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In 1904, the university promised the people of Sheffield "The University will bring the highest education within the reach of the child of the working man". In our department, we're as committed as ever to fulfilling that promise. For this reason, we have active schools and families outreach programmes, in which we aim to inspire children by showing them that science is exciting and accessible to all.

What do we offer?

We also run 'Discovery Night' events during British Science Week as well as events such as our 'Schools Christmastime Lecture' in the Octagon Centre.

Pupils and teachers from primary schools enjoy experiencing our 'Be a Scientist for the Day' programme and have great things to say about the scheme.

See what our outreach participants say

Find out more

For more details on the outreach events we run, visit our event pages:

'Be a scientist for the day' visits

Sideshow Science

Christmastime Lectures

Contact us

If you would like to bring your class on a 'Be a Scientist for the Day' visit to the department, please contact us.  We run visit days during the second half term of the summer.

We'll answer any questions and can arrange a site visit for you to look at our lab and museum, and discuss with us the theme(s) and details of your visit.

Contact us