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British Science Week 

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British Science Week 

8-17 March 2024

British Science Week is a celebration of science, technology and engineering, run by the British Science Association.

The theme for 2024 will be ‘Time’, which is key to many discoveries in science, technology and engineering. To celebrate British Science Week, we will be running several activities for teachers and students to explore Time in science.

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Bespoke campus visits

Explore our Colchester campus and our STEM facilities with bespoke campus visit. Your visit can include a range of talks and hands on sessions delivered to your students from across our departments of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Psychology and Sports, Rehabilitation and Exercise Science. 
Get in touch to book your campus visit!

Online pre-recorded videos

Online you will be able to find a wide range of pre-recorded lectures and taster talks from across our Science and Health faculty. You can access these at your convenience during British Science Week and share with others in your classrooms, in your student bulletins and with parents. If you are interested in the sessions we have delivered in previous years, you can access our showcase of videos online

Bespoke talks with our academic departments

Delivered by our enthusiastic academics, our taster sessions are designed to give your students a flavour of studying a STEM subject at undergraduate level, and to explore the pathways into different careers and the different types of courses available. Workshops are available across our Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Psychology and Sports, Rehabilitation and Exercise Science departments. These talks can be delivered as part of a campus visit or virtually via Zoom or Microsoft Teams to your classrooms. Get in touch to book a session!

Check back here closer to the event for more updates!

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Faculty of Science and Health

From designing a new software, working as a physiotherapist for an athlete, creating a vaccine to prevent a pandemic, manufacturing a renewable energy car or putting new satellites into space, there are thousands of exciting and well-paid opportunities for STEM graduates. At Essex, our Faculty of Science and Health houses over 150 STEM courses to help you to take your next steps into a STEM related career. 

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Smashing stereotypes in STEM workforce

We are joining the Smashing Stereotypes campaign that was launched by British Science Association to celebrate that diversity as part of British Science Week. It aims to encourage STEM workers to share their stories about what they do in their day-to-day work – to highlight the diversity of the STEM workforce, the broad range of jobs and careers available, and that scientists are just like other people.

Dr Alba Garcia, Dr Aline Villavicencio, Professor Maria Fasli, Research Student Anca Sticlaru and Research Officer Mays Al-Naday explain why they are proud to be part of the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering at Essex.

Meet Philip, our previous Head of Department for the School of Life Sciences, as he chats to Ellie about how he came to get in to science from a working class background in Bolton, how he deals with anxiety, and going down to his local for a pint.

Fun experiments to do at home

The British Science Association have created activity packs to help you get a taste of activities to run during British Science Week. Download the British Science Week activity pack (.pdf).