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School of Environment and Life Sciences

Manchester Science Festival

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We are the lead educational sponsor of the annual Manchester Science Festival, the largest science festival in England. This provides us with an excellent opportunity to  promote  STEM  in a creative way and gives our staff and students  the opportunity to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with the community, showcase their work, network with employers and gain practical organisational and management experience.


It is important, now more than ever before, that we engage with science, inspire young people and nurture the scientists of the future. The festival is an opportunity to bring science to life and encourage young people to question the world around them and explore what science means to us.


This year the festival is running from 19 – 29 October. Join us on the 21-22 October at the MediaCityUK University Campus for GameLab, our flagship weekend event. From controllable digital fish to the latest virtual reality from VR Manchester, eSport demos, retro platforms  and  interactive VJ events across three floors of activity, you can do it all. Puzzles, problem-solving and PlayStations: it’s all  about experimental gaming at GameLab. You can even bring your dog, as we’ll explain how new technology tracks canine health and makes  our  furry friends healthier.