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STEM@Leeds Team

Educational Engagement
University of Leeds
18 Blenheim Terrace

0113 343 7495

Events Calendar

all-day Leeds Festival of Science 2017 @ Leeds
Leeds Festival of Science 2017 @ Leeds
Mar 4 – Mar 31 all-day
The annual Leeds Festival of Science – now in its 12th 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.
10:00 am LFoS – Be Curious @ University of Leeds
LFoS – Be Curious @ University of Leeds
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Ever wondered what happens in a University? Ever been curious as to what studies and research are done in Leeds and what relevance they have to you living in the Leeds and Yorkshire area? Now is your chance to discover the vast array of exciting things that go on at the University of Leeds. All age groups are welcome at this event with many activities aimed at a family audience. There is no need to book, just come along! Admission is free. Visit our website to find out more www.leeds.ac.uk/becurious See all the public events running during Leeds Festival of Science here.
2:00 pm LFoS – Hands-on with keyhole sur... @ LIMIT/LISTA surgical training unit, Chancellor building.
LFoS – Hands-on with keyhole sur... @ LIMIT/LISTA surgical training unit, Chancellor building.
Mar 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join our tour of the Surgical Training Unit. Would you like to have a go at keyhole surgery? Would you like to hear from a brain surgeon and find out what brain surgery is really like and how growing ‘mini-brains’ in a lab is helping our research? If so, join us in the surgical training unit at St James’s hospital and have a go with the keyhole surgery training equipment which the surgeons use to practice their skills – don’t worry, you’ll be operating inside a plastic person, not a real one. You’ll also get to hear from Dr Ryan Matthew, a brain cancer surgeon who is also now doing research which involves growing ‘mini-brains’ from patient tumour samples. Suitable for adults only. This event is now fully booked. See all the public events running during Leeds Festival of Science here.
8:45 am Secondary Science Conference 2017 @ University of Leeds
Secondary Science Conference 2017 @ University of Leeds
Mar 29 @ 8:45 am – 3:30 pm
Secondary: Science Conference 2017 | Leeds for Learning  The Secondary Science Conference 2017 is about bringing curiosity, awe and wonder to your young scientists to support their outcomes. The day will allow you explore this theme through interactive workshops, demonstrations and an invaluable chance to network with other subject leaders. This event is being hosted by The University of Leeds during the Festival of Science, offering a rich learning space and an opportunity to explore what could be on offer for your pupils. On the day, we will be joined by keynote speaker Dr McGowan, Reader and Lecturer at the School of Chemistry, University of Leeds. His main area of research is in Anti-tumour drugs. His other areas of research include organometallic compounds, transition metal chemistry, medicinal chemistry, catalysis and coordination chemistry. Following the keynote, delegates will be enthused and inspired by a range of workshops including: Inspiring ideas from local schools including how to raise the profile of science An opportunity to engage in rich conversations around using practical sessions to support progress Exploring ways to motivate pupils to learn about topics that they may not initially find interesting. For more information and to book places, please visit the Leeds for Learning web pages.


Leeds Loves STEM

Leeds Loves STEM is a project designed to inspire and encourage secondary school students through informative and engaging presentations from our current undergraduate student ambassadors.

Our student ambassadors will give a presentation and answer questions about their specific subject, career paths and their experiences of studying at the University of Leeds.

These talks are a chance for your pupils to find out more about specific STEM subjects and opportunities in higher education. They are a great opportunity for pupils to explore some of the options available for further study and would be ideal for pupils making decisions about which subjects to study at a higher level.