British Science Week Events

To celebrate British Science Week, the University of South Wales is hosting a series of online Lunchtime Lectures in science, technology, engineering and maths.

From our Careers in STEM session, to getting into medicine, to climate change adaptation, you can learn more about STEM subjects and the careers they could lead to.

Click on the session titles below for more information and to book a place. If you would like to attend more than one session, please book each session individually. Better tomorrows start today!


Friday 11 March

Time: 12.30pm - 1.30pm


This session will showcase what an exciting future in STEM could look like. You will get an overview of the variety of STEM courses on offer at USW, and an insight into the support students receive to understand the steps they need to take to secure a future in STEM.

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Amser: 1.30pm - 2.30pm


Mae'r cyflwyniad hwn yn dangos i fyfyrwyr ysgol a choleg sut y gallai dyfodol cyffrous mewn STEM edrych. Mae'n cynnwys trosolwg o'r amrywiaeth o gyrsiau a gynigir yn PDC, ac mae'n cefnogi myfyrwyr i ddeall y camau y mae'n rhaid iddynt eu cymryd i sicrhau dyfodol mewn diwydiant STEM.

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Saturday 12 March

Time: 12.30pm - 1.30pm

Chemists are capable of successful careers in a wide range of scientific, business and commercial areas, including food science, pharmaceutical research or development, and environmental monitoring. 

This session will seek to dispel some of the myths about chemistry and explore the various career paths available to those with a degree in chemistry.

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Sunday 13 March

Time: 12.30pm - 1.30pm


In this session, Dr Mabrouka Abuhmida, Lecturer in Computer Science, explores the wonders of the internet of things (IoT): how to use it, and how to stay safe and be connected. 

Join us for this fascinating lesson which also delves into Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and specific machine learning.

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Monday 14 March

Time: 12.30pm - 1.30pm


Our network of multi-functional green space (Green Infrastructure) can deliver huge benefits to mitigate and adapt to climate change, for quality of life and for environmental benefits including natural flood management solutions. However, if we are to develop and modify our green infrastructure, then we need to understand the past in order to plan effective solutions for the future.

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Tuesday 15 March

Time: 12.30pm - 1.30pm


Network75 offers a combined work placement and part-time study route to a degree, allowing students to gain a degree, five years work experience and no student debt. With degrees in computing, engineering and surveying, you can apply your academic knowledge to real-life work within a company.

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Wednesday 16 March

Time: 12.30pm - 1.30pm


In this session, Dr Abi Watts shares her passion for Chemistry and discusses what inspired her to pursue a career in science. From studying Chemistry at school in Caerphilly, to working for Oxford University and now conducting research at USW, Dr Watts explains what being a chemist really involves and what you can do with a chemistry degree.

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Thursday 17 March

Time: 12.30am - 1.30pm


This session will look at the impacts of civil engineering to society and the environment. You will learn what civil engineering really is, and what civil engineers do to shape the world and tackle the menace of global environmental changes.

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Friday 18 March

In this talk, Dr Sorcha Diskin discusses the application of sediment provenance techniques to problems in Archaeology. This talk is suitable for students with a range of interests, including in forensics.

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Saturday 19 March

Time: 12.30pm - 1.30pm

Medicine is an increasingly competitive field. This talk will highlight how applicants can gain skills, knowledge and practical experience to make a strong application to Medicine, and will also outline alternative pathways.

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Sunday 20 March

Time: 12.30pm - 1.30pm


Forensic science is a broad subject area that draws on many scientific fields. It requires skilled individuals to assist with enquiries of a criminal or civil nature. From gathering traces at a crime scene to analysing specimens for drug abuse, firearms or explosives, no two days will be the same. Discover the courses on offer at USW to kick start your career in this field.

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