Undergraduate

Taster Events

Students who want to know more about a specific course or discipline might find it useful to attend a subject Taster Course before they apply.

08/04/19 - Thinking about Chemical Engineering? How about Materials Science?

Thinking about Chemical Engineering? How about Materials Science?

Monday 8 April 2019, 10am - 3.45pm

Fully booked

Course Description

There is a lot of crossover between Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering. In the past, materials and engineering have always been seen to play a supporting role to more mainstream fields such as chemical engineering. This is no longer true and materials science is now driving innovation and has become an enabler for our technologically driven modern society. High rise skyscrapers are not possible without engineered concrete and steels; jumbo jets cannot fly without carbon fibre composites or advanced engineering alloys, and smartphones are not possible without semiconductors and batteries. In this taster course, you not only learn about the science behind the materials but also how to make use of it in a practical manner.

Sign up to this taster course to learn about Materials Science and Engineering and Chemical Engineering, meet our academics and current students, and take part in hands-on activities.

At the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to go on an optional campus tour lasting approximately 30 minutes.

Course Requirements

This taster course is open to year 12 students. Students must be studying two from Maths/Chemistry/Physics at A level and be creative and interested in problem-solving.

Subject Areas

Chemistry, Engineering, Science and Technology.

10/04/19 - Electronics and Computing for the Digital Age

Electronics and Computing for the Digital Age

Wednesday 10 April 2019, 10am - 4pm

Fully booked

Course Description

This event will provide an excellent opportunity for students to experience some of the exciting things that our degrees in Electronic Engineering and/or Computer Science have to offer. You will be shown just some of the choices that are open to you in terms of specialist skills you can learn and the outstanding career opportunities they afford. During the day you will get "hands-on" experience with various activities. You will also meet staff and some of our existing undergraduate students to get a feel for life with us.

Course Requirements

This taster course is open to year 12 and 13 students or anyone considering starting their undergraduate studies in September 2019 or September 2020. You should be studying Maths, Computing or Sciences at A Level (or equivalent level) to attend this taster course.

Subject Areas

Computing and Information Systems, Engineering, Science and Technology.

11/04/19 - Computing in a Business world: Can computers be managed?

Computing in a Business world: Can computers be managed?

Thursday 11 April 2019, 10am - 4pm

Fully booked

Course Description

The ever-increasing computing power and the promise of technologies based on Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, IoT, etc. bring about contrasting views of our technological future. On the one hand, there is optimism that technology will liberate people and create a better future for all, while on the other hand there are dystopian visions where humans lose control and surrender to technology’s forces. In the midst of these two opposing views, questions are raised on whether humans are able to “manage” technological development and shift it towards one or another direction (optimistic or pessimistic). Let’s find out! We shall look at recent examples from the world of business and consider the transformative impact that computing has had in various industrial sectors. More specifically we shall look at the platform economy (Airbnb, Uber), big data analytics, workplace automation and other examples. To explore all these issues, you will attend a taster lecture, similar to the lectures taught to first-year students at Queen Mary, and also participate in “hands-on” activities. These include a workshop on how businesses use digital technology, where you will be asked to work in groups to design alternative possible technological futures for business organisations and their potential effects for society as a whole. Contributions will enter a competition and the best team will win a small prize. You will also have the chance to find out about our degree programmes that combine technical skills, such as programming, with knowledge of the business environment and project management.

Course Requirements

This taster course is open to year 12 students or anyone considering starting their undergraduate studies in September 2019 or September 2020. You should typically be studying Maths, Business, ICT or Computing at A Level (or equivalent level) to attend this taster course.

Subject Areas

Business and Management, Computing and Information Systems, Engineering, Science and Technology, Social Sciences.

11/04/19 - Creative Computing

Creative Computing

Thursday 11 April 2019, 10am - 4pm

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Course Description

Creative computing combines creative and technical skills and knowledge in the digital world. How can we understand, use and develop technology to support creative practice? Can computers be creative? This taster day will allow students to explore the creativity and problem-solving found both in design/visual arts as well as computing. Students will be encouraged to provide visual and technical solutions during hands-on coding sessions using Processing, plus there will be mini-lectures to show how universities are investigating this exciting field. You will also meet staff and some of our existing undergraduate students to get a feel for life with us.

Course Requirements

This taster course is open to year 13 students or anyone considering starting their undergraduate studies in September 2019 or September 2020. You should be studying 3 A-levels or equivalent.

Subject Areas

Art and Design, Computing and Information Systems.

12/04/19 - Alternatives to Medicine

Alternatives to Medicine

Friday 12 April 2019, 9.45am - 4pm

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Course Description

What could you do with your 5th UCAS choice?

