Talks for primary

These talks have been specifically designed with primary students in mind.

Some videos were recorded in previous academic years so may contain course content and entry requirements that aren't relevant for your year of interest. Use our A-Z course search for up-to-date admissions guidance. 

We'll continue to add to these resources over time. 

Why study Biological Sciences (2020/21)

Madeleine talks about benefits of studying a Biological Sciences degree and key things to consider.


Why study Psychology? (2020/21)

Millie talks about what Psychology is and benefits of studying a Psychology degree.

Teachers can download a supporting worksheet, and pupils can take part in a quiz:


Workshop: The Thinking Cap – Brains, Hats and Health (2020/21)

This unique online resource is a collaboration between the Division of Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology (University of Manchester), Hat Works Museum (Stockport) and interference-art.

This workshop created by neuroscientists, museum staff and artists, including videos, quizzes, worksheets and a creative activity can be run by teachers in school or by parents at home. It covers how the brain works, how to protect your brain and mental health, hats and creativity.

The workshop is aimed at Year 5 pupils, but connects to Science, Numeracy, Art and PSHE KS1 and 2, and could be adapted for a range of ages. The project aims to engage pupils with brain science and health through creative activities connecting to Stockport's hatting heritage, as well as raising awareness of studying at University.

Complete our form to access the workshop.

Understanding Psychology (2019/20)

Hear from Jess Stepanous, one of our PhD researchers about her research into social relationships  such as friends and family  affect the brain and mental health.

Understanding the rock cycle (2019/20)

A presentation with video and audio files, by Zoe Cumberpatch, PhD Student, through which Zoe will help you find out about different type of rocks and how they are formed. 

Download presentation (350MB)