University Experience Event
Looking to bridge the gap between A level and University study for your students? Book a visit to us for an authentic university experience.
Bring your students to us for a morning or afternoon to experience learning in a university environment. There are several options available:
- Your students attend a lecture alongside our current undergraduate students. Following the lecture, your students will become a seminar group to continue their exploration of a relevant text. This group, led by a member of our staff, will spend 1-1.5 hours discussing, reading, and writing about the same text or topic in a collaborative learning environment.
- Your students come in for one to two workshops (usually English literature and creative writing or English literature and history). Led by members of our staff, these workshops are designed to promote engagement with a relevant text and/or topic through collaborative learning. We will discuss, analyse, close-read, debate, and more.
- Specially tailored workshops and lectures are sometimes possible. Please do contact us to discuss available options.
Wherever possible, options 1 and 2 are chosen to synchronise with the texts or time periods your students are studying on their A level or GCSE syllabus. This means your students benefit from content relevant to their current exams while gaining first-hand experience of what it is like to study on our degree programme. Subject areas available include: Shakespeare, Austen, Romanticism, the Victorians, war writing, creative writing, and more. Refreshments, a campus tour, and a chance to speak with our student mentors will be provided.