CAL/CoSS Discovery Day

The College of Arts and Law and the College of Social Sciences host an annual Discovery Day for year 10 pupils.

Arts Building

This is a subject taster day which gives pupils the chance to experience learning in an HE environment. Pupils will each attend a keynote lecture and two interactive workshops.

Disciplines from both Colleges are represented: arts, humanities and law subjects; and the social sciences.

This event has been running for the last three years and usually takes place in June (exact date for 2016 to be confirmed).

On arrival, all students receive a Discovery Day bag full of useful information including the junior prospectus, information on the subjects available to study in each college, pens, paper and a few other small gifts, a snack and a bottle of water.

Year 10 student: "The careers lecture helped reassure me that I can study something I enjoy as opposed to choosing a degree just to get a job."


The programme for the day included:

  • A welcome lecture
  • An Arts, Law or Humanities workshop
  • Lunch and a campus tour
  • A Social Science workshop
  • Plenary


Students most valued the following things:

  • The campus tour and seeing what university life is like as a student.
  • The Social Policy workshop.
  • The careers session and quiz.
  • The Art History workshop.
  • Learning about the different subjects which they had never heard of before.

Teacher: "I would like to congratulate the team who worked so hard to organise and present yesterday's Year 10 Discovery Day. My students were 'buzzing' on the way home. I take students regularly to all sorts of events throughout the year. Your event was so well organised. Your student ambassadors were superb, a real credit to the University. They were so enthusiastic about the University and learning from all the opportunities they have had. I too learnt quite a bit more about the subjects offered in your Schools!"

For enquiries about this event please contact the University’s Student Recruitment and Outreach team at: