University taster days

Taster days are designed for students who are thinking about studying at the University of Worcester.
Students socialise in a coffee shop

We offer a range of taster days from subject specific days to general university life taster days, with an emphasis on what to expect from the University of Worcester.

Top tips for your students who are attending a Taster Day

  • Students don’t have to be an expert or have any prior experience in the subject     
  • Students can state that they have attended a taster day in their personal statement, this is a great way to show they have researched the university in more detail      
  • The students are able visit the campus and learn more about what we have to offer       
  • Remind them to bring a packed lunch or money to spend at the cafes on campus

Booking

If you would like to book on to a university Taster Day, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page or visit the booking page here.  

 

 

Student life

A bespoke day organised for your students who will take part in sessions on campus to learn about the benefits of higher education, explore the facilities, find out what it might be like to study at university and answering any worries or concerns they may have. There will also be a choice of a Personal Statement Workshop, Interview Preparation Workshop or Taster Lecture (dependent on availability). The days are run by our team of recent Graduates who can all give a personal and authentic account of university life.

Contact us to arrange a date to suit your needs

Download the event programme [PDF]

Accounting and Finance Virtual Taster Event

How accountants have helped organisations respond to COVID-19

Wednesday 24th February 2021

The pandemic has changed life for all of us and organisations have responded in various ways. With us, you will explore examples of how accounting and finance played a crucial role in the management of organisations during 2020. Accounting information can be pivotal to decisions and accountants can help to identify opportunities for organisations. This talk is aimed at showing how a career as an accountant can be rewarding and of great value both as an individual and to organisations. You will also be able to participate in a question-and-answer session at the end of the talk, so please bring questions with you.

The event is due to take place on 24th February, from 6.00pm to 6.45pm and to book your place, please visit the booking page here.         

Time

Activity

6.00pm – 6.05pm

Welcome and introduction to Accounting and Finance at Worcester

6.05pm – 6.30pm

Talk – Company Responses to COVID-19 - we look at BrewDog, where the management accountant helped to shape a change in product line.

6.30pm – 6.45pm

Q&A with Course Leader Steph Tiller

 

Worcester Business School - Exploring the dark side of leadership,  Virtual Taster Event

Exploring the dark side of leadership

Tuesday, 9th March 2021 

Have you ever wondered why some people become leaders when they seem so unsuited to the task? Why do we have so many examples of poor and unethical leadership in recent history? In this talk we will explore the dark side of leadership including how individuals with dark side traits gain leadership positions and what the impact of dark leaders is on employees, organisations, and wider society. Join us to explore this fascinating side of leadership.

At the end of the talk, we will be discussing our undergraduate courses and there will also be an opportunity to participate in a question-and-answer session, so please bring questions with you.

 To book your place, please visit the booking page here.     

Time

Activity

6.00pm – 6.05pm

Welcome to Worcester Business School

6.05pm – 6.30pm

Talk – Exploring the Dark Side of Leadership

6.30pm – 6.45pm

Course Talk and Q&A with Senior Lecturer Dr Holly Andrews

 

 

Worcester Business School – How far will technology take us? Virtual Taster Event

 

An insight into emerging technologies and their impact on innovation

Tuesday, 16th March 2021

We are living in a world of continuous disruption, where advances in technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and brain machine interface (BMI) are driving modern innovation. Although many of these innovations are currently visible like driverless cars, digital home assistants and personalised recommendations on Netflix, their full impact on society has yet to be felt.

During this session we will explore potential advances in these technologies, to provide insight into how far they may take us. At the end of the talk we will be discussing our undergraduate Business courses and there will also be an opportunity to participate in a question-and-answer session with lecturers, so please bring questions with you.

  To book your place, please visit the booking page here.      

Time

Activity

6:30 – 6:35

Welcome to Worcester Business School

6:35 – 7:00

Talk - How far will technology take us?

7:00 – 7:15

Course Talk and Q&A with Joanne Law and Rowena Simmons

 

 

Child and Family Support Work - Virtual Taster Event

Children and Families in Lockdown: How might practitioners provide support bubbles and avert future troubles?

Wednesday 10 March 2021

Early Help services support children and families to overcome challenges and disadvantages by focusing on strengths. The coronavirus lockdown restrictions exacerbate such challenges and disadvantages. What new strengths have children and families developed? And can we build the future of Early Help services round them?

This virtual taster event will scan the horizon for the future support bubbles and everyday troubles that children and families face. By looking over the dramatic lockdown landscape, the discussion will help you identify the difference you wish to make in it.

The event is led by Stuart Gallagher, senior lecturer and course leader of the foundation degree, Child and Family Support Work. As part of this taster event, Stuart will explain the part this degree and its students can play in shaping family support work for the better – for all of us.

The event is due to take place on 10th March, from 4.00pm to 5.00pm and to book your place, please visit the booking page here.         

