Gifted and Talented school pupils attend University Workshop

Gifted and Talented STEM workshopThe University’s ‘Gifted and Talented STEM workshop’ saw 75 local school pupils studying Key Stage 4 Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects spend the day at the University’s Faculty of Science and Engineering, on its City Campus on Thursday 8 May. 

Year 10 students from Schools such as; Bishop Milner Catholic College, Castle High School, Crestwood School, High Arcal School and Thorns Community College attended the event.

The event aimed to inspire pupils and raise awareness about career opportunities in STEM and explore how the subject areas have encouraged the way we live and work today.

Students attended ‘taster sessions’ in a variety of STEM subjects whereby university lecturers showcased their subject area in ‘hands-on’ practical activities for students to engage in.

Dr Petula Nurse, Head of STEM Outreach and Community Engagement and Principal Lecturer in Biomedical Science said: “We are targeting GSCE students and showing them how the STEM subjects feed into their everyday life whether it is Pharmacy, chemistry, construction, health, forensics or technology.

“We hope this has inspired them to consider continuing their education in STEM subjects at A level and beyond and to consider a career in the STEM area.”

Overall, the pupils experienced a taste of university life after meeting STEM professionals while discussing their intentions to study and explore a variety of exciting career opportunities.

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For more information please contact Danielle Taylor in the Media Relations Office on 01902 322448

Date Issued: 9 May 2014

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