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Online STEM Taster Day

What is the Online STEM Taster Day?

Discover what it’s like to study a STEM subjects at Lancaster University at our Online STEM Taster Day.

The STEM Taster Day takes place annually in June and is an amazing opportunity for you to discover what it is like to study a STEM subject at Lancaster University. Aimed at Year 12 students who are interested in pursuing a STEM-related subject at degree level, this event will equip you with a greater knowledge of your favourite subjects at higher education and provide an insight into university life, helping you to make better informed choices about what you would like to study when it comes to applying to university.

Tab Content: What does it involve?

During the event, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Take part in interactive subject lectures
  • Speak with our staff and current students
  • Tour key locations around our 560-acre campus 
  • Discover study options at Lancaster University

The following are example of previous subject sessions ran at the STEM Taster Day.




Biomedical testing and vaccinations


Brain Chemistry

Computer Science

How Deep is your Learning? Future Energy Implications of Artificial Intelligence in Society


Use of additive manufacturing to support the NHS Covid-19 response


Epidemiology and Q+A with Professor Chris Jewell (who has advised the Government on modelling the Covid-19 pandemic)


How physics can help in understanding coronavirus


Infancy and ageing


Tab Content: Why take part?

Our STEM Taster Day is an excellent opportunity to find out what it’s like to study at a highly-ranked, research-intensive university. By taking part in two taster lectures, you will gain a real insight into studying the subjects you are passionate about at degree-level. What’s more, you’ll have the opportunity to find out about the variety of course available and what you need to achieve in your current studies in order to progress onto studying at Lancaster University.

Tab Content: How do I get involved?

The 2020 STEM Taster Day has now taken place. Please contact us at outreach@lancaster.ac.uk for details of other available events and activities.