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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

Accounting Course Overview and Q&A

Accounting Course Overview and Q&A

Thursday 10 December, 4-5pm GMT

Interested in Accounting? Join Dr Ishani Chandrasekara and a current student to discover our accounting programmes. Learn what accreditation with ICAEW, CIMA and ACCA will mean for you and find out where our graduates have been employed. 

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Business Management - Writing your personal statement

School of Business Management - Writing your personal statement

Tuesday 1 December, from 4pm GMT

Struggling to write your personal statement? Join us for our online session on how to write your personal statement. The session will give you an insight into how to structure your personal statement, what to include, and how to clearly demonstrate your aspirations and suitability to study your chosen programme. You will also have the opportunity to have your questions answered by a member of the team.

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Business and Management Course Overview and Q&A

Business and Management Course Overview and Q&A

Wednesday 9 December, 5-6pm GMT

Want to learn more about our Business and Management courses? Join Dr Panos Panagiotopoulos and a current student to find out why you should study at the School of Business and Management, learn more about our new and exciting programmes and hear about our student graduate destinations. 

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Creative Writing

Creative Writing Taster Event

Wednesday 9 December 2020, 4-5pm (GMT)

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Event Description

Join writers Brian Dillon, Patrick Flanery, Michael Hughes and Nisha Ramayya who will discuss their acclaimed work and why writing matters.

Course Requirements

This taster session is open to year 12/13 students. 

Subject Areas

Creative writing, English.

Drama Taster Event

Queen Mary Futures: The Colored Museum & Writing Race: How can I use Drama to explore my experiences of race?

Tuesday 1 December and Tuesday 8 December 2020, 5-7pm (GMT)

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Event Description

Queen Mary Futures: The Colored Museum and Writing Race : How can I use Drama to explore my experiences of race?
In his play The Colored Museum, George C. Wolfe used satire to explore how African American lives were shaped by the legacy of slavery. The uncomfortable, absurdist humour of the play allows Wolfe to write, and rewrite the dynamics of race in 1980s America.

How does race become visible in our lives today?

How can we reposition The Colored Museum into a British context?

The global BLM movement in 2020, is not something that started this summer, it’s our daily lives. How can we use this new visibility to explore who we are and how our history impacts our identity? How can we explore through writing and performing?

In this university Drama workshop, artist-performer Vanessa Macaulay will share her practices.

You will:

  • discover the world of The Colored Museum
  • use satire as a tool to explore the world
  • try techniques to write your own scenes
  • be able to ask about studying Drama and/ or writing at university.

Course Requirements

This taster course is open to year 12/13 students. 

Subject Areas

Drama, English.

Economics and Finance Taster Event

What is Economics?

Wednesday 2 December 2020, 9.30-10.30am (GMT)

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Course Description

Come and find out more about the subject of Economics with Dr Manolis Noikokyris and Dr Sebastian Axbard. In this session they will explain the social science of Economics, what you will likely study on your degree and the careers that graduates go into after their course. It is also an opportunity to ask any questions you have about studying at the School of Economics and Finance.

Course Requirements

This taster course is open to year 12 and 13 students.

Subject Areas

Economics, Finance, Mathematics and Statistics.

Economics and Finance Taster Event

Learn more about our BSc Finance Degree

Thursday 10 December 2020, 4-5pm (GMT)

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Course Description

Come and find out more about our BSc Finance degree with Dr Radoslawa Nikolowa. In this session she will present an overview of the programme and what you can expect to study. It is also an opportunity to ask any questions you have about the course and anything you need to consider before applying.

Course Requirements

This taster session is open to year 12 and year 13 students.

Subject Areas

Economics, Finance, Mathematics and Statistics.

Economics and Finance: Year Abroad Webinar

Year Abroad and In-Industry Options at the School of Economics and Finance

Tuesday 8 December, 4-5pm GMT

Placement Officer, Emanuela Nova will talk about how you can spend part of your degree abroad at one of our partner universities. If you are thinking about apply for our Economics and Finance BSc she will also be discussing the unique opportunity to spend the third year of your degree on an industrial placement.

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Film Studies Taster Event

Film Studies Taster Event

Wednesday 2 December 2020, 5-6.30pm (GMT)

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Event Description

Embedded within the heart of the East End’s creative hub, the Department of Film is one of the most prestigious UK centres for Film Studies. As well as being home to academically acclaimed researchers, and hosting the Centre for Film and Ethics, the Department remains at the forefront of the field with its state-of-the-art facilities and visits from the most exciting filmmakers and thinkers of the day.

