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.

 

Introduction to Studying Biological Sciences at University of Worcester

Wednesday 8th December 2021

If you are interested in studying BSc Biology (Animal Biology, Biochemistry, Biological Science, Human Biology), Biomedical Science, Forensic & Applied Biology or 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 taster will include mini talks from current students covering their own research projects that they have conducted. There will also be an opportunity to have a Q&A with staff members.

You can book your place

Time

Activity 

Person

17:00 – 17:10

An introduction to Biological Sciences at the University of Worcester 

 

Dr Mike Wheeler

17:10 – 17:30

Course Talk with interactive Chat Room – What’s it like being at University studying Biosciences?

Dr Mike Wheeler   

17:30 – 17:50

Pandemic Century

Emma Edwards

17:50-18:00

 

Break 

 

18:00 – 18:20

Virtual Reality and Crime Scene Simulations

Keith Unwin

18:20 – 18:40

 Visualising Cells: Techniques in Microscopy 

 

Rob Herbert

 

18:40 – 19:00

 

Live Q&A with course team and current students

 

 All staff

          

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

 

 

Leading Culture Change in Safeguarding PG Cert

Virtual taster events, Autumn 2021

Leading Culture Change in Safeguarding PG Cert intentionally brings together practitioners, academics and others who are interested in making change and becoming change-makers in safeguarding practice. The course recognises you’re a busy professional and understands that your time and energy is limited. Its unique teaching and assessment design enables you to build a portfolio of leading cultures of continuous learning and safeguarding vigilance whilst also balancing work, life and study.

The events will take place on Tuesday 16 November and Thursday 16 December.  

You will share ideas and expertise and concerns with others in order to generate the energy necessary to effect culture change. You will enjoy a dynamic learning environment for current and aspiring leaders in children’s and adult safeguarding practice, including statutory and non-statutory services in health, justice, education, sport and community sectors. 

In these one-hour taster events, course leader Stuart Gallagher will explain the course’s vision, its purpose and philosophy. You’ll also have an opportunity to experience a taster of the course’s learning experience.

You can book your place

Time

Activity

0-15 mins

Introductions and setting the scene

16-30 mins

Leading Culture Change in Safeguarding

● Why learn about it?

● How do we lead it?

● Why does this matter now?

31-45 mins

Q+A with attendees

46-55 mins

The application process

56-60 mins

Thanks and farewells

Occupational Therapy Virtual Taster Event

Thursday 2nd December 2021, 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 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

          

 

 

 

The Psychology Christmas Special Virtual Taster Event

Thursday 9th December 2021

As the festive season fast approaches, this taster session will take the opportunity to look at the traditions and conventions that make up a modern Christmas from a psychological perspective. In particular, the tradition of giving and receiving gifts will be examined in terms of why we do it, the emotions it creates and what gifts can reveal about our human nature.

Daniel is interested in how our social world affects how well we get on with each other and how important that is to human nature, and has previously discussed the psychology of gift-giving on the BBC, CNN and Talk Radio. In this session Daniel will draw on a range of research topics to fully shine a light on why we give gifts, and may well change how you think about buying and receiving presents forever!

 You can book your place.  

Time

Activity

 

5:00pm – 5:10pm

Introduction and Welcome (Dr Daniel Farrelly)

5:10pm – 5:50pm

The Psychology of Gift-Giving (Dr Daniel Farrelly)

5:50pm – 6:00pm

Q + A, and General Discussion

 

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