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Taster days

The School of History at Queen Mary offers a series of Taster Days open to Year 12 students from all over the UK.

If you are thinking of applying to university, Taster Days are a great opportunity to experience a day as a university student, learn more about the courses we offer, explore our Mile End campus, and get advice on preparing your UCAS application.

Queen Mary was recently named as one of the top 20 history departments in the UK in the Guardian University Guide, 201(link is external)8(link is external). Come and see for yourself what we have to offer!

When to visit

In 2018 we will hold Taster Days on the following dates:

  • Monday 25 June
  • Tuesday 26 June
  • Wednesday 27 June   
  • Thursday 28 June
  • Friday 29 June

To register your interest for our 2018 Taster Days, please click here.(link is external)

Please note: We will endeavour to offer the seminars exactly as advertised here, but the programme may be liable to change in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

What to expect

Here is an example of a typical Taster Day programme:




History at Queen Mary – a talk from a member of the Admissions team


Seminar (students choose from a range of options)


Campus tour




Seminar (students choose from a range of options)


Refreshment break


Lecture from a senior member of teaching staff


Advice on applying to university, and feedback session

How to apply

To register your interest for the 2018 Taster Days please click here.(link is external)

You can revisit this page at a later date to apply, if you do not register your interest at this stage.

How to get to us

For directions on how to get to Queen Mary Mile End Campus, and how to find the School of History once you get here, please consult How to get here [PDF 230KB] and the Mile End Campus map [PDF 936KB].

How to contact us

If you have any questions about our School of History Taster Days, please contact our Admissions and Student Support Officer who will be happy to assist you.

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Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8370

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