Taster Day

Environmental Science Academy

Are you interested in the environment, and the challenges of global issues like climate change? If so, a degree in Environmental Science may be just what you’re looking for!

Why not come for a taster day at the University of Leeds, and find out more about this fascinating and rewarding subject? The Environmental Science Academy happens twice a year, in January and July.  This event is suitable for Year 12 students, who are studying at least one science subject and/or maths. Students can attend alone, or as part of a school group.

The day is hosted by the School of Earth and Environment, which is one of the largest Environmental Science providers in the UK.

For more information, contact the STEM team.

The next Environmental Science Academy will be held in January 2019. To request a booking form, or for more information, email envstudiesacademy@leeds.ac.uk.

What are the requirements for the Environmental Science Academy?

This event is open to students from Year 12 who are studying at least one science subject and/or maths.

School parties are restricted to a maximum of six students, and teachers should register their interest at their earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

Individual Year 12 students can attend independently, if they provide an emergency contact.

Where does the Environmental Science Academy take place?

Activities will be held in the School of Earth and Environment on the University of Leeds campus.

What are the planned activities?

You will get to:

  • Spend a day on campus, learning about Environmental Science and life as a student
  • Take part in hands-on workshops using our excellent computing and laboratory facilities
  • Attend a lecture by a world-leading scientist covering their ground-breaking research
  • Enjoy a FREE lunch with current students and lecturers
  • Receive an official ‘Certificate of Achievement’ on completion

What are the timings of the Environmental Science Academy?

A sample itinerary for the Environmental Science Academy (from 2018) is below.

9.30  Registration
10.00 Observing glaciers from space (Dr Anna Hogg)
11:30  Could the oceans get as hot as your bath? (Dr Tracy Aze)
12.00 Buffet Lunch with staff and students
12.45  Ocean acidification workshop (Jane-Marie Stocks)
14:45 Studying Environmental Science at University (Dr Tracy Aze and Dr Phil Murphy)
15:15  Departure