theatre 6.142, Level 6 Worsley Building, University of Leeds
Apr 26 @ 4:30 pm
ERC=Science² Public Lecture – Bioenergy: Do we have to exploit nature or can we learn from it? @ Lecture Theatre 6.142, Level 6 Worsley Building, University of Leeds

As part of the ERC=Science² project, a series of public lectures will showcase cutting edge research at the University of Leeds funded by the highly presitigous European Research Council. From atmospheric chemists to musical historians, ERC grant-holders have secured millions of euros of competitive EU funding to undertake frontier research and make groundbreaking discoveries here at the University of Leeds. Come and hear how this research is progressing and the impact it could have on you and the world around you.

Lecture 3: Bioenergy: Do we have to exploit nature or can we learn from it?

Biology is very good at chemical reactions that are useful in energy conversion, including those that create electricity from hydrogen, create (solar) fuels after harvesting light or those that convert carbon dioxide. However, technological and economical challenges have so far prevented biotechnology to make a real impact in these areas.

Dr. Lars Jeuken from the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Leeds will present current strategies where biological catalyst are used in energy conversions. Besides a general overview of research in the area, some of the results from Leeds will be presented on a project funded by the European Research Council. Benefits, drawbacks and limitations of biotechnology in the field of bioenergy will be discussed.

 

To register a school group, please visit http://www.stem.leeds.ac.uk/bioenergy_lecture

To register as an individual please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ercscience2-public-talk-bioenergy-do-we-have-to-exploit-nature-or-can-we-learn-from-it-tickets-31678123119

Apr
27
Thu
Black Holes at the LHC – Public Lecture @ Conference Auditorium 2, University of Leeds
Apr 27 @ 6:30 pm

Prof. Elizabeth Winstanley, University of Sheffield

Could we create a mini black hole at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN?
Some models in string theory suggest that this might be possible. In this talk we
will introduce the LHC, and explain why mini black holes might be created there.
We will describe how these mini black holes could be created, and what would
happen to them once they have been produced. In particular, we discuss why
these black holes will not swallow up the entire Earth. Along the way we will
meet a surprising discovery by Stephen Hawking, and find out what an
experiment in the Argentinian Pampas tells us about mini black holes.

Apr
30
Sun
Get Into Gaming @ FutureLabs
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

If you’re interested in getting into the games industry yourself then be sure to come along to this event whatever your age and whether you’re in primary school or in a completely different career!

Hear from experienced industry experts about some of the jobs that are available in the industry and what they involve on a day to day basis. Find out how our speakers got into their roles and get advice on everything from course-selection to the teaching yourself online to how the recruitment process works.

Sign up here!

May
16
Tue
Salters’ Festival of Chemistry @ University of Leeds
May 16 all-day

The Salters’ Festival of Chemistry is a 1 day event run in collaboration with the Salters’ Institute and the School of Chemistry. Schools are invited to nominate a team of four Y7 pupils to take part in a range of practical Chemistry experiments. During the day, the team will take part in various activities and compete for prizes. The day aims to broaden pupils’ interest in chemistry through exciting practical work and fascinating applications.

Maximum participants: One team of four pupils per school

See Salters’ web pages for more details.

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

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
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
3
Mon
Ogden Trust Physics Summer School @ University of Leeds
Jul 3 – Jul 6 all-day

This non-residential summer school is a chance for high achieving Physics A level students to experience Physics at university through challenging workshops and practical activities.

For more information, click here.

Jul
6
Thu
Year 11/12 Environmental Studies Academy @ University of Leeds
Jul 6 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 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.