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STEM Outreach Team

University of Leeds School of Dentistry.

STEM Opportunities: March 2023

Welcome to our STEM Opportunities newsletter for teachers detailing upcoming events & information that may be of interest

The closing dates are rapidly approaching for our Year 12 Summer School. Please find out more below or here and circulate to student's who may be interested

For the latest on STEM Outreach events please visit our website here


Maths Summer School 2023

Tuesday 27 to Thursday 29 June 2023

Year 12 Maths Summer School designed to give students a sneak preview of preview of university life plus an insight into how mathematics develops at degree level. This residential will take place on campus at the University of Leeds

 Find out more about the 2023 Maths Summer School on our website here

Students should make individual applications here

Applications close soon! Sunday 26 March 2023


Biological Sciences Summer School

Wednesday 28 to Thursday 29 June 2023

The Faculty of Biological Sciences hosts FREE a summer school for year 12 students who are interested in exploring biological sciences at the next level and finding out where it can lead

Find out more about the 2023 Biological Sciences Summer School on our website here

Students should make individual applications here

Applications open until: Sunday 2nd April

Food Science Summer School

The School of Food Science and Nutrition runs an annual summer school for Year 12 students, which aims to give young scientists an introduction to this multidisciplinary science subject and find out more about studying the subject at the University of Leeds.

Find out more about the 2023 Food Science Summer School on our website here

Students should make individual applications here


Girls in Electonics

Girls into Electronics is a series of non-residential events that are being hosted by leading universities across the UK this summer, including University of Leeds. The events are ideal for girls in Year 11, 12 or 13, thinking about studying Electronics, Computer Science or Engineering. Participants will get the chance to hear from female staff and students at the university, and from female graduates working in the Electronics industry, have a tour of our facilities, and also get an introduction to microcontrollers. They can keep the microcontroller kit and get on-line support to complete a range of practical experiments.

If you are an individual student interested in attending, please use the link here to find the relevant event, and click through to reserve your place. The events are being organised by the United Kingdom Electronics Skills Foundation (UKESF), and are sponsored by Apple with the exception of a small booking fee of £20 per student. UKESF aim for their courses to be accessible to all, so if the booking fee is a barrier, or if you need support for travel costs, please get in touch before booking, via

If you are a teacher interested in organising a trip to this event, please use this form to book places. If you aren’t in a position to book yet, you can register your interest here and when you’re ready to secure places, the booking form can be completed. Your place at the event is not reserved until you have completed the booking form and been invoiced. However, if places are becoming limited for the event, UKESF will contact you. A discount on the booking fee can be arranged if you would like to bring a group of 5 or more students.

Tickets are limited and we expect there to be a high demand for places


Upskilling teachers of physics & building classroom confidence

FULLY FUNDED Subject Knowledge for Physics Teaching (SKPT) CPD from The Ogden Trust.

Booking is now open for the Atomic Physics and Forces modules for SKPT - blended learning CPD to upskill teachers of KS3/4 physics teaching without a physics specialism.

The SKPT programme will improve teacher subject knowledge and pedagogy and help teachers to develop skills and confidence to bring physics to life in the classroom.

Once a teacher has successfully completed a module their school will receive a £200 subsidy to help pay for teacher cover costs. 

Find out more here
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