Subject-specific sessions

Our academic schools hold a range of taster events, student panels and alumni discussions throughout the year to give you a taste of the subjects we teach. 

Humanities and Social Sciences

Economics and Finance Online Drop-in Sessions

Meet with members of the teaching and learning support team at the School of Economics and Finance to ask them questions about our programmes, applying and any other questions you may have about coming to Queen Mary University.

You can choose to attend one or more of the following sessions:
  • Thursday 20 May 2021, 4-5pm (BST)
  • Thursday 3 June 2021, 4-5pm (BST)
  • Thursday 17 June 2021, 4-5pm (BST)
  • Thursday 1 July 2021, 4-5pm (BST)


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The Crowd Economy

Business and Management Virtual Taster Event

Friday 14 May 2021, 4.30-5.30pm (BST)

Event Description

Digital platforms have enabled new business models by bringing together large audiences or 'crowds' in activities like crowdfunding, crowdsourcing and task-based employment.  

Join Dr Panagiotopoulos and explore the two aspects of the crowd economy in terms of collaborative value creation (e.g. Wikipedia, Amazon Mechanical Turk) and collaborative consumption (e.g. AirBnB, BorrowMyDoggie). 

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Course Requirements

This event is aimed at current year 12 and year 13 students.

Subject Areas

Business and Management

Law Virtual Taster Event

Wednesday 26 May 2021, 4-5pm (BST)

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Event Description

Join this informative and engaging session hosted by the School of Law. You’ll hear a Taster Lecture from lecturer in Public Law, Dr Tanzil Chowdhury, as well as having the opportunity to ask current Law students and the Law Admissions team questions about studying law in the UK, the enrolment process and student life at Queen Mary. 

Subject Areas


Science and Engineering

Physics and Astronomy Virtual Taster Session

Wednesday 19 May 2021, 3.30-5.45pm (BST)

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Event Description

This virtual taster day will give current Year 12 students an overview of life as an undergraduate student in the School of Physics and Astronomy. You will be able attend a taster lecture with one of our friendly academics and learn about the cutting-edge research the department is involved with, that you could be too! You will also get the opportunity to virtually explore our facilities, including our teaching labs and our state-of-the-art observatory and chat to current students to ask them any questions you may have about their degree programmes, their journey to university or about student life in general. Finally, you will get an opportunity to hear about the vast range of jobs a degree in Physics can lead to, including game design, data science and robotics.  

Course Requirements

This event is aimed at current Year 12 students but younger students with a passion for physics are welcome to attend! 

Subject Areas

Physics and Astronomy

The Air We Breathe - Virtual Taster Session

Wednesday 19 May 2021, 4-4.45pm (BST)

Wednesday 2 June 2021, 4-4.45pm (BST)

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Event Description

An interactive chemistry lecture that describes the atmospheric gases and focusses on the chemistry of dioxygen – its origin, importance for aerobic life on earth, its transport and storage in humans and its reduction products – including hydrogen peroxide that is a useful disinfectant and bleaching agent but is toxic to cells and how the body ensures that it does not accumulate – yet is stored in a special sack in the bombardier beetle and used as a defence mechanism to ward off predators 

Course Requirements

This taster is open to all years groups but students in year 8-12 will benefit the most

Subject Areas

Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Chemical Sciences and Biomedical Sciences. 

Girls into Tech Virtual Event

Wednesday 2 June 2021, 4:30 - 5.15pm BST

There is a gender gap in the tech industry and we're hoping to help change that! We know that the tech industry requires people of all skills and backgrounds, and we are committed to help build a diverse and inclusive tech workforce of the future. 

This virtual event will give current Year 12 students an overview of life as an undergraduate student in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, as well as experience of what it's like to be a woman in the tech industry. 

You will attend a taster lecture with one of our friendly academics and learn about what it's like to be a computer scientist and ways you can use the skills to develop, design and create new technology!

You will also have a chance to discover more about what it is to be an electronic engineer and how they are solving real-world problems like developing more sustainable and cleaner energy. 

You will also get the opportunity to chat with current students and Alumni who are working in the industry, to ask them questions about their degree programmes, their journey to university and what it's like to work in the tech industry. 

Course Requirements

This event is targeted towards year 12 students who identify as female.  

Year 11 students with a passion for tech are also welcome to attend. 

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Medicine and Dentistry

Medicine Virtual Taster Event

Genes, Proteins and Cancer Virtual Taster Event

Tuesday 15 June, 4.30-5.30pm BST

Cancers are a very large group of diseases that can affect almost all tissues and structures in the body. Cells go rogue and grow in an uncontrolled way forming lumps known as tumours. Sometimes cancer cells break away from the tumour and invade into blood vessels. This process allows the cancer cells to travel around the body and is known as metastasis.

We will explore how the genes and proteins in normal cells are altered and how this relates to the abnormal function and change in behaviour that is seen in cancer cells. 

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Medicine MBBS Malta Open Day

Wednesday 19 May 2021

Friday 18 June 2021

Eager to learn more about the Medicine MBBS Malta programme?

Throughout the academic year, QMUL Malta hosts a number of open days where you are able to speak with current students, admissions and academic staff from the Malta campus. 

Given the current situation, we are expecting that the majority of these days will take place online. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this page with any changes.

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Contact our schools

Our Schools and Institutes webpage contains a list of all of our academic school websites, where you can find specific contact information.

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