On this day-long course, you will learn about degree programmes offered at QMUL that require the application of the same skills set like many other medical professions. You will discover that scientists, engineers and medical professionals work hand-in-hand to develop the latest and most beneficial treatments ranging from the latest pharmaceuticals and orthopaedic implants to gene therapy and diagnostic imaging.

Sign up to this taster course to learn about chemical and biological sciences, biomedical engineering and bio and dental materials, meet our academics and current students, experience taster lectures, and take part in experiments and problem-solving activities. At the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to go on an optional campus tour lasting approximately 30 minutes.

Course Requirements

This taster course is open to year 12 students. Students must be studying at least two science subjects at A level from Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths.

Subject Areas

Biological Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Health, Healthcare, Medicine, Dentistry and Optometry, Pharmacology, Science and Technology.

15/04/19 - Options for Women in Engineering

Options for Women in Engineering

Monday 15 April 2019, 10am - 4pm

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Course Description

Queen Mary University of London is home to world’s first Aerospace Engineering degree programme and has one of the UK’s largest Biomedical Engineering programmes.

On this day-long course, female students will be introduced to various streams of engineering. The course will inform you about the engineering choices available for you at Queen Mary University of London, helping you to make important educational and career-based decisions.

Sign up to this taster course to learn about all of our engineering programmes, meet our academics and current students, and take part in problem-solving activities related to various engineering programmes. At the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to go on an optional campus tour lasting approximately 30 minutes.

Course Requirements

This taster course is open to year 12 female students. Students must be studying Maths and either Chemistry or Physics at A level and be creative and interested in problem-solving.

Subject Areas

Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics, Physical Sciences, Science and Technology.

16/04/19 - Do you like Chemistry? Have you thought about Materials Science?

Do you like Chemistry? Have you thought about Materials Science?

Tuesday 16 April 2019, 10am - 3.30pm

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Course Description

If you enjoy chemistry, you may be interested in materials science.

In the past, materials and engineering have always been seen to play a supporting role to more mainstream fields such as mechanical engineering. This is no longer true and materials science is now driving innovation and has become an enabler for our technologically driven modern society. High rise skyscrapers are not possible without engineered concrete and steels; jumbo jets cannot fly without carbon fibre composites or advanced engineering alloys, and smartphones are not possible without semiconductors and batteries. In this taster course, you not only learn about the science behind the materials but also how to make use of it in a practical manner.

Sign up to this taster course to learn about Materials Science and Engineering, meet our academics and current students, and take part in hands-on activities related to Materials Science and Engineering.

At the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to go on an optional campus tour lasting approximately 30 minutes.

Course Requirements

This taster course is open to year 12 students, year 13 students and anyone who will be starting their undergraduate studies in September 2019 and September 2020. Students must be studying two subjects from Maths, Chemistry or Physics at A level and be creative and interested in problem-solving.

Subject Areas

Chemistry, Engineering, Science and Technology.

17/04/19 - Geography and Environmental Science Taster Day

Geography and Environmental Science Taster Day

Wednesday 17 April 2019, 10.15am - 4pm

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Course Description

Join the Queen Mary School of Geography for the day and get a taste of student life at our vibrant east London campus. You will have the opportunity to take part in three sessions during the day, each focused on a different aspect of the Geography you can study here at Queen Mary. In-between the tasters you can chat with current students and tour the campus.

Human Geography Taster
The Hustle Economy: How to make a living in urban Africa

Africa is urbanising faster than any other region in the world. However, observers continue to associate ‘authentic’ African life with the rural village, rather than the cosmopolitan metropolis. This talk explores how young men and women make a living in Kampala, Uganda – one of the fastest-growing cities on the continent – by co-creating dynamic urban cultures and economies.

Physical Geography Taster
Our Dangerous World: Adapting to natural and human-made global hazards

We live on a complex and dynamic planet that is constantly changing. Our natural environment can pose many hazards to human societies but increasingly human activities are posing hazards to the natural environment as well. Here we consider how human society can adapt to some of these hazards and how we should plan or manage environments for the future. In this talk we’ll consider how we might set limits on human activity that jeopardise world security through the setting of safe and just operating spaces for humanity.

Environmental Science Taster
Lead Contamination in the Environment: an analytical approach

This activity takes place in our newly fitted teaching laboratory, the centre-piece of our laboratory suite, around which we have research facilities for the analysis of water, soil and sediment, enabling students to measure geographical phenomena and to simulate environmental processes. In this session we’ll analyse different samples to measure lead contamination. You will also receive a full laboratory tour.

