There are many different courses and subjects you can study at higher education. Some may be similar to subjects you are currently learning, while others might be more unique.

In this section you will explore what it is like to learn at higher education by sampling a taster lecture. Dr Ruth Penfold-Mounce, a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of York.

After Ruth’s lecture, you will have the opportunity to reflect and answer some accompanying questions. This will give you an idea of what a seminar could be like at university, where you can share your thoughts and opinions.

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Activity one: taster lecture

Dr Ruth Penfold-Mounce delivers a lecture giving an insight into her research on posthumous celebrity careers - celebrities still earning money and very much in the spotlight even after their death.

Activity two: share your thoughts

After a lecture, you will typically have a seminar scheduled into your timetable. This activity involves sharing your thoughts and opinions on Ruth's lecture, like you would in a seminar.

Complete the second activity

Activity three: Three Minute Thesis

The Three Minute Thesis is a competition where PhD students share their knowledge with the audience in just three minutes. The competition takes place each year, where research students are against the clock to speak about their research and the impact it can have upon society.

Watch the Three Minute Thesis entries from last year's candidates, and gain a greater understanding of the diverse range of research taking place at our research-intensive university.

Ian Foxley

Department of Politics

"Why don’t more (good) people speak up about (bad) things"

Eithne Kavanagh

Department of Psychology

"Chilled and chatty - dominance style and communication in primates"

Tamsyn Kiss

Department of Environment and Geography

"Going with the flow: how flooding affects earthworms"

Agata Lambrechts

Department of Education

"#RefugeesIntoUniversities"

Contact us

Leave a message in the Community Chat. If you'd rather email, the team are available Monday to Friday and will respond as quickly as possible.

pre16provision@york.ac.uk