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Our Taster Courses

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.

Drama taster event: Queen Mary Futures: The Colored Museum & Writing Race

Queen Mary Futures: The Colored Museum & Writing Race

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: Learn More About our BSc Finance Degree

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.



Wonderful World of Maths 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.

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