Workshops

  • Our subject workshops are designed with the support of our academics and facilitated by our outreach staff and students. For each subject, we will deliver two consecutive workshops. We bring all the resources and staff to you, all we need is a room to present the workshop.

    Workshops can be arranged flexibly to fit into your schedule: We can support your existing enrichment programme by teaching multiple subject workshops as part of a carousel of activities, or teach individual workshops for a class or tutor group.

    Group size and eligibility

    Ideally, we would like to work with groups of between 10-30 students. The majority of the group should fulfill at least one of the following essential criteria:

    • Live in an area with low participation in HE (we can find this out for you)
    • Be from black or ethnic minority background
    • Have a history of receiving free school meals

    Do get in touch if you have any questions about bookings, workshops timings or content.


  • Real Estate ManagementUrban Design, Planning, Developing and Real Estate Management

    With a housing crisis occurring right across the UK, property is an ever-growing industry, our Urban Design, Planning and Real Estate workshop explores the roles of spatial planners and property investors. These workshops will equip students with valuable expertise in finance and investment, property development, law and planning.

    Events ManagementEvents Management

    Our Events management workshops allow students the opportunity to examine the components behind successful Events Management, providing an insight into the variety of career pathways from sporting events to festivals.

    Fine ArtFine Art, Film and Digital Media Production

    This engaging workshop will explore different elements of the film-making process, from film analysis and screenwriting to the technical skills needed to create visual effects and computer animation, students will be given an understanding of the film making process.

    International Hospitatlity ManagementInternational Hospitality Management

    With the industry being worth £57 billion to the UK in 2014, International Hospitality Management is an ever-growing business with global hotel chains and fast food giants becoming more popular. During this workshop students will explore interactive case studies investigating the evolution of global tourism and career pathways, improving their understanding of the subject.

    MusicMusic and Creative Music Production

    Through popular music, students will learn about the elements of production, from composing, music recordings and audio production as well as discovering the academic approach to film music, exploring music theory and cultural context through the use of the RomCom Bridget Jones.

    Motorsport and Mechanical EngineeringEngineering

    These workshops will explore your STEM agenda, giving students an insight into being a sought-after Engineer and develop their skills and understanding of engineering. Students will use their mathematical skills and develop analytical skills to creatively solve industry problems.

    • Motor sports
    • Mechanical Engineering

    GeographyGeography

    Covering both Human and Physical Geography, these workshops explore contemporary issues such as how we interact with maps. We will explore the biases and projections that have historically existed in maps. We will also look to the future and question how mobiles phones, GPS tracking and apps like Pokemon Go will change our relationship with maps.

    Business and ManagementBusiness and Management

    These interactive workshops offer students the opportunity to simulate international trade in the classroom, exploring the economic and political environments global businesses have to navigate. Students will also hone in on the micro level, exploring ideas generation and entrepreneurship.

    Business Degree choices workshop

    This interactive session provides students a taste of the following four different business degrees available to them at university: Business and Management, Business and Marketing Management, International Hospitality Management, Events Management

    Business and Marketing ManagementBusiness and Marketing Management

    Using industry case studies, these workshops have a technology focus, with the first workshop investigating the business and marketing successes behind Snapchat and the second workshop looking at the marketing techniques and strategies behind the multibillion pound smartphone market.

    HealthcareHealthcare

    Our Healthcare workshops introduce students to a variety of undergraduate courses and discusses professional roles, NHS values and Healthcare misconceptions. Students will engage in a carousel of practical activities exploring scenarios and developing clinical skills.

    In addition we can also deliver specific Healthcare interview preparation.

    • Children’s nursing
    • Midwifery
    • Paramedic Science
    • Physiotherapy

    Sport and Exercise Science and Sport, Coaching and Physical EducationSports 

    With the demand for a happier, healthier society, there is an increased need for professionals trained in interpreting the health consequences of our current lifestyles as well as the performance-focused requirements of athletes. Our interactive workshops will give students the opportunity to conduct practical experiments and consider the real-life implications of their findings for health and performance.

    • Exercise Science
    • Coaching

    Education / TeachingEducation / Teaching

    Education Studies takes a broad view of education and these workshops aim to question assumptions about education and explore different approaches that schools have taken to tackle discipline. By placing education in a social context, we look at controversial areas of education such as Ofsted, grammar schools, the curriculum and the role of technology in the classroom.

    English LiteratureEnglish Literature

    This session investigates dystopia and utopia as literacy themes. Building on George Orwell’s 1984 we will reflect on modern interpretations of these themes and question whether we are living in a modern day dystopia. Students will think critically to explore increasing interest in dystopia in recent times.

    Animal Biology and ConsevationBiology

    This set of workshops introduces students to both Animal Biology and Applied Microbiology. Students will participate in a practical experiment exploring the impact of a range of variables on rates of predation in their school grounds, and consider the evolutionary adaptations of caterpillars. Students will also be tasked with solving a murder mystery using lab equipment to examine DNA to work out ‘whodunnit’.

    • Animal Biology and Conservation
    • Applied Microbiology

    HistoryHistory

    These workshops will take you through the events that have shaped the modern world today. Did fascism end in 1945? What do serial killers tell us about modern society? How can beards reflect the state of a nation? As you explore History with us you will gain a greater appreciation of how legal, political and social change comes to pass.