Discover Days 2013
The Faculty’s Discover Day saw 60 Year Twelve students from across Greater Manchester take part in exciting practical sessions at the University and Manchester Museum. Students found out about Biology-related courses, the type of careers available to them as graduates, and the cutting-edge research taking place in our labs.
Life Sciences offer a broad range of subjects. With this in mind, the day was designed to give the students a taste of just a few of the different subject areas they could study if they chose a degree in this field.
Students took part in a variety of interactive workshops. The genetics workshop discussed contentious issues surrounding major advances in technology which underpin the future of genomics in healthcare. Students explored the complex mechanics of the musculoskeletal system of the human body in a fascinating anatomy and physiology practical. Finally, they dipped into a zoology-based workshop, discovering animal adaptations in the Living Worlds Gallery at Manchester Museum.
There was also a lecture on Developmental Biology, the fascinating study of how we develop from a single cell to a complete organism. The lecture answered questions such as:
- Why does the head always form where it does?
- Will we ever be able to make replacement parts for the human body?
- Can understanding development lead to novel treatments for cancer, IVF and congenital birth defects?
The day ended with an overview of career options when entering the exciting field of Life Sciences at The University of Manchester. The students enjoyed the meetings and the practical sessions throughout the day.
I loved the entire day, especially making the joints and the lecture. The day was entertaining and informative.
“Gives a deeper understanding of University in general, and options and choices available.”
“Very informative and enjoyable, and helps decision making.”
Take a look at past events...
Discover Days 2011
Discover Days 2010