Secondary schools and colleges
Students in Years 7 to 11 and at sixth form can get a real taste of what it's like to work in electrical and electronic engineering by attending our special events.
Secondary school students can find out about our research on electricity, robotics and electronics by visiting our Science Extravaganza fair during British Science Week.
Sixth form and college students studying subjects related to our Department such as maths, physics and electronics can attend a Discover Day specifically tailored to introducing students to the art of engineering.
Additionally, we can arrange talks and demonstrations at schools and colleges. Connecting with the next generation of engineers and scientists is important to us, and we’re happy to visit you.
Our event highlights
Years 7 to 9
The Faculty of Science and Engineering's Science X fair is held during British Science Week in April. The fair is regularly visited by almost 1,000 pupils in Years 7 to 9 (and over 100 primary school pupils).
Our Department has exhibition stands at this event, and pupils can enjoy practical games and learn about how important electronics are in our everyday lives.
The annual IET Faraday Challenge is an engineering-based competition for schools, which the University takes a keen interest in. Students compete against one another on a nominated 'challenge day' to tackle real-life engineering problems.
Groups of Year 12 students visit our Discover Days to find out what connects their sixth form studies, our courses, and real-world electrical and electronic engineering.
At a previous Discover Day, students learnt about wearables - the next generation of miniaturised electronics.
Find out when our main faculty events take place, and how your students can get involved.
Head to the main University website to find information for teachers and careers advisers.
Get in touch with our outreach contacts to find out how you can work with the Department.