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]

Biological Sciences

If you are interested in studying Biological Sciences (Animal Biology, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Science, Forensic & Applied Biology, Human Biology, Human Nutrition, Medical Sciences) with us and want to know more, then please join us for this taster event where you can learn about Worcester University and the courses and take part in taster sessions with lecturers who will introduce you to the studying Biological Sciences at University level.

The next event is due to take place on 16th December 4.00pm-6.00pm and to book your place, please visit the booking page here.

Time

Activity 

Person

16:00 – 16:10

 

An introduction to Biological Sciences at the University of Worcester

 

 

Mike Wheeler

16:10 – 16:30

 

Course Talk with interactive Chat Room

 

Mike Wheeler,

Kate Unwin

16:30 – 16:50

 

Teaching through practice – Using our experience as Forensic Practitioners to inspire students

 

Kate Unwin

16:50-17:00

 

Break

 

 

17:00 – 17:20

 

Why do Bees Matter?

 

Kate Ashbrook

17:20 – 17:40

 

Your Immune System – a Natural Killer!

 

 

Steve Coles

17:40 – 18:00

 

Live Q&A with course team and current students

 

 

Staff and students

           

Computing

A Computing taster day gives you the opportunity to explore our facilities, take part in Computing taster activities, and find out about student life. This day is for those considering applying for the course, not those who have already applied or those who have been offered an interview. 

For further information or to request a place please email insiders@worc.ac.uk or complete the form at the bottom of the page.

Drama

A Drama and Performance taster day gives you the opportunity to take part in a number of sessions including an interactive performance workshop.  There will also be an opportunity to find out more about life as a student, speak to a recent graduate, tour our facilities and ask any questions you may have.

For further information or to request a place please email insiders@worc.ac.uk or complete the form at the bottom of the page.

Education and Teacher Training

PGCE virtual taster events:

Our PGCE virtual taster events are a great opportunity to learn more about the course you are interested in, speak with lecturers and find out what it’s really like to be a student at Worcester from the comfort of your own home.

The next event is due to take place on 20th January 4.30-5.30pm and to book your place, please visit the booking page here.

Primary Initial Teacher Education virtual taster events:  

Our Primary Initial Teacher Education virtual taster events are a great opportunity to learn more about the course you are interested in, speak with lecturers and find out what it’s really like to be a student at Worcester from the comfort of your own home.

The next event is due to take place on 9th December 4.00-6.00pm and to book your place, please visit the booking page here.

 

English

English Literature Masterclass Virtual Event   

Wednesday 2nd December 4:30pm-6pm

You are warmly invited to participate in an English Literature Masterclass run by academics in the Department of English, Media and Culture at the University of Worcester. This session will give you a chance to get a taste of the different ways in which we might think about and analyse a literary text at degree level, see how our academics approach literary research and ask any questions you might have about studying English with us here at Worcester.

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

Time

Item 

4.30pm

Talk and Taster - An English Literature Masterclass

 

5.30-6pm

Course talk and Q&A with staff

          

 

Geography

Virtual Taster Events  

Our Geography virtual taster events are a great opportunity to learn more about the course you are interested in, speak with lecturers and find out what it’s really like to be a student at Worcester from the comfort of your own home.

The next event is due to take place on 8th December at 4.30pm-6.15pm and to book your place, please visit the booking page here.

During the session you will find out more about our range of accredited Geography courses, including those features that make our programmes special. The latter includes a practical, hands-on emphasis throughout and an outstanding fieldwork programme. You will also get to meet current staff and students, ask questions and take part in a short taster session.

Time

Item 

4.30 – 5.00pm

Welcome and Introduction to Geography at Worcester

5.00 – 5.45pm

Taster Session: A virtual field trip to the Western Highlands of Ethiopia.

This activity explores sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa.

5.45 – 6.15pm

Q&A with staff and students

We are also running an event on 14th December at 4.30pm-6.15pm and to book your place, please visit the booking page here

Time

Activity 

4.30-5pm

Welcome and Introduction to Geography at Worcester

5-5.45pm

Taster Session: Earth Observation from satellites. This activity explores how we can use satellite images to monitor deforestation and changes in land and sea ice cover. 

5.45-6.15pm

Q&A with staff and students

 

 

 

History

Virtual Taster Event Series  

Our History virtual taster event series is a great opportunity to learn more about the course you are interested in, speak with lecturers and find out what it’s really like to be a student at Worcester from the comfort of your own home.

From November 2020 to January 2021, the History staff at the University of Worcester are hosting a series of online taster lectures that address key questions for A-Level students and others interested in studying History at University. There will be a 20-minute talk followed by the opportunity to ask questions and discuss the topic further.

The taster sessions will be held on Tuesdays at 5pm and to book your place at any of the events, please visit the booking page here.

Dates

Title

Speaker

Tuesday 24th November 2020

 

 

Did Germany deliberately cause the First World War?

Dr Paddy McNally

Tuesday 1 December 2020

Why do we like the Devil?

 

Prof. Darren Oldridge

Tuesday 8 December 2020

Why did the British leave India?

Dr Neil Fleming

Tuesday 15 December 2020

What is Propaganda?

Dr Wendy Toon

Tuesday 5th January 2021

Were Germans afraid of the Gestapo?

Dr Paddy McNally

Tuesday 12th January 2021

How extensive was Britain's role in the slave trade?

