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Franklin science students try their hands at university life

On Monday 18 June our science students had the chance to see what life would be like studying their favourite subjects at the University of Hull.

The day started by students being given an introduction to the University of Hull, their excellent facilities, finance for university and the day-to-day life of a student.

Our students were then split among one of three science pathways, depending on their preference:

  • Forensic Science
  • Biomedical Science
  • Physics


Activities involved looking at level 1 detail in Fingerprints, such as swirls and whorls.

Students made fake blood, making sure it was at the correct consistency and used the fake blood to look at blood splatter patterns, so that they could deduce how the patterns are different according to heights, directions and velocities.

Biomedical Science

Students looked at why the Kidneys are such an important organ and performed a kidney dissection to look at different areas within the kidney


This activity was a talk based on products in society produced by research in Astrophysics.

Students were given an insight into products that were developed at the University of Hull, such as Liquid Crystal display Screens and Bone Density Scanners.

Students were asked to think and discuss what the requirements for life to exist are and how the position of the Earth in the Universe allows optimum conditions.  They could then come up with ideas as to where life could be found elsewhere in the Universe.

Our youngsters came away with a positive view of Hull University, and were given a great deal of insight into University Life. A great day!


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Posted by Andrew Howden

June 21, 2018 at 11:14 AM

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