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Festival of Science returns to Wolverhampton with a bang

Festival of Science returns to Wolverhampton with a bang

The University of Wolverhampton annual two-day festival, SciFest 2023, is all set to spark interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). 

SCI-FEST, now in its eleventh year, will play host to 1,600 school pupils from over 20 schools around the region on Friday 7 July 2023. 

A community day will also be held at the City Campus in Wolverhampton on Saturday 8 July 2023 between 9.30 am and 4.00 pm, offering a range of free workshops, interactive science shows, experiments, games and drop-in activities – all designed to bring STEM subjects to life.  All ages are welcome. 

Visitors can experience the amazing world of STEM, explore physics, investigate biochemistry or even see the technology in the armed forces and take part in almost 100 different hands-on STEM activities in the courtyard discovery zone.  

Exhibitors include the British Army, Twycross zoo, West Midlands police, The institute of physics, The Royal Biological Society, The Biochemical Society, RAF Museum Midlands, The STEM Workshop and many more organisations who will show that careers in STEM are for everyone.  

University academics will be exploring aspects of STEM in the creative industries and heath care, exploring architecture and the built environment, amazing you with maths, investigating biomedical science, delving into pharmacy, solving crimes with forensic science and making the world of life science literally come to life before your eyes.  

Dr Martin Khechara, Associate professor for Engagement in STEM at the University, said: “The SciFest festival is our way of reaching out to schools, colleges and the local community to engage people in STEM activities and get them interested in science, technology, engineering and maths to show them that STEM is someone for everyone no matter who you are or where you come from."

“We’ve got a whole host of activities for people to do - an opportunity to see the earth like you have never seen it before with the explorer dome crew, watch our amazing science magician, Matt Pritchard fool the mind with optical illusions on stage as part of his brilliant show, cook breakfast using an audience controlled robot with Fox dog studio’s and explore unbelievable science with the amazing Morgan and West .” 

Professor David Proverbs, Dean of the Faculty of Science & Engineering at the University, said: “The idea behind SciFest is to engage the community and showcase that science and technology is exciting and fun.  We hope that, as well as enjoying what is on offer, people will learn something new as well. 

“The University has invested over £100 million in new facilities for its Science and Engineering Faculty and interest in our STEM courses is increasing every year.” 

Booking in advance is required for the Family Day and tickets are available here. Follow the team on Facebook @wlvscifest and Twitter @WlvSciFest or contact them for more information by email: 

Anyone looking to study at the University of Wolverhampton should register for one of our Open Days. 


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