Taster Course

Given the uncertainty surrounding the current situation, we are sorry to announce that we have been forced to postpone the Taster Course indefinitely (originally scheduled for Wednesday 10 June 2020). We were very much looking forward to hosting this event, but hope you will understand that we had to ensure that the health and safety of staff and attendees remained our top priority.

We will be posting details for an alternative date as soon as we are able to reschedule. In the meantime, stay safe!

An Appreciation of Chemical Engineering

Student using pipetteDeciding on a University degree programme can initially feel overwhelming, as there are so many different factors to consider! 


If you're interested in Chemical Engineering, at the University of Birmingham our Taster Course offers you the chance to visit our department and talk to both current staff and students about what life is like studying here.

Taster courses are ideal for helping you decide on which course, and perhaps which University, you might like to apply to.


A typical Taster Course programme

09:30 – 09:45



09:45 – 10:15

Welcome and Introductory Talk


10:55 – 12:00

Industrial Site Visit, Smurfit Kappa


12:40 – 13:15



13:15 – 13:45

Session led by current students


13:45 – 15:15

Lab Experiments


15:15 – 15:30

Final comments


Please note: Programme may be subject to change.