The College of Arts and Law and the College of Social Sciences host an annual Discovery Day for year 10 pupils.
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 ran for 5 years from 2013-2017. The event is being rested in 2018.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.