Children's University events

Upcoming Children's University events

There are a number of Children's University events available to be booked onto. All events must be booked onto through schools unless specified otherwise.

Events in December 2017


Robotics workshop and campus tour - Friday 1 December 2017 - booked

Demonstration of a University robot and an interactive coding session, teaching your robot to move!

Science exploration and campus tour – Tuesday 5 December 2017 – booked

Explore outer space with our Immersive Vision Theatre!

English Literature Workshop & Campus Tour - available

Mathematics workshop – Thursday 7 December 2017 – booked

Mathematics the burglar – a hand print has been discovered at the scene of a burglary. Can you help recreate the burglar just from the hand print?

Computing workshop and campus tour – Friday 8 December 2017 – booked

Choose from:

Mobile App Development for Android

Using the MITAppInventor students will be immersed into mobile app development. The platform is free and students can continue using it once they go home and/or at school premises.

Mobile App development for iOS

We will provide you with iPads or you can bring your own. You will be exposed to iOS development by using Playgrounds which is suitable from children of the age of 6. During the workshop we will explore how to make simple applications and give you guidance on how to find more information in your own time. This workshop will also be ideal if the schools have invested on iPads and would like to see what else they can do.

Enlightening science talks - Friday 8 December 2017 - booked

Book and come along for free, to this years Children's Christmas Lecture. For 7 years old and up, let us enlighten you in the science of light, colour and vision in the natural world! With talks from scientists from Plymouth University, City College STEM Centre, Plymouth Marine Laboratory and Plymouth Museums Galleries Archives, this is a festive event not to miss! Refreshments are provided on arrival from 17:30, and there is the chance to get hands on with some of our exhibits and chat to the scientists before the talks begin.

Link to book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/enlightening-science-2017-ch…

Literacy event – Plymouth University with David Lawrence Jones – Thursday 14 December 2017 – available

10:00 – 13:00

13:00 – 16:00

David will take us on the journey of how he became a writer to enthuse and inspire his audience to read more books and write more stories!

Natural History Quiz & Campus Tour - booked

Events in 2018

Robotics workshop and campus tour - Friday 12 January 2018 - booked

Demonstration of a University robot and an interactive coding session, teaching your robot to move!

Art in Nature Workshop & Campus Tour - Thursday 18 January 2018 - available

Changing how children view the outdoors and getting them to be creative with what’s around them!

Robotics workshop and campus tour - Friday 19 January 2018 - booked

Demonstration of a University robot and an interactive coding session, teaching your robot to move!

Geology workshop and campus tour – Tuesday 23 January 2018 – booked

Learn more about rocks and fossils and how to distinguish which ones are which, by looking at their properties!

Computing workshop, history talk and campus tour –Wednesday 24 January 2018– booked

Computing choose from:

Mobile App Development for Android

Using the MITAppInventor students will be immersed into mobile app development. The platform is free and students can continue using it once they go home and/or at school premises.

Mobile App development for iOS

We will provide you with iPads or you can bring your own. You will be exposed to iOS development by using Playgrounds which is suitable from children of the age of 6. During the workshop we will explore how to make simple applications and give you guidance on how to find more information in your own time. This workshop will also be ideal if the schools have invested on iPads and would like to see what else they can do.

History talk – Learn more of the Salem Witchcraft Trials in this exciting talk!

Robotics workshop and campus tour - Friday 9 February 2018 - booked

Demonstration of a University robot and an interactive coding session, teaching your robot to move!

Robotics workshop and campus tour - Friday 16 February 2018 - booked

Demonstration of a University robot and an interactive coding session, teaching your robot to move!

Computing workshop, history talk and campus tour –Thursday 22 February 2018– booked

Computing choose from:

Mobile App Development for Android

Using the MITAppInventor students will be immersed into mobile app development. The platform is free and students can continue using it once they go home and/or at school premises.

Mobile App development for iOS

We will provide you with iPads or you can bring your own. You will be exposed to iOS development by using Playgrounds which is suitable from children of the age of 6. During the workshop we will explore how to make simple applications and give you guidance on how to find more information in your own time. This workshop will also be ideal if the schools have invested on iPads and would like to see what else they can do.

History talk – learn more of the Salem Witchcraft Trials in this exciting talk!

Art in Nature Workshop & Campus Tour - Friday 23 February 2018 - available

Changing how children view the outdoors and getting them to be creative with what’s around them!

Geology workshop and campus tour – Tuesday 27 February 2018 – available

Learn more about rocks and fossils and how to distinguish which ones are which, by looking at their properties!

Podiatry workshop and campus tour – Wednesday 7 March 2018 – available

During this session we introduce children to the important role their feet have for many of their favourite activities, introduce them to the names of the bones involved and discuss the role of a podiatrist. They will complete a workbook that they can take home, part of which records their data and graph from an investigation we run with them into ‘whether taller people have bigger feet’. Usually we all enjoy these activities and have lots to discuss throughout the session.

English Literature Workshop & Campus Tour - Wednesday 14 March 2018 - available

Computing workshop, history talk and campus tour – Thursday 22 March 2018– booked

Computing choose from:

Mobile App Development for Android

Using the MITAppInventor students will be immersed into mobile app development. The platform is free and students can continue using it once they go home and/or at school premises.

