The University of Sheffield

Event: Exploring STEM at the University of Sheffield

Wednesday 28th February

Changing aspirations for under-represented students at the University of Sheffield.

The annual event, previously known as ‘Exploring STEM for Girls’, will be taking place in the Octagon on Wednesday 28th February 2024, and is open to Y9-Y11 students from Sheffield and the surrounding area.

We are very keen that this event continues to inspire girls, non-binary and trans students, that a career in engineering or science is for them and that pre-conceived barriers or stereotypes should not hold them back. We also want to encourage students from other areas that are not equally represented in the field of Science and Engineering to consider these opportunities too.

Throughout the day students will take part in a range of fun and interactive experiments, such as earthquake simulators, stretching Maoam and creating objects using 3D printing pens.

Sixteen departments within the Faculties of Engineering and Science are involved with the event as well as the LGBTQ+ society, the Careers Service, the AMRC and various student led projects. Students have the opportunity to engage with academic staff, postgraduate and undergraduate students to find out first-hand what life is like in Higher Education.

“Our Exploring STEM event is primarily for students and an opportunity for them to discover the vast array of careers available to them but we also run this event to support teachers to better understand the endless possibilities arising from studying STEM and to effectively communicate these opportunities to their students.” – Jack Forrest, (Organiser 2023)

The Event will take place in the Octagon, Wednesday 28th February.

There are two sessions, Session 1 (9:30am – 12pm) and Session 2 (12:30pm – 3pm).

If you are interested in booking places for your school, please follow the register link or contact referencing ‘Exploring STEM’

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  • On-campus

The Octagon Centre, Clarkson Street, Sheffield S10 2TQ

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