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Welcome to Science Week

Science Week at Sheffield Hallam is back!

From the 9th to 21st of March 2020, we’ll once again be offering a programme of inspiring and free events to schools, colleges and the public as part of British Science Week. 

Science Week at Sheffield Hallam aims to celebrate science and engineering and more, through a diverse programme that will fascinate, entertain and engage children, young people and adults. Talks, masterclasses, events and community activity, led by experts, will be available at the University and within schools and colleges. 

 

Want to get involved?  

  • On-Campus Activity

    The table below shows details of sessions taking place at Sheffield Hallam University for School and College groups over Science Week 2020. For further details, please download our Science Week Programme.

    Bookings for Science Week 2020 are now open! 

    Please email science-week@shu.ac.uk for bookings.

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    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

    Due to an unprecedented number of bookings we are now at capacity for many of our off campus masterclasses. Still available are:

    Marvellous Map Making - The use of maps and access to maps has increased considerably. The session will look to briefly explore the history of maps before developing an understanding of map requirements. Pupils will have the opportunity to develop sensory maps of their journey to school.

    A Rocky Visit to the Graveyard and Back - If you have a churchyard near your school, it can become an invaluable resource for teaching the Earth 'bit' of the National Curriculum. After an introductory session of 20 minutes at school, pupils set off for the graveyard where they may practise their rock recognition skills. Headstones are all dated, and encourage investigations into rates of weathering. Above all, it’s fun, and children love going outside for a change!

    Please email science-week@shu.ac.uk for bookings.

    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.

    Tuesday 10th March - Raspberry Jam

    More information about this event will be available soon

    Thursday 12th March - Laughter Hours

    19:00 - 21:00, City Campus, Sheffield Hallam University

    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!

    A booking link will be available soon. Ticket price TBC

    Friday 13th March - Astronomy Evening

    More information about this event will be available soon

    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

    Saturday 21st March - Explore! Science, Engineering and More

    11:00 - 16:00, City Campus, Sheffield Hallam University

    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.

    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.

    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.

    This is a free event. A 'register your interest' link will be available soon.

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