Engineering Taster Day – KS 4

For key stage 4 students studying Maths, Design & Technology, Engineering at GCSE/ equivalent

24 June 2020, 10:30 – 11:30am

Due to the government and university advise re: Covid-19 this event will take place online.

Students are invited to take part in an online event with University of Leeds academics and current students. Dr Ana Heitor will deliver a live taster lecture introducing civil engineering and exploring careers before guiding students through an online interactive activity. Finally students will have the opportunity to take part in a live Q&A with undergraduate students studying engineering.

To book onto the event and speak to a member of the STEM Outreach team please contact Natalie Duffield-Moore 

Student testimonials

Find out what attendees of previous taster days had to say:

Learning about materials
"I have learned that you have to unpick materials you are going to use to understand what they can and can't do."
New challenges
"I enjoyed the challenges as we got to interact with people we would not usually socialise with."

What happens on the Taster Day?

Please arrive at Parkinson Steps (LS2 9JT) at 9:30am to register. A member of staff will register your group and walk with you to The Faculty of Engineering to start at 9:45am.

All materials and resources will be provided meaning that you do not need to bring anything with you.

Lunch will be provided for all students and teachers free of charge.

Timetable for the Taster Day

Activity Member of Staff


Register at Parkinson steps Outreach team


Welcome & Introduction Faculty of Engineering Pro Dean

9:45am – 10:15am

Practical session

Mechanical Engineering Academic

10:15am – 12:15pm

Lunch n/a

12:15am – 12:45pm

Taster Lecture Mechanical Engineering Academic

12:45pm – 13:15pm

Student Q & A Student Ambassadors

13:15pm – 13:45pm

Campus Tour Student Ambassadors

13:45pm – 14:30pm

Evaluation Outreach team

2:30pm – 2:40pm