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Taster Sessions

Registration starts at 10am, please make sure you're on time and that you're at the correct campus. There are three campuses, so please check your course below to see which campus you should visit.

Find out more about the offer holder day, and see the programme, on our offer holder page.

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This taster session is at the University Square Stratford campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

Where numbers matter: get a taste of accounting and finance at UEL - meet the academics, learn more about your course and see how modern accounting makes an impact on the world.

This taster session is at the Docklands campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

We will explore employment opportunities in the advertising industry and explain the skills, knowledge and experience a degree in Advertising at UEL will provide.  

This taster session is at the Docklands campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

Animation is an hybrid art form that shares and steals from many others: Illustration, Fine Art, Film, Creative Writing, Digital Technologies, Acting, Dance, Music. In Animation you'll draw on many skills to tell stories and build characters that draw on your own experience and take them into new realms, using the illusion of movement. On the Offer Holder Day, you'll see student work, meet tutors, and have the opportunity to experiment with story or movement.

This taster session is at the Docklands campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

Get ready for applied sport and exercise science circuits! Our expert staff will run hands-on sessions on sports therapy, coaching and exercise science in our labs at UEL SportsDock. We’ll split you off into groups by course and keep the course specific sessions running on rotation- this way you’ll get a flavour of the subject area as a whole and get involved in lots of activities, just like as if you were in class as sports students share some modules. Our sports students are happy as they consistently give us high satisfaction ratings. Hear it from them, we’ll have current students helping out on the day, so don’t forget to ask them anything! 

This taster session is at the Docklands campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

You will be building tall structures out of laser-cut plywood units. This will be in a competition where you will be working in teams to create the tallest and most stable structure that could hold the maximum weight on its top.

This taster session is at the Docklands campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

Divided in small groups, will take part in a hands on activity constructing structural assemblages from 3mm laser cut plywood pieces. Derived from a kit of parts, the assembled pieces will test the participants creativity, spatial and structural skills.

This taster session is at the Docklands campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

Clay portrait modelling and drawing workshop, taught by renowned artist Amanda Danicic. Working between two and three dimensions you will discover new ways of expressing the personality of the sitter and developing a new understanding of working objectively within a subjective visual language.

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This taster session is at the Stratford campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

Atoms, elements and don’t forget experiments! Grab a lab coat and a pair of goggles on your way in, as you’ll be required to help us solve some problems through bioscience experiments! We’ll divide you off into your course groups and get the chance to explore the specialist labs, teaching equipment and get to know your lecturers. We'll have some current students on hand to help out too, they'll talk you through a typical day in the life of a Bioscience student- ask them anything!

This taster session is at the University Square Stratford campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

The future of business: our business management degrees train you for the jobs of the future. In this session you'll find out more about how our course will set you up for a rewarding career and get the chance to meet the business experts that will be teaching you later this year.

This taster session is at the Stratford campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

First you will meet the School of Psychology who will welcome you to our world-renowned Psychology department. Then you will then meet our fantastic Business Psychology academics, who will deliver a mini-lecture on emotional labour and how to deal with emotions in the workplace - a very popular topic in Occupational Psychology lately, and will give you a fantastic insight into what Business Psychology is all about.

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This taster session is at the Stratford campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

Atoms, elements and don’t forget experiments! Grab a lab coat and a pair of goggles on your way in, as you’ll be required to help us solve some problems through bioscience experiments! We’ll divide you off into your course groups and get the chance to explore the specialist labs, teaching equipment and get to know your lecturers. We'll have some current students on hand to help out too, they'll talk you through a typical day in the life of a Bioscience student- ask them anything!

This taster session is at the Docklands campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

Want to know how we prepare our students to be the next successful highway, tunnel, and building designers? In this taster session, you will be working in small groups to design, build, cost, and load-test a 'downscaled' road and railway embankment using soil, water and various structural elements. At the end of the session, you will also get the chance to see an advanced computer model of embankments, similar to the one you build.This is a very exciting 1-hour long activity for you to get a flavour of working in the construction industry. As part of this exercise, you will also lean how our 2nd year students participate in our field courses each year and design tunnels in multiple locations across Wales.



This taster session is at the Stratford campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

First you will meet the School of Psychology who will welcome you to our world-renowned Psychology department. Then you will then meet our fantastic Clinical and Community Psychology academics, who will deliver a mini lecture on the lived experiences of mental health, a topic which provides a fantastic insight into what approach and what material the programme covers,

This taster session is at the Docklands campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

Pit your wits against your fellow students in our mobile application development challenge. You'll take your ideas for an innovative mobile application from the concept stage to the prototype design stage. You'll then have the opportunity to pitch your prototype to a panel of judges, dragons' den-style. Watch out Peter Jones! The challenge will be an ideal opportunity for you to meet some of your fellow students who will be starting their course at the same time as you.

