New STEM Opportunities and Events

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STEM Outreach Team

University of Leeds School of Dentistry.

STEM Opportunities: May 2023

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

For the latest on STEM Outreach events please
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Fluid Dynamics Photography Competition for KS2/3 students

The CDT for Fluid Dynamics at the University of Leeds are continuing the annual photography competition now for KS2 & KS3 students (or equivalent).  This year students are invited to submit entries that relate to the theme of “Fluids in Nature”.  Entries could be a photograph, video or GIF alongside a description (max. 200 words). Prizes are available for the best entries as judged by researchers at the University of Leeds.

To register interest please fill out this online form

See the annual competition pack to find out more about the competition, learn about fluid dynamics in nature and see example entries for guidance.

For any other information email

Deadline for entries – Friday 9 June 2023

Year 12 ChemEng Taster Day

Monday 5 June 2023

We are running a bespoke chemical engineering taster day for Y12 students who are studying a level maths and either maths or chemistry.

If you have a group of students you'd like to bring please contact Sarah on

UKESF Girls into Electonics

Tuesday 4 July 2023

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.

The University of Leeds event takes place on Tuesday 4 July 2023


If you are an individual student interested in attending, please use this link  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


An Introduction to Electronic Engineering

Free Online Course on FutureLearn

Developed by the UKESF in collaboration with the University of Birmingham, this three-week course introduces the fundamentals of Electronics. The course covers key theoretical and practical concepts via interactive examples, including the basics of component level design from resistors to amplifiers, investigating how we power satellites in space and examining real-world control systems in action.

The aim of the course is to introduce you to the exciting subject of Electronic Engineering and to provide insights, ahead of potential study at university or college, or as part of an apprenticeship.

By the end of the course, you will have explored real world Electronic systems and their components, experienced how Electronics is used in the context of different systems and developed your own skills in analysing, designing, and producing your own circuits.

This course is designed for pupils aged 15-18 who are considering studying Electronics and Engineering at either university or college.

Access to this course is free via FutureLearn

UCAS Update Webinar

Wednesday 24 May 4-5pm on Zoom

We would like to invite you to the University of Leeds UCAS Update webinar taking place on Wednesday 24 May 4-5pm on Zoom.

Ross Sanger, Digital Learning Developer at UCAS will join us to provide an update for teachers and advisors on:

  • the application process

  • key deadlines throughout the cycle

  • 2022 applicant trends

  • an overview of the reference process

  • available resources

Register via our Microsoft Form

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