School of Psychology

Summer Scientist Online 2022

For years, scientists have been meeting children and parents during Summer Scientist Week to learn about how the mind and brain work first-hand through playing fun games. 

This year, we will be returning to an in-person Summer Scientist event! Throughout the week children aged between 4-17 years old will get to spend half a day taking part in a range of our research games and other fun activities.  

The event will take place 29th-30th July and 2nd-4th August at the Engineering Science Learning Centre at the University Park campus of Nottingham University (directions to the event can be found on the sign-up link). 

We will also be running a more relaxed session on the afternoon of Saturday 30th July for neurodiverse and differently abled children, which will allow them to engage in the activities in a quieter, more accessible manner. 

We will also once again be running the Summer Scientist Online event. Throughout one month (2nd – 31st August), children will be able to take part in a range of our research games and other fun activities via our website, at any time. 

Keep up to date with live information via our Facebook page 

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Summer Scientist week

Experience the world of real science
and learning up close



To join Summer Scientist Online, please register  at – registration will remain open throughout August. As usual, we will ask you of some details about your child before they can access the games. 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.

Children can access the games page through the same link from 2nd August!

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


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

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