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School Visits and Events

Our fundamental purpose is to develop and cultivate an interest in Computer Science. To help schools encourage their pupils in the study of Computer Science we offer a range of outreach activities for groups of students or individuals.

We enjoy hosting visits from schools throughout the UK and regularly visit schools within the region. Some of our undergraduates also carry out school placements as part of their study.

As a department, we support Celebrate Science a university festival that runs during the October half-term holiday. We are also involved in Durham University Schools' Science Festival that takes place over Easter and is aimed at students in Years 9 and 10. At these events, we aim to give pupils the chance to develop their skills in a dynamic setting.

If you would like to arrange a visit for your school, please get in touch.

  • Celebrate science

    A host of Free events will be taking place across Durham University visitor attractions as part of the Celebrate Science 2021 Festival.
    Celebrate Science group of volunteers
  • Schools' science festival

    The annual Durham University Schools' Science Festival aims to stimulate interest and encourage wider participation in science, and to support the next generation of scientists from the local area.
    A little girl testing an experiment

Celebrate science

A host of Free events will be taking place across Durham University visitor attractions as part of the Celebrate Science 2021 Festival.
Celebrate Science group of volunteers

Schools' science festival

The annual Durham University Schools' Science Festival aims to stimulate interest and encourage wider participation in science, and to support the next generation of scientists from the local area.
A little girl testing an experiment

Summer Schools

We offer residential summer schools for sixth form pupils who want to get a flavour of our subjects:

  • Supported Progression - offers local students from a wide variety of backgrounds a taster day during the Easter break plus a five-day residential summer school.
  • Sutton Trust Summer Schools - run for a week during the summer for students who have completed Year 12. They offer a week of diverse academic and social activities and aim to provide a glimpse of university life.
  • Supported Progression

    Supported Progression is a Year 12 programme that offers a range of support and opportunities for you to find out more about the University, to help you apply to Durham and allows you to sample academic sessions.
    Celebrate Science festival volunteers holding rubber ducks in bubbles
  • Sutton Trust Summer Schools

    We're calling for the introduction of a Leadership Quality Fund to help more early years settings employ graduates.
    Group of students in a lecture hall

Supported Progression

Supported Progression is a Year 12 programme that offers a range of support and opportunities for you to find out more about the University, to help you apply to Durham and allows you to sample academic sessions.
Celebrate Science festival volunteers holding rubber ducks in bubbles

Sutton Trust Summer Schools

We're calling for the introduction of a Leadership Quality Fund to help more early years settings employ graduates.
Group of students in a lecture hall