Faculty of Biological Sciences

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Annual Year 12 Conference

Year 12 students from across the country visited the Faculty recently.

Year 12 students from across the country visited the Faculty recently.

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Year 12 students from across the country visited the Faculty recently to find out what it’s like to study biological sciences.

Over 70 A-level students stayed at the Leeds campus to get a first-hand experience of living in halls, attending lectures and learning more about everything from applied biology to zoology at the annual year 12 conference.

The two day residential event included lectures and practical classes on all aspects of bioscience giving prospective students the chance to use the teaching laboratories and explore the University campus.

Practical classes included ‘Blood relative’, a practical session using techniques in Biochemistry and ‘Matters of the heart’ related to the study of Biomedical Sciences and Sports and Exercise Science. Students also participated in a ‘Gut dissection’ session, using modern lab techniques in the Biology discipline.
Students had the chance to talk to current undergraduate students and learn more about careers in the biosciences, degree courses at Leeds, applications and UCAS admissions.

An evening of activities was provided by students from the Faculty of Biological Sciences society (FobSoc.)

Dr Charlotte Haigh, Admissions Tutor and Event Director, said: “The event aims to give students interested in biological sciences an insight into the breadth of research that takes place at Leeds. It is a great way for students to experience life as an undergraduate student by attending lectures and practical classes."

Clare Leach, Undergraduate Admissions Manager and Event Director added: " The event was a good opportunity for year 12 students to experience what it is like to work in a lab environment and to meet with current undergraduate students and learn more about studying at degree level.”

Delegates enjoyed the event. Comments included:

"I learnt a lot in the short time I was at Leeds and made some new friends." (Year 12 delegate.)

"It was an excellent experience for our students and very well organised." (Head of Science from one of the visiting schools.)

29th July 2011