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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.

Business and Law Taster Afternoon: 6 December 2023

Develop the skills and entrepreneurial mindset to make a difference in local and global economies.
Business students
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Digital & Creative Technologies Taster Day : 18 January 2024

Explore dynamic sessions to see Digital and Creative Technologies in action with our hands-on workshops.
Student using VR equipment
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History, Politics and International Relations Taster Afternoon: 28 February 2024

Discover an exciting journey looking at engaging historical lectures, insightful political discussions and interactive sessions into real-world issues.
Students exploring HMS
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Criminology Taster Day: 5 March 2024

Explore the world of Criminology and become an investigator at our Taster Day.
Crime Scene Photography
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Sport and Exercise Science Taster Day: 6 March 2024

Explore the world of elite sports, health and fitness to help you gain the knowledge needed to understand and enhance athletic performance.
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Environmental Science Taster Day: 7 March 2024

Discover degrees that propel us into a more sustainable world by improving ecosystems and maintaining the environment.
Geology students
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Architecture Taster Day: 27 March 2024

Get involved in 3 practical sessions, learn valuable portfolio tips and explore all Architecture courses at our wonderful learning studios
Architecture Students
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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.

So You Want A Career In Nursing? 4 December, 4.30pm

Your students will discover how a nursing degree will equip them with the knowledge and skills to make a difference to the lives of others. They'll explore career paths in vital roles that make up nearly half of the world's health workforce.
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So you want a career as an Operating Department Practitioner? 24 January, 4.00pm

The exciting world of the OR needs Practitioners to ensure its smooth running. Explore how an accredited course can help your students to gain real-life, NHS work experience and uncover our Human Patient Simulator with a fully realistic operating theatre.
Operating Theatre team
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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.

Two female students measuring a project.

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.

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Researchers in the classroom

Bring leading research into your classroom with our subject talks for year 10-13 pupils – and show them where they could go with their favourite subjects.

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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Gold rating in national assessment of teaching excellence

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