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 October, November and December 2017

Apple store workshop - Monday 9 October 2017 - booked

Schools can choose from a number of different workshops, please email us for more information

Devon Children’s University Graduations at Plymouth University – Tuesday 17 October 201

Devon Children’s University Graduations at Plymouth University – Wednesday 18 October 2017

Devon Children’s University Graduations at Plymouth University – Thursday 19 October 2017

 Computing workshop and campus tour – Friday 20 October 2017 – available

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.

Make and take - Drakes Reservoir - Thursday 26 October 2017

No need to book, just turn up to this make and take event from 11:00 - 14:00.

Apple store workshop - Monday 30 October 2017 - booked

Schools can choose from a number of different workshops, please email us for more information.

Chemistry of sweets and explosions workshop and campus tour – Monday 30 October 2017 – booked

Robotics workshop and campus tour - Friday 3 November 2017 - available

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

Geology workshop and campus tour – Tuesday 7 November 2017 – booked

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

ESRC Festival of Science - psychology event - Tuesday 7 November 2017 - available

The activities show what research tells us about how memory works and how we can create a prosocial environment.

Podiatry workshop and campus tour – Friday 10 November 2017 – 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.

 ESRC Festival of Science – robotics event – Saturday 11 November 2017 – available

Please email us to book your individual place!

Chemistry of sweets and explosions workshop and campus tour – Monday 13 November 2017 – booked

Mathematics with bubbles lecture and campus tour - Thursday 16 November 2017 – available

10:30 – 12:15

12:30 – 14:15

Soap films and bubbles are beautiful but, surprisingly, they can also be used to solve problems that occur in nature, science and modern technology. This is all based on understanding why bubbles are round. The talk will explore regular shapes, modern architecture, how whales hunt and the shortest ways to connect points. We will try not to trap anyone permanently inside a bubble…

Mathematics workshop – Friday 17 November 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?

Year 7 Open Day - Thursday 23 November 2017 - booked

Roundrobin of activities in different subject areas for year 7's.

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

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!

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 - available

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!

Events in 2018

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

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

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

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 - available

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

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

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– available

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 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.

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.

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

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 – 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 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 - available

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 - available

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

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

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