Twice a year, the RSE and partner universities deliver a series of free science masterclasses across Scotland. At these sessions, S1 and S2 students get up to all sorts of scientific mischief and mayhem; they learn how to create things – from bagpipes to perfume; experience patient treatment in a realistic clinical environment; try their hand at design – from planes to bridges; and even indulge in a round of chemical cluedo! The classes promote widening participation and provide the students with a unique insight into academic life and research.
Autumn Masterclasses will run in October and November 2016 at the University of Aberdeen, University of Dundee, University of Glasgow, and Queen Margaret University. See links below for details on how to apply for these Masterclasses.
The Spring masterclasses ran across 4 consecutive Saturdays during May and June 2016 at universities in Glasgow, Aberdeen, St Andrews, Edinburgh, and Dundee. The masterclasses were a great success as some of the feedback shows...
I just wanted to thank you for accepting me into the Science Masterclasses. I have enjoyed it all the way through and I have learnt lots of new things that I never knew before! I would be more than happy to participate in these kind of classes and activities, if there are any in the future. I have really enjoyed my time at Queen Margaret University. - Pupil who attended the masterclasses at Queen Margaret University
A big huge THANK YOU to all involved in organising and delivering the classes. Mia really enjoyed them, was so enthusiastic about each of them that it was a real joy to take her to St.Andrews for these Saturdays! - Parent of Pupil who attended the masterclasses at St Andrews University
Ariane had a great time and enjoyed the masterclasses very much. It is a shame they are only limited to S2s and S3s, it would be great if there could be masterclasses available all through Secondary School! :-) Thank you to the coordinators and volunteers for their hard work at teaching science to our children, very much appreciated! - Parent of Pupil who attended the masterclasses at University of Aberdee