School of History

Taster days

What are Taster Days?

The School of History at Queen Mary offers a series of Taster Days open to Year 12 (lower-sixth) 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.

With over 100 modules on offer, come and see for yourself what we have to offer!  

When to visit:

In 2019, our Taster Days ran on the following dates, with over 175 students in attendance:

  • Tuesday 25 June
  • Wednesday 26 June   
  • Thursday 27 June

We will confirm our dates for 2020 in the coming months. 

What to expect:

Below is an example of a typical Taster Day programme:




University Choices - a talk from a member of the admissions team


Seminar 1 (students choose from a range of options)


Seminar 2 (students choose from a range of options)




Campus Tour 


Lecture from a senior member of teaching staff


Advice on applying to university, UCAS and feedback session

2019 Seminar Offering

The file below outlines the programme of Taster Seminars that we ran in June 2019.

How to apply

You can register your interest in our 2020 taster days here. We will be in touch early in 2020 with full registration details. 

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]. The ArtsTwo Building is number 35 on the Campus Map.

How to contact us

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


Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8370