Outreach

We engage with schools and colleges across the North West, supporting and inspiring pupils and teachers to try some hands-on computing, to hear about our research and to find out about life at university.

As technology becomes an increasingly significant part of our everyday lives, we believe that it is important that school-age children are taught to understand this technology and utilise it effectively.

With this in mind, we organise a number of events alongside the Computing At School initiative (CAS). This includes workshops in which we loan resources to schools, demonstrate how to use them, and encourage pupils and teachers to benefit from them. Equipment that we frequently lend out includes Sphero technology and BBC micro:bits.

Schools' Outreach

We engage with schools and colleges across the North West, supporting and inspiring students and teachers to try some hands-on computing, to hear about our research and to find out about life at university.

Computing At School

As part of the exciting new Computing At School initiative, we've been encouraging teachers, school children and the wider community to get involved as more schools are embracing computer science.

BBC micro:bit

The BBC micro:bit - a small, lightweight computer that was designed with the involvement of our Dr Joe Finney for a sole purpose: to encourage children to become a generation of digital creators rather than digital consumers.