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Working with Schools and Colleges

The Faculty of Science offers an exciting selection of workshops, talks and events throughout the year for primary, secondary and college students and teachers, stimulating an interest in, and deeper understanding of, the Sciences including Actuarial Sciences, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computing Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Geography, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Pharmacy and Physics.

Workshops, Talks and Events

Science Subject Workshops and Talks including Chemistry and Maths

Student Shadowing Scheme spending a day on campus with a current student, attending lectures, walking around the campus and eating lunch in one of our cafes

Sixth Form Conference Events available are regularly updated 

Activity Days including Computing and Pharmacy

Taster Lecture Series for sixth form and college students to spend an hour in a lecture learning more about a topic that interests them, followed by a campus tour with a current student

University Tasters including Year 13 Chemistry Taster Day with a lecture, tutorial and practical presented by some of the department’s 30 academic faculty

Competitions and the Salters' Festival of Chemistry including Chemistry and Maths

Mixed Subject Summer School for Years 9-11

Subject Specific Summer School for Year 12 in Chemistry and Pharmacy


Online Resources for Students

Preparing for University

Advice for Future Students


Science Bursaries for Students

Nuffield Research Placements (previously Nuffield Science Bursaries) is an initiative set up by the Nuffield Foundation providing Year 12 students with the opportunity to work alongside professional scientists (including quantitative social scientists), technologists, engineers and mathematicians.

Students in the first year of a post-16 science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) course are eligible to apply. Projects must have broadly scientific or technical content, but they don't have to be based in a laboratory. They might be office-based or include a lot of fieldwork, or they might focus on engineering, data science or computer science.

The Foundation particularly encourage students who don't have a family history of going to university or those students from low-income households. 

For information on how to apply contact Helen Spencer, Norfolk Nuffield Coordinator.

Previous UEA Nuffield Science Bursaries have included:

  • Cloning a gene from Salmonella
  • Mechanisms affecting fertility at extreme temperatures in insects
  • The development of carbon reduction pledges
  • A review of smart metering and survey options for energy
  • Small molecule screens in Xenopus tadpoles
  • The molecular mechanisms of skeletal muscle development
  • Expression and purification of coiled-coil peptides


Online Resources and Conferences for Teachers

BioChemistry - The Molecules of Life MOOC 

Kitchen Chemistry MOOC

Post 16 University Skills

Computing at School Norfolk Hub 

Engineering Events and Resources

Essential Support for Teachers

Annual FREE CPD Certified Teachers and Advisers' Conference with the latest information from HE experts and an opportunity to network with other professionals from across the sector.


If you are interested in these events, or would like to discuss ideas for other Science talks and workshops, please get in touch with Science Outreach

For more information about UEA please visit Studying at UEA


Working with Business

He Can We Can Calling local employers

Help inspire young males across Norfolk to aim high through our Inside Industry programme which aims to give young males a taste of life in the world of work and inspire them to aim high to achieve their career ambitions. Working class males are particularly under-represented at universities across the country and are out-performed by their female peers academically.




STEMNET is a national, Government-funded organisation set up to enhance the teaching and learning experience of the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) in schools and colleges. About STEMNET