Discover Days 2011
Over 100 school and college pupils visited the Faculty in July to take part in Discover Days. 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. A range of days were on offer covering different aspects of the life sciences; Biomedical Sciences, Anatomical Sciences, Immunology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Cell Biology and Microbiology.
Students undertook a range of experimental techniques in activities which included; testing for high cholesterol, fluorescence microscopy, restriction endonuclease digest of bacterial DNA, detecting worm infection by dissection of mouse intestines, building a model knee joint and analysing 'blood' and 'urine' samples to detect diabetes.
I loved the entire day, especially making the joints and the lecture. The day was entertaining and informative.
“It is a good insight into uni life.”
“It was enjoyable, it was hands on so kept me interested.”
“It helped me to decide whether the course was right for me.”
“It helped me to get a clear view of Manchester University and a Biosciences career.”
“It was informative and showed you more than an Open Day would.”
“Really enjoyed talking to experts and finding out about their careers as that's what I really wanted to know.”
“I think the day was useful in giving an insight into the topic and helped understand if you'd enjoy it.”
“It is fun to do whilst being very informative. Everything was good, would love to do it again.”
They also had the opportunity to look around the University and chat with student ambassadors to get a feel for life as a science undergraduate.
Many thanks to all those who made the days a success.
Discover Days are usually held in July and December. For more information and booking please see:
Take a look at last year's event...
Discover Days 2010