Subject Taster Days 2024

Now closed for applications

Join our Subject Taster Days to gain first-hand experience of studying at university level and student life. You will have the opportunity to:

  • take part in lectures and interactive academic sessions
  • experience practical work and engage in discussion on the topics
  • discover our facilities and student life during a Campus Tour
  • hear about the career potential of the courses on offer.

Each Subject Taster Day is free to attend and will give insight into a range of courses within a subject area. You can find a list of which courses are included during each Subject Taster Day below.

You can apply for a Subject Taster Day place as an individual or, if you are a teacher or adviser, you can apply for your school or college group below. For any enquiries please contact our team at

Who is it for?

Students at UK schools or colleges in the first year (or repeating the first year) of a two-year Level 3 qualification (e.g. A Levels, BTEC, or equivalent). 

Taster Day Programmes

Each Taster Day is free to attend and covers different topics and subject areas from one of our four faculties: Humanities and Social Sciences, Oxford Brookes Business School, Health and Life Sciences and Technology, Design and Environment.

Booking FAQs

Below we have provided some FAQs to support you in the booking process. If you have any further enquiries, please let us know by emailing our team at

Gatsby benchmarks

This activity supports Gatsby benchmarks 2, 3, 4 and 7 (Subject Taster Days are a combination of Subject tasters, academic sessions and open days).

See how we have broken down which Gatsby Benchmarks our offerings can support with.