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Dean of Science launches British Science Week celebrations

British Science Week (BSW) got off to a great start at Liverpool Hope, with school children from across the region joining the University’s annual celebration.

Running from 8th – 13th March, the University’s BSW events explore science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), with a packed schedule of fun and interactive educational events.

Highlights include workshops focused on virtual reality, robotics, psychological illusions, sports testing and nutrition.

At the launch of British Science Week, Dean of Science Professor Atulya Nagar, said: “British Science Week is designed to put the spotlight on achievements in the field and inspire potential students. We hope to encourage young people to dive into STEM in all its forms.

“There is lots to celebrate in the Faculty of Science, with a number of exciting new courses bringing further innovation to the department. From Sports Rehabilitation to Biogeography, these new programmes open up lots of new directions for us.

“Accessible science is important, as often science can be presented in an impenetrable language, and a dry and challenging way. Science should be enjoyable and accessible, which is what we aim to achieve.”

Open to staff, students, schools and members of the public, there is something for everyone.

As part of the celebrations, a special free family day is taking place on Sunday (10th March) that will give members of the public the chance to learn more about sensory and environmental science.

There will also be the opportunity to undertake a Health MOT, which includes blood pressure testing, BMI assessments and blood analysis.

Published on 04/06/2019