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

RAF STEM activity day for girls

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.

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

Wednesday, March 6th 2019, 9:00 am

Monday 8th July 2019 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, 10:00 am to Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 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 2019, 9:00 am

Monday, July 8th 2019, 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 2019

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 2019

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 2019

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.

3rd July 2019 09.30 – 14.30