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UNIVERSITY TASTER

COURSE PROGRAMME

2012

Offering a taste of university life

London and the South East

Administered by The Careers Group, University of London

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Confused about your child’s next step into University? Using a decision making process we’ll help you support your child in choosing the right University, provide useful research tools and explain the UCAS process.

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CONTENTS

Introduction

04

Message from the Vice-Chancellor, University of London

05

How to use this brochure

06

Locating a College/University

08

Subject search

Taster Course Listings by University University of London

09

Birkbeck

11

Central School of Speech & Drama

12

Courtauld Institute of Art

13

Goldsmiths

15

Heythrop College

17

King’s College London

21

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

22

Queen Mary

31

Royal Holloway

34

Royal Veterinary College

36

St George’s

37

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

39

UCL

43

University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP)

44

The Careers Group

46

BPP University College

47

Brunel University

49

City University London

52

University of East London (UEL)

53

University of Greenwich

55

Imperial College London

56

London Metropolitan University

58

London South Bank University

59

University of West London

61

University of Westminster

62

How to apply

63

How to make the most of a taster course

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MESSAGE FROM THE VICE-CHANCELLOR

UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

Have you ever wondered how useful it would be to sample life at university before you make your final decision on what and where to study?

The Taster Course Programme is designed to give you such an opportunity by enabling you to sample, within a university environment, the subjects you may be interested in studying further. The Taster Course Programme is administered by the University of London with 14 of its Colleges participating. These comprise Birkbeck, Central School of Speech & Drama, Courtauld Institute of Art, Goldsmiths, Heythrop College, King’s College London, LSE, Queen Mary, Royal Holloway, Royal Veterinary College, St George’s, UCL and the University of London Institute in Paris.

The Programme also welcomes a further eight universities. These are City University London, University of East London, University of Greenwich, Imperial College London, London South Bank University, Middlesex University, University of West London and the University of Westminster.

Courses are also provided by The Careers Group, University of London.

This unique collaboration of universities has successfully enabled us to offer students, looking towards starting university in September 2013 (Year 12), an opportunity to choose from more than 125 courses ranging from Medicine to Drama, History to Chemistry. The taster courses run from half-a-day to one week and are available between February and August 2012. All courses are non-residential and provided free of charge.

I hope that both teachers and careers advisers will find the Taster Course Programme a useful addition to the Year

12 university and course selection process and, thereby, encourage students to participate. Judging by the feedback we have received from previous participants, I am convinced that the experience of attending a course within the Taster Course Programme ensures that students are better able to make informed choices about their future in higher education.

The information in this brochure is further supported by updates on our website www.london.ac.uk/tasters

Wishing you all the best for the future.

Professor Geoffrey Crossick Vice-Chancellor University of London
Professor Geoffrey Crossick
Vice-Chancellor
University of London

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HOW TO USE THIS BROCHURE

University Search

If you have a specific College/University that you would like to visit, check the TASTER COURSE LISTINGS BY UNIVERSITY on page 3.

Subject Search

If you are interested in a specific course, or a number of

courses, check the SUBJECT SEARCH list on page 8. From here you can go directly to the pages relevant to your interest areas.

Where is the College/University?

Check the LOCATING A COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY map on page

6 for the location of the College/University. Not all Colleges/ Universities are within central London. When choosing

a course make sure that you will be able to travel to the

location without too much difficulty (and remember you will be responsible for getting to and from the course and funding your own travel).

Course Information

Make sure you carefully check the course information, especially the following:

Dates:

Will you be available to attend the course(s)? Does it clash with school/college activities/visits/examinations? Please

apply only for a course that you can definitely attend, as many courses have long waiting lists; please do not deny other students the opportunity.

Length of course:

Are you available for the entire course? For you to receive the full experience it is important that you attend the course from start to finish.

Course Requirements:

Do you meet the requirements? Please apply only for a course if you meet the requirements listed in the course brief (please note: a number of courses simply ask for an interest in the subject and have no formal requirements).

How to apply

For information on how to apply and contact details go to page 62. Applications are made by completing and submitting the online application form at www.london.ac.uk/tasters

Information

Remember to visit the webpage for the most up-to-date information about all the taster courses.

We look forward to welcoming you onto one of our courses!

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LOCATING A COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY

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Hampstead
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Kentish
Hampstead
Town
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St John’s
Camden
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Holloway

Highbury

Dalston

Fulham

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17 Regent’s Park Regent’s Park 21 Marylebone
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Marylebone

Oxford

Islington

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Shoreditch

Moorgate

Paddington

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Street
Hyde Park

West End

Soho

St Pauls

Strand St James’ Park
Strand
St James’
Park
3 12 9 Southwark 11 Waterloo 16 Bermondsey Lambeth
3
12
9
Southwark
11
Waterloo
16
Bermondsey
Lambeth

Mayfair

7 8 Chelsea Battersea Park
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8
Chelsea
Battersea
Park

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Camberwell

Stockwell

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North

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Rotherhithe

Peckham

New Cross

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Colleges/Universities

Central London

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Birkbeck, University of London

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BPP Business School

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3

BPP Law School

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City University London

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The Careers Group, University of London

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6

Courtauld Institute of Art

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7

Heythrop College

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8

Imperial College London

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9

King's College London (Guy's Hospital campus)

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10

King's College London (Strand campus)

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11

King's College London (St Thomas' campus)

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12

King's College London (Waterloo campus)

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13

London Metropolitan University (London City Campus)

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14

London Metropolitan University (London North Campus)

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15

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

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16

London South Bank University

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17

Royal Veterinary College (Camden Campus)

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18

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

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19

UCL

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20

University of London Institute in Paris (Senate House)*

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21

University of Westminster (Regent Street)

