POST 16 SESSIONS

Below you’ll find the sessions suitable for students in years 12 and 13, during Science Week 2021 with Sheffield Hallam University

Bookings for Science Week 2021 with Sheffield Hallam University are now closed.

Thank you to everyone who has enquired or made bookings this year.

If you have missed out on making a booking or, would like to see a session again, many of the talks and activities will be recorded and made available to request in the coming weeks. For more information, see our RECORDED SESSIONS page.

APRENTICESHIP SESSIONS

Degree Apprenticeships

Age: Y12-Y13+

Date: Thursday 11th March

Time: 13:30-14:15

Location: Virtual

Learn how degree apprenticeships work, the subject areas available, and where to find vacancies, then hear from a current degree apprentice about their experience on this route.

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ENVIRONMENT SESSIONS

Me and My Degree: Ecology

Age: Y12-Y13

Date: Tuesday 9th March

Time: 13:00-13:30

Location: Virtual

Me & My Degree is an interactive 20-30 minute session designed for students to engage with an alumni or role model from who studied at University. The session allows students to consider relevant pathways and careers.

The Changing Earth

Age: Y12

Date: Friday 12th March

Time: 10:00-10:45

Location: Virtual

From climate change today to the greenhouse climate of Jurassic dinosaurs, the environment is always changing. Physical fossils, like woolly mammoth bones and trilobite shells, reveal some of these changes. Chemical fossils, using proteins and fats left behind by animals and bacteria, can tell us even more. We’ll look at how the Earth has changed over time, and what tools we used to discover this.

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HEALTH SESSIONS

Musculoskeletal Assessment

Age: Y12-Y13

Date: Thursday 11th March

Time: 15:00-15:45

Location: Virtual

This session hopes to provide an overview of the following: How bones heal, different types of fractures (breaks) and how they might occur and how we might care for a child who must be admitted to hospital because they have sustained a fractur (broken a bone) There will be opportunity to look at some x-rays and discuss the x-rays to see if the type of fracture can be identified. We will also think about what might have caused the fracture. We will look at a case study about a child who is in hospital because of a fracture and discuss how such a child might be cared for.

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MATHEMATHICS SESSIONS

Complexity from Simplicity, Order From Chaos

Age: Y12-Y13

Date: Tuesday 9th March

Time: 15:00-15:45

Location: Virtual

This session will introduce the notion of a cellular automaton (a grid of ‘alive’ and ‘dead’ cells) and explore their behaviour, in particular, how they can evolve over many time steps to produce complex and orderly patterns, even if the underlying rules are spectacularly simple and the initial pattern is messy and random. 

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SCIENCE SESSIONS

Me and My Degree: Social Science

Age: Y12-Y13

Date: Thursday 11th March

Time: 10:30-11:00

Location: Virtual

Me & My Degree is an interactive 20–30-minute session designed for students to engage with an alumni or role model from who studied Criminology and sociology at University. The session allows students to consider relevant pathways and careers as well as understand how the alumni or role model navigated the various opportunities that are available to you when you leave school. 

Study Science at University

Age: Y12-Y13

Date: Flexible

Time: Flexible

Location: Virtual

Booking: science-week@shu.ac.uk

An opportunity for a group of your students to talk with bioscience and chemistry lecturers about studying science at university. These sessions will last approximately 30 minutes and include a talk by a university academic followed by an interactive Q&A session. Choose from Biomedical Science, Biology, Human Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry or a combination. Sessions aimed at target groups of students e.g. BAME.

Please note: This session is available for school bookings only

Faking Bad

Age: Y12-Y13

Date: Friday 12th March

Time: 14:00-14:45

Location: Virtual

For those of you studying GCSE/A-level Psychology, no doubt you have already been introduced to the phenomena of memory. You’ll have learned how patients with a variety of conditions such as dementia or traumatic brain injury may have acquired problems with their memory and the myriad of ways in which this may manifest itself. However, in this session I’ll introduce you to the possibility that some people may be intentionally and deliberately faking difficulties with their memory due to some external incentive (e.g. financial compensation). Detecting such behaviour is not that straightforward, and I’ll run through some of the more recent innovative methods that hold some promise – including the use of eye tracking.

The Two Hands of Nature

Age: Y12-Y13

Date: Tuesday 9th March

Time: 16:00-16:45

Location: Virtual

Talk about existence of natural products on earth in two stereochemical forms as enantiomers. Life on earth is specific in terms of utility of these two stereoisomers. Sugars use one stereochemistry whilst the amino acids which are building blocks of life use the other stereochemistry. Amazing properties of natural substances due to their different stereochemistries. Example , lemons and oranges which have the same molecules but in opposite stereochemistries and hence different smells.

SPORT SESSIONS

Sport at SHU

Age: Y12-Y13

Date: Monday 8th March

Time: 13:00-14:00

Location: Virtual

The Sports industry is a huge market and covers lots of areas, from elite performance to community coaching, fashion products to fitness apps and include all aspects of business and finance. Come along to our Sports overview where we will showcase all of the available routes into Sport from across our departments as well as a snapshot into participation and experience opportunities. 

Me and My Degree: Sport Science

Age: Y12-Y13

Date: Weds 10th March

Time: 10:30-11:00

Location: Virtual

Me & My Degree is an interactive 20-30 minute session designed for students to engage with an alumni or role model from who studied Sport Science at University. The session allows students to consider relevant pathways and careers as well as understand how the alumni or role model navigated the various opportunities that are available to you when you leave school. 

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TECHNOLOGY SESSIONS

Secret Codes Cryptography

Age: Y12-Y13

Date: Tuesday 9th March

Time: 14:00-14:45

Location: Virtual

This short activity will use Python to create a computer program that can encode and decode secret messages.  This session is open to anyone, with or without coding experience.

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