School event highlights
Here is a selection of the school events the Faculty has organised or participated in. You might also be interested in our Community event highlights, where our science is showcased to members of the general public.
Science Stars Days 2013 ¦ July 2013
Over 200 pupils aged 12-14 from local schools came down to the Faculty of Life Sciences to find out what being a scientist is all about.
Discover Days ¦ July 2013
Discover Days give Year 12 pupils a chance to learn more about a specific life sciences subject area by spending a day at the University and attending lectures and practical sessions in the labs.
Life Sciences Pre-16 Work Experience Pilot ¦ July 2013
This summer saw the Faculty’s first formal Work Experience Programme for students under sixteen from schools across Manchester.
Royal Society Partnership Grant ¦ June 2012
Two groups of AS students from Loreto Sixth Form College in Moss Side visited the faculty. The students performed experiments to identify factors affecting chicken embryo heart development.
How to win Olympic Gold ¦ June 2012
Thirty Yr 8 pupils from Trinity High School in Hulme came to the University for an Olympic-themed morning.
Developmental Biology Day ¦ April 2012
Over 15 Heads of Biology from independent schools in the Northwest visited the Faculty of Life Sciences to find out more about Developmental Biology.
Cells, Senses and C. elegans ¦ March 2012
A selection of hands-on, interactive workshops focussing on exploring further different aspects of the A-Level syllabus relating it to current scientific research.
Aquascience Day ¦ March 2011
30 pupils from Matthew Moss High School in Rochdale came into the University to find out about the organisms that are found in lakes and rivers.
Science Stars Day ¦ July 2010
An opportunity for Year 8 & 9 pupils to meet real scientists and carry out experiments at The University of Manchester.
Discover Days ¦ June & July 2010
Four Discover Days were held in the Faculty of Life Sciences during June and July 2010. Discover Days give Year 12 students a chance to learn more about a specific life sciences subject area by spending a day in our teaching laboratories.
Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT) ¦ July 2009
The Specialist Schools and Academies Trust held their annual science conference in Manchester at the beginning of July and the Faculty of Life Sciences was able to contribute with a lunchtime practical session for biology teachers.
Y12 Summer School ¦ June & July 2009
The Faculty of Life Sciences helped to support The University of Manchester Academic Enrichment programme by providing academic sessions for the Year 12 summer school.
Microbiology Practical Day ¦ June 2009
Students from Priestley College visited the Faculty at the end of June for a Microbiology practical day
Murder at Manchester University ¦ May 2009
Pupils from St Christopher’s C.E. High School in Accrington help five Researchers in Residence to investigate a crime scene as part of a murder mystery.
National Science and Engineering Week ¦ March 2009
Postgraduate research students from the Faculty of Life Sciences visited 3 local secondary schools during National Science and Engineering week in March 2009.