University of Worcester
University of Worcester
Our Science and the Environment Discovery Days offer students the opportunity to try new things in a university setting. Working with academic staff, using the same equipment and facilities we use to conduct our research and teach our undergraduates; participants will gain first-hand experience of studying at a university. at University of Worcester

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Forensic & Applied Biology for AS & A level students

University event offered by University of Worcester

Event Summary:

Our Science and the Environment Discovery Days offer students the opportunity to try new things in a university setting. Working with academic staff, using the same equipment and facilities we use to conduct our research and teach our undergraduates; participants will gain first-hand experience of studying at a university.

Full Event Details:

DISCOVER FORENSIC & APPLIED BIOLOGY

Anthropology and forensic casework
Number of participants: 15-30
Time: 10am-2pm, 26 May

A bone has been found by a dog walker, as a forensic anthropologist you are asked to determine whether or not the bone is human and if so give the police information about the sex, height and age of the individual.

This session is designed to interest students in the practical side of forensic science and how forensic science can be used to solve crimes by examining a potential crime scene.

Forensic specialists are often called upon to investigate missing persons cases, suspected burials and the discovery of bones. As a forensic archaeologist you will learn about techniques used to identify buried remains and exhume them.

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CSI Worcester
Number of participants: 15
A crime has been committed on the grounds of the University of Worcester and you have been called to the scene to investigate. You will analyse some of the evidence in the laboratory to produce documents for court.

This session is designed to interest students in the practical side of forensic science and how forensic science at the scene of a crime can be used to solve crimes. Forensic specialists are often called to crime scenes in order to collect evidence that will be used in police investigations and will also later be used in court. The variety of evidence and collecting techniques is growing all the time due to adoption of new technology and the session concentrates on the techniques used by Crime Scene Investigators.

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Forensic laboratory analysis of evidence
Number of participants: 15-30

You have been provided with evidence which has been recovered from a crime scene. You will undertake a number of forensic laboratory techniques which will aid in the investigation.

This session is designed to interest students in the practical side of forensic science and how forensic science in the laboratory can be used to solve crimes. Many forensic scientists work in laboratories where investigations are carried out into evidence collected at crime scenes or from suspects in crimes. Laboratory work is an essential part of an investigation and in this session students get hands on experience of the techniques that laboratory-based forensic specialists use.

We will run the session which has the higher number of participants booked to attend.

Suitable For:

Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 5 (Students aged 16-18)
Individuals (Enquiry not required to be through a school)

Duration:

Half Day

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Minimum number of students:

1



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