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The University of Chester Faculty of Science and Engineering STEM Outreach programme offers school students the opportunity to see what ‘real’ engineers and scientists do, through practical applications and problem solving activities in Science, Engineering and Mathematics.

Activities are designed to inspire young people and raise awareness of higher level study and future career opportunities in STEM, whilst also providing curriculum enhancement and enrichment. The aim is to target students early enough to influence subject choices and also to widen access to groups who are under-represented in STEM subjects, to address future skills needs.

This programme will highlight the links between physics, chemistry, biological sciences and engineering with core mathematics and computational sciences. Young people participating in STEM Outreach activities will gain an understanding of the cross-disciplinary and creative skills in STEM that reflect the nature of scientific enquiry and technological innovation in the world of work.

Employers and University undergraduates, as mentors, act as powerful role models for students coming to Outreach activities. Teachers and parents can also become engaged in the learning activities, thereby helping students to make the right choices for successful careers in STEM.

We offer a programme of activities throughout the year for schools and colleges, as well as a number of popular events:

The STEM Outreach programme is FREE to schools and colleges; however, students participating in full-day events will be asked to bring a packed lunch. Further information will be sent out prior to each event giving details of arrangements and times.


The University of Chester Outreach Team: