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Vijdan Cakli
UCL Widening Participation and UK Undergraduate Recruitment
T: 020 7679 0489
E: v.cakli@ucl.ac.uk

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Junior Masterclasses (Years 8-9)

Junior Masterclasses are delivered by UCL academics and PhD students and are hands-on interactive sessions designed to give young people a taste of learning at university. 

Year 8 and 9 pupils will need to be accompanied by a parent or carer. 

View and print the Junior Masterclass poster.

Applications for the Year 8 and 9 masterclasses are now open.

Please follow this link to apply for a place: Yr8&9 Junior Masterclass Application Form

Below are details of the sessions that will be running this October half term:

Date Time Title
Tuesday 28 October 2014 10:30 - 12:30

Environmental Engineering: The eradication and detection of air and water pollution

One of the tasks for Enivronmental Engineers is to reduce water and air pollution as much as possible. This lab based masterclass looks at various ways water and air pollution can be detected along with what methods are employed to reduce and eradicate it.

Tuesday 28 October 2014 13:30 - 15:30

From cows and houses to the alphabet: The invention of writing

Around 5000 years ago in Ancient Iraq and Egypt people began to invent ways to write spoken language down. In this masterclass we will explore the reasons why people developed writing and discover how early writing systems worked, before experimenting with using the ancient cuneiform script ourselves. We will finish by producing our own clay tablets following the model of Old Babylonian school children!

Friday 31 October 2014 14:00 - 16:00

Ageing and Immortality

How do we age? Why do we age? Can we ever be immortal? This masterclass offers a glimpse into the world of scientific research, and in particular research into ageing. We will explore the use of smaller organisms in ageing research, how scientists have been able to extend their lifespans in the laboratory, and how this is relevant to humans. We will also discuss the ethical considerations that come with advances in scientific research. Come along and gain an insight into scientific research behind ageing and enjoy a short tour around university laboratories.

We also run a number of Junior Masterclasses for young people in years 10 and 11