Taster Course 

An Appreciation of Chemical Engineering

Unfortunately the Taster Day is full for 2019, further applications will be placed on the waiting list. However, there is an opportunity to visit us on one of our University Open Days.

Student using pipette

Deciding on a University degree programme can be difficult.  How do you start to make a decision?

Are you looking for a place on a well established course with professional accreditation and a comprehensive view of engineering? Or would you like to try more specialised course in tune with your particular interests?

Maybe you are looking for a campus life, self-contained and teaming with people of your own age? Or perhaps the opportunity offered by an urban university seems more appealing?

Wouldn't it be helpful to visit a university and talk to the lecturers in depth and find out what exactly is on offer before you make a decision? Or to speak to students on the course you are interested in?

Taster courses are ideal for helping you decide on which course - and maybe which University.

A typical Taster Course Programme

10:00 – 10:30

Registration (in the Atrium)


10.30 – 10.50

Welcome and Introductory Talk

Dr Sophie Cox

10.50 – 11.20

The Chemical Process

Dr Sophie Cox

11.25 – 13.15

Lab experiments

John Wood

13.20 – 14.00



14.00 – 14.45

Depart and Travel to Industrial Site Visit – Purity Brewery

Dr Sophie Cox

14.45 – 15.45

Talk and Tour of Purity Brewery

Dr Sophie Cox

Mrs Christine Dickinson

15.45 – 16.30

Return to University of Birmingham



Final Comments and End

Dr Sophie Cox

Please note: Programme may be subject to change.

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