Greater London

22
22

Brunel University

23
23

Central School of Speech & Drama

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24

Goldsmiths, University of London

25
25

King's College London (Denmark Hill)

26
26

Queen Mary, University of London

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27

St George's

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28

University of East London (UEL)

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29

University of Greenwich

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30

University of West London

Hertfordshire

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31

Royal Veterinary College (Hawkshead Campus)

Surrey

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Royal Holloway, University of London

* The University of London Institute in Paris is based in Paris, however, their taster course will take place in Senate House, University of London

SUBJECT SEARCH

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Arts and Humanities

Page

Architecture

52

Art & Design

27, 57, 57, 59

Arts and Humanities

9, 18, 21, 40, 43, 48, 53

Art History

9, 12, 43

40

Arts & Science Ancient World

31, 37, 42

57

Animation

59

Broadcasting

53

Child Development

48

Cinema Classical Studies

31, 42

56

Creative Writing

14

Communications Cultural Studies

38, 48

Design

27, 57

56

Digital Media Drama

11,48

Education

53, 56

English (language and literature)

39, 53, 56

15

Ethics Film Production

48, 54, 56

47

Games Development

56

Graphics History

10, 21, 23, 31, 42,

58

History of Art

9, 12, 43

Humanities

9, 18, 21, 48, 53

21

International Studies

18

Liberal Arts Literature

37, 53

Journalism

47, 53, 56

Marketing

22, 38, 53, 58

Media Studies

48, 54, 56, 14

Music

48, 56, 59

Music Technology

56, 59

Performing Arts

11, 48

Philosophy

10, 15, 15, 16, 31, 53

39

Poetry Product Design

56, 58

Religion / Religious Studies

15, 16, 19

Television Production

48, 54

48

Theatre Studies Theology

15, 16, 19

Business and Computing

Page

Accounting

10, 22, 30, 56, 46

Advertising

53, 56

Banking

23, 30, 38, 56, 46

Business & Management

10, 22, 23, 30, 38, 56, 60, 46

Business Computing

49

Computing

19, 25, 49, 51, 52, 54, 55

Computer Science

19, 19, 25, 32, 49, 51, 55

Computer Systems

19, 25, 32, 49, 51, 55

Finance

10, 23, 30, 38, 57, 46

47

Games Development

22

Human Resource Management Information Management

49, 60

Marketing

22, 57

Software Engineering

49

Engineering

Page

Architecture

52

Aeronautical Engineering

25, 26, 51

Aerospace Engineering

25, 26

Automotive Engineering

51

Biochemical Engineering

61

Bioengineering

28

Biomedical Engineering

19, 51

Civil Engineering

41, 51, 52

Civil & Structural Engineering

52

Computer Engineering

51

Construction Management

40, 52

Dental Materials

26, 26

Design

27, 58

Electrical Engineering

41, 51, 52

Electronic Engineering

25, 41, 51

Energy Studies

29

Engineering

19, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 41, 44, 51, 58

Environmental Engineering

29, 41

Geomatic Engineering

41, 58

Materials Science

25, 26, 27, 28

Mechanical Engineering

25, 27, 29, 58

Medical Engineering

26, 28

Medical Materials

26, 28

Product Design

52

Sustainable Energy Engineering

25 , 29

Technical Alternatives to Medicine and Dentistry

26

Women in Engineering

25, 25, 41

Languages and Culture

Page

Africa

37, 38

Arabic

37

Asia

37, 38

Chinese

37

Cultural Studies

10, 37, 48

Czech

40

Finnish

40

French

17, 43, 53

German

18

Greek (Ancient)

31

Hausa

37

Hebrew Studies

37

Hindi

37

Hungarian

40

Japanese

37

Jewish Studies

37

Latin

31

Linguistics

37, 53

Middle East

37, 38, 42

Modern Languages

17, 18, 40, 43, 53

Near East

37

Romanian

40

Spanish

53

Swahili

37

Thai

37

Turkish

37

Yiddish

37

Ukrainian

40

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Medicine and Health Related Courses

Page

Biomedical Science

19, 31

Biomedical Engineering

19, 28

Bioveterinary Sciences

34

Dentistry

24

Dentistry (related courses/alternatives to)

26

Dental Materials

26

Medical Engineering

26, 28

Medical Materials

26, 28

Medicine (related courses/alternatives to)

18, 19, 26, 28, 32, 44

Medicine

36, 44

Midwifery

17, 49

Nursing

17, 50

Nutrition

18

Optometry

50

Radiography

50

Speech and Language Therapy

50

Veterinary Medicine/Science

34, 35

Sciences

Page

Applied Science

60

Applied Mathematics

29, 30, 33, 55

Arts & Science

40

Astrophysics

30

Biology / Biological Sciences

18, 19, 24, 32, 42, 61

Biomaterials

28

Biomedical Science

18, 32

Biochemical Engineering

61

Biochemistry

18, 61

Bioscience

18, 32, 34

Chemistry

18, 19, 24, 42

Earth Sciences

42

Environmental Sciences

20, 20, 21, 23, 29, 32, 38

Forensic Science

60

Genetics

18, 24

Mathematics

19, 20, 29, 30, 33, 42, 44, 55

Materials Science

24, 26, 27, 28

Molecular Biology

18, 24

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

18

Physics

19, 20, 30, 33, 42

Psychology

10, 24, 33, 52, 60

Pure Mathematics

29

Science

10, 18, 19, 40, 44, 60

Statistics

29, 30

Technology

44, 49

Social Sciences and Law

Page

Anthropology

37

Community Worker

57

Criminology

56

Development Studies

38, 55

Economics

22, 23, 38, 57

Environment

20, 21, 23, 32

Geography

20, 20, 21, 23, 32, 42

Globalisation

38

Government

38, 56

Human Rights

38

International Management

38

International Politics

15

International Relations

10, 13, 20, 38, 56

Law

21, 23, 38, 44, 46, 49, 56, 46

Law (Chinese)

38

Law (Human Rights)

38

Law (Islamic)

38

Policing

56

Politics

10, 13, 15, 38, 56

Political Science

10, 38, 56

Sociology

10, 21, 56

Social Sciences

10, 13, 18, 21, 38, 56, 57

Youth Justice

57

Youth Work

57

BIRKBECK

UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

Birkbeck is a world-class research and teaching institution, a vibrant centre of academic excellence, and London’s only specialist provider of evening higher education. Recognised as a global elite university, Birkbeck is ranked among the top 150 institutions in the world in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2011. Ranking 23 nationally, the College is also rated above many Russell Group universities.

