Schools outreach

Summer school students

Engineering and computing outreach activities

If you’re the parent, carer or teacher of someone who already finds the world of engineering and computing as fascinating as we do or perhaps they’re just setting out on their adventure of discovery in this area, then let them know that they can join us at one (or all!) of the events we organise and deliver throughout the year. An ideal opportunity for them to try out our exciting activities and it’ll give them the chance to not only have fun and meet other like-minded people but also find out more about subjects and careers that could be perfect for them.

Below you’ll find the main events we run on campus and in schools. If you have any questions or would like any further information then please contact the Faculty’s Education Liaison Officer, Dr Kerry Baker.

On-campus summer schools

Headstart Summer School 
Organised by EDT, we have 30 places for Year 12 pupils to attend a four-day residential course to explore all areas of engineering, including computing.
Date: 27 June 2016

Inspire Summer School 
Organised by EDT, we have 30 places for Year 11 female pupils to attend a three-day residential course to explore all areas of engineering.
Date: 11 July 2016

Nuclear Engineering Summer School 
Organised by the Smallpeice Trust, we have 20 places for Year 12 school pupils to learn more about nuclear engineering on a four-day summer school.
Date: 18 July 2016

On-campus workshops

Places for the following workshops are allocated on a first come first served basis. For further details please contact the Faculty’s Education Liaison Officer, Dr Kerry Baker.

Computing workshop
The day starts with a computing workshop where Year 7-9 school pupils will develop their own mobile apps. This will be followed by a packed lunch (bring your own) in Parkinson Court and we’ll finish with a tour of the EPSRC National Facility for Innovative Robotics Systems
Date: tbc
Time: 10.00 - 14.00
Capacity: Maxiumum 16

Hacker day 
An electronics challenge for Year 10-12 school pupils. 
Date: July 2016

On-campus facility tour

Places for the following tour are allocated on a first come first served basis. For further details please contact the Faculty’s Education Liaison Officer, Dr Kerry Baker.

EPSRC National Facility for Robotics Systems
A one-hour tour of the EPSRC National Facility for Innovative Robotics Systems followed by a robotics activity for Year 6 school pupils.
Date: 12.00 - 14.00
Capacity: 30

If you’re bringing school pupils then you’ll have one week from confirmation of booking to ensure all permissions are in place from your school otherwise the places will be offered to the next school that applied.

In-school delivery

If you’d like more information or would like to book the delivery of a workshop or interactive lecture in your school, please email Dr Kerry Baker with the dates and times that suit you and we’ll do our best to accommodate your needs.

Engineering Explored (Workshop)
Age group: Years 10-12
Capacity: Max 50 (teams of 4/5)
Duration: 50-60 minutes

Into Engineering
Age group: Years 10-12
Capacity: No maximum
Duration: 30-50 minutes including questions

Please note, the majority of the engineering  and computing courses at the University of Leeds require an A-Level in mathematics, which means that the activities will be most appropriate for pupils with an aptitude for mathematics (as well as physics and chemistry). These activities do not cover apprenticeships and vocational routes in any detail.

External events

Kirkstall Abbey Festival
Join us at Kirkstall Festival to get your hands on a FREE copy of The Engineering Colouring Book, and help us colour in a GIANT page from the colouring book!
Date: Saturday 9 July 2016

Deershed Festival
A group of students and staff plan to attend this festival with hands-on, fun engineering activities suitable for all ages – come along and get involved!
Date: Late July 2016