Applied Sciences Events


We host a variety of events across a range of applied sciences subjects including, Biology, Chemistry, Forensics, Geography, Geology, Natural History and Pharmaceutical Science. 

Our activities run on and off campus and involve hands on workshops and laboratories. Your students will have the chance to speak to current students and staff about their courses. We also work with professional bodies to inspire and enthuse the next generation with applied science. 

You can download our programme here for all Computing, Engineering and Science events. 

Foundation Science

Biology and Natural History Events


 Dr T

If Bugs Got Big! 


Location: Glyntaff Campus, Pontypridd
Date: Coming Soon


If Bugs Got Big is a new and exciting science show written and presented by acclaimed zoologist Dr Tim Cockerill, Award Leader for Natural History at the University of South Wales.

 

Insects are, without doubt, the most important animals on the planet. In fact, most of the world’s animals are insects, yet it’s usually the furry and feathered wildlife that takes the limelight. We forget about most other creatures because they’re small. But what if bugs got big? Would we pay more attention to insects if they grew to the size of chickens or cows? Now is your chance to find out! 


In this entertaining show, Tim will take you and your students on a tour of some of the most fascinating quirks and curiosities of the insect world. From the science behind the insect that never drinks to creatures with truly explosive defence mechanisms, you’ll be convinced that insects really are worth our attention. With live demonstrations featuring super-sized chemical reactions, audience participation, and a special selection of live insects, you’ll never think of animals in the same way again.


The show is suitable for GCSE and A-level Biology students from Year 10 to Year 12.


> Book Online

Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Science Events 



Glyntaff science

Pharmaceutical Science Taster Day


Location: Glyntaff Campus, Pontypridd
Date: Wednesday 12 October 2016


Designed to give aspiring students in pharmaceutical science or chemistry an insight into studying these subjects with us, the day will feature hands-on, interactive activities such as drug syntheses and chemical analysis. These sessions show student what sets our courses apart, as well as the varied and fulfulling roles our graduates enter. 

> Book Online


Chem 3

Chemistry: The perfect gift for Christmas 


Location: Glyntaff Campus, Pontypridd
Date: Tuesday 13 December 2016


The event is sponsored by the Royal Society of Chemistry and is aimed at your Year 10 more able and talented chemistry students, and is designed to illustrate the relevance of chemistry in everyday life, and inspire students to study chemistry at A-level and beyond.

The workshops are designed to give participants an insight into how chemistry is behind many everyday accessible Christmas gifts - among a variety of Chemistry-related activities, students will learn how acids and bases can be used to make honeycomb and bathbombs and how salts can be used to make magic flame candles! 

> Book Online



Chemistry Facilities

AS-Level Spectroscopy Day (Year 12)


Location: Glyntaff Campus, Pontypridd
Date: Wednesday 1 March 2017


This half-day event will enable students to access and experience using instruments that play an important role in their A-level studies, thus helping bring the subject to life. The techniques of 1H NMR, IR, and UV-vis spectroscopy and mass spectrometry will be showcased, with students generating real-life data to solve an analytical challenge.


> Book Online


Chemistry event 2014

Introduction to Studying Chemistry at A2


Location: Glyntaff Campus, Pontypridd
Date: Tuesday 4 July 2017


This event is specifically designed for your returning Year 12 Chemistry students who are interested in studying Chemistry at higher education level. The event offers a fantastic opportunity to gain hands-on experience of various examples of organic and physical chemistry, in addition to a session on careers and employment opportunities. 

> Book Online


Chem

Studying Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Science at USW


Location: At your school or college
Date: Upon request


Academic staff from our School of Applied Sciences are available to deliver an exciting insight into studying Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Science at the University of South Wales. Aimed at broadening your students’ horizons, they’ll also highlight the varied and interesting career opportunities open to Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Science graduates. The talk is designed for Year 12 students, and lasts 45 minutes. 


> Book Online

Forensic Events


 forensic Crime Lab

Forensic Investigation & Science Masterclass


Location: Glyntaff Campus, Pontypridd
Date: Wednesday 8 February & 8 March 2017


This event will inspire students to make informed choices in this exciting and rewarding scientific area. Forensic science is a popular discipline at the University of South Wales, and we are training budding forensic scientists of the future. Students will also have the opportunity to visit our unique, multi-room Crime Scene House, where they will experience a range if crime scene simulations. They will briefly analyse a crime scene, as well as take part in practical activities in our impressive Forensic Science laboratories. 

> Book Online

Geography and Geology Events 


Each seminar will last between 45-60 minutes, including time for questions. If you’d like to book a seminar for your students, please e-mail schoolsandcolleges@southwales.ac.uk with your preferred date and time.

Windmill

‘So Long, and Thanks for All the Coal’ – Energy Transitions, Adaptability and Opportunity


Location: At your school or college
Date: Upon request


The way in which energy is generated in Wales has gone through huge changes over time. This talk takes a look at these energy transitions, the impacts and opportunities that they bring, and how they go hand in hand with other societal changes to shape the country that we live in.
Future

Geography in Action – A 20/20 Vision for Wales


Location: At your school or college
Date: Upon request


The Well-being of Future Generations Act will influence every aspect of development within Wales and will help to ensure the long-term sustainability of Wales. It is a policy that has been labelled ‘ground-breaking’ on a global scale. This session is designed to get students thinking how the act will impact upon their lives, and consider new and interesting ways in which Wales can ensure that it delivers on the act’s the seven sustainable goals.


Sus

Sustaining the Food System - from the local to the global


Location: At your school or college
Date: Upon request


The aim of this session is to look at the main issues confronting food production in the early 21st century. Problems of sustainability, sovereignty and security are examined and how alternative food networks may provide a solution to overcoming some of the major issues, from the local to the global.

Rec

Planning for a Sustainable Society - envisioning, engaging and empowering


Location: At your school or college
Date: Upon request


The aim of this session is to look at how we define sustainable development and take it from the rhetoric and put it into practice. Envisioning the future has now become a popular tool for engaging planners and people in exploring new initiatives which can provide more creative and innovative solutions to current problems. This is seen as empowering current generations to secure a sustainable future.

Urban

Travels across an Urban - Rural Divide


Location: At your school or college
Date: Upon request


The aim of the session is to identify and examine the characteristics which define both urban and rural landscapes and consider how these are becoming increasingly blurred as a consequence of social, economic, cultural, political and environmental change. This zone of transition has now become an area of contestation which may require a change in how these landscapes are defined.


V

Huge Volcanic Eruptions Beneath Europe’s Largest Ice-Cap: Waiting For the Next Big One


Location: At your school or college
Date: Upon request


This talk relates to the WJEC A and AS-Level Geology specification as it focuses on large volume volcanic eruptions, their hazards and their influence on climate (and vice versa). Dr Skilling is an expert on volcanic eruptions under ice, having worked for 30 years in Iceland, Antarctica and Canada. The largest volume historical eruptions of lava on Earth have occurred in south-east Iceland. This is also an area where the largest ice-cap in Europe occurs. The talk speculates on what would happen today if such an eruption took place beneath this ice-cap, as it has done in the past.

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Unlocking the Record: Past Environments from Sediments and Fossils


Location: At your school or college
Date: Upon request


Sedimentary rocks and fossils hold the key to understanding changing environments and climates through Earth history. In this talk we will explore different tools which are used to read the rock record. We will look at fossils and rocks from Antarctica which reveal its climate and environment in a Greenhouse world.