Prof. Suzanne Schwarz

  

Humanities Festive Showcase

Fifty Words for Snow: A Festive Humanities Showcase

Monday 14th December 2020

Ghost stories told by a roaring fire. The wait for that Christmas advert. Inspiration in a field of snow. Curling up in front of a festive film. Debating the linguistic pitfalls of the Christmas Dinner table.

The Department of English, Media and Culture warmly invite you to their festive Humanities Showcase. Featuring taster lectures and interactive sessions across all of our courses, this afternoon of events will give you a flavour of our subjects at degree level, provide you with an opportunity to speak to our academic staff, and get you thinking about the varied and sometimes surprising ways winter festivities find their way into culture. Come along just for one subject session, drop into a couple, or enjoy the full showcase - it's up to you.

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

Time

 

 

1-1:20pm

 

Welcome and Introduction to the department and sessions

 

1:20-1:50pm

'I'm Dreaming of a Dark Christmas': The Festive Uncanny in Christmas Literature

1:50-2:20pm

Written on Snow: A Creative Writing Workshop

2:20-2:50pm

Holidays are Coming: An Analysis of Festive Advertising

2:50-3:20pm

Buttered Scones and Serviettes: Linguistic Variation on the Dinner Table

3:20-3:50pm

Karl Marx's Communist Christmas: Die Hard and Christmas Vacation

3:50-4pm

Question and Answer Session

 

Journalism

A Journalism taster day gives you the opportunity to explore our facilities, take part in Journalism taster activities, and find out about student life. This day is for those considering applying for the course, not those who have already applied or those who have been offered an interview.

For further information or to request a place please email insiders@worc.ac.uk or complete the form at the bottom of the page.

Law

Virtual Taster Events  

Come along and meet some of the team from the University of Worcester's School of Law at our upcoming taster session. During the session you will have the opportunity to find out more about the courses on offer, the kinds of things you will study and the wider opportunities available to you as University of Worcester Law student.

As part of the session, you can gain an insight into what it is like to study law in our 'have a go' activity - a specially designed session on the English legal system and Criminal Law. There will also be a live Q&A for you to ask specific questions if you have them. We look forward to seeing you there!

The next event is due to take place on 2nd December at 5.00pm-6.30m and to book your place, please visit the booking page here.

Time

Item 

5pm

Welcome and Introduction to Law 

5:10

Course talk – find out more about what it’s like studying Law at Worcester including information about the LLB programmes, modules and teaching 

5:40

Taster session – ‘Exploring the English legal system: Criminal law and justice’ 

6:10

Q&A with staff and students

 

Marketing

A Marketing taster day gives you the opportunity to explore our facilities, take part in Marketing taster activities, and find out about student life. This day is for those considering applying for the course, not those who have already applied or those who have been offered an interview.

For further information or to request a place please email insiders@worc.ac.uk or complete the form at the bottom of the page.

Media and Culture

Our Media & Culture virtual taster events are a great opportunity to learn more about the course you are interested in, speak with lecturers and find out what it’s really like to be a student at Worcester from the comfort of your own home.

Talk and Taster – Body Image, Beauty and Social media

The next event is due to take place on 27th November at 4.15pm-5.00pm on the topic of body image, beauty and social media. The session will give you a chance to get a taste for the ways in which we analyse Media & Culture on this Course. The session will also provide the opportunity to ask any questions about the Course in relation to studying Media & Culture at Worcester. 

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

Time  

4.15pm

Talk and Taster – Body Image, Beauty and Social media

4:35-5pm

Course talk and Q&A with staff and current student

Nursing

Virtual Taster Events  

Our Nursing virtual taster events give you the opportunity to explore our facilities, take part in teaching nursing activities, and find out about student life from the comfort of your own home. This event is for those considering applying for the course, not those who have already applied or those who have been offered an interview.

Our next events are entitled 'Introduction to Studying Nursing' and are 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.

We have several planned activities to help you learn more about what life is like studying at Worcester. You will also get the opportunity to find out more about the clinical placements, listen to student experiences of studying at the university and sharing clinical placement experiences. see our skills and simulation teaching in action (via video) take part in our interactive quiz, and finally and meet our academic nursing teams, current students.

Reasons to attend

  • Learn more about nursing and the nursing programmes
  • Chat to nursing lecturers and students about what it’s really like to study at Worcester
  • Watch our excellent nursing lecturers teaching skills and simulation
  • Watch how students interact and take part in practicing taught skills
  • Take part in a nursing interactive quiz

The next events are due to take place on 12th December, 11.00am-1.00pm and 16th December 5.00pm - 7.00pm. To book your place, please visit the booking page here.

Occupational Therapy

Our Occupational Therapy virtual taster events are a great opportunity to learn more about the course you are interested in, speak with lecturers and find out what it’s really like to be a student at Worcester from the comfort of your own home.

The next event is due to take place on 7th January at 5.30-7.30m and to book your place, please visit the booking page here.

Time

Item

5.30pm

Welcome and Introduction to Occupational Therapy at Worcester

 

 

6.15 – 7.00pm

Impact Group Q&A – Service users and carers talk about their experience of Occupational Therapy

 

Student Group Q&A – current students can talk about their experiences and answer any questions

 

Getting you thinking! A short task for you to get involved with and to think more about occupation and what it means!

7.00pm-7.30pm

 Q&A with staff and summary of session

Psychology

A Psychology taster day gives you the opportunity to explore our facilities, take part in Psychology taster activities, and find out about student life. This day is for those considering applying for the course, not those who have already applied or those who have been offered an interview.

For further information or to request a place please email insiders@worc.ac.uk or complete the form at the bottom of the page.

 

 

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