This taster session is at the Docklands campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

You will learn about how construction management enables buildings of all sizes and materials to be built quickly and efficiently by planning a site layout and selecting the correct plant and equipment for a local development.

This taster session is at the Stratford campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

First you will meet the School of Psychology who will welcome you to our world-renowned Psychology department. Then you will then meet our fantastic Counselling academics, who will do a mini lecture that is given in our course, and will give you a fantastic insight into what our BACP-accredited Counselling programme is all about at UEL.

This taster session is at the Docklands campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

At this event we will discuss what it means to study Creative Writing at University, explore the range of topics and readings we cover, and look at course materials and examples of student work from first year through to final year Dissertations.  We will also discuss the ways in which this programme helps you develop a range of skills which are highly valued by employers in order to prepare you for your future career.

This taster session is at the University Square Stratford campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

In this taster session we will start by asking one of the founding questions of Criminology: what is crime? 
 
You'll explore the subject with our expert academics and get the chance to find out more about your course and UEL as a whole.

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This taster session is at the University Square Stratford campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

From Dance floor to Screen: A practical and theoretical taster session on social dance styles. Please come prepared to move and partake in discussions.

This taster session is at the University Square Stratford campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

This workshop will combine practical exploration through drama workshop activity with discussion and information about our modules. Our programme focuses on imaginative collaborations in Applied Theatre with marginalised communities. We will share examples from our recent collaborations with leading professional theatre companies, including M-SET and Half Moon Theatres. We will share examples of students' recent work. You will get the opportunity to meet current students, members of staff and ensure that students have every opportunity to explore the benefits of studying Drama, Applied Theatre and Performance. 

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This taster session is at the Stratford campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

An interactive workshop where we will explore the holistic approach that is taken in the academic study of the subject area. Childhood is examined from the following key perspectives: health, sociological, political, educational and developmental, and other perspectives are interwoven with this e.g. historical, economics. We also would like to give offer holders a feel for the types of assessments they will have to do and where their degree will take them. We aim to inspire and motivate applicants to consider this very interesting, exciting subject area, and that they will be inspired to begin asking questions about children’s lives and some of the external issues affecting them.

This taster session is at the University Square Stratford campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

Explore our unique Bloomberg training suite and get an insight into the high-tech computing platform that finance professionals use every day.
 
Our faculty will also be available to discuss UEL's economics programmes and the career opportunities that an economics degree gives you.

This taster session is at the Stratford campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

In this session we are covering aspects of the programme, the modules you will study and the knowledge, competence and skills in the field of education that you will acquire during this 3 years’ programme that will enable you to continue further studies in the field of education, early years, teaching and learning, amongst others, and develop both life and employment skills. You will take part in group activity which will encourage you to start thinking about and questioning the key issues affecting Education today.

This taster session is at the Docklands campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

Literature opens doors to lives outside our own. Our programme can open those doors for you, too. Whatever you love to read, you'll be studying with and learning from people who share your passion for the written word. We'll talk about what it means to study literature at university, and why a degree in English Literature remains one of the most respected and flexible qualifications.

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This taster session is at the Docklands campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

Fashion Design focuses on developing an understanding of the design process that focuses on 3 dimensional aspects.  Join us to explore practical activities that involve working on a stand in order to create an idea.  We will also present to you some insight into what type of events and activities go on at the University of East London.

This taster session is at the Docklands campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

You’ll receive an overview of the curriculum, followed by a tour of the facilities per course interest. As part of the tour you’ll have the opportunity to participate in course focused activities. You’ll have the opportunity
to review past students’ work and to receive advice on portfolio preparation for your interview.

This taster session is at the Docklands campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

Fashion Textiles embraces how we use and design textiles for fashion mixing craft with digital skills. The programme focuses on future textile processes and issues of sustainability. Join us for a presentation of student work followed by a hands-on textile print and manipulation workshop in our popular textiles workshop here at UEL.

This taster session is at the Docklands campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

Film at UEL involves the study of both theory and practice, and in this interactive session you will take part in activities that demonstrate how the two areas are deeply connected. You will be able to see previous student work, engage with filming equipment, and participate in a short lecture and discussion.  

This taster session is at the Docklands campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

Painting workshop taster session in the Light well and Introduction to the 1st year timetable. A chance to meet Paul Manners (Studio technical manager) and Alexis Harding (BA Programme Leader) and to discuss new approaches to making your work and to discuss the new areas of the course that are being developed. A chasnce to see the studios and the workshops and to discuss your own work.