Birkbeck provides the highest quality teaching by academics who are engaged in cutting edge research. The College was voted number one for teaching in London in the 2011 National Student Survey. We encourage applications from students without traditional qualifications and we have a wide range of programmes to suit every entry level. Over 17,000 students study with us every year. They join a community that is as diverse and cosmopolitan as London’s population.

Birkbeck’s University of London degrees are taught in the evenings, enabling students to work and study at the same time. In addition to over 70 standard (part-time) four-year undergraduate degrees, Birkbeck also offers 21 (full-time) three-year programmes, also taught in the evenings. These include:

BA Arts and Humanities; BA Accounting and Management; BSc Business; BA English; BSc Environmental Management; BSc Geography; BA Global Politics and International Relations; BA History; BA History of Art; LLB Law; Diploma in Law of the University of London International Programme; BA Management; BA Philosophy; BA Politics, Philosophy & History; BA Politics and Government; BSc Psychology; and BSc Social Science.

Students apply direct to Birkbeck for entry on to part-time degrees, and via UCAS for the full-time offer (with the exception of the Diploma in Law). The main campus is in Bloomsbury WC1 – at the heart of the University of London’s central London precinct. Some programmes are also offered in Stratford, in east London.

For 2012 entry, Birkbeck is charging lower undergraduate fees than other colleges of the University of London as well as other 1994 Group and Russell Group universities. For further information, visit www.bbk.ac.uk

universities. For further information, visit www.bbk.ac.uk “I found the course very interesting” School of Arts

“I found the course very interesting”

School of Arts

Department of History of Art and Screen Media

History of Art

Date: Friday 29 June 2012 Duration: Evening (6 - 8pm) Subject area: Art History, Arts and Humanities Taster course requirements: None. All welcome to apply How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters Course code: BK01 This session includes an introduction to the department, three mini-lectures followed by Q&A, and a talk on careers and progression routes for History of Art students. This is followed by refreshments and a chance to meet and chat with our lecturers.

University Taster Course Programme | Birkbeck

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School of Business, Economics and Informatics

Department of Management

Introduction to Department of Management Undergraduate programmes

Date: Thursday 3 May 2012 Duration: Two hours (11am-1pm) Subject area: Accounting, Business, Finance, Management Taster course requirements: Students must have a GCSE in Maths and English How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters Course code: BK02 This taster course will introduce the BSc Business and its pathways in Management, Accounting, Human Resource Management, Information Systems and Languages. It will also introduce our other FT degrees in Accounting and Management.

School of Science

Department of Psychological Sciences

Introduction to Psychology: The Developing Human

Date: Wednesday 15 February 2012 Duration: Evening (7pm - 8pm) Subject area: Psychology Taster course requirements: Attendees should have a GCSE in mathematics and be studying for at least one science subject at AS/A level How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters Course code: BK03 This course will introduce students to the field of developmental psychology. Exploring questions of nature and nurture, individual difference, parenting and childcare and mechanisms of change, Developmental Psychology is concerned with the scientific investigation of human development. From birth to death we are all dynamic systems continually shifting and developing, and this session will introduce the themes and methods involved in investigating these exciting questions.

Social Science, History & Philosophy Tasters

Date: Wednesday 28 March 2012 Duration: Afternoon (3pm - 5pm) Subject area: Cultural Studies, History, International Relations, Philosophy, Political Science, Politics, Social Sciences, Sociology Taster course requirements: Students must be studying the subject at AS level of the talk they attend How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters Course code: BK04 Birkbeck’s School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy teaches 8 full-time degree programmes: BA History; BA Philosophy; BA Politics, Philosophy & History; BA Politics and Government; BA Global Politics and International Relations; BSc Environmental Management; BSc Geography; and BSc Social Science. Come and find out details about these programmes from the people who teach them. The afternoon will start with an introduction to Birkbeck College, followed by staff from each programme providing an introduction to their programme. You will need to decide which programme presentation that you attend.

School of Social Sciences, History & Philosophy

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History & Philosophy Apply online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters | Birkbeck | University Taster Course Programme

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CENTRAL SCHOOL OF SPEECH & DRAMA

UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

CENTRAL SCHOOL OF SPEECH & DRAMA UNIVERSITY OF LONDON The Central School of Speech & Drama

The Central School of Speech & Drama was founded in 1906 by Elsie Fogerty, to offer an entirely new form of training in speech and drama for young actors and other students, at a time when there were very few university drama courses available. The choice of name – the Central School – highlighted the School’s commitment to a broad range of training systems for vocal and dramatic performance. It espoused principles that were firmly held yet responsive to change. That sense of continuing critical openness to new developments is a lasting hallmark of the School.

Being the Centre for Excellence in Training for Theatre, Central offers access to a new laboratory for multi- media performance; a design studio space to facilitate intradisciplinary collaboration; an object theatre laboratory in addition to a puppetry/object manipulation studio; music room facilities to provide advanced sound recording and editing facilities; and teaching and learning laboratories commensurate with 21st century lighting, sound and digital media technologies (including CAD).

