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Science in Health Live!

Science in Health Live! is an annual two-day Cardiff University event which takes place in March and has been running for twenty five years.

The next event is taking place between 11-12 March 2020 at the School of Medicine.

Who it's for

The event is well attended by teachers and A-level students from across Wales and the border counties and has become the UK's biggest science event for A-level students. It is designed to give students an insight into the science behind medicine, showing them the range of career options open to them in healthcare, biomedical and scientific fields.

Students wearing the simulation glasses as part of the ocular diseases activity.

You will also have an opportunity to engage with our members about the wide ranging work of CITER and how research can be translated directly to the bedside.

It involves over one hundred and fifty members of staff and students at all levels, from postgraduates to professors, representing our supporting schools:

  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Healthcare Sciences
  • Optometry and Vision Sciences
  • Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

The event is a huge amount of fun as well as helping to inspire the next generation of scientists, physicians and healthcare providers.


The event programme includes:

  • interactive exhibition areas
  • stand-up science comedy
  • a series of talks on various hot topics in medicine
  • laboratory tour designed to introduce and expose students to a research laboratory environment

as well as an opportunity to see a "Sound Science Performance" showing the link between science, music and medicine.

"I really found the talks to be very inspiring and they gave me a brilliant insight into different routes you can take in medicine. Those who gave the talks were very enthusiastic and made me very excited to pursue a career in medicine".

A-level student
Students being shown the basic skill of suturing.

CITER''s activities

CITER is part of the many exhibits and delivers activities which are part of the secondary schools outreach programme including suturing and ocular diseases. The suturing activity is related to wound healing and provides students with the opportunity to have hands on experience of tying sutures as neatly as possible as they may have seen been carried out by clinicians in hospital.

The ocular diseases activity includes the students wearing simulation glasses that simulate different eye diseases and conditions such as glaucoma and cataract. This allows students to experience first hand the impact these conditions have on sight.

Contact us

To find out more about Science in Health Live! please contact:

Health Events