Masterclasses and Tasters

Tech Week is back!

Tech Week is a week-long festival of technology, gaming and computing. With a programme showcasing how the University is making a difference through real-world innovation, and a focus on looking at the impact of technology on the future econmy.

Book a MASTERCLASS OR TASTER

 

Check out the full programme of masterclasses and tasters below! You can also download the full Tech Week programme here

 

To book a school or college group onto the below sessions please email sclo@shu.ac.uk, with the number of students and year group.

 

All session will take place face to face in our Cantor Building at City Campus (S1 2NU) unless stated otherwise.

monday 20TH jUNE

 

Title: Chat to Computing Folks 

Description: Hear from academics across our Computing courses and get a feel for the different pathways you can take, what they involve, and where they lead.  This session includes an open question and answer element where you can ask questions to dig deeper into areas you are interested in as well as get advice and guidance towards a journey into Computing. 

Start: 9:30am – 10:30am  

Age Groups: Y7-13 

 

Why not make it a full day and add on one or two of the below masterclasses after the introduction to gain a taster into degrees at SHU?!

(Tasters can be booked separately)


Coding Masterclass using
Python

Time: 10:30-12:00

Age: Y7-Y13

This session will teach participants how to use cryptography by encoding and decoding messages with a secret code. Participants will be shown how to perform the procedure manually as well as how computer programming can speed up the process.


Sensing and Visualising
Weather Data

Time: 10:30-12:00

Age: Y7-Y13

Use Smart Technologies to build a physical temperature sensor from Internet of Things hardware.  We’ll show you how to connect that physical device with software to collect and visualise its data feed to create an end-to-end smart solution. 


Training a Neural network for classification

Time: 10:30-12:00

Age: Y12-Y13

After a brief description about how NN works, we will implement a neural network able to receive parameters from a pretrained NN and classify images into two categories. In this session the user will have a taste of how the “transfer learning” process works.


Business & Technology
Safari

Time: 10:30-12:00

Age: Y10-Y13

This session engages participants in a simulation activity requiring decision making based on business market conditions. This provides an engaging method towards understanding potential factors that impact businesses placed in a competitive environment. 


How our research with TeamGB translates to population health

Time: 11:00-12:00

Age: Y12

Please be aware this is at the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre-Olympic Legacy Park, 2 Old Hall Rd, S9 3TU
Learn about the work the Sport Engineering research group do with Olympic teams, including the use of human scanning systems. Learn about the science and technology behind it all, whilst competing against your classmates.


Coding Masterclass using
Python

Time: 13:00-14:30

Age: Y7-Y13

This session will teach participants how to use cryptography by encoding and decoding messages with a secret code. Participants will be shown how to perform the procedure manually as well as how computer programming can speed up the process.


Sensing and Visualising
Weather Data

Time: 13:00-14:30

Age: Y7-Y13

Use Smart Technologies to build a physical temperature sensor from Internet of Things hardware.  We’ll show you how to connect that physical device with software to collect and visualise its data feed to create an end-to-end smart solution. 


Business & Technology
Safari

Time: 13:00-14:30

Age: Y10-Y13

This session engages participants in a simulation activity requiring decision making based on business market conditions. This provides an engaging method towards understanding potential factors that impact businesses placed in a competitive environment. 

WEDNESDAY 22ND jUNE

 

 

Title: How we use Technology in Sport Science and Nutrition 

Description:The pressure to be the best in sport is high, especially in the professional world. One way to stay at the top of your game is to use technology effectively to help make sure you are always improving. This session will take a look at some of the technology we use in sport science and nutrition and how we can use the information provided to help athletes be the best.

Start: 13:00-13:30

Age Groups: Y10-13 

Location: Virtual, Zoom Webinar

THURSday 23RD jUNE

 

 

Title: Byte-sized Computing Taster Session

Description: Not sure what to do in the wider field of Computing or want to sample Computing outside your area of interest?  During this session, you’ll get hands-on taster sessions from across Computing: Business & IT, Cyber Security & Networks, Smart Computing, Computer Science & Software Engineering, and Games & Artificial Intelligence.  During this session, you will spend time doing an example activity at each station as you move from one to another. 

Start: 9:30am – 12:00noon 

Age Groups: Y7-13  

 

Why not make it a full day and add on one of the below masterclasses in the afternoon to gain a more in depth look at degrees at SHU?!

(Tasters can be booked separately)


Sensing and Visualising
Weather Data

Time: 13:00-14:30

Age: Y7-Y13

Use Smart Technologies to build a physical temperature sensor from Internet of Things hardware.  We’ll show you how to connect that physical device with software to collect and visualise its data feed to create an end-to-end smart solution. 


Web Development for
Beginners

Time: 13:00-14:30

Age: Y7-Y11

Using an interactive playground, see how HTML, CSS and JavaScript come together and how to interact with website elements.  Make your own adjustments to elements on the website through drag-and-drop blocks and see the changes in real-time.


Using technology to plan the Paris 2024 Olympics

Time: 13:00-14:00

Age: Y10-Y13

Ever wondered how festivals and events design their site plans?  Join us for an interactive session to discover the exciting and fast paced world of festivals and events and explore OnePlan the official site planning software of the Paris 2024 Olympics!

ABOUT US

We work alongside wider university departments to ensure we provide the most consistent and comprehensive support for schools and colleges.

CONTACT US

Email: sclo@shu.ac.uk

Telephone: 0114 225 5555

FIND US

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Howard Street, Sheffield

S1 1WB, UK

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