STEM Compact Summer School

The STEM team helped with a 3-day Summer School, provided as part of the University’s Compact Summer Scheme, on the 4-6th July.

A small group of prospective 2012-13 1st years were given a science based assignment involving a range of work in chemistry and biology. The tasks were designed to test and improve report writing, handling data and taking measurements in a laboratory context. This required more precision and less margin of error than post-16 students are used to and gave them a valuable insight into the expectations of higher level scientific investigation.

The students were tasked with writing their own reports at the end of the week which will be marked and graded to complete the university experience! Upon successful completion of the course students gain 30 UCAS points to be used with their A Level results to secure their university place.

For further information see the School of Life Sciences website or speak to Careers.