School workshops and poster competition

We invite 40 Year 7-9 and 40 Year 10-12 students from local schools to attend a day of workshops at the University of Exeter on the theme of “Space Weather”. Workshops will be delivered by Dr Gabrielle Provan, a space physicist from the University of Leicester and Dr Maria Weber, an astrophysicist from the University of Exeter. We will allocate places to schools on a first-come first-served basis and initially we ask that each school brings no more than 20 students. Register your interest.


This event will take place on the Streatham Campus: Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies (IAIS, n. 16 on the map) and the Northcott Theatre (NT, n. 13 on the map).

Provisional Timetable on Monday the 17th of July 2017:

The provisional timetable is below. The final timetables will be sent out to all schools that express an interest in attending the event.

09:45-10:00 Schools arrive
10:00-10:20 Welcome- IAIS.
10:30-11:00 Poster competition-NT.
11:15-12:15 Hands-on science workshop (two sessions will run in parallel for the different age groups) -IAIS.
12:15-13:20 Packed lunches and an opportunity to visit the ‘Space and Astronomy and the moving image’ exhibition at the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum
13:20-13:35 Prizegiving for student posters in front of all conference participants-NT.
13:45-14:45 Hands-on science workshop (two sessions will run in parallel for different age groups) -IAIS.
14:45-15:00 Wrap-up and evaluation

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Poster competition:

We invite schools to enter our poster competition. Students can work in groups (of maximum size 5 students) and will present their posters on the 17th of July to be judged by academics at the conference. Prizes will be awarded in the two age categories. If the students were willing, we would also be delighted if they would leave their posters up for display for the public lectures taking place on 18th July. The posters will be based on research projects that the students will have carried out on a number of themes linked to the conference.

Useful links to help with this research can be found in the pages:

Risk Assessments:

We have risk assessed the activities and these can be requested by the school, though we note that the students are still the responsibility of the school when on site.


Please ask your students to bring packed lunches with them.

Photography Permission:

Photographs will be taken throughout the day and may be used by the University of Exeter or by our partners in this project. Please make the organisers aware if you or any of your students have any photography objections or restrictions.

Additional Requirements:

Please inform us if you or any of your students have any particular disabilities or access requirements that we should be made aware of.


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PLEASE COMPLETE AND RETURN the following details:

Teacher Name  
Number of Year 7-9 places requested  
Number of Year 10-12 places requested  
Number of adults attending  
Mode of transport (parking required?)