Headstart Focus Course - Summer School
Headstart courses have a residential summer-school format, designed to demonstrate what science, engineering and technology is all about. They provide opportunities for designing, building and testing projects, to meet university lecturers, recent graduates, engineering companies and organisations.
Headstart aims to provide talented 17 year-old students (Year 12/S5) who are interested in science and engineering, an opportunity to explore appropriate degree courses and to provide information to assist their choice of university course and career.
The Interdisciplinary Science course at the University of Leicester
After the great success of the 2011 and 2012 Interdisciplinary Science Headstart course, our Centre will be running the course again in 2013.
This event gives students a taste of university life and university study. The school typically consists of an afternoon of welcome introductions and games, followed by three full-days of activities on the themes of
- planetary science
interspersed with lectures, evening activities and games. You will also participate in a project which you will present to your fellow students and a panel of judges consisting of academic staff - the best project will win a prize! The presentations will occur on the morning of the 5th day of the school.
You will also have the opportunity to meet recent graduates and chat about their work experience and the different professional options available from this degree.
A representative from "The Year in Industry" placements will also be giving a presentation and information on how to apply for this scheme.
Students will be accommodated within the university student halls to fully appreciate the experience of university life. Tours of the department and university campus are also provided and attendees will have the opportunity to chat informally to the degree's undergraduates throughout the week.
The Summer School is a wonderful opportunity to experience teamwork and problem solving with other young scientists from across the country.
Event dates and how to apply
The course will run from 1 July (2pm) to 5 July (2pm) 2013. If you would like to attend this course please use the link below or contact Headstart who will provide you with more information.
Use this link to find out more about Headstart Courses and how to apply
Please be aware that the University of Leicester do not accept direct applications for this event. These must be made through Headstart.