Choices in Drama

Date: Friday 15 June 2012 Duration: One day Subject area: Drama Taster course requirements: None. All welcome to apply How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters Course code: CS05 This one day course aims to help you consider pathways

through Higher Education and will introduce you to the range of options available at the Central School of Speech & Drama. The day will involve workshops and group

discussions.

but also the audition and interview processes.

The course is open to anyone with an interest in anything to do with theatre from lighting design to drama education, from puppetry to music theatre.

The tutors will not only discuss how to apply,

theatre. The tutors will not only discuss how to apply, “Great facilities, great atmosphere and great

“Great facilities, great atmosphere and great people!”

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Central School of Speech & Drama

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COURTAULD INSTITUTE OF ART

UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

COURTAULD INSTITUTE OF ART UNIVERSITY OF LONDON “The day was very informative and interesting” The Courtauld
COURTAULD INSTITUTE OF ART UNIVERSITY OF LONDON “The day was very informative and interesting” The Courtauld

“The day was very informative and interesting”

The Courtauld Institute of Art is the leading centre in Britain for the study of the History of Art, and one of the premier art historical institutes in the world. Renowned for both teaching and research, it is a small organisation that places a central value on open and informal contact between staff and students. As a College of the University of London it is also able to draw upon a wide range of other resources.

Its Bachelor of Arts degree covers the history of Western art from classical antiquity to the present day. Particular emphasis is placed upon the close study of original works of art, but the teaching also engages with the many broader historical and theoretical issues raised by the subject. Students are able to choose from a wide variety of courses in their second and third years, and also to take advantage of a full programme of lectures and research seminars. The annual BA intake is approximately 50 students.

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Art and its Histories

Date: Thursday 14 June 2012 Duration: One day Subject area: Art History Taster course requirements: None. All welcome to apply How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters Course code: CT06 Art does not speak for itself, and art historians adopt diverse methods in their attempts to answer the many questions that it provokes. In this one-day course, staff from the Institute will provide lectures and tours illustrating their own approaches to a variety of European works from antiquity to the present day. Students will have a chance for group discussions in the presence of famous paintings in the Courtauld Gallery and there will be an opportunity to experience undergraduate-style teaching. The course is for anyone who wishes to sample the learning of art history at this level, and especially for those who are thinking of applying for a BA course in the history of art at the Courtauld or elsewhere. The course is open to all.

at the Courtauld or elsewhere. The course is open to all. Courtauld Institute of Art |
at the Courtauld or elsewhere. The course is open to all. Courtauld Institute of Art |

Courtauld Institute of Art

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GOLDSMITHS

UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

GOLDSMITHS UNIVERSITY OF LONDON Goldsmiths was originally established to provide educational opportunities for local

Goldsmiths was originally established to provide educational opportunities for local people over 100 years ago. Today we have over 5,000 undergraduates studying subjects covering the arts, social sciences, humanities and computing. We’ve been part of the internationally recognised University of London since 1904.

Based in New Cross, South East London, almost everything at Goldsmiths is on one site. New Cross is in zone 2 of the London Transport network. You can get here by train, London Overground, bus, and Docklands Light Railway (DLR). Our setting is urban and lively, but not far from the green parks of Greenwich or the free art at Tate Modern.

With talented, enthusiastic people from different cultures and backgrounds, the atmosphere at Goldsmiths is diverse and exciting. There are always a wide range of events taking place throughout the year – from the excellent events programme run by our Students’ Union, to annual degree shows, music concerts, media screenings and theatre performances.

Many of our former students have become leaders and innovators in their chosen fields: they include Antony Gormley, Sam Taylor-Wood, Mary Quant, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Alex James and Graham Coxon. Six winners of the prestigious Turner Prize have been Goldsmiths graduates.

One of our strengths lies in our promotion of enterprise and entrepreneurship – we encourage our students to look at things in creative ways, and to take a flexible approach to problem solving. All of our degree programmes aim to provide you with the skills that are valued by employers, and you can gain invaluable experience through work placements and volunteering schemes.

We look forward to seeing you on one of our taster courses, or on one of our degree programmes!

Department of Politics

Politics at Goldsmiths

Date: Wednesday 21 March 2012 Duration: Half day (1.30pm - 5pm)

Subject area: Politics, International Studies/Relations, Social Sciences Taster course requirements: Year 12 students, interested in studying Politics or social sciences generally How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters Course code: GS07 Politics is a thought provoking subject that focuses on people and power: who gets it and how they use it to make society work. It also examines why political conflict occurs and how it is resolved. Studying Politics at university means studying the real world and developing the skills to

make sense of that world.

The Department of Politics at

Goldsmiths provides a lively interdisciplinary environment, specialising in the study of cultures and conflicts in a way that crosses boundaries between disciplines. For most of our Politics degrees you develop a broad foundation in politics in the first year, and then choose optional courses such as European government, International Relations, Chinese Politics, Art and Politics, British Politics since 1945, and many more.

This half day session will be an introduction to the subject. You will participate in taster lectures and get the chance to experience half a day on a university campus in central London. You will also find out about admissions processes and get to meet current Politics students.

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Department of Media & Communications

Exploring Media & Communications

Date: Monday 18 June 2012 Duration: Half day (1.30pm - 5pm) Subject area: Media, Communications Taster course requirements: This course is designed for students considering or interested in studying Media at university Course code: GS08

The media industries play a central and ever-increasing role

in contemporary societies. Throughout the 20th century and

into the 21st, they have expanded in range and influence and now affect many aspects of our life.

The Department of Media and Communications at Goldsmiths

is one of the UK’s leaders in the field of media theory and

media practice. The 2008 RAE exercise places Goldsmiths’ Media and Communications Department among the top four

in the country for this subject area.

