The Science and Engineering Showcase

What is the Science and Engineering Showcase?

The aim of the Science and Engineering Showcase is to raise students’ aspirations in science and technology subjects and demonstrate how exciting STEM can be at A level and in higher education. 
As well as having some fun, this is a unique opportunity for students to talk with current undergraduate students, PhD students and academics about what it’s like to study and work in STEM. 
On the day we will take over our on-campus marquee and fill it with interactive exhibits from across our Faculty of Science and Engineering. Students can move freely between stands, spending time at the exhibits that are of interest to them. 
Previous exhibits have ranged from Google Earth virtual reality to amazing invertebrates, arcade game technology to iceberg melting, bike powered recycling plastics to the Turing test, with something for everyone and plenty of opportunity for students to get hands on. This year's events will be confirmed in the following weeks.
We have listened to feedback from our July event and in order to better support and engage those older students who are making decisions about their future – from picking their options to taking their GCSE and A levels – we have chosen to extend their time on campus offering them not only the marquee session, but also a talk on why studying at university might be for them, campus tours and demonstrations in our facilities across campus. 
Date: Friday 20 January 2023 for secondary schools and sixth forms. 
Session times
  • 09:00 – 11:30 (Year 7–8)
  • 09:00 – 13:30 (Year 9–11)
  • 11:00 – 15:30 (Year 12–13)
Booking: Please book your place via this form.
Contact us for further information