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A taste of university subjects

Help students find a course that suits them

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

Our subject-specific events, workshops and activities will help them learn about university, and support you in meeting Gatsby Benchmark 4 and 7.

Book a group for Subject Taster Days in 2023/24

Nothing beats getting a feel for a course by joining us on campus at our Taster Days. Buzzing with purpose and possibility, they're a chance for your students to get closer to the subjects they love. 

Browse tasters and book a group of students below. 

For any questions about our events, please contact victoria.patel@port.ac.uk or raechelle.jackson@port.ac.uk.

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Sociology Taster Afternoon: 22 May 2024

Help students get an insight into studying Sociology, as they uncover the classical theories of human behaviour, love and relationships, and the social construction of race.
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Languages Taster Day: 4 June 2024

Help your class explore a degree that provides a rich understanding of diverse cultures as they enhance their language proficiency using our specialised interpreting and translation suites.
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History and Politics Taster Afternoon: 6 June 2024

We will help your students to ignite a passion for understanding the past, shaping the present and envisioning the future with engaging lectures and insightful discussions into real-world issues.
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Film, Media and Communication Taster Day: 6 June 2024

Your students will pick between camera skills, writing workshops, post-production editing techniques and screenwriting sessions to explore the practical and theoretical sides of film and media.
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Maths and Physics Taster Day: 12 June 2024

Help students marvel at the mysteries of the Universe and use machine learning and calculus to conquer interactive challenges – with hands-on workshops, student discussions, and personalised pathway planning.
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Digital & Creative Technologies Taster Day: 12 June 2024

Help students imagine their creative potential using cutting-edge virtual reality, and let them explore the diverse landscapes of video production, user experience design, creative coding, and music production.
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Performance and Theatre Taster Afternoon: 13 June 2024

Your students will immerse themselves in physical and musical theatre sessions as they explore our creative hub for drama, theatre and performance with this hands-on Taster experience.
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Art & Design Taster Day: 18 June 2024

Show your students Fashion, Illustration and Graphic Design courses at university, with hands-on workshops in our studios

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Architecture Taster Day: 21 June 2024

Your students will work in teams to generate creative ideas, test solutions in models and learn model-making skills in our Eldon Production Centre.
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Share our subject webinars with students

Designed to help your students learn about studying a subject they're interested in – they'll get the inside scoop on what the course involves and how to apply.

Share a link with them to register now – we'll send them a reminder just before the event starts. They'll also get a recording after to help with revision.

What's coming up

So you want to study a Television and Film degree? – 12 June, 4.00pm

Your students will get inspired with degrees in Television and Film; they'll learn how to master practical elements in live television studios and how they can boost their career opportunities in all aspects of film and tv creation.
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So you're thinking of studying a History degree? – 24 June, 4.00pm

Help your class to get closer to the moments that have shaped our world with History degrees. Discover how a History degree can boost prospects as your students will venture into the past.
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Creative Courses: Researching, Myth-busting and Mapping Out Your Timeline – 27 June, 4.00pm

Are your class looking to be inspired by creative courses? Do they need help planning out their next 6 months? Our creative courses webinar will allow them to explore the right path for their future creative careers.
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Health and Social Care Courses: How to Apply and Prepare for Interviews – 16 October, 4.00pm

Whether your students have interests in Radiography, Dental Care, Social Work, Nursing, Pharmacy – or any of the other crucial roles in Health and Social Care – they'll get all the insight they need to start their exciting career in the field with this jam-packed webinar.
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Applying to Creative Courses and Developing Your Portfolio – 23 October, 4.00pm

Your students will get insight into landing their dream creative course, curating a standout portfolio of work to turn heads and we'll help them get interview ready with our creative-focused webinar.
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So you want a career in Social Work? – 8 January 2025, 4.00pm

Are your students ready to make a meaningful impact on the lives of individuals and communities? Explore our Social Work webinar in a career that means using their compassion and skills to create positive change.
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Book a subject talk at your school or college

Our academics can deliver subject specific talks, events and workshops to you throughout the academic year. We're able to deliver these in-person at your school or college or virtually, and adapt them to support your curriculum.

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STEM events for schools and colleges

Help your students learn about studying STEM subjects at university by booking our taster sessions, talks and bespoke activities.

Contact us

We’ll be updating this page regularly over term. To discuss any of our events or make a booking, please get in touch.

Email: rao@port.ac.uk

Phone: 023 9284 6214

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