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Welcome to Science Week

Science Week 2020 update

Due to the current situation, we have made the decision to postpone the remainder of the Science Week programme. This decision has not been made lightly, and the health and safety of our visitors, staff and students is of paramount importance. 
Please continue to monitor our website for further information and updates. We will be looking to reschedule events according to Public Health England advice and guidance.

  • On-Campus Activity

    Thank you for your interest in on-campus activity during Science Week 2020. Bookings are now closed.  

    Information about on-campus activity for Science Week 2021 will be available here later in the year.

    Confirmed Bookings

    Once your visit has been confirmed we will require you to download and complete the following documents:

    An Unaccompanied Conduct Agreement OR an Accompanied Conduct Agreement for each visit.

    A Pre-16 Photo/Video Permission Form OR Post-16 Photo/Video Permission Form for each attending student. Please inform us if a student cannot be photographed.

    Risk Assessment and Public Liability Insurance documents are available for your information.

    Completed forms should be returned to science-week@shu.ac.uk as soon as possible.

    Cancellation and Changes to Attendee Numbers

    Schools and Colleges must inform us of a cancellation or significant changes to attendee numbers at least 3 weeks before the scheduled visit. We reserve the right to recover any reasonable expenses in the event of late cancellation or failure to give notice of significant changes in the number of attendees (+/- 30%). Notice or any concerns should be sent to science-week@shu.ac.uk

  • Off-Campus Activity

    Thank you for your interest in off-campus activity during Science Week 2020. Bookings are now closed.  

    Information about off-campus activity for Science Week 2021 will be available here later in the year.

    Confirmed Bookings

    Once your visit has been confirmed we will require you to download and complete an Off Campus Conduct Agreement

    Risk Assessment and Public Liability Insurance documents are available for your information.

    Completed forms should be returned to science-week@shu.ac.uk as soon as possible.

    Cancellation and Changes to Attendee Numbers

    Schools and Colleges must inform us of a cancellation or significant changes to attendee numbers at least 3 weeks before the scheduled visit. We reserve the right to recover any reasonable expenses in the event of late cancellation or failure to give notice of significant changes in the number of attendees (+/- 30%). Notice or any concerns should be sent to science-week@shu.ac.uk

  • Public Events

    Science Week at Sheffield Hallam isn't just for Schools and Colleges! We have a number of events during Science Week 2020 which will be open to the public.

    Friday 6th March - SHU Gazing Live!

    Join Sheffield Hallam University and the Sheffield Astronomical Society for an evening of science and stargazing at one of Sheffield’s most picturesque pubs. This event is suitable for all ages. 

    POSTPONED - Discovery Night

    Discovery Night is back! Visit the University of Sheffield’s laboratories and lecture theatres for an evening of hands-on science for the whole family. They’ll be talks, exciting Science demonstrations and interactive activities for visitors of all ages. Discovery Night is based at The University of Sheffield, Firth Court and the Alfred Denny Building, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN

    Saturday 14th March - Geology walks with Peter Kennett

    Where on Earth did that come from?

    10.30 – 12.00, Sheffield Peace Gardens

    FA geological walkabout in Sheffield City Centre. The natural stone in the buildings of the city centre, can tell a fascinating story. Sheffield was once on the Equator, and much of England was once a hot desert. Did they choose wisely for the stone under the fountains? How much has the Earl of Shrewsbury lost since last year? Why is a "heathen" going in for a coffee? The route runs from the Peace Gardens to the Cathedral forecourt.

    Rock around Ecclesall Churchyard

    14:30 - 15:30, Ringinglow Road Sheffield

    No, not another pop festival among the tombs, but a peaceful walk around the other sorts of rock! Discover how the great and the good of Sheffield are commemorated and how well their memorials have stood up to the weather since.

    Free tickets for the walks can be booked at Eventbrite

    POSTPONED - Think Moor Eco

    Come and join local based scientists in Science Week. Learn about environmental chemistry with hands on demonstarations; understand more about the climate change effects on our oceans and discover how chemistry can help to solve the problems our planet faces.

    POSTPONED - Explore! Science, Engineering and More

    Join us for our popular interactive family event as part of Science Week at Sheffield Hallam. This fantastic exhibition, delivered by staff and students, showcases research in biology, chemistry, forensic science, engineering and health. There will be plenty to capture the imagination of all ages from hands-on activities to demonstrations, crafts and competitions. Throughout the day we will also be giving mini talks, tours of the research centre and new for this year, bookable mini masterclasses, all of which are fun and accessible for all ages. All masterclasses and tours will be available to book on the day.

    Please note this event is registered with the Children's University, if you bring along your passport you can achieve 1 hour of CU credits.

    POSTPONED - Laughter Hours

    Featuring bitesize lectures from leading academics across the University, the evening will explore Sheffield Hallam's pioneering research in sport and health sciences, supported by The Antics; resident improv troupe at Sheffield's Montgomery Theatre and Edinburgh Fringe regulars.

    Back by popular demand and introduced by Prof Wayne Cranton, Dean of Research, Laughter Hours will be a whistle-stop tour of some of Sheffield Hallam's most exciting research, delivered by the academics leading the way.

    No scientific knowledge required; just a spark of curiosity!

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