At undergraduate level we offer a range of distinctive and career-oriented degree pathways. This Taster Session will present an overview of who we are and what we do, mentioning some of our exciting and pioneering work in film theory and practice. You will be able to gain an insight into the multifaceted world of film analysis from the standpoint of film culture, philosophy and global cinemas alongside film practice perspectives. The taster sessions are designed to illustrate the multifarious opportunities afforded by our various programmes to engage with diverse dimensions of film. Department staff will be happy to provide information and respond to questions following the taster sessions. There will be an opportunity to meet some of our students, who will be able to answer queries about the student experience at QM.

 

5.00pm

Lucy Bolton: Welcome to Film at Queen Mary - Specialisms and Activities

In this presentation, Dr Lucy Bolton will introduce the film department at QMUL and explain the type of work we all do here in terms of teaching, research, events and activities.

5.15pm

Ash Devasundaram: Film Analysis Taster Session: Film as a Window to the World

This concise taster lecture led by Dr Ash Devasundaram will present a foundational ‘bare bones’ guide to performing a robust film analysis. The scholarly appraisal of cinematic texts can assist in revealing and exploring multiple dimensions of society, culture, politics, history and other arenas. This session will demonstrate how penetrating analyses of films can help encourage a global worldview that is inclusive of race, gender, sexuality and identity – all very important themes in our contemporary time.

5.30pm

Athena Mandis: Film Practice Taster Session

This taster lecture led by Athena Mandis will present a foundational guide to how we look at practice at QMUL. We will also see a short film from the first years. We will look at how what makes a good film is not necessarily the technology but the ideas that we have and our desire to express them. We will look at how we go from script to delivery across the three years at QMUL

5.45pm

Q&A session: Q&A with Current Students

This 15-minute slot is your chance to ask our current students about the programme, the modules they’ve taken, living in London, etc.

6pm

Q&A session with Film Studies staff

This segment will present the opportunity to pose any specific queries regarding the programme, entry requirements, personal statement, etc.

6.30pm

End of event. 


Course Requirements

This Taster Day is suitable for Years 10 to 13. Students with or without a background in film and related subject areas are equally welcome!

Subject Areas

Linguistics, English.

Geography and Environmental Science Taster Event

Reclaiming the Map: Power and politics of colonial cartography

Wednesday 9 December 2020, 4-5pm (GMT)

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Event Description

Prof. Ben Hennig of the University of Iceland will present this lecture. Ben will be bringing his innovative, creative and hugely informative style to help us understand and critically engage in the role of maps in reflecting. creating and perpetuating colonial views of the world.  Find out more about Ben’s work online.

Subject Areas

Geography and Environmental Science.

History Taster Event

Prophets, Sufis and Rebels in the early Islamic World

Thursday 3 December 2020 - 4-5.30pm (GMT)

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Course Description

Experience History at Queen Mary. This taster session is a journey through several centuries of Near Eastern History. Beginning with the formation of the early Islamic community in the 7th-century Arabian Peninsula, we will explore rivalries, rebellions and competing claims of prophethood as well as the relationship between the early community and its Jewish and Christian neighbours. Then we will jump to 13th-century Persia to discuss the mystical poetry of Farid ud-Din Attar’s The Conference of the Birds.

The topics of this taster range from a female prophetess competing with Muhammad’s claim to religious authority to debating exactly what moths and a flame have to do with the divine, and all questions you might have in-between. There will be a chance to ask questions and learn more about what it is like to study in the School of History at Queen Mary.

Course Requirements

This taster day is open to year 12 and 13 students, who may be interested in studying history at University.

Subject Areas

History.

Marketing and Management Course Overview and Q&A

Marketing and Management Course Overview and Q&A

Thursday 10 December, 5-6pm GMT

Join Programme Director Dr Darryn Mitussis and a current student to learn more about our BSc Marketing and Management programme. Discover why you should study with us, learn about our Charted Institute of Marketing (CIM) accreditation, and explore what our students have gone on to achieve after graduation.

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Modern Languages Taster Event

Modern Languages: An Introduction to the Year Abroad

Wednesday 9 December 2020, 5 - 6pm (GMT)

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Course Description

Have you ever wondered what it is like studying languages at university? Come along to a virtual taster session at Queen Mary University London, which will give you an insight into a key part of a languages degree: the year abroad.

You will hear from the Year Abroad Co-Ordinator about the study and work placements available in a wide range of countries, and have the opportunity to speak to current students about their experiences travelling, working, studying and making friends in their target-language countries.

We hope to see you there!

Course Requirements

The event is suitable for students in Year 10 to Year 13. You don't need any prior knowledge of the subject.

Subject Areas

Modern European Languages and Cultural Studies, Modern Languages, World Languages and Cultural Studies.

