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 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
  • 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: