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subject events for schools and colleges

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 Taster Days 2021/22

Nothing beats getting a feel for a course by joining us on campus at our taster days. Buzzing with purpose and possibility, it's a chance for your students to get closer to the subjects they love. It's a chance for them to pursue the things that matter most.

Interested in bringing your students? See what's coming up this year and look out for the bookings and agendas as they open.

To express your interest in coming, or if you have any questions or comments about the tasters, please contact

Business and Law Post-16 Conference

13 December 2021

Get the entrepreneurial flair to influence local and global economies. Your students take their first steps towards studying a degree in Business, Law and Finance with lectures, workshops and chance to chat to current students on industry placements.

Book your class

Sport and Exercise Science Taster Days

13 December 2021 | 21 June 2022

Gain the knowledge needed to understand and enhance athletic performance and sporting success. This interactive taster day is delivered in our labs – here, your students will explore careers in sport and 4 workshops to understand and enhance performance across psychology, physiology, biomechanics and sports leadership.

Book your class

Architecture and Interior Design Taster Days

14 December 2021 | 21 June 2022

Architects play a vital role in designing and shaping the cities and communities that we live in. Your students will find out how to become an architect or interior designer, while getting involved in 3 practical sessions to learn valuable portfolio hints and tips.

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Humanities and Social Sciences Taster Day

25 January 2022

Understand society’s most enduring problems past and present. Explore relevant social, political and ethical questions including campaigns like Black Lives Matter, #MeToo, fake news, green politics and more. Combine perspectives and historic flashpoints.

Let your year 12 students tackle the issues and explore the careers that matter most to them through taster lecturers and seminars. And get ready to explore the worlds of Education, Languages, History, Sociology, International Relations and Development, English, Childhood Studies and Politics.

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Criminology Taster Day

27 January 2022

Where there's civilisation, there's crime. It's a global concern, both on a local and international scale. Studying a Criminology degree means looking at the deep lying reasons behind criminal behaviour. Are your year 12 students up to the challenge?

Give them a glimpse into the fascinating world of Criminology, as we explore different courses, careers, and the skills they’ll develop.

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Digital and Creative Technologies Taster Day

16 June 2022

Technology has always underpinned and informed creativity. If your students are bursting with creative ideas and want to take them up a notch, our taster is the perfect place to realise their ambitions.

Roll up your sleeves, and experience interactive taster sessions across Digital Media, Creative Media Technologies, Computer Games Technology, Virtual Augmented Reality and Computer Animation.

Booking will open soon.

Student at a taster day

If you'd like to bring your students to one of our taster days, or have any questions or comments, please contact

Book a subject talk or subject event

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

Check out what's available to book and contact at or call 023 9284 6214 to get started.

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. And learn about science, technology and engineering through things like building vehicles and bridges, learning forensic coding, and exploring space.

Sessions available:

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

Researchers in the classroom

Inspire your students as we bring world-leading research into your classroom. See how researchers at the University of Portsmouth are addressing some of the world's biggest challenges in society.

We can deliver these talks in your school or college, or live-stream them depending on technology available. Talks are available across various subjects and can be customised to meet specific Key Stages.

We only ask that you provide feedback on the session to help us assess the success of the programme.

Soon to be on demand

To showcase the impact university research has on the wider world, and the careers pathways your students can take, a series of videos will be released in Autumn 2021 across various subjects.

Suitable for KS3-KS5 students, each video covers a different area of research and is delivered by PhD students currently studying at the University of Portsmouth.

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.


Phone: 023 9284 6214

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