British Science Week 2016
Loughborough University Community Day
Our annual Community Day is hosted to celebrate British Science Week. British Science Week is a UK-wide programme of events and activities, aimed at people of all ages, celebrating science, technology, engineering and maths. This year, British Science Week is taking place 11th - 20th March 2016.
The community day, being held at Loughborough University on 12th March starting at 1pm, will include stands and activities run by a number of academics from across our Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths departments. These will be supported by a number of sessions from local schools as well as various ‘science busking’ demonstrations. The day is free to attend and designed to cater for all ages, with a wide variety of hands on activities and demonstrations throughout the day to ensure a fun but engaging environment for the whole family.
Held on 12th March at Loughborough University from 1-5pm in James France & Stewart Mason Buildings
Being held at Loughborough University on 12th March starting at 1pm, our community day will include stands and activities run by a number of academics from across our Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths departments. These will be supported by a number of sessions from local schools as well as various ‘science busking’ demonstrations. The day is free to attend and designed to cater for all ages, with a wide variety of hands on activities and demonstrations throughout the day to ensure a fun but engaging environment for the whole family.
•Giant Bubbles :
Stand inside a giant bubble tube as we create massive bubbles that can fit people inside!
•Model Aircraft :
Build your own glider and take part in our flying competition!
•Formula Student: :
The university racing team will be bringing their formula student car that they use to compete in various events around Europe in each summer.
•NAO Robots :
NAO Robots – Interactions with our little friends. Learn and experience how robots are becoming so advanced that they can interact with humans in complex ways.
•Sports Day :
Take part in our mini sports day and try to hit the top of our leader boards! The events on the day will be speed tests, grip strength, jump testing, flexibility testing and reaction testing. There will be categories for all ages. This activity could change due to poor weather.
•Walk On Custard :
Magically walk on top of liquid custard without sinking!
•Solar Cars :
Build your own solar powered car! Families are given a kit that includes three solar panels, a motor and five wheels. The team members work together to design and build the chassis of their car using the different materials provided and power it using the solar panels. At the end of the activity the participants race their cars and the fastest car wins!!!
•Plus Many More :
More events such as thermal imaging, hot ice sculptures, tornado in a bottle, molymod kit, k'nex room along with many events and 'science busking' activities.
Loughborough is located in the heart of the midlands and has excellent transport links by road, rail and air.
Arriving by car
Loughborough’s nearest motorway link is the M1, and our campus is located on the main approach into Loughborough, just two miles from Junction 23.
Visitors should use the East entrance on Epinal Way (postcode LE11 3TU).
When you arrive, Security will advise you where to park and issue you with a temporary parking permit if needed
Parking on campus
Please note that parking on campus close to the events is limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first served basis, however parking on campus should be available for all.
University Shuttle bus service
Kinchbus Number 7 commences from Loughborough railway station and brings you straight to campus.
Travelling by train
Regular Intercity services operate between Loughborough and other main line towns, with easy access to campus via the university shuttle bus.
The event is being hosted in the James France & Stewart Mason Buildings. We will have student ambassadors to guide you to the buildings.
Staff Contact Details:
01509 222 551
01509 222 492
01509 223 745
Image Capture Statement
Loughborough University Image capture Policy
This event may be photographed. Images may be used in university prospectuses, course brochures and other publicity material (e.g. internal and external newsletters and the LU website). It is not possible or practical to seek consent for image capture from each individual attending this event. The university will therefore conclude that by attending the event participants agree to their image being captured for the purposes stated above. If you object to your image being captured please call contact one of the staff listed above or speak to one of our staff or ambassadors on the day.