 

Time

Activity

16:00

Introduction: Child and Family Support Work FdA 

16:15

Discussion 

● Stuart Gallagher – Chair, plus Course Leader, Child and Family Support Work FdA (Department for Children and Families, University of Worcester) 

● Tracy Duncan, Lead – Parenting Support (Action for Children, Starting Well Partnership) 

● Sarah Walton Lead, Community Development (Action for Children, Starting Well Partnership) 

● Claire Field (Parenting Apart Programme) 

16:45

Q&A

17:00

Close

 

Computing, virtual taster event  - How to go viral without going to jail

Thursday 25th February 2021 

Sharing funny images you’ve found online with your friends may seem harmless enough, but beneath the surface of this simple act, lurk complex legal and ethical issues. The talk will explore what happens when an image goes viral, what happens when copyright meets free speech and explain how a souvenir tea towel made legal history. Armed with memes, case law and the world’s most famous colander, computing lecturer Andrew Robinson will guide you through the potential pitfalls of viral marketing and along the way explain how he accidentally helped design the artwork for a triple-platinum selling Reggae-fusion record. The talk will be followed by a Q&A session.

To book your place, please visit the booking page here.     

Time

Activity

6pm – 6.05pm

Welcome and introduction to Computing at Worcester

6.05pm – 6.30pm

Talk – How to Go Viral Without Going to Jail – social media, copyright, ethics, free speech and computer graphics might not seem to be related fields, but they all come together when an image goes viral.

6.30pm – 6.45pm

Q&A with Lecturer/Consultant Andrew Robinson

 

Computing, virtual taster event - How does Covid-19 mobile device contact tracing work?

Wednesday 31st March 2021

Apple and Google worked together last year to produce the Google/Apple Exposure Notification (GAEN) system. This system is being used world-wide to help fight the battle against Covid-19. But what is it and how does it work to warn people about their possible exposure? At the end of the talk we will be discussing our undergraduate Computing courses and there will also be an opportunity to participate in a question-and-answer session with Dr Chris Bowers, so please bring questions with you.

 To book your place, please visit the booking page here.     

Time

Activity

6pm – 6.05pm

Welcome and Introduction to Computing at Worcester Business School

6.05pm – 6.30pm

Talk – How does Covid-19 mobile device contact tracing work?

6.30pm – 6.45pm

Course Talk and Q&A with Dr Chris Bowers

 

Education Studies and Special Education

Education and Inequality – why study Education?

Tuesday 23rd February 2021

Education is controversial. Covid has unearthed education’s connections to social care, health, politics, religion, race, disability and social class. Covid has shown that education is not equal for everyone; whether it’s a lack of access to the internet and computers, the success (or not) of home schooling, access to resources at home such as books and supportive adults, or how schools have managed teaching during the pandemic, plus the HUGE debacle over exam results

Education is certainly CONTROVERSIAL! 

Degrees in Education Studies and Special Educational Needs Disability and Inclusion (SENDI) at Worcester offer chances to debate and explore all of these areas and much more. Join us for a virtual taster session where we will debate current news headlines and really get to the heart of the issues! ALL opinions welcome – we mean it. Bring YOUR view, YOUR experiences and YOUR ideas as we explore controversies in Education.

The event is due to take place on 23rd February, from 5.00pm to 6.00pm and to book your place, please visit the booking page here.           

Time

Activity 

5pm

Introduction to who we are and what we do plus meet the course leaders and students. 

5.10pm

All together: Education and Controversy – why study Education? 

5.20pm

Group Activity: Exploring the news course group activity. 

5.40pm

All together: Q&A with students – get the real low down! 

 

English Literature MA Open Evening

Thursday 25th March 2021, 4.00pm

Join us for an introduction to the MA English Literature programme at the University of Worcester. This event will give you a chance to get a taste of teaching at postgraduate level, meet our teaching team and chat to some of our current MA students about their experiences of the course.

To book your place, please visit the booking page here.          

Time

Item 

4.00 – 4:10pm

4:10 – 4:30pm

4:30 – 4:45pm

4:45 – 5:30pm

5:30 – 5:45pm

5:45 – 6:00pm

Sign in and Welcome

Introduction to the MA English Literature Course

Meet our Module Tutors

Taster Session

The Student Experience

Any Questions?

Film, Media and Television Masterclass

Thursday 25th February at 10.00 to 11.30am

Ahead of ‘Line of Duty’ Series 6, the University of Worcester School of Arts is delighted to bring you an exclusive event with Executive Producer, Simon Heath.

Born and bred in Birmingham, Simon’s career began in 1993 as script editor and writer on the BBC teen drama Byker Grove. He went on to create and write Ant & Dec’s early series for the BBC and C4. Simon joined World Productions in 1997, where he became Head of Drama in 2002 and Creative Director and CEO in 2009. 

Simon is best known as the Executive Producer of the acclaimed police corruption drama, Line of Duty. The Season 5 finale of which became the most watched TV show of 2019. 

He was also the Executive Producer for BAFTA, Golden Globe and Emmy nominated political thriller Bodyguard, the highest rated drama of the decade. 

In 2018, Simon executive produced the critically acclaimed, BAFTA nominated Save Me for Sky Atlantic which was the fastest binged Sky boxset series ever and the winner of the 2019 RTS Award for Best Drama. 

