Subject Specific Outreach Offer- 2023/24

STEM Outreach Opportunities in the Spotlight


If carrying out your own mini research project, competing in an agar art competition, listening to academics talk about their research and working in a university laboratory sounds like an excellent way to spend your time during the summer holiday, then the University of Kent Bioscience Work Experience Week is the perfect place for you!

We host this event every year in August and it is open to students aged 16-18. You will have to be able to make your own way to and from our Canterbury campus, but there is no fee payable to attend. Students need to apply on an individual basis, and applications from students who meet our widening participation criteria will be prioritised.

If you wish to be notified when the application form goes live mid-April, feel free to leave your email address here. We only use your email address to send you the application form link. Your contact details will not be retained or used for any other purpose.

This experience of rocketry design and space mission helps students to develop their practical skills and confidence through the development of their very own mission to space. Students will build their skills through workshops, including lunar rover programming, and a research funding panel. The event will close with a public rocket launch, and a poster presentation session, during which the students present the results of their mission to friends and family.

Further details available soon.

These introductory sport science workshops  are available all-year round for students in years 9 to 12 and take the form of a half-day visit to campus. During the visit students take part in interactive workshops either on reaction time or on the chemistry of sports drinks.  The visit includes an opportunity to find out more about careers in sport and the chance to ask questions of academic staff and current Kent students.

Inside Natural Science is an exciting opportunity for students in years 10 – 13 to develop their skills and embark upon a research project with the aid of our academics and ambassadors. The programme consists of three campus visits across which students will be introduced to the relevant labs, design their own research projects, collect data for their project, create a poster present their findings, and present their research to academics during our presentation evening. At the moment we offer two strands: Inside Sport Science and Inside Biomedical Science, though we hope to expand this offer in coming years to include additional subjects.

We have a range of enrichment talks and workshops, delivered by our fantastic University of Kent academic staff. Talks range from ‘Captain America: Can we Design a Superhero?’ to ‘Using Forensic Science to Solve a Murder’. These can be in-school or on-campus activities, arranged on a bespoke basis, dependant on your needs and the availability of our academic staff. Please email if you are interested!