Subject-specific taster days

Our free subject-specific taster days allow sixth form and college students to get to grips with a subject at undergraduate level. As well as academic sessions, there will be plenty of opportunities to engage with our friendly student ambassadors and academic staff to find out what studying here is really like.

2020 taster days

Information about 2020 taster days will be available in the New Year.

About our 2019 taster days

In 2019 we ran 19 taster days, and welcomed hundreds of students from around the country to take part. English taster day students uncovered literary explorations of love, while students on the computer science taster day participated in a practical workshop on cryptography. From learning what it takes to be an entrepreneur on our business taster day, to donning overalls and a hard hat to enter the Fluor Pilot Plant on our chemical engineering taster day – students were introduced to some of the concepts and facilities used by our undergraduates.  

What our students said

"My questions were answered well, and I got a great understanding of what the course is like."

Computer science 2019 taster day student

"The translation session was really interesting and the placement year talk gave me a lot to think about."

Languages 2019 taster day student

"I liked how interactive the sessions were, and how friendly both the staff and student ambassadors were."

Psychology 2019 taster day student

"Very interesting – I have a much better understanding of studying law."

Law 2019 taster day student