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Department of Computer Science

Secondary schools and colleges

Our work aims to inspire the next generation, giving a helping hand to budding computer scientists.

A high school girl working with wires and a computer screen
Young people will love discovering the wonders of computer science.

Much of what we do is designed to give young people a chance to find out more about computer science, helping them understand and appreciate its importance and use in the modern world.

We hope to inspire secondary school and college students - through discover days, science events and more - to pursue computer science as a study and career path.

Discover days

Our discover days are designed for students interested in undertaking a degree course in computer science, giving them a chance to experience our teaching, explore the University campus and Department of Computer Science facilities. It will also allow them to meet and talk to current students.

Because computer science at The University of Manchester is a mathematical programming degree course, and the majority of these courses require an A-level in Mathematics, this day is best suited to students studying this qualification.

British Science Week

Each year in March the Department of Computer Science takes part in the British Science Week exhibition in the Sackville Street Building.

The event is open to students from Years 7 to 9.

Science Spectacular

Science Spectacular is an event run by the University's public engagement team and the Department of Computer Science has been involved with it for a number of years. It includes science activities for children of all ages.