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University of East Anglia - Events Listing. Open days and events | The University of Law. Centre visits for undergraduate and postgraduate study We are delighted to advise that if you are unable to make one of our open days you can arrange a centre visit. Centre visits allow you to get a ‘feel’ for the centre as well as information specific to the course and life at The University of Law. You are likely to meet a tutor and someone from our employability team as well as receive a tour of the centre. Centre visits take place throughout the year and the arrangements at each centre vary from scheduled dates and times to a time that fits in with your schedule.

For details on how to arrange a centre visit, please look at the relevant centre details shown below. London Bloomsbury Centre visits take place every Wednesday at 10.30am or 2.30pm. London Moorgate Centre visits take place every Wednesday at 10.30am or 2.30pm. Guildford Centre visits take place every Wednesday afternoon. Bristol Centre visits take place on alternating Mondays and Wednesdays between 3pm - 4pm. Birmingham Leeds. Taster Courses. 2016 University Taster Courses update 08/09/2015 You will be able to apply to the 2016 taster courses from 11am on Thursday 7 January 2016 when our website www.london.ac.uk/tasters will open applications to the full schedule of taster courses for 2016.

IMPORTANT: Please note that you do not need to rush to apply as soon as applications open at 11am on Thursday 7 January 2016 as we are giving everyone until 11am on Wednesday 13 January 2016 to initially apply. At 11am on Wednesday 13 January 2016, if we have received more applications than places for a taster course, we will allocate the places using random selection. If the taster course is not full, then places will be offered on a first-come first-served basis in the usual way. We will inform you of the outcome of your application by email within 5 working days after 11am on Wednesday 13 January 2016.

Applications will remain open after 11am on Wednesday 13 January 2016 for all taster courses with places still available. Oxford Pathways. Year 12 taster day events. We organise Taster Days with schools and colleges who bring groups of students onto campus. Schools are responsible for arranging and paying for transport to the University. Students can apply to come individually if they complete a separate Application Form including parental consent. Subject Taster Days are designed to give students a full experience of the University and include opportunities for a tour of the campus, a chance to meet and talk to current University students as well as subject specific sessions with University academic staff.

The subjects of the taster sessions will be confirmed nearer to the event but the timetable below gives the general outline of the day. The order of sessions may be subject to change. Wednesday 10 February - STEM Wednesday 24 February - Social Sciences Wednesday 27 April - Sport These dates are subject to change. Study at Bristol | Taster days. Year 12 Summer Challenge. What is Summer Challenge? Summer Challenge is a programme of subject specific courses for Year 12 students attending state schools in or near London, whose parents have not been to university, and who are academically high achieving. There are a number of courses on offer in a diverse range of STEM and humanities subjects, all taught by UCL academics and PhD students. Courses run for six weeks at UCL's campus in Bloomsbury during June and July, on either Tuesday or Wednesday evenings. We are currently in the process of developing the Summer Challenge programme for 2016.

View the 2015 Summer Challenge brochure (pdf) Every Summer Challenge student completes a 1,500 word project on a topic of their choice. This develops independent research, critical thinking, public speaking and academic writing skills essential for university; it also provides an impressive achievement for UCAS personal statements. Summer Challenge courses are offered by a number of departments across UCL. Year 12 Masterclasses. In the spring and summer terms UCL hosts a range of subject-specific masterclasses. Masterclasses offer you a taste of learning at university, and are designed to help you decide what area of study you would like to pursue at degree level.

They give you an insight in to your chosen subject, and so provide an excellent example to include in your personal statement. The masterclasses themselves are entertaining, hands-on sessions run by UCL academics and PhD students. You’ll get the chance to look around UCL, and you’ll meet current UCL students and other young people from across London. Spring Masterclasses A series of masterclasses will be run on Monday 4 April, 2016. Summer Masterclasses A series of masterclasses will be run in July 2016.

Eligibility Please note that there are certain eligibility criteria for these Masterclasses: We ask that students meet the following academic criteria: Students must be attending a UK state school. Applying. Gateways Conferences. In July 2016, UCL will be holding a series of interdisciplinary Year 12 conferences, designed to give a taste of what studying at university is like. The conferences will provide helpful information about applying to competitive universities, and give Year 12 students the opportunity to meet current students and members of academic staff, as well as gain tips on applying to competitive universities.

In July 2015, we ran four conferences on the following themes: Global HealthHuman Rights LanguagesHumans Eligibility criteria Our events and activities are funded by UCL's Access Agreement and Widening Participation funds. As such, there are eligibility criteria that all applicants should consider before applying. Please note that applicants for the Language conference must be taking a language A level or equivalent qualification. Applying Information about the next series of Gateways conferences will be available early in 2016. Contact. Subject Masterclasses. Subject Masterclasses are aimed at academically-able Year 12 students from any school/college. They are subject-specific events, which offer students a true flavour of undergraduate study and an introduction to the University of Cambridge. What are they? The Masterclasses provide students with an opportunity to explore topics of interest beyond what is covered within the A Level syllabus, and offer the chance to experience typical undergraduate teaching at Cambridge.

A range of subjects are offered each year, which in the past have included Chemistry, Engineering, Genetics, Geography, History, Languages, Mathematics, Music and Psychology. Each masterclass includes: two taster lectures delivered by leading academic members of staff from the Universitythe opportunity to discuss and ask questionsan introduction to the Cambridge admissions processthe opportunity to hear about life as a Cambridge student, from current undergraduates When are they? Booking is essential. How do I book? Masterclasses.