Category Archives: Taster Days

Bradford Uni Taster Days/Summer School

Management & Law Taster Days for any students interested in business, accounting or law. 

Management Taster Day
Date and Time: Wed 14 Jun 2017, 09:45 – 15:00
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Law Taster Day
Date and Time: Wed 14 Jun 2017, 09:45 – 15:00
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Summer School

Our assessed summer school is for students who have applied to the University of Bradford and have accepted us as their Conditional Firm (CF) or Insurance (CI) offer.
If they attend and pass the assessed summer school, they will earn 12 UCAS points towards their firm or insurance choice application at the University of Bradford.
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Lancaster University
Year 12 Science and Technology Taster Day
Friday 30th June 2017
On Friday 30th June 2017 Lancaster University will be holding its 13th annual Year 12 Science and Technology Taster Day. Over the years we have had over 2000 students from 40 schools and colleges attend this event. The day will give students a taste of university life and provide them with an opportunity to discover whether they would enjoy and benefit from studying science and technology subjects at a top ten university.
Departments are well underway with their planning and are looking forward to welcoming students and teachers to campus for an exciting and informative day of subject taster sessions and a sampling of university life.  
As places are limited, now is your chance to reserve places for Altrincham Grammar School for Girls. Last year, sessions were offered in Biology, Chemistry, Computing and Communications (ICT), Engineering, Environmental Science, Geography, Physics, Psychology, and Student life/Finance. Choices will be requested from schools and colleges after the Easter break but in the meantime, estimated student numbers can be reserved.
Students will be given the opportunity to select two different disciplines, one for the morning session, the other for the afternoon. The likely format will be:
9:45-10:00 Registration/Introduction
10:00- 11:00 Campus Tour and Welcome (including accommodation if time permits)
11:00-12:30 Session 1
12:30-1:15 Lunch
1:15-2:45 Session 2
The day is aimed specifically at those students studying relevant A-levels (or equivalent), and who are likely to be considering studying science and technology subjects at university in future. During this one day event the students will attend a series of short lectures or practical workshops and have the opportunity to talk informally to staff and current students from the various departments. Refreshments and lunch will be provided for the students and staff who attend.

Sheffield University Taster Day

Free, one-day conference for Year 12 students on Wednesday 28 June 2017. 

I would like to invite your students to our University Options Day in Science, Maths and Engineering at the University of Sheffield on 28th June.

Students are invited to apply individually to the conference and can book their place online at: They can attend individually or with their parents/guardians.


Birmingham University Open/Taster Days

Open Days and Campus Tours/Visits – These enable your students to find out more about the University of Birmingham.  Individual and school groups are welcome to come to the University’s Open Days held in June, September and October and further details can be found at We also run campus tours every Tuesday and Thursday which individual prospective students can book to attend.

Skills4Uni – This is an interactive study skills website that takes sixth form students through the lifecycle of a project; from planning and research, through to final draft and presentation of the work. The materials have been designed to help support students with their sixth form work while simultaneously developing the independent learning skills needed for higher education study. To find out more visit

Philosophy Taster Day – Corpus Christi College

Corpus Christi College Philosophy Essay Prize and Taster Day

On February 14th 2017 Corpus Christi College will be holding a Philosophy Study Day for state school students, aiming to introduce various areas of philosophy to interested Year 12 students. The day will be led by Dr Anna Marmadoro and will involve students completing an essay task entry in advance. The day will include a lecture and a number of introductory seminars to help students think about different areas of a subject they may not have encountered in depth before. Lunch will be included, as will a chance to meet current undergraduates. The day is entirely free of charge, and some help may be available with transport costs. The event will begin at 10.15am (registration from 10am) and conclude by 3.30pm. Full information can be found on our website at: Any queries can be sent to Brendan Shepherd via”

Modern Foreign Languages – Nottingham University Summer School

We would like to draw your attention to an exciting new modern languages opportunity at The University of Nottingham, which may be of interest to Year 12 language students at your school.

The High Achievers’ Summer School is a valuable experience for Year 12 students interested in studying modern languages at university.  This new programme aims to give students a taste of studying at university level and will also provide helpful information on the UCAS application process. The Summer School is free and will be running from Sunday 2 – Wednesday 5 July 2017. Accommodation and meals will provided for the duration of the programme.

The High Achievers’ Summer School is particularly worthwhile for students interested in studying modern languages at The University of Nottingham. Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded a certificate of completion. They will also be made an unconditional offer to study here if they apply to one of 20 courses offered by our School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies and make us their firm choice on their UCAS application.

Student eligibility

The Summer School is open to applications from Year 12 students studying throughout the UK. Students must also:

  • be under the age of 18 at the start of the Summer School
  • have eight GCSEs at grade A or above
  • be taking French, Spanish or German A level (some of the programme will be delivered in the target language)
  • be able to provide a suitable teacher’s reference

Applications are now open and the deadline to apply is Friday 17th March 2017. Students can submit their application through our online application form.

If this opportunity would be of interest to any of your students, please direct them to the High Achievers’ Summer School web page where they can read more about the programme and how to apply.

If you or any of your students have any questions, please contact the Summer School team on 0115 7486443 or email us at



Leeds School of Physics and Astronomy Open Days

Physics Taster Day for Year 12 Students

Thursday 30 March 2017

Have you ever wondered what studying physics at university is like? Join us as an undergraduate student for the day!  You’ll attend a lecture, solve challenging problems during a workshop and complete an undergraduate-level lab session in the afternoon!

Physics Summer School for Year 11 Students

Tuesday 11 July to Thursday 13 July 2017

Experience life as an undergraduate physics student at the University of Leeds on this two-night residential summer school for Year 11 students where you’ll get a chance take part in lectures, perform hands-on lab experiments and live in University of Leeds halls of residence.

Physics Work Experience Week for Year 12 Students

Monday 17 July to Friday 21 July 2017

Throughout the week, you will experience what it’s like to work in the School of Physics and Astronomy, meeting academics and students, learning about current research carried out within the School.  At the end, you’ll present your research to your peers, external guests, staff and students at a conference-style event.  You’ll gain skills in research, problem solving and collaborative group work – all while working in an academic setting.

Please contact Ms Erin McNeill, Physics Outreach Officer, at or 0113 343 4065 for more information.


Discover Computer Science Day

Later this month the School of Computer Science will be holding another Discover Computer Science Day, designed for Year 12 students who may be interested in studying Computer Science at university.

The Discover Computer Science Day is scheduled for Wednesday 30 November. The draft programme, along with registration details, can be found here:

Radiotherapy Taster Days

Radiotherapy Taster Days  liverpool

Year 12 students are invited to Liverpool University to learn about careers in Radiotherapy. Students will have the opportunity to use the 3D virtual reality training room and CT scanner on 16 November and 1 February from 1pm-4pm. More information is available on the website and from Pete Bridge.

Leeds Medical School

Latest events at the University of  Leeds medical school for students and some dates for your diary:

University Open Day

Date      Saturday 8th October 2016

Time      9.30am – 3.00pm

Venue    Level 7, Worsley Building, Clarendon Way, Leeds

Medicine Taster Day – Apply at – upcoming events

Date      Saturday 12th November 2016

Time      9.30am – 3.00pm

Venue    Room X and Y, Worsley Building, University of Leeds.

Mock Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) – Apply at – upcoming events

Date      Thursday 24th November 2016 and Monday 28th November 2016

Time      Interview slots allocated between 5pm and 7pm on either night

Venue    Room X and Y, Worsley Building, University of Leeds.