School of Psychology

Summer Scientist Week

During Summer Scientist Week children and parents learn about how the mind and brain work first-hand through playing fun games. 

Throughout the week children aged between 4-11 years old spend half a day taking part in a range of our research games and other fun activities.  

The event will take place during the first week of the summer holidays at the Engineering Science Learning Centre at the University Park campus of the University of Nottingham (directions to the event can be found on the sign-up link). 

We will also be running a more relaxed session on the Wednesday afternoon for neurodiverse and differently abled children, which will allow them to engage in the activities in a quieter, more accessible manner. 

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Summer Scientist week

Experience the world of real science
and learning up close



To join Summer Scientist Week, please book a place at Bookings will open towards the end of June. The registration process will take around 10-15 minutes per child, and log-in details will be provided so you don’t have to do it all in one go.

We hope you and your child(ren) have lots of fun at Summer Scientist Week!


What happens during Summer Scientist Week?

Working with academic staff from the university, children and families will take part in hands-on games and activities based on a specific theme. Topics have included:

See more images from previous years in our gallery, or read about our findings:

Studies and activities from previous years

What parents had to say

"My children have thoroughly enjoyed their day and learned plenty in very non-conventional ways. The staff and researchers are wonderful. A great opportunity for kids to do something different and valuable.”

“I think this is a fabulous event. Volunteers very helpful. All well organised. Fun and educational for the children. We shall keep on coming back! Thanks to all involved.”

“Every year gets better and better (in terms of organisation and range of activities) and we always look forward to it. Whilst simultaneously helping to support research we get a pleasant afternoon full of interesting activities.”


School of Psychology

University Park
The University of Nottingham
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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