SECONDARY SESSIONS

Below you’ll find the sessions suitable for students in years 7-11, 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.

ENGINEERING SESSIONS

Design the Ultimate Frisbee

Age: Y7-Y10

Date: Weds 10th March

Time: 11:00-12:00

Location: Virtual

Explore the Aerodynamic Design of a Spinning Sports Disc! Ever wondered about the aerodynamics of Frisbee flight? This masterclass will go into the maths and physics involved in Frisbee design. 

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ENVIRONMENT SESSIONS

Environmental Science Roadshow

Age: Y7-Y9

Date: Monday 8th March

Time: 13:00-13:30

Location: Virtual

This 25 min session looks into careers and social interest in environmental science. With opportunities for students to interact via microphone or the chat function it is a great intro into environmental studies and really bring the topic alive.  

Me and My Degree: Ecology & Conservation

Age: Y7-Y11

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: Y10-Y11

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.

Construction: Building the Future

Age: Y9-Y11

Date: Weds 10th March

Time: 09:15-10:00

Location: Virtual

An introduction to the various, diverse and interesting careers in construction and how they shape the places we live including how buildings work and the opportunity for audience questions.

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE SESSIONS

Heal or No Heal

Age: Y9

Date: Monday 8th March

Time: 11:00-11:45

Location: Virtual

Adapted for a virtual audience, Heal or No Heal takes a gameshow-style approach to careers in Health and Social Care. This interactive session introduces students to Health and Social Care professions including Midwifery, Nursing and many more.

Heal or No Heal

Age: Y9

Date: Thursday 11th March

Time: 11:00-11:45

Location: Virtual

Adapted for a virtual audience, Heal or No Heal takes a gameshow-style approach to careers in Health and Social Care. This interactive session introduces students to Health and Social Care professions including Midwifery, Nursing and many more.

Musculoskeletal Assessment

Age: Y10-Y11

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: Y10-Y11

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. 

Using vectors to understand the effects of gravity

Age: Y9-Y10

Date: Weds 10th March

Time: 14:00-14:45

Location: Virtual

Based on standard algebraic techniques used at school-level, this session is designed to introduce the ideas of vectors by considering the horizontal and vertical motion of a snooker ball. Vectors are an important part of STEM degrees, and this session aims to encourage pupils to consider studying maths and sciences at a higher level. 

Accounting and Finance Roadshow

Age: Y7-Y9

Date: Friday 12th March

Time: 13:00-13:30

Location: Virtual

This 25-minute session is design to give students an introduction into the careers around the accounting and finance sector. The session has an interactive activity and will focus on fraud investigation.  

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NUTRITION & HOSPITALITY SESSIONS

Nutrition Roadshow

Age: Y7-y9

Date: Thursday 11th March

Time: 13:00 – 13:30

Location: Virtual

This 25 min session is an introduction into careers within the nutrition sector. The session also focuses on the ‘sugary truth’ which is a fun and interactive way for the students to get involved with the session.   

Hospitality Roadshow

Age: Y7-Y9

Date: Friday 12th March

Time: 10:30-11:00

Location: Virtual

Hospitality is often a miss judged area of work. This session will look at potential career paths and skills that are required to be in the hospitality sector. This 25 min session will have the chance for students to test out their hospitality skills and interact with us via the microphone or chat function. 

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SCIENCE SESSIONS

Exploring the Solar System

Age: Y7-y11

Date: Flexible

Time: Flexible

Location: Virtual

Booking: Bookings now closed. Please see other sessions.

During the last 50 years we have explored our solar system using telescopes and spacecraft. We have landed on and orbited many planets, moons, asteroids and comets. In this talk students will discover the latest advances in space exploration, including this year’s spacecraft missions and the search for evidence of life outside our planet. How will these adventures change our view of Earth’s neighbours and what are the chances of other life forms being found on one of these bodies? 

Please note: This session is available for school bookings only

Me and My Degree: Social Science

Age: Y7-Y11

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. 

Faking Bad

Age: Y11

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.

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SPORT SESSIONS

Me and My Degree: Sport

Age: Y7-Y11

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. 

The World of Sport Careers

Age: Y9-Y11

Date: Friday 12th March

Time: 13:00-13:45

Location: Virtual

Within the World of Sport, there are plenty of careers available to get involved with, not just coaching or teaching. Our World of Sports Careers session will offer an insight into exploring a variety of careers in sport, the skills that may be required for these roles and what routes students can explore to help them start their journey to a rewarding sports career.

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TECHNOLOGY SESSIONS

Secret Codes Cryptography

Age: Y7-Y11

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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