Events for pupils from local schools.
Who, What, Where, When, and How…
Could Spiderman really stop a train with his web? What exactly is a crime, and how are criminals punished? Can I do whatever I want with my allowance? Why do millions of people live on an active volcano? If you’re curious to know the answer to these and other exciting questions, come join the Children’s University on campus! Once a year, children are invited to attend a presentation in our largest lecture hall, talk to real scientists, and maybe even see some interesting experiments. Stop by and have a look!
The pupils who attend our local schools are the university students of tomorrow. We think that is reason enough to offer the pupils at schools throughout northern Bavaria a variety of opportunities at the University of Bayreuth. For instance, each year our campus hosts a preview day for these pupils. This event gives boys and girls a look at how the natural sciences are taught at a university and is highlighted by some exciting laboratory experiments in the field of chemistry.
Teaching and support programmes for STEM fields
There is also a special support programme in the STEM fields for girls. STEM is an acronym that refers to the academic disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics - fields in which women are unfortunately still under-represented. In addition, the Chair of Didactics of Biology offers information days for final-year pupils during the semester breaks. Naturally, this arrangement is mutually beneficial. And the doors of the University Library are always open to pupils who are driven by their intellectual curiosity.
Gifted school pupils on campus
Naturally, every year there are pupils who are especially gifted and who are not sufficiently challenged by the standard school curriculum. The University of Bayreuth offers such pupils the opportunity to take university courses prior to graduating from Gymnasium ("high school"). Pupils who take advantage of this option attend the courses students normally take in their first semesters of study. This initiative was launched in the framework of the State of Bavaria's broad range of measures for supporting gifted pupils.