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Let our enthusiastic research team blow away your children’s minds – MESS Days

We designed MESS around ten years ago and have since then held these events in primary schools and high schools, in our labs and in schools and with groups from 25 to 200. A MESS day (more accurately usually just a half day) is where we take a class or group of children and engage them in small research studies that rotate every twenty or so minutes so that they all get to see a variety of things and do a range of activities. Topics currently being looked at include the design of serious games for children in poor areas of the world, AR and VR with headsets and Google glass technology, digital fabrication ‘maker’ technologies, iPad games for learning, robots, digital ink for writing and identity card design and passwords.

MESS days are free, no charge is made. All our activities are subject to University ethical approval and our research team are DBS (CRB) cleared.

To book a MESS day email mplhorton@uclan.ac.uk