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STEM@Leeds Team

Educational Engagement
University of Leeds
18 Blenheim Terrace
Leeds
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0113 343 7495
stem@leeds.ac.uk

Events Calendar

Mar
3
Sat
all-day Leeds Festival of Science 2018 @ Leeds
Leeds Festival of Science 2018 @ Leeds
Mar 3 – Mar 23 all-day
The annual Leeds Festival of Science – now in its 13th year – 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. Be sure to check out the schools programme and the public programme to see what’s on offer.
11:00 am Pop Maths Quiz @ University of Leeds
Pop Maths Quiz @ University of Leeds
Mar 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Pupils from years 7 and 8 compete in teams of six in this pub quiz style maths competition.  For more information visit www.maths.leeds.ac.uk/popmaths.
Mar
7
Wed
4:00 pm Experiment in a Box Teachers Event @ University of Leeds
Experiment in a Box Teachers Event @ University of Leeds
Mar 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Come and find out more about the Experiment in a Box project, launched by the University of Leeds in 2017 and funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry. Try your hand at some of the experiments and gather ideas for new ones to take back to the classroom. We hope you enjoy it as much as the children! This session is aimed primarily at KS2 teachers (KS1 and 3 are also welcome!) Refreshments provided. Free of charge but places must be booked in advance using the form found at http://www.stem.leeds.ac.uk/chemistry/experiment-in-a-box.
Mar
10
Sat
11:00 am Enriching the Teaching of A leve... @ MALL 1, School of Mathematics, University of Leeds
Enriching the Teaching of A leve... @ MALL 1, School of Mathematics, University of Leeds
Mar 10 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Enriching the Teaching of A level Mathematics: a Study Day for Teachers Programme  11:00  Registration and coffee   11:15           Teaching mechanics: assumptions, misconceptions and Newton’s Laws This workshop will cover basic assumptions, misconceptions and Newton’s Laws in the teaching of mechanics. There will be many activities used that can be taken very easily directly into the classroom. Workshop leader: Dr Tom Roper Tom taught mathematics in schools and colleges for 17 years, before joining the School of Education at the University of Leeds. Tom has given many talks on mathematics and has led workshops in schools and at conferences.  Currently he is President of the Mathematical Association.  12:45  Lunch   13:30           Using rich tasks for teaching A level Mathematics We will work together on some rich tasks offered by Underground Mathematics and consider the different ways in which the resources could be used to develop students’ mathematical thinking. We will also discuss how classroom video clips can be used for teacher professional development. Workshop leader: Dr Lizzie Kimber Lizzie taught A-level mathematics in schools for seven years. She has worked on curriculum projects as a Nuffield Foundation Education Fellow and has designed resources for NRICH and Underground Mathematics.  15:00  Tea and departure Fee: £10 including refreshments and lunch. This event is organized by the Yorkshire Branch of the Mathematical Association.    

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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!