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This taster session is at the Docklands campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

In this session applicants will get the opportunity to meet staff and students from the programmes, have a look at current student work and some of the commercial games graduates have gone on to publish.  The session will include a design exercise where an original board game is developed from concept to working functional prototype. Additionally applicants will also design and make some levels for a computer based platformer using our rapid development tools.

This taster session is at the Docklands campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

Graphic Design is the art of communicating ideas and information visually. In this taster session you will be asked to play with typography (letterforms) in a way that expresses prescribed visual ideas. We will be using a standard colour photocopier to layer these idea up in a collaborative print for each student to take away. 

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This taster session is at the Docklands campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

History is a debate not a story. One of the biggest debates in History right now is whether the British empire left a positive or negative legacy. In this session we will explore different views of the British empire. We will also form our own opinions by examining a variety of documents and images produced in different parts and different periods of the British empire.

This taster session is at the University Square Stratford campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

The future of business: our business management degrees train you for the jobs of the future. In this session you'll find out more about how our Human Resource Management course will set you up for a rewarding career and get the chance to meet the business experts that will be teaching you later this year.

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This taster session is at the Docklands campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

Your programme leader will deliver a presentation about the programme, showing student work on their own websites. You will also take part in a practical illustration project called ‘Spot the Difference’.

This taster session is at the Docklands campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

You will be doing a short embossing workshop using the print workshop. You will be divided into pairs and you will be asked to assemble and cut a pre-prepared pattern out of grey card. The assembled pattern will then be pressed on a Fabriano paper on the pressing machine. This will result in the pattern being printed/recessed into the Fabriano paper, which you will take away with you.

This taster session is at the Docklands campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

After one of the most challenging couple of years in global affairs, where natural disasters and elections have made life in third world countries more turbulent than ever, and the wealth gap between the global north and south becoming more polarised, what can we do in International Development to respond?

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This taster session is at the Docklands campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

You are invited into our Newsroom in order to take part in an editorial conference: discussing the top stories of the day and how they have been covered by leading news organisations, before going on to identify new angles for you to pursue. The conference mirrors the way UEL Journalism students start every working week with a meeting to plan fresh outputs for our news site Rising East.

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This taster session is at the University Square Stratford campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

Lawyers of Tomorrow: Imagine you had the chance to create the rules that everybody has to follow-what would you choose and how would your vision of society function? 
 
This interactive session will give you the chance to create a body of rules in a court room setting. Guided by our expert law faculty, you will explore how rules are created in the English Legal System as well as the role and power of Parliament and the importance of separation of powers . 
 
Our faculty will also be available to discuss UEL's law programmes and the career opportunities that a law degree gives you.

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This taster session is at the University Square Stratford campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

The future of business: our business management degrees train you for the jobs of the future. In this session you'll find out more about how our Marketing course will set you up for a rewarding career and get the chance to meet the business experts that will be teaching you later this year.

This taster session is at the Docklands campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

Design, Build and Test of a precise paper catapult to launch a squash ball to reach a target between 1 and 3m from the firing line. 

This taster session is at the Docklands campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

In this session, we'll be exploring how media products influence us, how media institutions are managed and what the implications of this are and how your own experiences of making media can be understood and developed.

This taster session is at the University Square Stratford campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

You will meet the Programme Team and hear about the programme. You will then have the chance to take part in a music performance workshop where you can demonstrate your skills and discover more about the your fellow musicians and the content of the programme. After lunch there will be workshop in which you can examine the recording studio and programming equipment and discuss production methods with the staff team. This will be followed by a Q and A with the Programme Leader and open access to the rooms and equipment. 

This taster session is at the University Square Stratford campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

Collaborative Music Production and Recording Session. During this session you will meet the programme team, who will discuss the key module strands on the programme: Music Production, Studio Production, Sound Design and Music Culture and Contextual Studies. We will explain the structure of the programme and introduce some of the content. Following this you will participate in a music production and recording workshop in our recording studios, which will provide an opportunity to experience music-making and collaboration on the programme, as well as giving an insight into the experience of developing new skills and innovating new ideas. This workshop represents modern approaches to music production, exploring the balance between music making, creativity, and technology in a modern studio environment. Following lunch there will be an opportunity to continue the workshop activity as a group, or to work individually in the studios and edit suites. The programme leader will also be available to answer questions you may have about the programme.

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This taster session is at the University Square Stratford campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

Whether you like to perform or are interested in the technical side of things, this will be an interactive and participatory taster session where you’ll experiment to make performance as a collective. Find out more about this new, exciting course that is open to students who are interested in working with others who have a music, dance, acting, and/or performance background.

