Friday 11 September

The Power of Partnership in Raising Attainment

7.45 - 9.45am

Venue: Norcroft Centre, University of Bradford

Price: Free

The event, sponsored by Schofield Sweeney, will be an opportunity for colleagues in the education sector from across the region to celebrate the benefits of Bradford hosting the British Science Festival and Festival Fringe.

The event will also highlight new initiatives and opportunities, particularly around raising attainment through partnership in STEM. We will hear from key speakers engaged in partnerships for raising attainment as well as key representatives involved in the Festival.

To book, please contact Katie Miller:

University of Bradford Science A-level Induction Conference

8.30 - 17.00

Venue: University of Bradford

Price: £5 per pupil

This innovative conference day provides practical lab sessions and workshops giving Year 12 pupils a flying start to their A-level journey.

Now in its third year, the Conference was developed with local schools to help A-level students get the most from their studies.

Students take part in a range of labs relating to their particular science A-level subjects and cover everything from anatomy to atomic physics.

The day involves practical, hands-on laboratory sessions, key skills workshops and an exciting insight into life at university.

Lab sessions and workshops will cover physics, biology and chemistry and key skills workshop will cover all aspects of getting the work/social life balance right. For example time management, writing skills and “have a go sessions” provided by University of Bradford Students' Union.

For more information on each lab and workshop please visit the STEM Bradford website.

Any teachers interested in booking students onto the Conference please register your interest by letting us know:

  • approximate overall number of Year 12 science based A-level students you would like to bring
  • approximate idea of the numbers within each subject area of biology, chemistry and physics (even if these are simply based on figures from September 2014)

To book, please email:

Archaeological Football Dig

10.00 - 15.00

Venue: Bradford Park Avenue

Price: Free

At the old Bradford Park Avenue site the University of Bradford has discovered the footprint of the former pitch within earth resistance data.

We can literally mark out the position of the ‘white lines’ that demarcated the playing area, penalty area and centre circle.

The liming of the pitch has altered the electrical conductivity of the soil and has locked the anomaly into the top soil.

This activity is a drop-in event and open to all, come along and see the use of archaeological equipment and understand the research an data collection taking place.