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Nucleus STEM Lecture Programme

Working with our university partners, we run a series of lectures throughout the year, offering the opportunity for students to engage with experts from a range of institutions to discuss various aspects of STEM subjects. 

STEM Lecture Programme 2020-21

Last year we were able to run a successful lecture programme as part of our Nucleus STEM co-curricular schedule. We enjoyed nine lectures from academics from some of the top universities in the country and the world: including the Universities of St. Andrew’s, Leicester, Nottingham, Northampton, Dundee and Warwick.

This year, we are working hard to work with our colleagues at the universities to put together an equally exciting programme for this year. It is therefore our pleasure to announce that we have secured our first lecture of this year on Thursday 22nd October. We will also be having a session to work with the students to develop the skills they need to maximise their benefits from the lecture programme.

All sessions will be virtual, with students in their bubbles and supervised by their tutor for the foreseeable future; and as follows:


  • Thursday 15th October 2020 - 3.30 - 4.00pm: STEM Lecture Programme Introduction and Preparation session

  • Thursday 22nd October 2020 - 3.30 - 4.30pm: Professor Jeremy Levesley, University of Leicester

  • Thursday 12th November 2020 - 3.30 - 4.30pm: Dr David Brown, University of Warwick

  • Thursday 3rd December 2020 - 3.30 - 4.30pm: Dr Nye


Whilst students will, undoubtedly, become focused on their chosen future fields of study and career aspirations, they should remain mindful on the benefit of wider studies and a broad knowledge base. When the students are applying to University these experiences will help to set them apart from other candidates, through a greater breadth of knowledge and interest.

As part of the Nucleus STEM programme, it is an expectation that they fully engage in the co-curricular programme, including attendance the Nucleus STEM lectures. 

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