Demystifying Semiconductors: Exploring the Technology behind modern Electronics.

One-day events, during spring and summer 2024, for year 10, 11 & 12 students from secondary schools in Wales, to explore the world of electronics and demystify semiconductors. Schools or individual students can book their place at these events. During the day, participants will find out more about Electronics and studying the subject at university level. There will also be a ‘hands on’ introduction to microcontrollers, guided tours and opportunities to speak with current students & teaching staff.

There are 3 separate events:
Bangor University, Wednesday April 17th. Book here.
Cardiff Metropolitan University, Monday June 24th. Book here.
University of South Wales (Pontypridd Campus), Wednesday July 3rd. Book here.

Chemistry at Work Day for Year 9 at Swansea University

Spaces available on two Chemistry at Work Days at Swansea University 

Chemistry at Work Days at Swansea University, led by Professor Simon Bott and his team at the Department of Chemistry, offer year 9 pupils the opportunity to carry out practical chemistry activities in the department's state of the art labs.

Chemistry at Work days, funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry, aim to provide pupils with a better understanding and awareness of the importance of chemistry in our everyday lives and to highlight the variety of chemical science careers.
Travel bursaries of up to £150 are available to eligible schools.

Available dates this term are:

  • Wednesday, June 26th
  • Wednesday, July 3rd

To book or for more information contact

The Royal Society of Chemistry Experimental extravaganza in partnership with the Institute of Physics

South Wales. Tuesday 2 July, 9.30am–3.00pm, The College Merthyr Tydfil CF48 1AR 

North Wales. Friday 5 July, 9.30am–3.00pm, Bangor University LL57 2PZ

We’re pleased to be joining forces once again to bring you our annual day conferences. Last year, you asked for more hands-on activities so this year RSC, IOP and a special guest will deliver three practical based workshops. 

You will have the opportunity to attend all the workshops, have time to network with colleagues from across the country and, of course, enjoy a lunch on us. 

Register for the South Wales event here.

Regoster for the North Wales event here.

The Great Welsh Ice Cream Adventure! 19th June 2024 11am (English) and 2pm (Welsh language)

Join us on a quest across the Welsh countryside to celebrate Welsh Farming Week and collect all the ingredients for our interactive ice cream adventure! We’ll be learning how the key ingredients are grown and produced; meeting the people responsible for growing and producing them and joining farmer, entrepreneur and gelato maker, Angharad, in her professional kitchen to mix them into a delicious Welsh ice cream sundae!

Do your students know where milk comes from? Or how strawberries are grown? Have they ever explored the science behind making the perfect gelato, donned a bee-keeping suit or peeked behind the scenes of a climate change fighting research laboratory?

In these action-packed, interactive and bilingual live lessons, we will take pupils behind the scenes of real Welsh farms and into a professional development kitchen to use the fascinating world of farming and food production to deliver key STEM objectives from the new Curriculum for Wales.

Details and booking here.

Great Science Share for Schools. Tuesday 11 June

The award-winning campaign continuing to inspire 5-14 year olds to take the lead in asking, investigating and sharing scientific questions they care about with new audiences.

An inclusive, non-competitive and collaborative experience for all.

  • Use the Great Science Skills Starters to upskill teachers and pupils to ask-investigate and share scientific questions 
  • Be inspired by Great Science Ideas to inspire your pupils to start asking-investigating-sharing! 
  • Use science days or special weeks, e.g. British Science Week in March 2024 to involve pupils deciding what questions they want to ask-investigate-share.

Registration is open all year which gives access to a wide array of resources to inspire your pupils into science and engineering. 

Details here.