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.  

 

 

Introduction to Studying Biological Sciences at University of Worcester

Thursday 22nd April 2021

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.   

 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

 

 

Rob Herbert

16:10 – 16:30

 

Course Talk with interactive Chat Room – What do you do as a Biological Sciences student at University?

 

Mike Wheeler, Kate Unwin

16:30 – 16:50

The Parasites Inside us

Kate Ashbrook

16:50-17:00

 

Break

 

 

17:00 – 17:20

 

Your diet: Good Medicine or Physiological Carnage?

 

Laurence Trueman

 

17:20 – 17:40

 

Proteins – Nature’s Molecular Machines

 

 

Amy Cherry

17:40 – 18:00

 

Live Q&A with course team and current students

 

 

Staff and students

          

Business School, virtual taster event - Exploring the dark side of leadership

Tuesday, 11th May 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 business 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

6pm – 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

 

 

Business School, virtual taster event – Consumer anxiety during Covid-19

Thursday 13th May 2021 at 6pm 

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 marketing 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

6:00 – 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

 

Child and Family Support Work, virtual taster event - Standing up for children and speaking up for all those needing help

 

Wednesday 5th May 2021 at 4pm

The lives of children and families are complex. Many of us wish to find a way to help in challenging circumstances by offering our own experience and practical hope. What sometimes gets in our way is not knowing where to start and how to help.

Child and Family Support Work is a foundation degree course that helps you navigate the landscape of early intervention and the various forms of family support. As a student on this course, you will find your feet as a reflective practitioner and learn to find your voice so that you can speak up for children’s and families’ needs effectively.

This virtual taster session will introduce you to the course. You will learn how to approach the complexity of education, health and social care services through the eyes of children, families, professionals and politicians, as well as through the prism of your own experiences and motivations. You will hear about children’s rights and how to safeguard them, how to adapt your practice so that you can remain child-centred, and how to use research and to engage with it too.

The event is also an opportunity to ask questions about the course and how it may be the next step you wish to take. The event is led by Stuart Gallagher, course leader. 

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

Time

Activity

4.00pm to 4.15pm

Welcome and Introductions

  • To Child and Family Support Work FdA
  • All guests are encouraged to introduce themselves in the chat room

4.15pm to 4.45pm

Child and Family Support Work FdA 

  • Its blended learning delivery: online, on-campus and in-placement learning
  • Its flexibility: balance work and life with study
  • The course modules: what you’ll study and why
  • Graduates: where they find work and further study

4.45pm to 5.00pm

Q&A from guests

Early Years virtual taster event - Home schooling, the aftermath   

Lessons shared to empower children and their families as they emerge from lockdown

Monday 19th April 7:30 pm

Come and join our panel as we reflect on children and their families’ experiences of Home schooling. We will think about our shared experiences and how can we take forward lessons learnt to empower both children and their families. Our Panel is made up of teachers, parents who have experienced home schooling, alongside Early years experts. We will also be able to share some emerging research that lecturers within the Department have ben involved in.

Panel members

  • Thomas Weaver – Senior Lecturer Department for Children and Families (Parent and a teacher) (Tom is undertaking research that looks at the impact of home schooling on the parent-child relationship)
  • Becky Poulter- Jewson- Early Years consultant Thriving Language (Parent)
  • Samantha Sutton – Tsang – Senior Lecturer Department for Children and Families (Parent and a teacher) 
  • Janet Harvell- Senior Lecturer Department for Children and Families (Janet is undertaking research that looks at the impact of Covid 19)
  • Chair – Michelle Malomo- Senior Lecturer Department for Children and Families (Michelle has a passion for play and its therapeutic value) 

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

Time

Activity 

7:30pm

Home schooling the aftermath- lessons shared to empower children and their families as they emerge from lockdown. 

Leading Culture Change in Safeguarding - PG Cert Virtual Taster Event 

Valuing Safeguarding Expertise: Developing a culture of openness in safeguarding work

Wednesday 14th April 5.30 – 6.15pm

Safeguarding children and young people can be a lonely business at times when we feel isolated or out of step with colleagues. Although no-one should be safeguarding alone, sometimes it is hard to share our thoughts and concerns with others. Sometimes the work we do in this arena is undervalued and unrecognised because of the confidential nature of the work and the fact that success is qualified by the thought that a child has been hurt and so how can success really be celebrated?

This taster session affords an opportunity to discuss these issues and to consider how we can develop a culture of vigilance which includes openness in talking about the challenges faced by professionals who safeguard.

Come and join us as your voice counts. 

The event is led by Rosie Walker, senior lecturer and course leader of the Postgraduate Certificate in Leading Culture Change in Safeguarding. As part of this taster event, Rosie will explain the part this degree and its students can play in shaping future safeguarding work. Students on the course reflect the diversity of the programme - representing international care, women and BAME professionals, and housing. It has engaged robustly with the current challenge in sporting organisations to 'up their game' regards safeguarding.  

The taster event will include direct engagement with leaders within sporting organisations who are also current students on the course. 

To book your place, please visit the booking page here

Time

Activity 

5.30 – 5.45

Introductions and setting the scene. An overview of the degree

5.45 – 6.15

Discussions with the panel 

Stuart Gallagher, Senior Lecturer, Department of Children and Families, University of Worcester. Published author on Safeguarding and child protection 

 Meena Kumari, Trainer /Founder, H.O.P.E Training & Consultancy (Helping Other People Everyday) 

Kath Bennett, Safeguarding Manager, Rugby Football Association 

John Crownover, Safeguarding PSHEA, Care USA 

Anna- Marie Konstantinides, Safeguarding and Investigations Manager, Worcester Football Association 

Chaired by Rosie Walker

6.15 – 6.30

Concluding thoughts, including Q & A about the course

 

 

 

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

  • 27/04/21
  • 27/05/21
  • 22/06/21

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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