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UK university students – this is your week!

Front steps of the Natural History Museum, London

9 June 2014

It's Universities Week in the UK!

Researchers, students, professors and academics are taking the country by storm, celebrating the discovery and creativity at the heart of UK universities…

From 9–15 June, events at universities and museums across the country will showcase ground-breaking new research and innovations.

At the centre of it all is the Natural History Museum in London (above), where a whole host of free exhibits will allow members of the public to get hands-on with some of the most exciting research projects – from the car that is aiming to break the land speed record, to robots that can react almost as ‘intelligently’ as human beings.

#PeoplesQs - Interact with leading academics on Twitter

Have you got a burning question about your favourite subject? Want to interact with a world-leading professor, researcher or academic?

During Universities Week, a panel of leading experts from universities across the UK will be on hand to answer your questions. Simply ask #PeoplesQs on Twitter.

Ideas for life

The theme for Universities Week is ‘Ideas for Life’ – five themes identified by a public survey in the run-up to the week as the central issues in the world today. These themes are:

  • Science and technology
  • Environment and sustainability
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Culture
  • Society

There are events for people of all ages and backgrounds – all you need is a thirst for knowledge and a desire to learn something new.

Check out the Universities Week events list to see what is going on – there are tours, talks and exhibitions going on all over the UK.

Universities Week takeover Education UK!

The Knowledge is GREAT Facebook page – which showcases UK discoveries and innovations – is all about Universities Week from 9 - 15 June, so keep checking for updates! You can also join us on Twitter @EducationUK.

All through Universities Week, we’ll be meeting and interviewing international students and researchers who are appearing at the Natural History Museum to show off the work they’re involved in at UK universities.

See all the interviews, features and videos here!

You can also check out www.UniversitiesWeek.org.uk, or show your support by liking the Universities Week Facebook page and following @Uni_Week on Twitter.
 

Lucie, Bob and Linda © University of Lincoln
Professor Tom Duckett (left), Dr Marc Hanheide and three robots to appear at the Natural History Museum this week / © University of Lincoln