Programme

10.15am - 10:30am - Arrival and registration
10.30am - 10.45am - Welcome
10.45am - 12.00pm - Taster Session 1
12.00pm - 12.15pm - Break
12.15pm - 1.30pm - Taster Session 2
1.30pm - 2.15pm - Break
2.15pm - 3.30pm - Session 3
3.30pm - 4.00pm - Finish

We look forward to welcoming you in April!

Course Requirements

Open to year 12 students, who may be interested in studying Physical Geography, Human Geography or Environmental Science at University

Subject Areas

Geography.

18/04/19 - Comparative Literature and Culture Taster

Comparative Literature and Culture Taster

Thursday 18 April 2019, 1pm-4pm

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Course Description

Are you interested in studying literature from around the world? In how texts, myths and ideas travel across time and space? If so, Comparative Literature is the degree for you!

Comparative Literature recognises that we live in an increasingly globalized world, where cultural forms can better be understood if we think about them globally. Only in departments of Comparative Literature is it possible to do a course on the novel that ranges from the eighteenth to the twenty-first centuries, and includes examples from England, France, Spain, Russia, India, China, Argentina and Nigeria.

On this taster course, you’ll learn more about the modules we offer (ranging from the global short story to climate change) and about the questions that comparatists are interested in: for example – how has the idea of the hero changed since the time of Homer? What cultural and historical shifts made it possible for our heroes to change from Odysseus, the cunning, triumphant and virile protagonist of Homer’s epic, to the hero of Joyce’s Ulysses, an ordinary middle-aged man whose wife cheats on him?

You will also get a chance to meet our students, who’ll tell you what it’s like to study and live in London’s vibrant East End, and hear about the careers that our graduates have gone on to pursue. Students with no language qualifications and students with knowledge of a foreign language are equally welcome!

Course Requirements

Years 11, 12 and 13 welcome. Open to all students studying, or planning to study, at least one essay based A-level in a humanities or social sciences subject (excl. General Studies). IB and Pre-U students are also very welcome.

Subject Areas

Literature, Languages, Cultural Studies.

24/04/19 - The Wonderful World of Maths (Y12)

The Wonderful World of Maths (Y12)

Wednesday 24 April 2019, 10am - 4pm

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Course Description

We invite Year 12 students to come along and discover what studying a Maths degree at university is really like! Attending a taster day is a great opportunity to 'try out' a Maths degree and gain an insight into student life at Queen Mary. You will have the opportunity to attend three taster lectures on interesting areas of maths in addition to finding out about the careers available to maths graduates and enjoying a tour of our beautiful campus. You will be able to engage with undergraduate students and academic lecturers to have all of your questions about studying at Queen Mary answered.

Course Requirements

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

Subject Areas

Mathematics and Statistics.

29/04/19 - Drama Taster

Drama Taster

Monday 29 April 2019, 10am - 1pm

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Course Description

Drama at Queen Mary offers both practical and theoretical investigation into how theatre and performance can be used in different settings, from theatres and museums to schools and prisons.

This taster course will give you an insight into how practical and theoretical sessions are taught. You will have the opportunity to meet some current undergraduates, as well as hear about the employability prospects of a Queen Mary Drama graduate.

Course Requirements

Years 11, 12 and 13 welcome. Open to all students studying, or planning to study, at least one essay based A-level in a humanities or social sciences subject (excl. General Studies). IB and Pre-U students are also very welcome.

Subject Areas

Drama.

30/04/19 - Modern Languages Taster Day: Learn Languages - Understand Cultures

Modern Languages Taster Day: Learn Languages - Understand Cultures

Tuesday 30 April, 2019, 10am - 4pm

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Course Description

If you are interested in studying French, Spanish, German, Russian, Catalan or Portuguese, this is the taster course for you! You will experience our exciting method of teaching languages through the study of culture. Our students develop their language skills by exploring the literature, film, cultural and political history and life of countries where that language is spoken. We will complement this with sessions on employability prospects, as well as stories from our fourth-year students about the year abroad. At Queen Mary, you can combine up to three languages (depending on your previous experience of language learning) and this taster day will give you a flavour of the opportunities we offer. Students with no language qualifications can also pick up a language from scratch (ab initio) and are equally welcome to attend, as are native and heritage speakers of the languages listed above. Alongside our BA in Modern Languages, we will also provide information on our joint honours programmes with Business, Literature, Linguistics, Film and Politics. Sign up now to find out how you can learn languages, understand cultures and see the world differently at Queen Mary.