This half day taster will allow you to find out more about

the Media courses on offer at Goldsmiths and will give you

a chance to experience a taster lecture and to explore the

campus of a central London university. The tutors will discuss how to apply and you will also be able to meet some of our current Media undergraduate students.

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HEYTHROP COLLEGE

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HEYTHROP COLLEGE UNIVERSITY OF LONDON Heythrop is a specialist College of the University of London, offering

Heythrop is a specialist College of the University of London, offering undergraduate, postgraduate taught and research degrees in Theology, Philosophy and related subjects. It provides thought-provoking, challenging and relevant courses and an engaging and truly unique student experience.

The College is based on a beautiful site in Kensington Square and has its own hall of residence.

Abrahamic Faiths: Christianity, Islam, Judai

Date: Wednesday 4 July 2012 Duration: One day Subject area: Theology, Religion, Politics Taster course requirements: None. All welcome to apply How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters Course code: HC09 Today’s multicultural, multi-faith society presents challenges for the religious believer that religions have never had to meet before. We will consider the resources needed for coping today. Knowing God - Is God known within the self or known in the events of revelation? This is an issue common to all religions and traditions. Remembering God - The heart of the believer is compared to a mirror, through dhkir one polishes the mirror of the heart to reflect the Divine light.

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the most intractable in the world: it is heavily influenced by religious beliefs about land and justice and dramatically affects global relations between Jews, Christians and Muslims. We ask whether religious faith can also inspire hope and creativity in situations such as this.

Philosophy, Religion and Ethics: The Eye of the Beholder

The same course will be held on the following dates below. Students should attend one day only Date: Monday 2 July 2012 Duration: One day Course code: HC10

Date: Wednesday 4 July 2012 Duration: One day Course code: HC11

Date: Friday 6 July 2012 Duration: One day Course code: HC12

Subject area: Philosophy, Religion, Ethics Taster course requirements: None. All welcome to apply How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters

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Philosophy: The Big Questions

The same course will be held on the following dates below. Students should attend one day only

Date: Monday 2 July 2012 Duration: One day Course code: HC13

Date: Wednesday 4 July 2012 Duration: One day Course code: HC14

Date: Friday 6 July 2012 Duration: One day Course code: HC15

Subject area: Philosophy Taster course requirements: None. All welcome to apply How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters These philosophy taster sessions introduce some of the big questions of philosophy, taking you close to the cutting edge of several contemporary debates. Be prepared for accessible, but challenging and sometimes provocative talks. To what extent is the world we seem to observe around us independently there, and to what extent is it mind- constructed? Do colour, or moral value, or beauty lie merely in the eye of the beholder? What we can we know about the world? And what’s so valuable about knowledge, anyway? Is there good reason to suppose the world is, or, as one of our speakers will suggest, isn’t created by God?

one of our speakers will suggest, isn’t created by God? Apply online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters Theology: Knowing

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Theology: Knowing God and Becoming Human

The same course will be held on the following dates below. Students should attend one day only

Date: Monday 2 July 2012 Duration: One day Course code: HC16

Date: Friday 6 July 2012 Duration: One day Course code: HC17

Subject area: Theology, Religion Taster course requirements: None. All welcome to apply How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters Course code: HC18 The day will include an introduction to the study of theology, and the study of the human person from a theological point of view. The claim that God can be known at all is a contentious one to many people in the contemporary world but it forms an important part of the bedrock of Theology. Kant’s challenge to theology in the Enlightenment pressed theologians to address the question of the status of our knowledge of God. This course will examine the kinds of knowledge that can be realised by faith and reason, ask about the point of Theology and explore the link between knowing God better and knowing ourselves better.

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UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

KING’S COLLEGE LONDON UNIVERSITY OF LONDON King’s College London is one of the UK’s most historic

King’s College London is one of the UK’s most historic and prestigious university institutions, ranked in the world’s top 30 universities. With over 13,000 undergraduates and some 6,000 graduates, the College is committed to high quality education in a stimulating learning environment which seeks to contribute and serve the society through its teaching and research.

Our four Thames-side campuses offer a vibrant and cosmopolitan environment in which to study, with superb access to the academic, cultural and social riches of London. We can truly claim to be the most central of London’s university institutions.

King’s nine Schools of Study are Arts & Humanities, Biomedical Sciences, Dental Institute, Institute of Psychiatry, Law, Medicine, Natural & Mathematical Sciences, Nursing & Midwifery, and Social Science & Public Policy.

Florence Nightingale School of Nursing & Midwifery

Midwifery Taster Day

Date: Wednesday 13 June 2012 Duration: One day (10am - 4pm) Subject area: Midwifery Taster course requirements: You must be interested in studying midwifery. After you have submitted your application, we will email you to ask you to write in 100 words, why you are interested in studying midwifery. Students will be selected for this course based on their answers after the deadline. Application deadline: 5pm on Monday 7 May 2011. Places for this course will be allocated after this date and students will be selected by the department based on their 100 word submission (see Taster Course requirements above).

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How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters Course code: KC18 This one day workshop will give an introduction to Midwifery with sessions from our academics and practicing Midwives, and input from current Midwifery students.

Nursing Taster Day

Date: Friday 22 June 2012 Duration: One day (10am - 4pm) Subject area: Nursing Taster course requirements: You must be interested in studying nursing. PLEASE NOTE: After you have submitted your application, we will email you to ask you to write in 150 words, why you are interested in studying nursing. Students will be selected for this course based on their answers. Once we have received your 150 words, we will let you know within 10 working days whether or not your application has been successful. Application deadline: 5pm on Monday 14 May 2012. Places for this course will be allocated after this date and students will be selected by the department based on their 150 word submission (see Taster Course requirements above). How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters Course code: KC19 This one day workshop will give an introduction to Nursing with an opportunity to have a go at some skills and find out about what studying nursing really entails.

