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We organise a variety of popular events throughout the year. For further details and to book contact Angela Lupton.

A-level Chemistry Revision Course 

Suitable for year 12 and 13 students 

This two-day course will use laboratory and tutorial sessions to help develop your understanding of some of the more challenging topics at A-level. The laboratory sessions will look at experimental methods and data analysis for some of the required practicals whilst the tutorials will focus on commonly encountered problems across a range of topics.

To book your place please contact Dr. Andrew Fogg

14th and 15th April 2020, 10.00 – 16.00


A one hour lecture for female school students

Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE is a space scientist whose passion is presenting science to a general audience and demonstrating that you ‘don’t need a brain the size of a small planet’ to understand, participate in and enjoy science.  Her BBC 2 programme, “Do We Really Need the Moon?” showed just that.  The programme earned Maggie the talkback Thames new talent award at the prestigious Women in Film and TV Awards in December 2011. She went on to present “Do We Really Need Satellites?” and was one of the main scientists on Channel 4’s Brave New World. She is currently presenting Sky at Night on BBC 4, Mini Stargazing for Cbeebies and is a panellist on Sky One’s successful science quiz show, ‘Ducks Quack Don’t Echo’. 

Wednesday 4th March 2020 

13.15 and 18.00 – 18.30 

RAF STEM day - Girls Networked

Suitable for Year 8, 9 and 10 students (female only) 

To celebrate International Women's Day we offer a one-day ‘hands-on’ Science and Engineering Challenge based on engineering and scientific principles. Students will work in teams to develop the best strategy to design and construct a working model.

Girls Networked 

A student-led initiative aimed at encouraging girls into the Computer Science industry. The day will comprise of a morning and afternoon session* to give students a fun and informative look into how cybersecurity tools and methods are applied in real life. This will include activities centred around digital forensics, law enforcement and social engineering.

*Lunch not provided

Prizes presented by the RAF will be awarded to the best teams on the day.

Wednesday 13th May 2020 9:00am 

A-Level Maths Revision Course

Suitable for Year 12 students

A free, two-day revision course held at the University of Chester Thornton Science Park for Year 12 students studying A Level Maths and considering applying for Science or Engineering courses at university.

(Up to 8 UCAS points can be awarded for completing the course, when you apply to the University of Chester, Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Only 20 places available.

Monday, April 1 2020, 10:00 am to Tuesday, April 2, 2020, 16:00 pm

Science and Engineering Summer School

Suitable for Year 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 students

One-day themed workshops highlighting the links between physics, chemistry, biological sciences and engineering with core mathematics and computational sciences.

Monday, July 1st 2020, 9:00 am

Monday, July 8th 2020, 9:00 am

RAF / University STEM activity days

Suitable for Year 8, 9 and 10 students

One-day ‘hands-on’ Engineering Challenges based on scientific and engineering principles. Students will work in teams to develop the best strategy to design and construct a working model.

Prizes presented by the RAF will be awarded to the best teams on the day.

Wednesday 3rd July 9:00 am

October 2019

February 2020 

Mechanical Engineering workshop

A three-hour workshop where school students are invited to join in a design, build and learn event involving bridge building. This workshop will help to develop skills including: teamwork, planning, decision making, costing, hands on build skills, experimentation and time management.

October 2020

Christmas Lecture (daytime)

A one hour daytime lecture suitable for Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 students

Our annual Christmas lecture combines an illustrated talk with spectacular demonstrations, audience participation is essential!

December 2020

Christmas Lecture (evening)

Evening lecture suitable for everyone: schools, colleges and members of the public.

We also offer our popular Christmas lecture to the public in an evening event to inspire the scientist in all of us.

December 2020

RAF STEM Event Rocket Scientist for a day

The RAF, University of Chester, Faculty of Science and Engineering & Starchaser industries offer Year 8 & 9 students the opportunity to be a Rocket Scientist for a day.

This exciting one day activity gives students the opportunity to take on the role of a rocket scientist, to build and launch flying model rockets that are powered by real rocket fuel.

*Students are requested to bring a packed lunch.

12th February 2020 09.30 – 14.30