Taster Days

Year 12 / Year 1 college students can experience first-hand what it’s like to study a subject at university through sample lectures or interactive workshops at a Taster Day. Taster Days take place on our campus, where you’ll have the chance to look around and meet students and staff. Suitable for individual and group bookings, those with strong subject interests or the undecided!

To book places on any of the events just click on the links and complete the form.

If you have any questions, please email schools.liaison@hud.ac.uk

DateTitleDescriptionBooking Link

6 Jun

9.45-14.30

Humanities, Media and Law

This Taster Day gives you the opportunity to explore up to two subject areas from a choice of History, English Language and Linguistics, English Literature Journalism and Media and Law. There’ll be the chance to experience interactive workshops led by our expert academic staff, meet our current students and take a tour of our amazing facilities. 

Click here to download a programme for the day.

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20 Jun

9.45-14.30

Humanities, Media and Law

This Taster Day gives you the opportunity to explore up to two subject areas from a choice of History, English Language and Linguistics, English Literature Journalism and Media and Law. There’ll be the chance to experience interactive workshops led by our expert academic staff, meet our current students and take a tour of our amazing facilities. 

Click here to download a programme for the day.

Book now

Discover Programme

Enjoy subject-specific lectures or workshops in your school or college for Year 12 / Year 1 college students, delivered by academics who teach at the University and designed to both complement the curriculum and introduce new subject areas.

To book or find out more about 2017-18 lectures and workshops please email discoverprogramme@hud.ac.uk

Discover: Lectures and workshops

(Not) Getting on with each other

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Anachronisms and credibility in dramatic dialogue

This talk draws on research in linguistics

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Analysing interaction

This talk introduces a method for analysing interaction

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Early Modern English

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English Language and semantic change

This talk looks at semantic change and some of the reasons for change

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Forensic linguistics: language as evidence

This talk will explore the growing number of ways in which spoken and written language are used in forensics.

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Language acquisition: where do children start?

This talk focuses on one of the hottest debates in linguistics; how humans learn language

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Language and fictional minds

This talk will explore the linguistic patterns in texts

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Language as representation: foregrounding

This workshops explores how texts create meaning through choices at each different language levels

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Language as representation: metaphor

This interactive workshop draws on linguistic research into metaphor

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Language in light

TV subtitling for hearing-impaired viewers

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What kind of BATH do you have?

How to compare accents

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Why study Linguistics?

This talk discusses some of the skills students develop when they study English language and linguistics

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Language and ideology

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