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Science & Technology Taster Day


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Wednesday, 24 May 2023,
10:00 to 14:30
University of Suffolk, Waterfront Building, Neptune Quay, Ipswich, IP4 1QJ

Do you have Year 12 students interested in pursuing further study or a career in science and technology?   We are delighted to be holding our Science & Technology taster day on Wednesday 24 May. We are delighted to be holding the following sessions in:  

  • Biological Sciences
  • Biomedical Science 
  • Computing 
  • Game Development 
  • Nutrition and Human Health 
  • Sports and Exercise Science 
  • Sports Performance analysis 
  • Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Science 

Please note that teachers are expected to remain with their students throughout the day wherever possible (Especially during Computing and Games sessions.) 

Information about what you will do in our taster sessions:

  • Biological Sciences - TBC
  • Biomedical Science  - TBC
  • Computing - TBC 
  • Game Development - This session is split into two waves; firstly you will tweak and refine a third-person shooter game within the Unity game engine. You will receive hands-on game development experience by thrusting into Unity and producing engaging gameplay. Secondly, we will all participate in a Street Fighter II tournament and discover the core competencies of a Game Designer. We will analyse the game's core game loop and expose the behavioural and psychological mechanisms that underpin its design. This session assumes no coding experience!
  • Nutrition and Human Health - TBC
  • Sports and Exercise Science - Nature vs. Nurture – What Drives Elite Athlete Performance?In this session you will look at Elite athletes perform incredible feats of physical performance in endurance and strength sports. But how do they do it? Are they born with a physiological make-up that enables them to excel in their sport (nature), or is it all about the training environment they prepare in (nurture)? Or a bit of both? Come to this session to find out more, and to learn about degree courses and career opportunities in the sport and exercise sciences.
  • Sports Performance analysis - TBC
  • Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Science -TBC

Book your place - Any questions about the event please email





10.00am Arrival & Registration
10.10am Welcome Talk 
10.40am Head to coach for DigiTech
11.30am Arrive at DigiTech and Security 
11.30-2.00pm DigiTech Tour + Lunch Break
2.00pm Leave DigiTech
2.30pm Event Finishes

Games Development: 

10.00am Arrival & Registration
10.10am Welcome Talk 
10.40am - 1.30pm Games Lab Session & Lunch
1.30pm Move to room
1.45pm Student Ambassador Q&A 
2.00pm Student Finance
2.30pm Thank you & Event Finishes

All other subjects:

10.00am Arrival & Registration
10.30am Welcome Talk
10.45am Move into taster sessions 
11.00am Taster Session 1 
11.45am Head to WFB for Lunch
12.00am Lunch
12.30pm Move to taster sessions/head off on a tour
12.45pm Taster Session 2 OR Campus Tour
1.30pm Move back to room
1.45pm Student Ambassador Q&A 
2.00pm Student Finance
2.30pm Thank you & Event Finishes