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Experience University life before applying


From Digital Design to Psychology, Computer Science to Criminology – the University of Hull is offering subject taster programmes for University applicants as a way to experience University before applying.

Anja Hazebroek, Director of Student Recruitment and Marketing at the University of Hull, said: “Subject taster sessions are the perfect way for students to sample university life before applying. By experiencing a taster lecture or practical session to discover what a degree programme will be like at University, students can get a feel for learning out of the school classroom. It can be both exciting and reassuring.

“It is also a positive addition to a personal statement for a UCAS application – as it shows more independent learning and reinforces a student’s commitment to their chosen subject.”

Taster sessions, which will take place in November, December and January, and will last for two and a half hours, include the following:

See full programme here.

Psychology: What you see is what you get?

There is no doubt that the mind is a fascinating subject. Come and find out why human vision is not simply like a camera. It’s more inaccurate than we think and we actually see very little of the visual scene.

Business: From plastic waste to business opportunity

Challenge yourself to create something new and valuable from nothing. Develop entrepreneurial skills in this interactive session and come up with innovative ways to use plastic waste and build them into a business idea.

Biochemistry: Exploring nature’s robots

Enzymes regulate thousands of reactions within cells; from replicating DNA to mopping up waste. Spend an afternoon in our labs exploring enzyme structures and reaction kinetics.

Paramedic Science: Making the right decisions under pressure

By looking at patient case studies and treatment – gain an understanding of how today’s paramedics are making life-critical decisions and managing risk every day. The importance of paramedics as a crucial part of the NHS will also be explored.

Criminology and Sociology: Liberate your minds

Critical global issues from modern slavery and illegal migration to drugs trafficking – find out more about our holistic approach to the study of these fascinating subjects.

Logistics and Supply Chain Management: What's it all about?

An introduction to logistics and supply chain management with video testimonials from students currently on placement with leading employers. Featuring some of the key principles of logistics and supply chain management with an interactive business game on the subject of delivering humanitarian aid.

University of Hull Open Day


Find out more about studying Sociology and Criminology:  places still available for subject taster session on Wednesday 4 December (12.30-3pm)


Dr Sarah Shaw, Senior Lecturer in Logistics, said: “There are lots of careers opportunities in a variety of areas that pupils may not yet be aware of and Logistics and Supply Chain Management is one of these. If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, where every day is different and great employability post-graduation – it is worth finding out more about logistics! We are currently experiencing a major talent shortage globally in logistics and urgently need graduates and college leavers to work in managerial, consultancy and analytical roles right across the supply chain.

“This session on logistics is just one of the University’s taster programmes for schools that will bring the subject to life, help them understand what it is like to study at University and reveal possibilities for their future careers.”

Capacity is limited on each session, so please book early to avoid disappointment. To book please visit our website.

Applicants can also benefit from top tips, a friendly personal statement review and application support sessions at the University’s Mini Open Day on Wednesday 8 January.

A personal statement clinic – when applicants can ask for a friendly, informal review of their statement or ask admissions staff any questions they may have – will run from 9am to 3pm. Two application support sessions, which include a presentation on what to include, how to sell yourself in every sentence, as well as guidance on what to do/avoid in an effective personal statement, will take place at 12 and 1.30pm.

Register in advance for the Open Day or simply turn up on the day.


“Subject taster sessions are the perfect way for students to sample university life before applying.” Anja Hazebroek, Director of Student Recruitment and Marketing, University of Hull

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