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Subject Conferences and Taster Days

Taster Days in March 2015 included:

  • 21st Century Science
  • Crime and Politics
  • Digital Age Technologies
  • Discover History
  • Ever thought about English 
  • Love Learning Languages
  • Management and Finance

Taster Days

Taster Days give Year 12 students the opportunity to find out about subjects they could study and the careers to which they might lead. You'll take part in three mini-lectures, meet our staff and students, hear about student life and tour our campus.

Taster Days take place in March each year. Online bookings open in early spring.

Please note: A Taster Day is not a university-wide Open Day. Find out more about Open Days.

Subject Conferences

Subject Conferences give Year 12 students the chance to explore a particular subject in depth and have a taste of what it is like to study at York. The day includes lectures, practical workshops, a campus tour and the opportunity to talk to staff and current students.

Upcoming events

Sixth Form Philosophy Conference - 30 June 2015

Programme includes:

  • A special guest lecture by Dr Nigel Warbuton 
  • Two undergraduate-style lectures from leading academics
  • In-depth discussions in seminar sessions 
  • Opportunities to ask questions to current students and staff 
  • Optional campus tour

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Sixth Form Electronics Conference - 3 July 2015

Programme includes:

  • Two lectures delivered by leading academics
  • Electronics laboratory experience
  • Interactive session about creativity and innovation in electronics
  • Information about electronics-related careers
  • Advice about applying for an electronics degree
  • Opportunities to ask questions to current students and staff 
  • Lunch (provided) and campus tour

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Sixth Form Chemistry Conference - 10 July 2015

Programme includes:

  • A research lecture delivered by leading protein chemist Professor Tony Wilkinson
  • A tour of spectroscopic techniques
  • Molecular modelling workshop
  • Laboratory experience
  • Information about chemistry-related careers
  • Advice about applying for a chemistry degree
  • Opportunities to ask questions
  • Optional campus tour

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Please note: A Subject Taster Day is not a university-wide Open Day. Subject conferences are an insight into the subject areas and students will not necessarily get to visit facilities associated with their subject. Taster Days are solely for students or school/college groups - family members will not be able to participate in the programme. See Open Days for further information about University of York Open Days. 

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