This taster session is at the Docklands campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

Photography as a practice has, without doubt, been fundamentally reshaped by the impact of new technologies, the internet and social media in the last couple of decades. As a photography student at UEL, you will expand your practical expertise and creativity working through a wide range of processes and projects connecting the digital present with the analogue past, supported by a wide range of professional and contextual studies. Join us on the Offer Holder Day to see student work, meet both tutors and students, and to take part in a taster workshop. 

This taster session is at the Docklands campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

Experience what it's like to study on our highly rated Politics and International Relations course as we take a look at the political events of the most incredible two years in political history. 

This taster session is at the Docklands campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

“Function follows Form” – Using your creative expertise you will be put to the test to design and deliver a solution to a project brief that will ask you to understand materials, forms, structural integrity and function. “Do you have what it takes it takes to succeed?!”

This taster session is at the Stratford campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

First you will meet the School of Psychology who will welcome you to our world-renowned Psychology department. You’ll then go to a lecture on a topic featured on this course led by our esteemed academics. This interactive "mini-lecture" is based on the controversial topic of drugs, drug use and psychologists approach to drug use. This taster session covers a topic which forms part of a core psychobiology module in your first year and a specific option module in the third for ALL Psychology students. It includes a quick quiz to test your knowledge and you an opportunity to view different drugs (not real ones – we aren’t allowed to do that!)

This taster session is at the Docklands campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

Psychosocial is an incredibly rich and diverse area of profound personal exploration, and we give you an insight into the kind of topics you'll experience during your three years here at UEL. We will deliver a mini lecture with group activities and help you understand what makes Psychosocial such a special and unique topic to study here.

This taster session is at the Stratford campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

Public Health Matters- You'll dive right into a micro session offering an example lecture, to give you a real flavour of a day in the life of a public health student.. In your session we'll split you into groups with the challenge to create a health promotion campaign poster on an area of health that interests you. This could be anything from sexual health, safeguarding, smoking to teenage pregnancy. You’ll then get the opportunity to discuss and present your campaign posters with the group, just like you would in class. We'll also cover career options in public health and health promotion for when you graduate.

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This taster session is at the Stratford campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

In this workshop, you will take part in discussions and activities in relation to some of the key topics we cover on the course, which are:  Introduction to Social Work, Social Context and Social Policy. We aim to inspire you to begin asking questions about Social Work and some of the key issues you will have to consider as a future social worker. There will be also be an insight into areas of employment and the skills and qualities of social workers.
 

This taster session is at the Docklands campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

The area of East London is changing at a dramatic pace, with wealth inequality rising and new challenges face the everyday lives of residents in the area, through a mini-lecture, find out how we, as Sociologists, would respond to the challenges we face in this world.

This taster session is at the Stratford campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

Take part in an interactive workshop from which attendees will gain an understanding of concepts of equal opportunity, inclusion, children’s rights, working in partnership and a holistic understanding of childhood. It considers the context in which children are defined, diagnosed and labelled as having special education needs and disabilities. The session will encourage you to think about and question some of the key issues affecting Special Education which you will need to apply to your learning once you start the course in September.
 
Get ready for applied sport and exercise science circuits! Our expert staff will run hands-on sessions on sports therapy, coaching and exercise science in our labs at UEL SportsDock. We’ll split you off into groups by course and keep the course specific sessions running on rotation- this way you’ll get a flavour of the subject area as a whole and get involved in lots of activities, just like as if you were in class as sports students share some modules. Our sports students are happy as they consistently give us high satisfaction ratings. Hear it from them, we’ll have current students helping out on the day, so don’t forget to ask them anything! 

This taster session is at the Docklands campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

From the Sidelines to the Broadcast Platform: Writing up a match report and/or interview in a Digital world. The practical session will ensure that you have gathered all of the relevant information, contrasted them with News Values and implemented the principles of the 'inverted pyramid of News' before writing up your article. We'll also discuss appropriate multimedia content that can be used for online publication.

This taster session is at the Docklands campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

Explore the world of Geo-spatial Data.  We will look at the instrumentation and techniques used to collect data in 3D and also how this data is processed to produce the maps and models used in a wide variety of applications - Mapping, Construction, BIM, Foresic, Special Effects, gaming to name a few.

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This taster session is at the University Square Stratford campus. See finding us for directions to the campus.

Where great experiences are made: the service sector is all about making great experiences come to life; in this interactive session you'll learn about the tourism, hospitality and events industry, and get a taste of what it's like to study the subject in one of the world's greatest cities.

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