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Taster courses for schools

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Taster courses are designed for school students, usually in year 12, to get an insight into studying a particular subject or subject area at university.

Ƶ Taster Courses are short courses at participating universitiesin and around Ƶ.

They are one day or half day courses (some run slightly longer). They giveyou the opportunity to try out a variety of subjects.

This can benefit you in various ways:

  • Career planning: develop your career thinking and explore different options. Many job roles don’t require specific degree subjects and you’ll be able to explore how university can enhance your skills.
  • Subject: try out an area of study, including newones that you haven’t had the chance to study at school.
  • University study:sample university study, without commitment and free of charge.
  • Access to lecturers: hear from and be able to speak to subject experts.
  • Ƶ life: learn about life as a student in the capital.
  • Teaching: experience the different teaching methods used by university academics.
  • Extras: gain an insight into the additional facilities available, whilst meeting other students from across the UK.

For more information, including on the advantages of taking a Taster Course, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.

Ƶ Taster Courses

More than

100
taster courses to try

participating universities

13

cost of attending a taster course

£0.00
Free

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