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Activities for Schools

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Opportunities exist throughout the year for school and college students to visit the Faculty of Science and Technology, try some hands-on science and find out about life at university.

In recent years we've run activities for National Science and Engineering Week and Chemistry Week, as well as our popular Science and Technology Taster Days, which take place each July.

On a more specialised level, there is great scope for visiting and working with with individual departments, through schemes like Engineering's Wave Power Challenge.

If you have an idea for a project involving one of our departments please get in touch.

Next generation's brightest have eyes opened to breadth of mathematics

Next generation's brightest have eyes opened to breadth of mathematics

This Spring, Lancaster University's inaugural Royal Institution Mathematics Masterclasses have brought the region's best GCSE maths pupils together to explore mathematics beyond their curriculum and discover that "maths isn't as difficult as you think - it's all about seeing patterns". Read more

Wed 26 March 2014

Talented young mathematicians get the measure of Lancaster

Talented young mathematicians get the measure of Lancaster

Thirty of the UK's most talented young mathematicians came to Lancaster last week for a 4-day residential Headstart summer school, funded by the Engineering Development Trust. Read more

Tue 06 August 2013

Sixth-form students send balloon to the edge of space in collaboration with The Ogden Trust

Sixth-form students send balloon to the edge of space in collaboration with The Ogden Trust

At 11am on Friday 28th June, three sixth-form students (Ben Bancroft, Jake Greenwood, and Samuel Bancroft) from William Howard School in Brampton, Cumbria, launched a helium-filled high-altitude weather balloon with a payload packed with scientific measuring instruments. Read more

Wed 03 July 2013