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Jul
13
Mon
all-day Headstart Chemistry Summer School @ University of Leeds
Headstart Chemistry Summer School @ University of Leeds
Jul 13 – Jul 16 all-day
Our three night residential Chemistry summer school will give chemistry A level student’s a clear idea what it is like to study chemistry at university and how chemistry impacts the real world. Students will get the chance to explore chemistry whilst enjoying the full University of Leeds experience. The summer school will include sample lectures, small group projects and taking part in a laboratory investigations. Whilst here on campus students will also get the chance to talk to some of our current students and find out from them what university life is really like. Fully booked.
Jul
17
Fri
all-day Environmental Studies Academy @ University of Leeds
Environmental Studies Academy @ University of Leeds
Jul 17 all-day
Hosted by the School of Earth and Environment (SEE) at Leeds, the Environmental Studies Academy provides FREE unique science sessions for schools/students designed around their AS/A2 level curriculum, helping them to advance in their knowledge of the natural environment and benefit from the expertise and hi-tech facilities at the University, while gaining ‘hands-on’ experience of environmental fieldwork. For further details and to apply for places, see here. You can also read more about our previous Environmental Studies Academy events on the ES Academy Blog.
Jul
20
Mon
all-day Ogden Physics Summer School @ University of Leeds
Ogden Physics Summer School @ University of Leeds
Jul 20 – Jul 23 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. The course is open to: • Year 12 students who have completed an AS level in Physics and Maths and will be continuing with both subjects at A2 level. • Students with the potential of achieving an A*, A or B at A2 level. • Students from schools/colleges in West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire and Lancashire. The aims for the course are outlined below: • Advanced lessons and problem-solving skills in Classical and Quantum Mechanics. • Experiments to develop skills needed for the A2 ISA coursework. • Lectures given by university lecturers to provide some insight into the highly mathematical nature of the subject and what to expect at university. • To provide an experience that will enthuse students and encourage them to study Physics at university. • Information and procedures for applying to the Russell Group universities, provided by undergraduates and/or admission tutors. Some of the activities planned include: • Intensive tuition by teachers with many years experience of working with G&T students. • Guest lectures given by university lecturers. • A day working alongside a research group within the Physics department at Leeds University. The content of the course is purposefully demanding, (but hopefully also rewarding), as it is intended for students with the potential of achieving an A*, A or B at A2 level. The cost of the course is only £30 and will contribute towards the costs for 4 lunches and refreshments. If you are interested in attending the course, please speak to your physics teacher or form teacher who will need to contact us through the email below to confirm that you fulfil the eligibility criteria outlined above. For more details[...]

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Leeds Festival of Science

Leeds
Festival
of Science

13th March to 27th March 2015

Leeds Festival of Science was 10 years old!

Come celebrate our birthday and British Science Week with us

The annual Leeds Festival of Science 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.

We hope you can join us in 2016.

Click below to go to our schools pages, where you can download the 2015 schools programme, or our public page, for further details on all the exciting events that were run in celebration.