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Subject-specific events

Subject specific conferences, taster days & workshops will give your students an insight into studying at University

From cyber security and mechanical engineering, to criminology and languages, your students can discover what university study is like.

Our subject-specific conferences and workshops are designed to students an early insight into university study, and support your school or college in meeting Gatsby Benchmark 4 and 7.

We typically host these events on campus but, where teaching commitments allow, our academics can also deliver lectures in your school or college.

Upcoming events

To find out more about any of these events or make a booking, email us on rao@port.ac.uk or call 023 9284 6214.

POSTPONED: Science and Health Joint Taster Day

Thursday 2 April 2020

We're hosting a joint Biological and Physical World, and Health and Care Taster Day. This is an amazing opportunity for Year 12 students to immerse themselves in Science and Health.

The day will showcase our biological and earth science teaching, expertise, and facilities. Students can speak directly with scientists and lecturers, observe world-changing research projects, attend thought-provoking talks, and get details on all of our different subjects.

The Health and Care Taster Day will run alongside the Biological and Physical World Taster Day. Students can engage with the exciting and varied world of health and care, developing a greater understanding of practitioner roles such as nurses, sport psychologists, social workers and paramedics.

With practical sessions in professional-standard simulation facilities, opportunities to chat to staff and interesting lectures, students can see how some of their favourite scientific subjects are solving society’s problems.

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, we are postponing this event. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Creative and Cultural Industries Graduate Show and Masterclass Day

Thursday 11 June 2020

Aimed at Year 12 students, the Graduate Show 2020 is an exciting presentation of high-quality creative exhibitions, screenings and interactive digital showcases in a broad range of creative disciplines:

  • Architecture
  • Interior Architecture & Design
  • Fashion & Textiles
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Drama & Performance
  • Musical Theatre
  • Animation & Visual Effects
  • Digital & Creative Media
  • Games Technology & Enterprise
  • Music & Sound
  • Film Production
  • Television & Broadcasting
  • Creative Writing
  • Media
  • Film & Communication
  • Journalism

In addition to the Graduate Show, your students can attend a series of interactive masterclass workshops to experience the simulated learning environments available to students at the University of Portsmouth.

Booking will open soon.

Discover Languages Taster Day

Wednesday 24 June 2020

The world’s more connected than ever. Speaking multiple languages unlocks opportunities across a number of fields.

This taster day is for Year 12 modern foreign language students to find out more about university language programmes.

The theme of employability runs throughout the day and each session is focused on language careers. This includes finding out more about the undergraduate Initial Teacher Training pathway in languages.

There will be workshops to experience learning two new languages as a beginner: Mandarin Chinese and British Sign Language. They'll also gain insight into life as a professional in our Interpreter Training Suite and Digital Language Labs. Finally, guests will hear from students who have recently returned from studying abroad, and learn more about the possibility for overseas travel and placements during undergraduate language studies.

Booking will open soon.

Sport, Health, and Exercise Science Masterclass Day

Thursday 25 June 2020

How does the world around us affect our bodies and psychology? At the School of Sport, Health and Exercise Science, we study this using advanced facilities to test the limits of human endurance.

We're running a one day taster event offering workshops in each of our key areas (Physiology, Psychology, Biomechanics and Sports Management).

A day for Year 12 students to explore our sport-related degree programmes. The workshops are interactive sessions for your students to meet staff, observe research that is rated as internationally excellent and use professional-standard learning spaces like our health and care suite. 

Booking will open soon.

Bespoke technology events

Bespoke taster sessions delivered by the Faculty of Technology can be either a half- or full-day. If you bring students to our campus, sessions can also include a facilities tour.

Most tasters are aimed at a maximum of 25 students, but please contact us to talk about requirements once you know which topic you are interested in. These events are for post-16 students.

We're happy to work with teachers to adapt what we do to help match your curriculum. We normally hold more than one session in a day and session length is flexible to better suit your timetables, though they normally last around 1.5 to 2 hours.

We can offer the following sessions at your school or college:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Quantity Surveying and Property Development
  • Building Information Systems*
  • Computer Science
  • Computing*
  • Cyber Security and Forensic Computing
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Networks
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Innovation Engineering
  • Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering*
  • Product Design and Innovation
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics with Statistics

* This session is only available at the University – not at your school or college

Researchers in the classroom

Bring world-leading research into your classroom and inspire your students with our Researchers in the Classroom sessions.

Students will discover how researchers at the University of Portsmouth are addressing some of the biggest challenges facing society. Talks are available across various subjects and can be customised to suit specific Key Stages.

We can deliver these talks in your school or college, or live-stream them (depending on technology available). All we ask is that you provide feedback on the session to help us assess the success of the programme.

To find out more email us on rao@port.ac.uk or call 023 9284 6214.

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