Some events are yet to be added to this calendar, contact W5 for further information on each event.

Event 1

Big Data: Knowledge in the Internet Age

Friday 10th November 2017

This one off event as part of the Friendship Four, will see a range of amazing speakers talking to young people about Big Data, what it means to them and how it impacts on their everyday lives. It will also explores what it means in practical terms for future career opportunities and pathways to success.

The event will also include a networking aspect to enable students to talk to exhibitors from local, national and global companies working in the IT sector.

Event 2

How Well Connected Are You?

Tuesday 21st November 2017


During this new one-off event, W5 is inviting A Level students to come and find out about cyber security – what it means to them and what potential careers it can lead to through a series of talks, discussions and interactions with IT professionals.

Event 3

Blood Glorious Blood!

Thursday 23rd November 2015

The wonderful world of blood is explored in the A-Level Update for Schools lecture, presented by Dr Declan McKenna, Lecturer in Haematology at Ulster University.

Dr McKenna will discuss the importance of blood in an entertaining and informative manner, using topical examples and popular references to explain the subject. In addition, the lecture will complement the current A-level Biology syllabus by covering elements such as immunology, genetics, DNA technology, and cell biology.

This event is targeted at Biology teachers and pupils wishing to learn more about the cutting edge application of biology in the world today.  After the lecture, students will be able to visit exhibits and talk to a number of exhibitors working in fields related to Biology and Biomedical Science. These will include representatives from Almac, Randox, Medicare and GSK (TBC).

Event 4


Friday 24 November 2017

As part of the build up to the Friendship Four Ice Hockey tournament, W5 will open its doors to up to 1,000 young people attending the first tournament game with their school.

Schools will be able to access over 250 amazing interactive exhibits in four incredible exhibition areas, providing lots of opportunities to engage with all aspects of science, technology, engineering and maths. There will also be a wide range of different activities taking place pre-game, including special Sci-Five demonstration shows in our demo areas and Lecture Theatre and special hands-on workshops delivered by W5 and volunteers to engage and inspire the young people involved.

After a BIG STEM build up, the young people will then walk through to the SSE Arena in time for the game start at 4pm along with all the volunteers involved.