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STEM@Leeds Team

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University of Leeds
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Leeds
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Events Calendar

Nov
29
Wed
6:00 pm Sculpting Light to the Atom-Scale @ University of Leeds
Sculpting Light to the Atom-Scale @ University of Leeds
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Professor Jeremy Baumberg University of Cambridge Sculpting Light to the Atom-Scale or: How Nanoscience can Enable the Intelligent Toilet Matter can interact with light to give us superfast internet connections, or allow us to see the protein workings of our cells. But we don’t really understand the limit to this because it is only now that it is becoming possible to reliably build and assemble structures on the nanoscale that sculpt light more exquisitely. In this talk, I will show how such nano-photonics is capable of squeezing light smaller than single molecular bonds so we can watch them directly. This opens up the use of chemistry to make springy machinery that enables colour-changing wallpapers, or its use for biosensing of molecules to tell you about your body’s health on a day-by-day basis.
Dec
1
Fri
9:00 am Physics@Work @ STEM Learning Centre, University of York
Physics@Work @ STEM Learning Centre, University of York
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Physics@Work @ STEM Learning Centre, University of York
The Institute of Physics in partnership with the University of York and the University of Leeds have organised an exciting new event called “Physics at Work” on 1st December 2017. The event is based on the event run by the University of Cambridge (of the same name). The students can hear from employers about the value of studying Physics at GCSE/A-level and beyond and try out hands-on activities that give a taste of the many ways Physics contributes to the UK economy. There will be a range of workshops run throughout the day, hosted by businesses in different sectors of industry who employ Physicists. The event is for students in years 9 or 10 and a maximum of 15 places are available per school. For tickets, please visit http://wripa.ac.uk/physics-work-event/applications/.
Dec
4
Mon
10:00 am Physics Sixth Form Conference @ University of Leeds
Physics Sixth Form Conference @ University of Leeds
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Join us at the Physics Sixth Form Conference here at the University of Leeds and hosted by the School of Physics and Astronomy. The purpose of this event is for A-level students to hear about the new and exciting areas of research happening at the University of Leeds, and the opportunities available to both pre-university and undergraduate students to not just learn physics, but DO physics. We’ll showcase the active research environment here at the University of Leeds that enables us to offer exciting courses taught by experts who are leaders in their fields.
Dec
11
Mon
11:00 am RSC Lecture for Schools: Buildin... @ Lecture Theatre A, School of Chemistry, University of Leeds
RSC Lecture for Schools: Buildin... @ Lecture Theatre A, School of Chemistry, University of Leeds
Dec 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Building Nature’s Robots Prof Mark Lorch Proteins are the chemical micro-machines that control all living organisms. They are the gatekeepers, messengers, factories and defence systems within us all. We will take a look at the amazing and still mysterious processes that proteins use to build themselves and what happens when proteins go rogue. The lecture is suitable for students in Y9-11. For more information and to book places, please email l.crabtree@leeds.ac.uk

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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs

We receive a variety of enquiries about what the STEM@Leeds Outreach Team offer for schools. Please find a list of frequently asked questions and their answers listed below.

If your question is not listed below, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help you.

 

 



Can you come to our school’s career fair?

Our work focuses on showcasing the practical side of STEM at University and as a result we do not often get chance to agree to attend careers fairs. You can submit a request via our outreach enquiry form and we will forward to relevant colleagues across the University – it therefore helps to provide as much information on the kind of event being run and what is being looked for, on this form.

We also recommend contacting STEM Ambassadors who may be more able to cater to these requests.

 



Where can I find information about the courses on offer at the University?

Why not start with our simplified Course Directory to get an idea of what STEM courses are available that may  suit your interests?  Next, find detailed and up-to-date information on the University’s Course Finder to further your understanding.

 



Do you offer events and activities for primary schools?

We have a limited capacity to work with primary schools.  The majority of our work with primary schools is delivered during the Leeds Festival of Science.  We recommend getting in touch with STEM Ambassadors who provide lots of initiatives for primary schools.

 



Do you charge for events?

The majority of our outreach events are free of charge to attend, with the exception of some of our summer schools. If there is a charge it will be clearly stated before you book.

 



Do you offer work experience?

We’re unable to coordinate work experience placements for pupils at the University with the exception of the School of Physics and Astronomy, who offer a dedicated Work Experience scheme which accepts applications from Year 12 students studying physics and maths at A-level.

 



Where can I find information about STEM summer schools at the University?

Please visit our Summer Schools webpage for  information.

 



Who can I contact for  information about a specific topic?

The University of Leeds has a fantastic Find An Expert search engine that will help you find someone to contact.

 


 

Have a question that isn’t listed here?  Get in touch!