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Meteorology Taster Days

Meteorology Taster Two Day Programme is being developed and is likely to include the following:

  • Shipping Forecast
  • Climate research and discussion
  • Tour of the Atmospheric Observatory with radiosonde weather balloon launch
  • Urban meteorology airflow exercise
  • Climate/ weather based activities with Met Office

Duration: 2 day non-residential  (9.30am Р4.30pm approx.)

Suitable for: Year 12/13 students studying sciences, physics or maths and are considering a physics/maths related course at University. Also open for Year 13 students. New attendees and those who have been on a one day taster are both welcomed.

Dates: To be announced, but it will be during week commencing 17 February 2020. The taster programme is non-residential, local accommodation the night before can be arranged by yourself, but in most cases persons under the age of 18 years old are to be accompanied by an adult in the accommodation.

Information:This programme is free of charge and limited to 40 places

How to apply: There will be an online application form, but for now please email jessica.gardner@reading.ac.uk with your full name, email address, using the subject line ‘Met Taster February’ if you would like to be informed when the applications are open (or check again around mid November)

 

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Meteorology Taster 1 Day Programme covers a variety of activities such as:

  • Weather data gathering using meteorological instruments
  • Richardson’s Forecast Factory – become part of a super computer to see how weather forecasts are created
  • Fluid Labs Demonstrations – learn about the atmosphere
  • Campus Tour
  • Q&A session with teaching staff, researchers and students

Suitable for: Year 12/13 students studying sciences, physics or maths who are considering a physics/maths related course at University

Date: Tuesday 29 October 2019 approximately 9.30am-3.30pm

Location: University of Reading, Earley Gate, Whiteknights Campus, Reading, RG6 7BE

Information: This programme is free of charge and limited to 40 places. The taster day is non-residential, local accommodation the night before can be arranged by yourself, but in most cases persons under the age of 18 years old are to be accompanied by an adult in the accommodation. Funding may be available in some instances for support for travel costs. Please see further information about Subject Taster Days on the University web pages including the application form for Travel Bursary.

How to apply: The online application form for individuals interested in the Meteorology Taster Day is found on the following address:

https://www.reading.ac.uk/forms/crm/subjecttaster.aspx

General Enquiries: email jessica.gardner@reading.ac.uk

School/ College Group bookings: email Chris on C.Stylianou@reading.ac.uk

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Updated September 2019

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