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Department of French

French Studies Workshop

Date: Monday 18 June 2012 Duration: One day (10am – 3.45pm) Subject area: French

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Taster course requirements: Students must be studying or intending to study French at A Level How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters Course code: KC20 This one-day workshop will introduce students to what is involved in studying French at university level. After a general introductory session, there will be a series of small-group workshops on French language, literature, cinema and history.

Department of German

German Studies Workshop

Date: Monday 18 June 2012 Duration: One day (10am – 4pm) Subject area: German Taster course requirements: Students must be studying or intending to study German at A Level How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters Course code: KC21 The aim of our taster course is to introduce students interested in the history, language and culture of Germany to the different aspects of studying German, whether at King’s College London or elsewhere. The Department fully revised its undergraduate syllabus in 2010-11, and the taster day begins with an introductory session on the new curriculum as a model for the university-level study of German, followed by workshops that will give you a sense of how German language, literature, cinema, history and politics are explored at King’s College London. Staff members and current students will be on hand to discuss these and other aspects of their experience of studying in the German Department, including the year abroad, pastoral support, and pathways to future careers.

Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts

Date: Wednesday 4 April 2012 Duration: One day (10.30pm-4pm) Subject area: Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences Taster course requirements: None. All welcome to apply How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters Course code: KC22 Liberal Arts at King’s is a flexible, interdisciplinary degree which is especially suited to students who want to be able to tailor their own degree from a wide range of options in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. This taster course will introduce you to the sort of teaching and learning environment you can expect on the Liberal Arts programme. You will have the fantastic opportunity to meet King’s academics and work together in small groups, looking at major research questions and how we can draw from

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different subjects to provide answers. This course will suit excellent students looking for a real challenge, and who enjoy exploring a wide variety of subjects and questions.

School of Biomedical Sciences

Hearts, Lungs & Drugs: Putting Biomedical Sciences into Practice

Date: Friday 18 May 2012 Duration: One day (10am – 4pm) Subject area: Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Bioscience ,Chemistry, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Pharmaceutical Chemistry Taster course requirements: Students must be studying Chemistry and Biology at AS/A-level How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters Course code: KC23

Studying science at AS/A level but not sure which direction to take next? The biomedical sciences include a diverse range of fields, from biochemistry to pharmacy and from genetics to pharmacology. With such a choice on offer, it can be confusing to find the right degree programme for your skills, knowledge and interests. King’s College London offers a range of innovative degree programmes in the biomedical sciences. Join us to experience the differences and similarities between the different subjects of study and find out which one will motivate and excite you the most at degree level. Of equal importance, we’ll also tell you about the careers you can expect to follow once you’ve finished your degree. The course will involve experiments and short seminars, looking at heart, lung and drug function from the perspective of different biomedical sciences, and a chance to be taught by scientists a world-leading university.

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BSc Nutrition

Date: Thursday 21 June 2012 Duration: One day (10am-4pm) Subject area: Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Medicine (related courses/alternatives to), Nutrition Taster course requirements: You should be aiming to get A Levels at ABB and currently be studying or have studied Chemistry & Biology at AS Level and planning to take either one of them at A Level. Equivalent qualifications will be considered How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters Course code: KC24

Nutrition is a multifaceted and evolving science. At King’s College London, our areas of expertise include

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cardiovascular disease, diabetes, gut health and mineral metabolism. We investigate how diet, nutrients and components of food affect health, using a wide range of specialised techniques in the laboratory, in human clinical studies (conducted in special metabolic research units) and in wider population studies. Students of nutrition at KCL are taught by lecturers who are active researchers, and students have opportunities to engage in research themselves. The taster course will address what nutrition and nutritional sciences are, nutrition careers, some hands-on practical work in nutrition assessment (how to measure diet? how to measure body composition? how to measure energy expenditure?) and other research skills in nutrition. The taster course at KCL will give an understanding of what is taught on the BSc nutrition and the experiential, evidence- based way it is taught.

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Biomedical Engineering

Date: Thursday 8 March 2012 Duration: Half day (2pm-5pm) Subject area: Biological Sciences, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, Biomedical Engineering Taster course requirements: Students studying two from Maths, further Maths and Physics A/AS-level How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters Course code: KC25 The course will provide an insight into the Biomedical engineering degree; a taster lecture, an overview of what the course entails and an introduction of how Maths and Physics are being used in medicine. What studying Biomedical Engineering could lead to and why it is an important area of research.

Theology & Religious Studies

Theology & Religious Studies

Date: Wednesday 30 May 2012 Duration: One day (10.30am – 4.30pm) Subject area: Religious Studies, Theology Taster course requirements: None. All welcome to apply How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters Course code: KC26 One-day course to sample Theology & Religious Studies at King’s College, including workshops and lectures by leading academics. There will be talks from staff members and current students, and an opportunity to mingle with the Department to ask any questions you might have about studying at King’s.

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School of Natural & Mathematical Sciences

Department of Chemistry

Chemistry with Biomedicine

Date: Thursday 7 June 2012 Duration: One day (10.30am - 5.30pm) Subject area: Chemistry, Biomedicine Taster course requirements: Students must be interested in studying chemistry at degree level and either hold or be studying A-Level Chemistry and Maths How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters Course code: KC27 Chemistry with Biomedicine is a novel degree for students interested in studying science at the molecular level. Our taster course will show you different methods of teaching, including a lecture from one of our experienced faculty and an interactive workshop. You will also become a synthetic chemist for the day, making an organic compound in our teaching laboratories. Our Chemistry with Biomedicine MSci/BSc degree programme is designed to impart a rigorous theoretical and experimental understanding of chemistry, delivered within the context of biomedical applications. Students will gain a classical chemical education plus a perspective and experience of diverse applications that lays down a basis for a flexible, interesting career. So if you want a unique chemistry degree that not only teaches the ‘What?’ but also the ‘Why?’ then come and experience what King’s College London has to offer.

