Activities for Schools
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.
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
Tue 06 August 2013
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
Contact our Science Partnership Officer to find out how your school can work with Lancaster's Science and Technology departments.
Dr Alan Darragh
Marketing and Recruitment Officer
Tel: 01524 594208
Marketing and Recruitment Assistant
Tel: 01524 594011
Mon 28 - Thu 31 July 2014
Charles Carter Building, Lancaster University
Geometry has been a major part of mathematics since the days of the Ancient Greeks. This residential summer school will explore some of the different questions arising from geometrical problems from 2000 years ago to the present day. Participants will meet concepts from university-level mathematics and experience what it is like to study mathematics though formulating problems precisely, looking at examples, generalising and applying logical argument and proof. Read more