Science and Engineering

Biological and Chemical Sciences Taster Event

How does my brain make decisions? A science learning taster 

Monday 7 December 2020, 4-5pm (GMT)

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Course Description

Hear from Dr Steven Buckingham, Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences and current MSci Biochemistry student Foteini Bifsa on modern learning that blends traditional teaching with interactive web-based learning.

Dr Buckingham will share insights about the positive ways this type of learning will support you in your transition from school to university and Foteini will share her personal student experience.

Course Requirements

This taster is open to year 12 and 13 students.

Subject Areas

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

Biological and Chemical Sciences Careers Webinar

Where will a science degree take me? A careers webinar

Tuesday 8 December, from 3:30pm GMT

Join Dr Maria Jose (MJ) Martin, Careers Consultant and Mr Jon Strathdee, Employer Engagement and Internships Coordinator for the School in Biological and Chemical Sciences in this webinar to find out more about careers support you will receive during your degree. You will hear about your job prospects after graduating and examples of what our alumni are doing now, followed by a Q&A.

This webinar encompasses all our subjects in the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences – Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Chemical Sciences and Biomedical Sciences.

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Design, Innovation and Creative Engineering Programme Overview and Q&A

Design, Innovation and Creative Engineering Programme Overview and Q&A

Tuesday 1 December, 5-6pm GMT

If you are interested in studying Design, Innovation and Creative Engineering at undergraduate level come along to hear a little bit more about what Queen Mary has to offer.

There will be a short talk led by one of our experienced academics followed by a Q&A session.

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Electronic Engineering and Computer Science Student Panel

School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science student panel

Wednesday 9 December, 4-5pm (GMT)

In this session, you will hear from current students about what it's like to study electronic engineering and computer science at university, student life and their Queen Mary experience. 

This session will be a panel format where you will be able to ask any questions and find out more about life at university. 

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Engineering and Materials Science Programmes Overview and Q&A

School of Engineering and Materials Science Programmes Overview and Q&A

Tuesday 12 January, 5-6pm GMT

If you are interested in studying Engineering or Materials Science at undergraduate level come along to hear a little bit more about what Queen Mary has to offer.

There will be a short talk led by one of our experienced academics followed by a Q&A session.

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Materials Science and Engineering Programme Overview and Q&A

Materials Science and Engineering Programme Overview and Q&A

Thursday 3 December, 5-6pm GMT

If you are interested in studying Materials Science and Engineering at undergraduate level come along to hear a little bit more about what Queen Mary has to offer.

There will be a short talk led by one of our experienced academics followed by a Q&A session.

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Math Taster Event

Wonderful World of Maths Virtual Taster Event

Wednesday 16 December 2020, 4:30-6pm (GMT)

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Course Description

We're inviting students to join us virtually and discover what studying a Maths degree at university is really like! This will be a great opportunity to gain an insight into student life at Queen Mary. 

Students will be able to join us for:

  • A taster lecture on: Networks: Mathematics Connecting the World (Dr Lucas Lacasa)
  • A taster lecture on: Folding Fractals (Dr Wolfram Just)
  • A talk on transitioning to university
  • A talk about Careers in Maths

You will be able to engage with undergraduate students and academic lecturers to have all of your questions about studying at Queen Mary answered. Queen Mary University of London is one of the UK's leading research universities, committed to improving social justice and achieving the previously unthinkable. A Russell Group university based in east London, we teach across the full disciplinary spectrum. With staff and students from over 160 nationalities, we are one of the most diverse higher education institutions in the world.

Course Requirements

This taster course is open to year 12 and 13 students. Students must be studying A-level Maths.

Subject Areas

Mathematics and Statistics.

Mechanical and Sustainable Energy Engineering Programme Overview and Q&A

Mechanical and Sustainable Energy Engineering Programme Overview and Q&A

Wednesday 9 December, 5-6pm GMT

If you are interested in studying Mechanical or Sustainable Energy Engineering at undergraduate level come along to hear a little bit more about what Queen Mary has to offer.

There will be a short talk led by one of our experienced academics followed by a Q&A session.

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Robotics Engineering Virtual Open Event

Robotics Engineering Virtual Open Event

Wednesday 16 December, 5-6pm GMT

If you are interested in studying Robotics Engineering at undergraduate level come along to hear a little bit more about what Queen Mary has to offer.

There will be a short talk led by one of our experienced academics followed by a Q&A session.

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Medicine and Dentistry

Medicine MBBS Malta Open Day

Medicine MBBS Malta Open Day

Wednesday 13 January 2021

Friday 5 March 2021

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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