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STEM@Leeds Team

Educational Engagement
University of Leeds
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Events Calendar

10:00 am University Open Day @ University of Leeds
University Open Day @ University of Leeds
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
University Open Day @ University of Leeds | Leeds | United Kingdom
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.  
2:00 pm Analysis and Spectroscopy Workshop @ University of Leeds
Analysis and Spectroscopy Workshop @ University of Leeds
Oct 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
In this workshop, Y12 chemistry A level students work in groups to identify a common painkiller using melting point, thin layer chromatography and infrared (IR) spectroscopy. This is followed by a detailed analysis of the IR and NMR spectra. Other techniques may be covered on request.
7:30 pm Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how ... @ MALL 1, School of Mathematics, University of Leeds
Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how ... @ MALL 1, School of Mathematics, University of Leeds
Oct 11 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
2016 saw the RHS Chelsea Flower Show feature a Mathematics Garden and whilst I didn’t go and see it, the articles about it that I read caused me to explore a little. The talk and activities therein won’t improve your garden but it might add something to your mathematical diet.
6:30 pm A Fortunate Universe – Institute... @ Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre
A Fortunate Universe – Institute... @ Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre
Oct 16 @ 6:30 pm
Prof Geraint F Lewis and Dr Luke Barnes, University of Sydney Over the last forty years, scientists have uncovered evidence that if the Universe had been forged with even slightly different properties, life as we know it – and life as we can imagine it – would be impossible. Join us on a journey through how we understand the Universe, from its most basic particles and forces, to planets, stars and galaxies, and back through cosmic history to the birth of the cosmos, to the conclusion that we truly live in a fortunate universe. “Geraint and Luke take you on a tour of the Cosmos in all of its glory, and all of its mystery. You will see that humanity appears to be part of a remarkable set of circumstances involving a special time around a special planet, which orbits a special star, all within a specially constructed Universe. It is these set of conditions that have allowed humans to ponder our place in space and time. I have no idea why we are here, but I do know the Universe is beautiful. A Fortunate Universe captures the mysterious beauty of the Cosmos in a way that all can share.” Brian Schmidt, Nobel Laureate in Physics



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As one of the UK’s largest research-based universities, the University of Leeds is a member of the prestigious Russell Group and a centre of excellence for teaching.

Academics at the University of Leeds lead pioneering research that addresses major global challenges, in areas such as energy, water and climate change, human health and wellbeing. The University works in interdisciplinary teams to find innovative solutions to global problems such as poverty, hunger and crime. It strengthens communities through its outreach and public engagement.

The diverse range of FutureLearn courses developed by the University of Leeds will allow the exploration of new and different ways to provide online education. The University wants to reach a global audience, meeting the growing worldwide demand for access to higher education, so that the outstanding knowledge it creates can benefit a wider community.




Faculty of Biosciences

Discover the human abdomen and how it works.

Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences

Explore the use of medicines in treating cancer and take your           first steps towards becoming a science writer.

Understand what innovation means and consider the history           and developments of innovations that are important in our               daily lives.

What role does chemistry play in healthcare and our ability to           diagnose and treat patients?

With chemistry providing us an endless amount of                             possibilities, what would you choose to develop?

What can we learn about Earth, and other planets in and                   beyond our solar system, by studying their atmospheres?

Faculty of Environment

How do we ensure that the difficult decisions about the                      management of natural resources are just and fair for all?

Differences in values can create conflict. How can we learn to            manage our natural resources with integrity?

How does language help us develop our relationship with                   nature and determine the rights of access and ownership?

Complexity in nature arises from a myriad of simple                         interactions. How can this lead to an unpredictable                             dynamism?

War and conflict can severely disrupt the governance of the               environment. What is the impact on both people and the                   environment?

General Science Courses

What science discoveries will you choose to write about?

Can chemistry help to feed a growing population, or                           overcome increasing bacterial resistance?