Department of Informatics

Computer Science

Date: Tuesday 8 May 2012 Duration: One day (10am - 4pm) Subject area: Computer Science, Computer Systems, Computing Taster course requirements: None. All welcome to apply How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters Course code: KC28 This course will introduce students to various elements of Computer Science with lectures on cyber security and digital forensics, robotics and robo sapiens as well as agents and intelligent systems. The agents session will focus on questions like: How do we get machines to act intelligently and how do collections of intelligent machines interact in order to work together to achieve some goal? There will also be an interactive lab session focusing on deep space missions. Missions such as the exceptionally successful Mars Exploratory Rovers mission that has been running since 2004 and the Mars Science Laboratory mission that is due to land on Mars in August 2012, are extremely difficult to operate as the activities that robots are required to

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undertake during the day must be carefully planned and transmitted long before they are executed. Students will see what the job of a Tactical Activity Planner involves, try planning the activities of a Mars rover and see how Artificial Intelligence can contribute to achieving a lot more with deep space missions. As well as these academic sessions, there will also be a campus walking tour and a buffet lunch with staff.

Department of Mathematics

Mathematics

Date: Friday 29 June 2012 Duration: One day (10am-4pm) Subject area: Mathematics Taster course requirements: None. All welcome to apply How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters Course code: KC29 This course will introduce students to several different areas of Mathematics covered by King’s including Analysis, Disordered Systems, Financial Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. There will be mini lectures on Large Hadron Collider and CERN physics, the use of Mathematics in Social Sciences and the nature of randomness, the use of analysis in fluid mechanic contexts and mathematical approaches to understanding large complex systems, covering examples in the area of risk and the analogy of falling dominoes. As well as these academic elements, there will also be a campus tour and a buffet lunch available for attendees.

Department of Physics

Physics

Date: Thursday 16 August 2012 Duration: One day (11am – 3pm) Subject area: Physics Taster course requirements: Have to be studying maths and physics AS/A-level How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters Course code: KC30 The Physics Taster Session will be an opportunity for you to be exposed to some of the subjects you will learn more about if you come to study Physics at King’s College London.

In the morning, there will be two talks on recent research highlights of the department which could be particle physics, dark matter and cosmology or nanophysics. In the afternoon, you will be able to experience a laboratory session where you will perform the kind of experiments you would do if you were an undergraduate.

We hope that this experience, as well as getting a feeling for what being on a university campus in the middle of London is like, will help you make a more informed decision about your future.

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Department of Geography

Geography

This taster day will be repeated on two separate days. Students need to attend only one day.

Date: Wednesday 1 February 2012 Duration: Half day (1pm – 4pm) Course code: KC31

Date: Wednesday 15 February Duration: Half day (1pm – 4pm) Course code: KC32

Date: Thursday 8 March 2012 Duration: Half day (9.30am – 12.30pm) Course code: KC33 Subject area: Geography, International Relations, Environmental Science Taster course requirements: Students should be taking Geography at AS and /or A level or equivalent How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters The aim of this taster course is to provide an experience of geography at King’s College. You will have the opportunity to see an experiment in our new physical geography laboratory, create a map using computers, hear how geography addresses some of today’s pressing problems, find out about what geographers do for careers and have an opportunity to put questions to geography staff about current national and world issues.

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LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is the world’s leading dedicated social science institution, located in the heart of London.

LSE has a global reputation for its research, with many citations in academic journals and the world’s press. The School is also home to one of the most active Students’ Unions in the country, with over 170 student societies.

LSE offers you the opportunity to spend a day learning more about the School and some of the courses available. All students will receive an introduction to LSE before attending subject sessions in Geography and Environment, International History, Law or Sociology. Students will also be taken on a guided tour of the LSE campus and have the opportunity to speak to current LSE students.

The LSE taster courses are only open to those students with an interest in studying one of these specified subject areas, not any other subjects offered at LSE:

subject areas, not any other subjects offered at LSE: An Introduction to LSE and Geography Date:

An Introduction to LSE and Geography

Date: Friday 29 June 2012 Duration: One day (10.30am – 4pm) Subject area: Geography Taster course requirements: This LSE taster courses is only open to those students with an interest in studying Geography, not any others at LSE How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters Course code: LS34

An Introduction to LSE and International History

Date: Friday 29 June 2012 Duration: One day (10.30am – 4pm) Subject area: History, International Studies, Humanities, Social Sciences Taster course requirements: This LSE taster courses is only open to those students with an interest in studying International History, not any others at LSE How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters Course code: LS35

An Introduction to LSE and Law

Date: Friday 29 June 2012 Duration: One day (10.30am – 4pm) Subject area: Law Taster course requirements: This LSE taster courses is only open to those students with an interest in studying Law, not any others at LSE How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters Course code: LS36

An Introduction to LSE and Sociology

Date: Friday 29 June 2012 Duration: One day (10.30am – 4pm) Subject area: Sociology, Humanities, Social Sciences Taster course requirements: This LSE taster courses is only open to those students with an interest in studying Sociology, not any others at LSE How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters Course code: LS37

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QUEEN MARY

Queen Mary is the third largest of the University of London Colleges, with over 16,000 students who enjoy life at one of London’s friendliest universities. We are based in one of the most lively and multicultural parts of the Capital, between the City and Docklands. We are also central London’s only campus-based university.

Our students are incredibly diverse, from all over the UK and the world, and are a particularly lively bunch - Queen Mary is noted for its vibrant social scene. The Student Village provides over 2000 bedrooms right on campus, only five minutes from your first lecture of the day! All rooms have wireless Internet connection and many boast en-suite facilities. Set alongside the beautiful Regent’s Canal, the Student Village also has a grocery shop and café bar.

