Bookings are very nearly open for the 2014 event

We welcome young scientists (3-10 years old)  and the adults they would like to bring along to our Summer Scientist event between 4 – 8th August! This year’s event will be held in the Main Admin Building in the heart of the Brayford Pool campus.

We bring you a range of new games and return some favourite activities so there will be much excitement and science fun to be had for anyone attending for the first time and for the many scientists we are delighted to see returning every year!

Bookings are very nearly open for this year’s event. We expect them to go live at 10am on Monday, 7th July at 10am. The link for bookings will appear on this page at that time.

For more information on the event, please head to the Event info 2014 page.

We look forward to seeing you in August!

Moving an Object with the Power of Concentration
Moving an Object with the Power of Concentration



Calling student volunteers!

Dear students,

every year we run the popular and very successful Summer Scientist Week. The event brings children aged 3 – 10 years old (with a parent in tow) to the university, to take part in psychology studies, play some fun games and learn about amazing things in psychology.

We have a number of academics (including Susan Chipchase, Kirsty Miller, Kerstin Meints, Petra Pollux, Kun Guo, Fenja Ziegler, Bino Majolo) and PhD students who will run studies.

But the key for the success of the event is YOU. Our student volunteers at the event make it all happen: help academics run the studies, play fun games with the kids, share the wonders of psychology with visitors to the event and just generally be great! This is a rare opportunity to gain experience working with children, with the general public at a science event and/or running research studies with large numbers of very enthusiastic children all whilst having fun! Previous students’ views are featured in our School brochure, page 16,UoL,Psychology,Magazine,ART_web.pdf

Applications for volunteering at the Lincoln Summer Scientist Week 2014 are now open!

The event runs every day from 4th – 8th August and volunteers have to be able to commit to these dates and one additional training/setting up day on the afternoon of 1st August.

This opportunity is open for students who are currently in the second year of study and (for the first time ever!) also to students currently in their first year!

Last years’ events were a roaring success for everyone involved and we hope to make it even better this time around!

I hope you will join the team! Check our blog for more details (

Please send a couple of sentences explaining why you want to take part and any experience that you may have (none is needed) to, subject line: summer science. Please send the email asap and no later than 20th May.

many thanks!


Summer Scientist 2013

Summer Scientist 2013 was a record breaking success! Thank you to everyone who made it happen! We had 250 children take part in our fun studies, learn about psychology, play games and bring fun and life to university!

In the coming weeks and months we will analyse the data from the research studies you took part in. We will let you know what we find!

You can read more about the event – written by our wonderful press team!

In the meantime, take a look at the fantastic video Ben Mills has produced of the event. Ben is a Media graduate from Lincoln and currently works as a media intern in the College of Social Science. Great work!

The event is fully booked out – sorry!

We are completely flabbergasted at the speed with which the places for Summer Scientist 2013 were snapped up. We have never booked out so quickly  – it is normally until a couple of days before the event that you can still get a spot.

We know many of you are disappointed not to have been able to book on this year. Sorry!

We hope you come and join us next year instead.