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Event: British Science Week 

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British Science Week 

10 - 19 March 2023
British Science Week is a celebration of science, technology and engineering, run by the British Science Association. 


The theme for 2023 will be ‘Connections’, looking at how scientists can work collaboratively. Here at the University of Essex our academics are always working together to carry out research and make developments that impact the world around us.

We are currently working on our plans for British Science Week 2023, and will be updating this page shortly with the details.

We welcome requests for bespoke live sessions for school groups. We encourage schools and colleges to get in touch to find out how we can support your STEM provision. In the meantime, please see our carefully prepared online resources to help your students and their university application journey. From personal statement guide, student life talk, student finance talk, to subject tasters, we are here every step of the way.

If you are interested in the sessions we have delivered in previous years, you can access our showcase of videos online.

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STEM Careers talks

Studying STEM subjects leads directly to a wide variety of rewarding career opportunities. 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.

Find out more

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 fun doesn’t stop during lockdown. Download British Science Week activity pack (.pdf).