Events for Schools and Colleges

Life Sciences Discovery Day

Student scubadividing and looking at plants

Please note the below event has now passed and bookings are closed. We will be planning our activities for next year soon and will update this page accordingly.

During the day students can explore Marine and Environmental Sciences and have the opportunity to learn about Essex’s unique coastal habitats, the ecology of plants, animals and microbes, and tour our research aquaria.

Students will also delve into Biomedical Science and Molecular Biology, from chemicals to genes, proteins and tissues, to discover how modern techniques can reveal the secrets of living things!

There will also be an opportunity to speak with current students, to answer any questions about studying a subject such as Life Sciences at University, and an opportunity to look around a university too.

The programme for the Life Sciences Discovery Day, including details of planned activities and timings for the day can be found below:

Time Activity
 9.30am  Arrivals
 10am Welcome Talk

Pathway 1- Marine and Environmental Sciences

Pathway 2 - Biomedical Science and Molecular Biology 


Pathway 1- Biomedical Science and Molecular Biology

Pathway 2 - Marine and Environmental Sciences

 12.30pm Lunch
 1pm Lab Results and Student Panel
 1.45pm Campus Tour
 2.30pm Depart

We are excited to offer a Taster Day Bursary for school groups attending this event!* School groups bringing 10 or more post-16 students can claim up to £150 towards their travel expenses.

*Please note, this offer is not available in conjunction with the Schools Membership travel bursary.

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