These Science activities will open your students' eyes to how they can 'Make it Real' - from taster sessions in first-class facilities, to working on projects applying their knowledge to real-world challenges.

90%of students are satisfied with the course overall – BSc (Hons) Zoology**National Student Survey 2021
Top 15in the UK for student satisfaction with the course**The Guardian University Guide 2022, Biosciences Subject Area
4thin the UK for student satisfaction with teaching**The Guardian University Guide 2022, Forensic Science Subject Area

Making it Real events

Bringing your students on-campus is the perfect opportunity to open their eyes to higher education, and inspire them to pursue their future career. Our visit days are filled with practical activities and talks from current students and staff experts, so your students can get a feel for studying at university, and how Derby can help them make their dreams real.

You can mix and match a variety of sessions on your visit day, including:

  • Academic-led masterclasses and taster sessions
  • Student Ambassador-led campus tours
  • Student Ambassador Q&A
  • Alumni talks, to hear from graduates on how they made their dreams real
  • Information, advice and guidance sessions

We can work with you to develop your visit day based on the timings and content that works best for you. Therefore please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Below you can also see an example of a Biomedical Science Making it Real event, to give a flavour of what we can offer.  

This example is based on a 4-hour visit 

  • Welcome talk, including information about how to apply to university 
  • Academic masterclass: Bacteria – friend or foe? 
  • Extended tour of our facilities, including our Science Labs, Aquatic Research Facility, Library, Sports Centre and Union of Students 
  • Careers in Biomedical and Forensic Sciences talk
  • Student Q&A panel with current undergraduate students and alumni, to hear their experiences of studying at university 

Talks from our academics

We have a range of talks and masterclasses on offer, delivered by our academic experts, to showcase exciting topics and careers available within the science sector. These sessions can be delivered virtually, or in your school or college, and link to Gatsby Benchmarks 4 and 7. 

Our academics are experts in their fields, with experience in everything from helping to make coral reefs more resilient, to tackling disease and enhancing physical and mental wellbeing.  

Our experts can deliver masterclasses for your students, to excite them about the subject and support the curriculum they are learning on their Level 3 studies.  

Our masterclasses include:  

  • Designing a Zoo 
  • Crime Scene Investigation 
  • GIS: Geographical Information Mapping Systems 

Book an Academic Masterclass

We know it's important for students to be able to visualise what their future career could look like. Our academics have had varied careers in jobs across the world, so can share their experiences and the breadth of careers on offer within the sector.  

We can offer Careers talks in the following subjects:  

  • Biology and Zoology 
  • Biomedical Science and Human Biology 
  • Environmental Science 
  • Forensic Science 

Book a 'Careers in...' talk

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