Schools, colleges and the public
The Department of Materials is committed to a wide variety of outreach and public engagement activities, which include school visits, science fairs, public lectures and summer schools.
Many of our activities form part of the University’s Widening Participation initiative by targeting students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
We have a number of exciting practical experiments and demonstrations that support the teaching of Materials.
We routinely attend science fairs and festivals, such as Bluedot Festival and ScienceX, as well as the University’s own Community Festival event. Members of the Department are also available to deliver public lectures on various topics, including materials for nuclear energy, 'smart' textiles, nanotechnology, and fashion business and technology.
Our Department's flagship events include:
Each year we attend Bluedot Festival at Jodrell Bank. It's a fantastic opportunity for us to communicate our exciting research to people of all ages.
These visits inform students about our programmes, provide a taste of some of the different subject areas of study and to allow students to take part in hands-on taster sessions.