Events

The Platonic solids need no introduction. But what makes these five shapes so special? They are the only polyhedra satisfying the following conditions: every face is a regular polygon, every face is identical to every other, every edge is identical to every other, every corner is identical to every other, and finally the shape is…
Physics of Moving Cells and Applications to Cancer Dr Rhoda Hawkins, Senior Lecturer in Biological Physics Theory, University of Sheffield. I will first outline the physical properties of biological cells and introduce the main proteins making up what is known as the cytoskeleton. I will then discuss theoretical modelling of the cytoskeleton as an “active gel”. Active matter…
This is a great opportunity for students studying both Maths and Physics at A-level to experience university life and see what it’s like to study in higher education. Students must have permission from their teachers to attend the event. This event is free of charge to attend and lunch is provided. For bookings, please visit https://www.stem.leeds.ac.uk/physics/tasterday/…
Researchers in Chemistry will explain some of the analytical techniques they use and why, before giving you the chance to try a few for yourself. This will be an opportunity to speak to chemistry students informally as well as experience undergraduate level lab work; identifying painkillers using infra-red spectroscopy, melting point analysis and thin layer…
The Formation of stars: a journey through cosmic time Everything you see around you contains atoms that used to be in stars. But how did these stars form? And how does star formation set the stage for the world we see around us? The Universe seems to have one goal in mind: to turn vast,…
The subject of Medicine interests many students, however they won’t all become doctors. Teams of scientists, engineers and mathematicians work alongside medical doctors, helping them to understand the spread of disease, discover better treatments and cures, and develop technology to aid more accurate diagnosis and treatment. This event will provide more information about how STEM…
‘Seeing the invisible’ Prof Andy Beeby (Durham University) Suitable for Year 10 – Year 12 pupils. We take vision for granted, but beyond the limits of the visible spectrum there lies a wealth of spectral information waiting to be discovered.  Some creatures already know about this – for example cats, dogs and many insects can…
Are you currently in year 11 or 12 with an interest in studying chemistry at the next level? Join us for a taster day where you will experience life as an undergraduate chemist by carrying out practical experiments in our teaching labs, exploring the campus and speaking to current staff and students in the School…
Join us at the Physics Sixth Form Conference on Thursday 20 December 2018 at the University of Leeds and hosted by the School of Physics and Astronomy. The purpose this event is for Year 11 and A-level students to hear about the new and exciting areas of research happening at the University of Leeds, and the opportunities…
Researchers in Chemistry will explain some of the analytical techniques they use and why, before giving you the chance to try a few for yourself. This will be an opportunity to speak to chemistry students informally as well as experience undergraduate level lab work; identifying painkillers using infra-red spectroscopy, melting point analysis and thin layer…
Researchers in Chemistry will explain some of the analytical techniques they use and why, before giving you the chance to try a few for yourself. This will be an opportunity to speak to chemistry students informally as well as experience undergraduate level lab work; identifying painkillers using infra-red spectroscopy, melting point analysis and thin layer…
This is a great opportunity for students studying both Maths and Physics at A-level to experience university life and see what it’s like to study in higher education. Students must have permission from their teachers to attend the event. This event is free of charge to attend and lunch is provided. Applications for this event…

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Researchers in Chemistry will explain some of the analytical techniques they use and why, before giving you the chance to try a few for yourself. This will be an opportunity to speak to chemistry students informally as well as experience undergraduate level lab work; identifying painkillers using infra-red spectroscopy, melting point analysis and thin layer…
From the 8th-12th of October, we’re coming to you for Biology week 2018! We have sessions to bring into your classrooms, delivered by our researchers, to bring various aspects of Biology to life. Sessions available are: Origami organelles (KS2) Avoiding Attack (KS2) Virtual Reality Inside Our Science (KS3) How Do We Use DNA? (KS4 and…
Experience what it’s like to work in the School of Physics & Astronomy and learning about current research carried out within the School.
Experience life as an undergraduate physics student at the University of Leeds on this two-night residential summer school.
This three-day residential course provides an introduction to student life and mathematics at the University of Leeds. We offer you a sneak preview of university life plus an insight into how mathematics develops at degree level. Our University lecturers will extend and enrich your existing study of mathematics at A-level (or equivalent) through a series…
The big increase in computing power over recent years has made it possible to routinely record large volumes of information about our daily lives (and especially our health). Statistics is the essential tool for making sense of the huge quantities of data available. There are many exciting challenges – often the data that are missing…
Would you like to explore the role of science in our understanding of food and nutrition? Would you like to experience life as a university student for the day? You can do just that during this hands-on taster day! The programme will include a mini lecture, spectroscopy practical, taste testing and the opportunity to meet…
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…
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…