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