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STEM Outreach Team
STEM Opportunities Newsletter February 2021
STEM Opportunities is our monthly newsletter for teachers which details upcoming events and information that may be of interest.

Check out our most recent issue below and subscribe here to receive future updates!
The University of Leeds are partnering with In2scienceUK this year. The In2scienceUK programme gives Year 12 students meaningful experiences and expert insights beyond the classroom to support progression to diverse careers within science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).  Through connecting students to experts from across STEM virtually and in-person, the programme gives them the guidance they need to confidently choose their career pathway and produce high-quality UCAS and apprenticeship applications.
More information about the programme can be found here and interested students can apply here.
The application deadline is 9th April 2021
This year we will again be offering online Summer Schools for students in Year 12.

We will be offering summer schools in Biological Sciences, Food Science & Nutrition and Mathematics. 

Applications for the STEM Summer Schools will open soon. For now please explore these events and register your interest via the links below.
Express your interest here and find out more about the Biological Science, Food Science and Mathematics Summer Schools.
Our Leeds Loves STEM student ambassadors have recorded short videos detailing the courses they are studying at Leeds, why they chose the University, the highlights of their time at University so far and their future career plans.

The videos may be of special interest to Key Stage 4&5 students thinking about the next step. 

To view the videos and find out more about booking our ambassadors for online talks, please follow the links below.
Watch our ambassador videos here and find out more about more about booking our ambassadors here 
STEM Lecture Series 1
For students in Years 11 / 12 / 13 interested in areas relating to Biology and Chemistry.

Weekly online sessions every Wednesday from 24th Feb - 31st March 2021, 4.15pm - 5.15pm

An opportunity to hear from researchers in STEM and expand your knowledge in a range of topics, including antibiotic resistance, marine science, climate and sports science, and meet our undergraduates to find out more about studying STEM degrees at Leeds.
Meet our first speaker Charlotte here, and you can get further details of the series and register your interest here.
UK Food Science Webinar: Flipping Great: Perfect Pancake Science
Tuesday 16 February 2021, 5pm-6pm

Free online webinar for Key Stage 3 students and their families.

Shrove Tuesday is often referred to as 'pancake day' within the UK. Whilst everyone else is considering what toppings to have on their pancakes, why don't you join us to uncover all the brilliant science that helps create the pancakes and accompaniments we all love and enjoy.
To find out more and to register for the event please click here
Virtual Physics Work Experience Week
Monday 26 - Friday 30 July 2021

A chance for Year 12 students to explore fascinating Physics topics, meet world-leading experts and get a taste of what life as a researcher is like, hosted by the Universities of York, Leeds and Sheffield. 

Applications must be submitted by the end of Tuesday 4 May and successful applicants will be contacted by Friday 21 May.
Find out more here and apply for a place here
This update is provided by the STEM Outreach Team at the University of Leeds, supporting students applying to all STEM courses.

Please forward this on to any colleagues who may be interested in the opportunities we have to offer. They can also sign up to receive updates using
this link.

The next issue of STEM Opportunities will be released in the week of March 8 2021


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