2012 Summer Schools in Food Sciences and Plant & Crop Sciences
In July this year, as well as our hugely successful Summer School in Food Sciences, we are also offering a new Summer School for students focussing on Plant & Crop Sciences and how this science will be vital in sustaining the world's future food supply.
More information about how to apply is on these links:
Food Sciences Summer School
Plant & Crop Sciences Summer School
You can read below about last year's Food Sciences Summer School
Fun, interactive and informative!
In July 2011 the Division of Food Sciences hosted its 3rd Summer School in Food Sciences for sixteen year old school students from across the UK.
The course is for GCSE students who are particularly interested in the applications of science in a practical context. It aims to help them find out more about Food Science related degrees at university and the opportunities available for working in the food industry.
The Summer School is residential and gives students the chance to experience living and learning on campus including a range of activities and workshops from sensory science, flavour chemistry and microbiological safety. Sessions are led by Biosciences’ academic staff, recent graduates now working in the food industry and current undergraduate students.
This year's guest lecturer was Justin King, Sainsbury’s Chief Executive Officer who gave the students an engaging talk on how his business is addressing some of the major issues for food retailers including food security, health and wellbeing, food safety and climate change.
Participants also had the opportunity to visit a number of East Midlands food factories to see product manufacture for themselves.
Read more and see photo gallery
The 2011 programme was open to Year 11 students on track to achieve A*, A or B grades at GCSE.
Details of next year’s programme will be published in spring 2012. For further information, please contact Judith Arris
Sutton Trust Summer School
The Big Bio Debate made us really think about how to justify our arguments
The University’s Sutton Trust Summer School is held annually to provide students with an insight into studying at University. Students gain experience of living, studying and socialising at The University of Nottingham, while guidance is given on applying to University, finance, study skills, and career development.
The School of Biosciences, together with the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, provides a science ‘strand’ for students interested in biological subjects.
Biosciences offers talks and interactive learning sessions in areas such as food, nutrition, plant and environmental biology and animal science. (2011 Programme).
The Experience Programme
Insight into new courses I hadn't thought about
The School of Biosciences and the School of Veterinary Medicine also offer a week as part of the University’s Experience Programme. This starts at the end of Year 12 with a summer residential week of academic sessions, leadership and personal development activities at the University Park and Sutton Bonington Campuses. (2011 Programme)
University students provide e-Mentoring advice and guidance throughout Year 13, while revision classes cover topics from exam techniques and study skills to specific subject support. The whole programme, is completely free of charge.
Details of the University’s full Experience Programme
are available here