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Inspiring Minds: STEM

What is Inspiring Minds?

If you are in Year 12, Inspiring Minds is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the options available at university.

These events allow you to experience studying your chosen subject area at undergraduate level, as well as to meet our current students and find out all about life at university.

Inspiring Minds events are free of charge (excluding the cost of travel to get yourself to campus).

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Inspiring Minds: STEM

Wednesday 23rd January 2019

This event brought together a range of STEM subjects from across the university, for those students interested in learning more about the options available to them. Students had the opportunity to attend their choice of lectures and workshops, hear from some of our graduates, as well as take a tour of our outstanding campus and facilities.

Some of the feedback received includes:

"I just wanted to say a massive thank you to all the staff/students involved in the day. Everyone was extremely helpful and I have taken away a lot of useful information, and feel inspired. I now feel I am better able to make a decision about what course I want to do at university, and I am excited to start"

"The event opened my mind to the various opportunities available at University and helped me decide that STEM subjects were the right area for me"

"The day provided an amazing insight into the courses I'm interested in and to University life"

"I would like to thank all the staff involved for an amazing day. My student came away totally inspired by the Natural Science session and wanting to look into this more. All the sessions we went to were brilliant – well presented, engaging and appropriate. I regularly take students to visit Universities and this day ranked as one of the best I have been to"

Please see below for the event timetable, which gives an insight as to what sessions are typically offered to students.

Our next Inspiring Minds STEM event for Year 12 students will take place in the 2019-20 academic year. To register your interest, please click below.

Former Loughborough University students share their insights into STEM careers

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Inspiring Minds?

If you are in Year 12, Inspiring Minds is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the options available at university. These events allow you to not only experience studying your chosen subject at undergraduate level, but also to meet our current students and find out all you need to know about life at university!

How is Inspiring Minds different to Open Days?

These events are different to Open Days because of their subject-specific focus and what our visiting students are given access to, such as example lectures and workshops from relevant academic staff across the university.

How much does it cost?

Inspiring Minds events are completely FREE to attend, including lunch and refreshments.

However, this excludes the cost of travel for visitors to reach the campus. Unfortunately, we cannot cover this cost.

Can I bring a school group?

Schools and colleges are welcome to bring groups of students to attend our Inspiring Minds events. 

Please see the relevant webpage for the event you are interested in, where you will find the downloadable school group booking form.

What can additional visitors do on the day?

Parents / teachers are welcome to accompany their children / students to our Inspiring Minds events and can do whatever they wish on the day. They can either:

  • Attend the sessions with their children / students (dependant on room capacities)
  • Stay outside of the sessions in the open exhibition space (refreshments will be provided, as well as guest Wi-Fi access on request)
  • Take a wander across campus or into Loughborough town

Will lunch be provided?

Yes, we will be providing a buffet lunch for visitors on the day of the event. Alternative options are also available to purchase in the nearby retail outlets on campus.

Please let us know of any dietary requirements in the relevant field when completing your booking.

Who should I contact with any queries?

Please direct any enquiries relating to the Inspiring Minds series of events to the event lead, Dan Holmes, who can be contacted as follows:

  • Telephone: 01509 222231
  • Email:
  • Post: 201.0.18, Hazlerigg Building, Loughborough University, Loughborough, LE11 3TU