World Productions’ was named 2019 Production Company of Year at both the Broadcast and Edinburgh TV Festival Awards.

This is an one-off exclusive masterclass for those of you who may be interested in a career in the film, television or media industry. It is also for you if you are a fan of the brilliant ‘Line of Duty’! 

The event will take place on Thursday 25th February at 10.00 to 11.30am and to book your place, please visit the booking page here

Marketing and Enterprise - Consumer anxiety during Covid-19  

Thursday, 11th March 2021 at 6.00pm to 6.45pm 

How comfortable do you feel as a consumer, and how has Covid-19 changed that? This talk will explore consumer anxiety, with a particular look at howCovid-19 has created additional anxieties for us and how this has changed our shopping behaviour. At the end of the talk we will be discussing our undergraduate Business courses and there will also be an opportunity to participate in a question-and-answer session with lecturers, so please bring questions with you.

The event will take place on Thursday 11th March at 6.00pm to 6.45pm and to book your place, please visit the booking page here.   

Time

Activity

6:00 – 6:05

Welcome to Worcester Business School

6:05 – 6:30

Talk - Consumer anxiety during Covid-19

6:30 – 6:45

Course Talk and Q&A with Dr Helen Watts

 

 

 

Marketing and Enterprise - Social Media Influencers: the new celebrities?

Wednesday 24th March at 6.00pm to 6.45pm 

This session will look briefly at the rise of the social media influencer and the role they play within public relations. Some influencers have built up followings in the many millions making them a powerful tool for getting PR messages out to key audiences. At the end of the talk we will be discussing our undergraduate Business courses and there will also be an opportunity to participate in a question-and-answer session with lecturers, so please bring questions with you.

The event will take place on Wednesday 24th March at 6.00pm to 6.45pm and to book your place, please visit the booking page here.  

Time

Activity

6:00 – 6:05

Welcome to Worcester Business School

6:05 – 6:30

Talk - Social Media Influencers: the new celebrities?

6:30 – 6:45

Course Talk and Q&A with Isabel Clarke, Senior Lecturer

 

Nursing - Virtual Taster event series   

Our online ‘Introduction to Studying Nursing’ event series is suitable for anyone who is considering a career in Nursing (Adult, Mental Health and Children’s) at Worcester University. It will be a great opportunity to hear and talk to our nursing lecturers and our current students to help you learn more about our Adult, Child and Mental Health nursing, and nursing associate programmes.

The  events are due to take place on the following dates at 5.00pm to 7.00pm and you can book your place here.   

  • 23/02/21  
  • 25/03/21
  • 27/04/21
  • 27/05/21
  • 22/06/21

Poetry and Mindfulness

Wednesday 24th February 2021, 5.00pm

This talk will explore some of the different ways in which the practices of poetry and mindfulness can be related. Along the way, we will consider poems as both the result of mindfulness and the gateway to it. As examples, we will read poems encouraging empathy and attention for the natural world, as well as poems that go to the heart of what it means to be a human subject.

Dr David Arnold, Department of English, Media and Culture

To book your place, please visit the booking page here.                       

 

Time

Item 

5.00 – 6:00pm

Poetry and Mindfulness 

 

Sociology, and Sociology with Politics Virtual Lecture Series

The Winter/Spring lecture series brings together insights from across our Sociology and Sociology with Politics courses at the University of Worcester, with lectures that are both entry-level and research specific. These public facing lectures are open to school, college, and university students, applicants, fellow academics, and members of the public, so please do come along and get involved.

The lecture series takes place in our virtual classroom. Depending on your preference, you can either sit back and enjoy the lecture, or get involved at the end when there will be time for Q & A and sharing of ideas.

The lectures will take place on Wednesdays at 6.00pm to 6.45pm and to book your place at any of the events, please visit the booking page here.

Dates

Title

Speaker

20 January 2021

Sigmund Freud and the Paranormal 

Dr Luke Devine

27 January 2021

The Sociology of the Late-Victorian Vampire

Kathryn Devine

3 February 2021

Plato, Political Sociology, and the Ideal Polis

Dr Luke Devine

10 February 2021

Darwin, Social Darwinism, and the Political Sociology of 'Race' and its Legacy

Dr Luke Devine

17 February 2021

Digital Activism: Can It Change the World?

Holly Barnes-Bennetts

10 March 2021

Rapid Social Change in Every Area of Life: Spectacular Insights from Sociology

Mike Webb

17 March 2021

The Sociology of the Revolutionary between Luxemburg and Lenin

Dr Luke Devine

31 March 2021

The Sociological Imagination Today

Simon Hardy

14 April 2021

The Coronavirus Crisis through the Lens of Foucault's 'Medical Gaze'

Dr Luke Devine

28 April 2021

Pre-Raphaelite Art and First-Wave Feminism

Dr Luke Devine

5 May 2021

The Politics of Jack the Ripper

Kathryn Devine

19 May 2021

Westminster, First-Past-the-Post and 'Representative' Politics

Dr Luke Devine

 

 

 

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