School of Psychology

About Summer Scientist Week

Each year, families are invited to spend half a day at the University to play lots of fun games that will help us with our research. By taking part, children (and parents) get to learn about how the mind and brain work by experiencing real science first-hand.

There are lots of other activities such as face painting and colouring competitions to keep children entertained too.

The activities take place in the Engineering Science Learning Centre on University Park Campus and run from 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm each day.


Our Summer Scientist Weeks have taken place for a number of years, and they are a great success. Each year there is a new theme, and children (and parents) can get involved in hands-on science experiments and activities. This year’s theme is Touch, but in previous years we have covered evaluating sources of information, social development and learning and doing maths.

Children complete a ‘log book’ to record the games they have taken part in and parents can follow up on our findings after the event by looking at our Facebook page

See our image gallery for a taste of the activities included

Read about the results of previous years' studies

School of Psychology

University Park
The University of Nottingham
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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