Science & Technology Taster Day

Each year, over 200 pupils from different schools get a taste of what it’s like to study STEM subjects at Lancaster University.

The annual Science and Technology Taster Day, taking place on Friday 30th June 2017, welcomes year twelve pupils on to campus to take part in a variety of different lectures and practical workshops, giving them a glimpse of life at a top UK University.

Below are the types of sessions that students signed up to at a previous Taster Day:

  • Geography – food localism and the edible campus initiative
  • Computing and Communications - build and program your own Persistence of Vision Display
  • Mathematics and Statistics - the mathematics of code-breaking
  • Physics - quantum physics
  • Engineering - is your cuppa still hot or not?
  • Psychology - the science of psychology
  • Environmental Science - bringing volcanoes into the laboratory
  • Chemistry - identification of unknown chemicals
  • Biological Sciences - DNA taster session – a modern “Whodunit?”
  • Biological Sciences - plant biology and climate change
  • Student Life Finance – what is it like to be a student at Lancaster?

 Student feedback

  • “I enjoyed the psychology sensory activities role-playing from the perspective of a toddler which gave me a greater appreciation and understanding of how fun the exploration of psychology can be”
  •  “I found the day gave me lots of scope to help confirm the right subject/course at HE”
  •  “The practical work was insightful and fun”
  •  “It was great being able to see and use the facilities”
  •  “The opportunity to explore the subjects”
  •  “I got a good feel for life at Lancaster”

If you would like to be a part of this fantastic event then please contact Mica Budd - or call 01524 594011 - to register your interest. On registering you will receive further information on upcoming sessions and timings. We receive registrations as school groups and also as individual students.