The Bug Hunt is a fun and interactive session which illustrates how microorganisms can be transferred from one surface to another, thereby showing the importance if infection control and hand washing. These sessions take place at SciFest during the Summer.
These activities revolve around the five senses - sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch e.g. blindfolding activity. These sessions will focus on Learning Disabilty Nursing and can be requested and are carried out in our highly equipped professional sensory room at Walsall Campus.
This interactive session provides information for students about Public Health and gives them the opportunity to explore their artistic side by creating a Health-focused poster. The session is requested by schools and is delivered by one of our health academics.
Primary Sportfest is a fun-filled day of activities tailored for 7 - 11 year olds and usually takes place around Easter time. Sport, physical activity and health focused sessions offered throughout the day include Dance and Physical Activity and Communication and Leadership skills. All activities will be validated as part of the Children's University, culmulating in a celebration of achievement at the close of the day.
The University host this annual event for girls from local schools, to help inspire them to positively engage in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects through interactive workshops and activities.
Over 100 girls from local Primary schools have visited the University (across two days) for our ‘Girls 4 Science’ events and they have enjoyed activities such as creating fingerprints, looking at cells, exploring the brain and much more!
Our annual Children's Conference works in collaboration with some of the university's partnership schools and usually takes place in July. The aim of the conference is to give children from Year 5 or 6 a taster day of life at university. At some of our past events, we have welcomed 120 eager primary school students, and adopted a vibrant 'Celebration of the Nations' theme of activities, led by initial teacher education trainees, university staff and current students. They successfully incorporated art, science, drama, maths trail, PE and music into activities such as Aboriginal art, Samba music and Brazilian Football.
Our Support Careers Days help young people reach their potential by getting them interested and thinking about their future paths.