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Academic Led Workshops

Academic Led Workshops

We offer a range of workshops specific to our degree courses at Bradford that can be delivered in schools and colleges with students from year 9 upwards.  These workshops are delivered by Academics and offer a fantastic insight into what it is like to study these subjects at University level as well as current information about relevant professions.  The sessions are designed to be interactive and hands on.

Please click the below Faculty links for details about the workshops on offer. 

Faculty of Life Sciences

Pharmacy

Pharmacy Talk and Workshop

It’s an exciting time for the pharmacy profession. The role of the pharmacist is increasingly becoming more clinical with the introduction of new services including pharmacy-led clinics, pharmacist prescribing and preventative and healthy living services such as flu vaccinations, blood pressure checking, and smoking cessation clinics.  This workshop will include a talk about the University Of Bradford’s unique MPharm course designed and informed by employers, educationalists, patient representatives, and our students, to ensure we are educating and training the next generation of pharmacists. Working in groups students will also take part in an interactive activity after the presentation and have the opportunity to test out equipment used in the pharmacy industry.

  • Age Range – Year 12 or Year 13 (we can accommodate mixed groups)
  • Duration – Typically one hour but can be extended to 90 minutes
  • Capacity – Minimum of 10 students and maximum of 30
  • Equipment required from school – Flat teaching space with PowerPoint facilities

Please note our entry requirements for students studying BTEC qualifications are - DDD Applied Science with a minimum four Chemistry units and two Maths units at Distinction. Acceptable only with A-level Chemistry or A-level Biology at grade B.

Faculty of Engineering and Informatics

Computer Science

Hackaballs Workshop

This workshop begins with a short talk on Computing  as a profession and the range of degree courses offered in our Computing Department, as well as covering the current economy demands for Computer Science graduates.  The students then take part in an interactive activity using Raspberry Pis and Hackaballs.  Students will experiment with basic coding principles to program the Hackaballs.  The Hackaballs can produce light, sound, vibration and also respond to being shaken.  Students will be able to see code and follow staff as they demonstrate the functionality and create their own code to drive the Hackaballs.

  • Age Range – Year 9 through to Year 13
  • Duration – Typically one hour but can be extended to 90 minutes
  • Staffing – The University will send one member of staff and one trained student ambassador to deliver this workshop.  It is advised that the school also provide at least one member of staff in the workshop
  • Capacity – Minimum of 5 students and maximum of 20 due to hardware limitations (Groups of 5)
  • Equipment required from school – 10 monitors with HDMI/CGA sockets and power sockets for 10 Raspberry Pis

Game of Life Workshop

This workshop begins with a short talk on Computing  as a profession and the range of degree courses offered in our Computing Department, as well as covering the current economy demands for Computer Science graduates.  Students then take part in an interactive activity using Raspberry Pis whilst running a custom implementation of the Game of Life.  This activity demonstrates the game on the Pis and shows students how the game runs from code.  The exercises involved allow students to experiment and see how their changes affect a simple miniature world based on these rules.

  • Age Range – Year 9 through to Year 13
  • Duration – Typically one hour but can be extended to 90 minutes
  • Staffing – The University will send one member of staff and one trained student ambassador to deliver this workshop.  It is advised that the school also provide at least one member of staff in the workshop
  • Capacity – Minimum of 6 students and maximum of 30 due to hardware limitations (Groups of 3)
  • Equipment required from school – 10 monitors with HDMI/CGA sockets and power sockets for 10 Raspberry Pis

Faculty of Management and Law

International Trading Game

An interactive activity, which aims to showcase how international business and trading works through first hand, fast paced experience. To mirror the international trading scene, groups represent countries. Each country starts with imbalanced primary resources, tools, or money. Players learn to trade their surplus for the things they need.

The session is followed up by a discussion of the fundamentals of international trade, and is connected to real world scenarios. This can be adapted to suit the level of the participants.

  • Age Range – Suitable from year 7 through to Year 13, the workshop will be adapted to suit the level of participants
  • Duration – 90 minutes
  • Capacity – Minimum of 10 students and maximum of 40 (ideal group size would be 30 players, with 5 groups of 6)
  • Equipment required from school – Flat teaching space with PowerPoint facilities

Faculty of Health Studies

Please check back soon for further information or contact the team schoolsandcolleges@bradford.ac.uk with specific queries.

Faculty of Social Sciences

Please check back soon for further information or contact the team schoolsandcolleges@bradford.ac.uk with specific queries.