Upcoming events

 

Cyber Security Christmas Lectures

11.12.17   10:00-12:00 or 12:30-14:30

Hello Digital, An Lochran, Inverness

The Skills Development Scotland annual High School Christmas lectures are now in their 6th year. The lectures are always the ‘week before, the week before’ Christmas and this year is no exception. The format is two hours of interactive presentations on a wide range of subjects around Cyber Security. The aim of the lectures are to encourage a new generation of Cyber Security experts through examples of how fun the career can be. This is achieved through great speakers, demonstrations and many, many Kilos of chocolate.
Click here for more information or book your place.

 

Primary NHS Health Science Day (Inverness)

15.12.17

Centre for Health Science, Inverness

P6 pupils from Raigmore Primary School will have the opportunity to learn about health sciences at this fun and interactive session run in collaboration by NHS Highland and the Science Skills Academy. Pupils will visit the Clinical Skills Centre in Inverness, where doctors and nurses from the Highlands receive their training, and will get the opportunity to take part in some simulated medical scenarios.

 

National CyberFirst Girls Competition

From 16.01.18

Centre for Health Science, Inverness

Calling all Year S2 girls with inquisitive minds, who like solving problems and working as a team. Sound like you? Time to shine. The national CyberFirst Girls Competition looks for teams of up to four to take on online challenges set by the NCSC. It is a unique opportunity for teams of school girls in S2 compete in fun online cyber security challenges.  Talk to your teacher and get your school and team registered from January 16 2018 at https://www.cyberfirst.ncsc.gov.uk/girlscompetition/ 

 

Primary  NHS Health Science Days (Lochaber)

01.02.18 and 02.02.18

Caol Community Centre, Fort William

P6 pupils from primary schools throughout Lochaber will have the opportunity to learn about health sciences at this fun and interactive session run in collaboration by NHS Highland and the Science Skills Academy. Pupils will have the opportunity to take part in some simulated medical scenarios, and will get hands-on with medical equipment used by doctors and nurses, to learn more about the health science profession.

 

Past events

 

Secondary Health Science Day

28.11.17

An Lochran, Inverness

S2 pupils from Ullapool High School visited the UHI STEM Hub to learn about various aspects of health science and associated careers, in this day-long event run in collaboration by the Science Skills Academy, University of the Highlands and Islands, and Skills Development Scotland. Pupils took part in a carousel of activities including baseline fitness testing; investigating the composition of inhaled and exhaled air, pulse oximetry and blood pressure; and making and coding a heart rate monitor.

 

Thurso Science Festival

18.10.17 and 19.10.17

Engineering, Technology and Energy Centre (ETEC), North Highland College, UHI

The University of the Highlands and Islands STEM team, and North Highland College hosted two days of Creative Science and Tech holiday sessions, in collaboration with the Engineering, Technology and Energy Centre, the Environmental Research Institute and the Science Skills Academy.
Day 1 was a free drop-in family session for children of all ages and included interactive activities such as Fight a virus with Nerf guns; DIY science experiments, design your own catapult, make a dinosaur puppet and lots more! Day 2 was open to children aged 8-12 and sessions included using microscopes to get up close and personal with some creepy crawlies and building a mini chariot and programming a Sphero robot

 

 

October Holidays Science Session

11.10.17

An Lochran, Inverness

The Science Skills Academy was delighted to host this fun and interactive holiday session for P1-S1 pupils, at the UHI STEM Hub. Younger children got the opportunity to investigate whether household liquids are acid or base, and built their own volcano before watching it erupt! Older children took part in a microscopy activity to discover how much pollen is actually in honey, and also watched a dissection demonstration.

 

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