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Dragonfly Day

An on-campus day designed for Year 9 female students to encourage young women to consider the benefits of further study, and careers, in science and engineering.

Dragonfly Day year 9 girls

Dragonfly Days are a popular initiative run in partnership with the Outreach team for Year 9 girls from local schools. Participants have an opportunity to meet and work with female engineers from the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment. As well as doing practical investigations and experiments, there are opportunities to explore careers in STEM and to quiz our researchers about their path to University.

Recent events have been led by female researchers and students, within the following disciplines Tribology, Acoustics, Geology, µ-VIS X-ray Imaging Centre, Astronomy, MechanicalSpaceflight and 'People Like Me'.

Dragonfly Days represent the Faculty on the RCUK-funded Talk to US initiative developing best practice in school-university partnerships.

Dragonfly Day 2020/21 – Delivered at home/in school

As we have been unable to run Dragonfly Day on campus this academic year, we are very excited to bring Dragonfly Day activities direct to your school (or home if schools are closed), over 3-4 weeks in May 2021.

We have teamed up with the amazing Invent Plus to come up with a whole range of exciting and engaging activities, including:

To find out more or register interest for your students to get involved, contact Dr. Jess Spurrell on or 023 8059 7521!

Rockets Society Session
Mechanical Engineering Session
Acoustics Session
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