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Taster Days and Subject Conferences

Taster Days

Taster Days give Year 12 and mature 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.

Subject Conferences

Subject Conferences give Year 12 and mature 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, some practical workshops, a campus tour and the opportunity to talk to staff and current students.

Upcoming events

14 March 2016: Ever thought about English Literature?

English and Related Literature

Time: 9.45am to 3.45pm

Eligibility: You must be studying English Language or English Literature at AS or A level or equivalent.

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Programme

9.45am Arrival and registration, Heslington West campus, Biology Building, BB002/6

10.00am Welcome and introduction to studying at the University of York

10.45am English Literature Mini Lecture

11.40am Break

11.55am English Literature Mini Lecture

12.50pm Lunch. You are welcome to bring or buy your own lunch.

1.30pm Campus tour from our student ambassadors

2.20pm English Literature Mini Lecture

3.15pm Ask a student. An opportunity to ask questions and hear about student life at the University of York from a panel of current students.

3.35pm Final questions and summary

3.45pm Depart

15 March 2016: Digital Age Technologies

Computer Science
Electronics
Interactive Media

Time: 9.45am to 3.45pm

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Programme

9.45am Arrival and registration, Heslington East Campus, Ron Cooke Hub

10.00am Welcome and introduction to studying at the University of York

10.45am Interactive Media Mini Lecture

11.40am Break

11.55am Electronics Mini Lecture

12.50pm Lunch. You are welcome to bring or buy your own lunch.

1.30pm Campus tour from our student ambassadors

2.20pm Computer Science Mini Lecture

3.15pm Ask a student: An opportunity to ask questions and hear about student life at the University of York from a panel of current students.

3.35pm Final questions and summary

3.45pm Depart

15 March 2016: Discover History

Archaeology
History
History of Art

Time: 9.45am to 3.45pm

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Programme

9.45am Arrival and registration, Heslington West campus, Biology Building, BB002/6

10.00am Welcome and introduction to studying at the University of York

10.45am History of Art Mini Lecture

11.40am Break

11.55am History Mini Lecture

12.50pm Lunch. You may bring or buy your own lunch.

1.30pm Campus tour from our student ambassadors

2.20pm Archaeology Mini Lecture

3.15pm Ask a student: An opportunity to ask questions and hear about student life at the University of York from a panel of current students

3.35pm Final questions and summary

3.45pm Depart

16 March 2016: Management, Business and Finance

Economics
Mathematics
Management

Time: 9.45am to 3.45pm

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Programme

9.45am Arrival and registration, Heslington West campus, Biology Building, BB002/6

10.00am Welcome and introduction to studying at the University of York

10.45am Economics Mini Lecture

11.40am Break

11.55am Management Mini Lecture

12.50pm Lunch. You are welcome to bring or buy your own lunch.

1.30pm Campus tour from our student ambassadors

2.20pm Mathematics Mini Lecture

3.15pm Ask a student: An opportunity to ask questions and hear about student life at the University of York from a panel of current students.

3.35pm Final questions and summary

3.45pm Depart

17 March 2016: Crime and Politics

Politics
Social Policy
Criminology

Time: 9.45am to 3.45pm

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Programme

9.45am Arrival and registration Heslington West campus, Biology Building, BB002/6

10.00am Welcome and introduction to studying at the University of York

10.45am Criminology Mini Lecture

11.40am Break

11.55am Politics Mini Lecture

12.50pm Lunch. You are welcome to bring or buy your own lunch.

1.30pm Campus tour from our student ambassadors

2.20pm Applied Social Science and Social Policy Mini Lecture

3.15pm Ask a student: An opportunity to ask questions and hear about student life at the University of York from a panel of current students.

3.35pm Final questions and summary

3.45pm Depart

17 March 2016: Love Learning Languages

Language and Linguistics

Time: 9.45am to 3.45pm

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Programme

9.45am Arrival and registration Heslington West campus, Biology Building, BB002/6

10.00am Welcome and introduction to studying at the University of York

10.45am Languages Mini Lecture 

11.40am Break

11.55am Languages Mini Lecture

12.50pm Lunch. You are welcome to bring or buy your own lunch.

1.30pm Campus tour from our student ambassadors

2.20pm Linguistics Mini Lecture

3.15pm Ask a student: An opportunity to ask questions and hear about student life at the University of York from a panel of current students.

3.35pm Final questions and summary

3.45pm Depart

18 March 2016: 21st Century Science

Environment
Natural Sciences
Physics

Time: 9.45am to 3.45pm

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Programme

9.45am Arrival and registration Heslington West campus, Biology Building, BB002/6

10.00am Welcome and introduction to studying at the University of York

10.45am Natural Sciences Mini Lecture

11.40am Break

11.55am Physics Mini Lecture

12.50pm Lunch. You are welcome to bring or buy your own lunch.

1.30pm Campus tour from our student ambassadors

2.20pm Environment Mini Lecture

3.15pm Ask a student: An opportunity to ask questions and hear about student life at the University of York from a panel of current students.

3.35pm Final questions and summary

3.45pm Depart

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.

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