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.  

Details of future events will be posted on this page as soon as they become available.

 

Worcester Business School - The stock market and how it works

Tuesday 1st March 2022 

We are all aware of the ‘stock market’ but most of us do not understand how it functions or know what types of assets can be bought and sold. In this session we will briefly discuss these topics and there will also be a short multiple-choice quiz.

If you are interested in studying Accounting and Finance, please stick around at the end of the talk, as we shall be providing insight into our courses and there will also be an opportunity to participate in a question-and-answer session with lecturers.

You can book your place.  

Time

Activity

5:00pm – 5:05pm

Introduction to Accounting and Finance at Worcester

5:05pm – 5:30pm

Talk – the stock market and how it works

5:30pm – 5.45pm

Q&A with Course Leader Rachel Cooper

 

 

 

Geography fieldwork at the University of Worcester

Wednesday 19th January 5.00-6.30pm

If you are interested in studying Geography with us and want to know more, then please join us for this taster event where you can learn about the course and take part in taster sessions with lecturers who will introduce you to studying Geography at University level, specifically how virtual fieldwork supports our teaching and field courses here at Worcester. 

You can book your place

Time                                                 Activity

 

17:00 – 17:20                                 An introduction to Geography at the University of Worcester

 

17:20 – 17:45                                 Using virtual fieldwork in Geography

 

17:40 – 17:50                                 Break

 

17:50 – 18:15                                 Virtual fieldwork in Ethiopia

 

18:15 – 18:30                                 Live Q&A with course team and students

History Virtual Taster Series

Tuesdays, December 2021–January 2022, 5.00–5.30pm

Please join the University of Worcester’s History staff for a series of online taster lectures that address key questions for A-Level students and others interested in studying History at University. The 20-minute talks will be followed by questions on the topic as well as the History course at Worcester. The taster sessions will be held on the below Tuesdays at 5pm.  

You can book your place

Dates

Title

Speaker

7 Dec. 2021

Did Germany deliberately cause the First World War?

Dr Paddy McNally

14 Dec. 2021

Why do we like the Devil?

 

Professor Darren Oldridge

11 Jan. 2022

 

Why did the British leave India?

Professor Neil Fleming

18 Jan. 2022

 

What is Propaganda?

Dr Wendy Toon

25 Jan. 2022

Were Germans afraid of the Gestapo?

Dr Paddy McNally

1 Feb. 2022

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

Professor Suzanne Schwarz

 

 

Occupational Therapy Virtual Taster Event

Wednesday 19th January – 5.30-7.30pm

This Occupational Therapy Taster session is suitable for anyone considering studying Occupational Therapy. The session will be held virtually and we will send you a link to join the session once you have registered. During the session you will find out more about Occupational Therapy, the course and placements; get to meet current staff and students; ask questions and take part in a short taster session.

You will need to have a working microphone, speakers and webcam. Please check that your IT equipment is working before the event. We recommend using Google Chrome as your web browser. We have set up a test area which you can access here anytime using the link below (you will need to paste this into your browser rather than just clicking on it).  You can share this link with a friend of family member and go to the test area at the same time to check that you can see and hear each other!  If you have any concerns about accessibility, please do get in touch.

You can book your place.  

 

Time

Item 

Start: 5.30pm

Welcome and Introduction to Occupational Therapy at Worcester

 

 

Taster session – A chance for some interactive tasks to get you thinking more about Occupational Therapy! 

 

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

 End: 7.30pm

Q&A with staff and students

           

Politics Virtual Taster event

Tuesday 5th April – 6.15-7.15pm

The Politics Virtual Taster session offers insights from our Politics course at the University of Worcester. 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.

You can book your place.  

Dates

Title

Speaker

5 April 2022

Introduction to Studying Politics

Dr Luke Devine

Primary Initial Teacher Education Virtual Taster Event

Thursday 27th January 2022

This Primary Teaching Taster session is suitable for anyone considering studying Primary Teaching. The session will be held virtually, and we will send you a link to join the session once you have registered. During the session you will find about more about the Primary Teaching course and placements; get to meet current staff and students; ask questions and take part in a short taster session.

You can book your place.  

 

Sociology Virtual Lecture Series

The Sociology Virtual lecture series offers insights from our Sociology course at the University of Worcester. 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.

You can book your place.  

Dates

Title

Speaker

22 February 2022, 6.15-7.15pm

Introduction to Studying Sociology

Dr Luke Devine

29 March  2022, 6.15-7.15pm

Introduction to Studying Sociology: Sociology of Health – the Key Insights

Dr Luke Devine

17 May 2022, 6.15-7.15pm

Introduction to Studying Sociology: Political Sociology – the Key Insights

Dr Luke Devine

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