Taster Course 

An Appreciation of Chemical Engineering - 19 June 2018

Please note course now full. New applications received will be placed on the reserve list.

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.

  • Please note course now full. New applications received will be placed on the reserve list.
  • Download the application form (word doc)

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