Course Requirements

This taster course is open to year 11, year 12 and year 13 students or anyone who is considering starting their undergraduate studies in September 2019 or 2020.

Suitable for anyone interested in studying a language at university, including those without a formal language qualification, native and heritage speakers.

Subject Areas

Arts, Business and Management, Cinematics, TV, Film and Photography, English Language and Literature, Government and Politics, History, Humanities, International Relations, Linguistics, Media, Creative Arts and Visual Cultures, Modern European Languages and Cultural Studies, Modern Languages, World Languages and Cultural Studies.

17/06/19 - School of Law Taster Day

School of Law Taster Day

Monday 17 June 2019, 10am - 3pm

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Course Description

The School of Law at Queen Mary is offering a Taster Days for Year 12/13 students looking to start their undergraduate studies in September 2019 or 2020 in Law.
Our Law Taster Day is a great opportunity for you to experience a day as a university student and learn more about the courses we offer.
Alongside meeting some of our world-class academics, you will attend academic sessions where you will gain an insight into what it is to study law at university. You’ll also take a tour of our Mile End campus and meet our friendly students who will tell you what life at Queen Mary is really like. In addition, you’ll get advice and guidance from our admissions team on preparing your UCAS application.
Queen Mary School of Law was recently named as one of the top 35 in the world according to the QS World University Rankings 2019. Come and explore our Mile End campus and see for yourself!

Course Requirements

These taster days are open to year 12/13 students and anyone who will be starting their undergraduate studies in September 2019 and September 2020, who may be interested in studying law at University.

Subject Areas

Law, History, Politics, English Literature.

24/06/19 - School of History Taster Day

School of History Taster Day

Monday 24 June, 2019, 9am - 3pm (Timing and schedule TBC)

Booking goes live in the coming months, but students can register their interest and receive a notification when booking goes live at: https://qmhistory.wufoo.com/forms/m105fxz50lff8em/

Course Description

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. Queen Mary was recently named as one of the top 25 history departments in the UK in the Guardian University Guide, 2019. Come and see for yourself what we have to offer!

Course Requirements

These taster days are open to year 12 students, who may be interested in studying history at University.

Subject Areas

History.

25/06/19 - School of History Taster Day

School of History Taster Day

Tuesday 25 June, 2019, 9am - 3pm (Timing and schedule TBC)

Booking goes live in the coming months, but students can register their interest and receive a notification when booking goes live at: https://qmhistory.wufoo.com/forms/m105fxz50lff8em/

Course Description

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. Queen Mary was recently named as one of the top 25 history departments in the UK in the Guardian University Guide, 2019. Come and see for yourself what we have to offer!

Course Requirements

These taster days are open to year 12 students, who may be interested in studying history at University.

Subject Areas

History.

26/06/19 - School of History Taster Day

School of History Taster Day

Wednesday 26 June, 2019, 9am - 3pm (Timing and schedule TBC)

Booking goes live in the coming months, but students can register their interest and receive a notification when booking goes live at: https://qmhistory.wufoo.com/forms/m105fxz50lff8em/

Course Description

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. Queen Mary was recently named as one of the top 25 history departments in the UK in the Guardian University Guide, 2019. Come and see for yourself what we have to offer!

Course Requirements

These taster days are open to year 12 students, who may be interested in studying history at University.

Subject Areas

History.

27/06/19 - School of History Taster Day

School of History Taster Day

Thursday 27 June, 2019, 9am - 3pm (Timing and schedule TBC)

Booking goes live in the coming months, but students can register their interest and receive a notification when booking goes live at: https://qmhistory.wufoo.com/forms/m105fxz50lff8em/

Course Description

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. Queen Mary was recently named as one of the top 25 history departments in the UK in the Guardian University Guide, 2019. Come and see for yourself what we have to offer!

Course Requirements

These taster days are open to year 12 students, who may be interested in studying history at University.

Subject Areas

History.

12/09/19 - The Wonderful World of Maths (Y13)

The Wonderful World of Maths (Y13)

Thursday 12 September 2019, 10am - 4pm

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Course Description

We invite Year 13 students to come along and discover what studying a Maths degree at university is really like!

Attending a taster day is a great opportunity to 'try out' a Maths degree and gain an insight into student life at Queen Mary. You will have the opportunity to attend three taster lectures on interesting areas of maths in addition to finding out about the careers available to maths graduates and enjoying a tour of our beautiful campus. 

You will be able to engage with undergraduate students and academic lecturers to have all of your questions about studying at Queen Mary answered.

Course Requirements

Year 13 (final year A Level/IB students). Students must be studying A-level Maths

Subject Areas

Mathematics and Statistics