A female student smiling at the camera and a college student at a university event

A taste of university subjects

Give your students an insight into studying at university with our subject-specific events

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 your school or college in meeting Gatsby Benchmark 4 and 7.

Subject Tasters 2022/23

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 the events, please contact victoria.patel@port.ac.uk.

Health Sciences Taster Day | 18 April 2023

The road to a vastly rewarding Health Sciences career starts at our Taster Day – and we've got the courses to get your students started.
Only to be used in relation to Nida's work
Book your class

Computing Taster Day | 20 April 2023

Find out what it's like to study our accredited, future-proofed Computing courses in the UK's only island city
Degree apprenticeship student in a meeting
Book your class

Sport and Exercise Science Taster Day | 20 April 2023

Understand and enhance athletic performance across psychology, physiology, biomechanics and leadership.
Book your class

Accounting and Economics Taster | 10 May 2023

Explore our Bloomberg suite, which mirrors systems used by 250,000 professionals, and let your students trade their way to the top in our interactive sessions
Student in Bloomberg suite
Book your class

English Language and Literature Taster | 17 May 2023

Ready to explore the intricacies of language and culture? Look no further than our English Language and Literature Taster.
** To only be used in relation to SEKE/Innovation Connect for Amy Doyle, Courtney Elkins, Leah Lewis, Lynda Povey, Carley Elkins, Eilish Gorse and Jaimes Harrington. **
- 15/06/2022.SEKE - University of Portsmouth ..All Rights Reserved - Helen Yates- T: +44 (0)7790805960.Local copyright law applies to all print & online usage. Fees charged will comply with standard space rates and usage for that country, region or state.
Book your class

Languages Taster Day | 20 June 2023

Discover Language degrees and help students take their linguistic skills in a language of their choice to the next level.
Interpreting Training Suite
Book your class

Architecture Taster Day | 21 June 2023

Get involved in 3 practical sessions, learn valuable portfolio tips and explore all Architecture courses at our wonderful learning studios
17/05/2021.B-Roll - day 3 ..All Rights Reserved - Helen Yates- T: +44 (0)7790805960.Local copyright law applies to all print & online usage. Fees charged will comply with standard space rates and usage for that country, region or state.
Book your class

Physics Taster Day | 27 June 2023

Marvel at the mysteries of the universe and get hands-on with our specialist laboratory equipment when you book your Physics taster.
Physics Laboratory Equipment
Book your class

Maths Taster Day | 27 June 2023

Learn how mathematicians shape and influence important global events and the world around us.
Maths Computer
Book your class

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.

Bespoke STEM events for post-16

STEM underpins all facets of modern life and evolves at relentless speeds. Whether its helping to keep the nation's data systems secure, or educating the next generation of maths teachers, STEM is making a difference to the world.

Your students can find out how to kick-start their career in STEM with our bespoke taster sessions in a number of subject areas. To book or find out more contact at rao@port.ac.uk or call 023 9284 6214.

Subject areas available:

  • Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Renewable Energy Engineering, Innovation Engineering and Property Development
  • Computer Networks, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Cyber Security and Forensic Computing
  • Data Science and Analytics, Mathematics, Mathematics with Statistics and Physics

Researchers in the classroom

Inspire your students as we bring world-leading research into your classroom together with our academics.

Burnaby Building; June 2019; XRF (X-Ray Fluorescence)

Bring university researchers into your classroom

Tailored to meet specific key stages, they're perfect for either a tutor-time activity, or to supplement a lesson – and available to download digitally and/or request in class delivery.

Find out more

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