Mobile App development for iOS

We will provide you with iPads or you can bring your own. You will be exposed to iOS development by using Playgrounds which is suitable from children of the age of 6. During the workshop we will explore how to make simple applications and give you guidance on how to find more information in your own time. This workshop will also be ideal if the schools have invested on iPads and would like to see what else they can do.

History talk – learn more of the Salem Witchcraft Trials in this exciting talk!

Literacy event – Plymouth University with David Lawrence Jones – Tuesday 27 March 2018 – available

10:00 – 13:00

13:00 – 16:00

David will take us on the journey of how he became a writer to enthuse and inspire his audience to read more books and write more stories!

Geology workshop and campus tour – Tuesday 17 April 2018 – available

Learn more about rocks and fossils and how to distinguish which ones are which, by looking at their properties!

Computing workshop and campus tour – Tuesday 24 April 2018 – booked

Choose from:

Mobile App Development for Android

Using the MITAppInventor students will be immersed into mobile app development. The platform is free and students can continue using it once they go home and/or at school premises.

Mobile App development for iOS

We will provide you with iPads or you can bring your own. You will be exposed to iOS development by using Playgrounds which is suitable from children of the age of 6. During the workshop we will explore how to make simple applications and give you guidance on how to find more information in your own time. This workshop will also be ideal if the schools have invested on iPads and would like to see what else they can do.

English literature workshop & campus tour - Wednesday 16 May 2018 - available

Computing workshop and campus tour – Friday 18 May 2018 – booked

Choose from:

Mobile App Development for Android

Using the MITAppInventor students will be immersed into mobile app development. The platform is free and students can continue using it once they go home and/or at school premises.

Mobile App development for iOS

We will provide you with iPads or you can bring your own. You will be exposed to iOS development by using Playgrounds which is suitable from children of the age of 6. During the workshop we will explore how to make simple applications and give you guidance on how to find more information in your own time. This workshop will also be ideal if the schools have invested on iPads and would like to see what else they can do.

Geology workshop and campus tour – Tuesday 22 May 2018 – booked

Learn more about rocks and fossils and how to distinguish which ones are which, by looking at their properties!

Robotics workshop and campus tour - Friday 25 May 2018 - available

Demonstration of a University robot and an interactive coding session, teaching your robot to move!

Podiatry workshop and campus tour – Friday 1 June 2018 – available

During this session we introduce children to the important role their feet have for many of their favourite activities, introduce them to the names of the bones involved and discuss the role of a podiatrist. They will complete a workbook that they can take home, part of which records their data and graph from an investigation we run with them into ‘whether taller people have bigger feet’. Usually we all enjoy these activities and have lots to discuss throughout the session.

Robotics workshop and campus tour - Friday 8 June 2018 - booked

Demonstration of a University robot and an interactive coding session, teaching your robot to move!

Robotics workshop and campus tour - Friday 15 June 2018 - available

Demonstration of a University robot and an interactive coding session, teaching your robot to move!

Computing workshop, history talk and campus tour – Monday 18 June 2018 – booked

Computing choose from:

Mobile App Development for Android

Using the MITAppInventor students will be immersed into mobile app development. The platform is free and students can continue using it once they go home and/or at school premises.

Mobile App development for iOS

We will provide you with iPads or you can bring your own. You will be exposed to iOS development by using Playgrounds which is suitable from children of the age of 6. During the workshop we will explore how to make simple applications and give you guidance on how to find more information in your own time. This workshop will also be ideal if the schools have invested on iPads and would like to see what else they can do.

History talk – learn more of the Salem Witchcraft Trials in this exciting talk!

Geology workshop and campus tour – Tuesday 19 June 2018 – available

Learn more about rocks and fossils and how to distinguish which ones are which, by looking at their properties!

Robotics workshop and campus tour - Friday 29 June 2018 - booked

Demonstration of a University robot and an interactive coding session, teaching your robot to move!

Robotics workshop and campus tour - Friday 6 July 2018 - booked

Demonstration of a University robot and an interactive coding session, teaching your robot to move!

Computing workshop, history talk and campus tour – Thursday 12 July 2018 – booked

Computing choose from:

Mobile App Development for Android

Using the MITAppInventor students will be immersed into mobile app development. The platform is free and students can continue using it once they go home and/or at school premises.

Mobile App development for iOS

We will provide you with iPads or you can bring your own. You will be exposed to iOS development by using Playgrounds which is suitable from children of the age of 6. During the workshop we will explore how to make simple applications and give you guidance on how to find more information in your own time. This workshop will also be ideal if the schools have invested on iPads and would like to see what else they can do.

History talk – Learn more of the Salem Witchcraft Trials in this exciting talk!

Robotics workshop and campus tour - Friday 20 July 2018 - available

Demonstration of a University robot and an interactive coding session, teaching your robot to move!

Children's University graduations

Get all the way up to 100 stamps and we will give you a gold certificate, and not just that, we will invite you and your family along to Plymouth University where you will have a graduation!

Devon and Cornwall Children’s University graduations