The Computer Science Taster Days are a full-day campus visit to our labs.
Modern life is full of technology; most of us use digital tools every single day for chatting, shopping, banking, education, and recreation. A career in computer science allows students to step up from mere users to empowered creators and scrutinisers of technology. Our Taster Days give an authentic impression of how that looks like through a series of hands-on workshops covering different aspects of computer science.
The Taster Days are aimed at pupils in Key Stage 3. Our aim is to encourage pupils from all backgrounds to engage with computing and to consider further study at university.
Each Taster Day will include three sessions developed and delivered by our students. The exact schedule for the day will depend on the timetable of our students.
We recognise that many pupils will already be somewhat familiar with programming. Our undergraduate students have been working hard to design a range of activities to support and enhance the work you do in the classroom. The final session of the day will work with our Lego EV3 robots. This gives pupils the opportunity to solve practical problems such as line following and obstacle avoidance.
Each day typically begins at 9:30am and ends at 3pm. Schools are responsible for arranging their own transport to the university.
The Computer Science labs are conveniently located just a short walk from University Square via The Quadrangle.
For further information, please see our 2022 Taster Day Info Sheet.
|02 February 2022||Archbishop Blanch School||Schedule 2022-02-02|
|09 February 2022||The Belvedere Academy||Schedule 2022-02-09|
|16 February 2022||Liverpool College||Schedule 2022-02-16|
|23 February 2022||half-term break||—|
|02 March 2022||The Mosslands School||Schedule 2022-03-02|
27 April 2022
|Hillside High School||Schedule 2022-04-27|
|16 March 2022||The Mosslands School||Schedule 2022-03-16|
|23 March 2022||Merchant Taylors’ Senior Boys’ School||Schedule 2022-03-23|
|30 March 2022||St. Anselm’s College||Schedule 2022-03-30|
Update 20 Jan 2022
We are currently booked out! (We can still add you to our waiting list, be in touch if you are interested in attending.)
Interested in attending?
If you are a secondary school teacher, and would like to bring a group of pupils to our campus for a Computer Science Taster Day, please fill out our expression-of-interest survey.