Our students are taught by the leading lights in their academic fields and they benefit from our innovative flexible modular degrees, a fact confirmed by the results of the 2011 National Student Satisfaction Survey, which revealed that our students are the most satisfied in London (ranked joint 1st in London among the major universities).

The 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (the RAE) confirmed that Queen Mary is a leading research university, ranking us 11th nationally (The Guardian) for the quality of our academics’ research work. This means that our students are taught by staff who are active in research and doing work of international importance - meaning that you’ll be taught by people who are real experts in their field and have written the books you’ll be reading.

The Students’ Union supports a wide range of clubs and societies and the brand new sports complex includes a brand new multi gym (QMotion), sports hall and squash courts. The Students’ Union also runs two shops, The Drapers’ Bar (which is also a great nightclub), and several cafes.

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Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

School of Business and Management

Taster Course in Business and Management Studies

Date: Wednesday 25 April 2012 Duration: One day Subject area: Business & Management Taster course requirements: This course is open to all students who are considering a degree in Business and Management How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters. Course code: QM38

This one-day taster course will give prospective students the opportunity to experience some of the subjects offered as part of the BSc Business and Management degree, such as Human Resource Management, Marketing, Accounting and Economics. Attendees will also hear how studying Business Management at Queen Mary will help with their career prospects. Current students will also be at the session to answer any questions about student life at Queen Mary, and what to expect from the School of Business and Management.

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School of Economics and Finance Economics in Society Date: Wednesday 27 June 2012 Duration: One

School of Economics and Finance

Economics in Society

Date: Wednesday 27 June 2012 Duration: One day (10am – 4pm) Subject area: Banking, Economics, Finance, Management Taster course requirements: None. All welcome to apply How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters Course code: QM39 The taster course will give you the opportunity of learning about economics and finance as academic disciplines and economics and finance studies at university through a set of short lectures, games, visits and research talks. You should expect highly interactive sessions where you will have the opportunity of understanding how economics applies to many aspects of everyday life.

School of Geography

Global Change: Environment, Economy and Development

Date: Wednesday 27 June 2012 Duration: One day Subject area: Environmental Sciences, Geography Taster course requirements: None. All welcome to apply How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters Course code: QM40 The Global Change course will introduce students to the ways that Geographers and Environmental Scientists are studying some of the world’s most pressing issues including climate and environmental change, inequality, poverty and development. The course will also provide a taste of what studying Geography and Environmental Science at university is like, including sample lectures. The day ends with a lively question and answer session where participants have the opportunity to question a panel of experts on ‘hot topics’ in environment, economy and development.

School of History

History at Queen Mary

Date: Wednesday 25 April 2012 Duration: One day (10am – 3.30pm) Subject area: History Taster course requirements: This course is designed for year 12 students studying History at AS Level and those who are considering History at degree level How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters Course code: QM41 This course will look at topics in history from the Medieval period to the present day. The aim of the course is to introduce students to the different methods of studying history, as well as a variety of sources. There will be two lectures and a choice of two seminars, where students can debate topics with both fellow students and tutors. Seminars at previous Taster Days have included Outsiders in the Middle Ages, Witchcraft in England 1500-1750, Women, Madness and Spiritualism in Nineteenth Century Britain, and The Presidency of John F. Kennedy. The School of History at Queen Mary is a large department offering a range of undergraduate programs, including Medieval, Early Modern and Contemporary History. The department also offers a range of joint degrees with the Schools of English, Politics and Languages, Linguistics and Film.

School of Law

Queen Mary Law Taster Day

Date: Wednesday 28 March 2012 Duration: Half day (1.30pm – 4.45pm) Subject area: Law Taster course requirements: This course is designed for students at all stages of AS/A2 level. Students are not required to be studying Law at AS/A2 level How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters Course code: QM42

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If you think you might be interested in a career at the Bar, or as

If you think you might be interested in a career at the Bar, or as a solicitor; whether you are keen to uphold the rights of defendants in criminal trials, eager to represent claimants in defamation cases, or are interested in the complexities of commercial practice, we welcome you to this taster day. We aim to give you a feel of what studying law at Queen Mary is like. Activities will include a taster lecture and a talk on applying to law schools There will also be presentations from the Legal Advice Centre, Mooting Society and Pro Bono Society and you will have the opportunity to talk to current LLB students about their experiences.

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Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry

Dental Taster Course

Date: Tuesday 13 March 2012 Duration: Half day (1.30pm – 4.30pm) Subject area: Dentistry Taster course requirements: Students should be aiming to get: AAAb from 3 A-levels and 1 AS level Chemistry and Biology at AS level, at least one at A-level. If both subjects not taken to A-level, a second science A-level is required. If you are planning to drop either Chemistry or Biology before A2, you must attain a B grade in that subject at AS level. If A-level Maths is offered, Further Maths is acceptable at AS-level only. General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted subjects at AS and A-level. Our normal offer is for grades AAA in three A-levels and B in the AS-level (after no more than two years of study). For candidates offering four A-levels our normal offer is AAAC (A grades required in Biology and Chemistry) if no AS-levels have been cashed in. All eligible applicants must have the following subjects at GCSE level, at grades AAABBB or above (in any order) to include Biology (or Human Biology), Chemistry, English Language and Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics or Statistics). The Science double award may substitute all sciences at GCSE. How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters Course code: QM43 A brief insight into a career as a dentist.

Faculty of Science and Engineering

School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

A Taste of Chemistry in the East End

Date: Wednesday 27 June 2012 Duration: One day (10am – 4pm) Subject area: Chemistry, Materials Science Taster course requirements: You must be studying AS Chemistry and ideally taking or planning to take A2 Chemistry How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters Course code: QM44 There will be two aspects to the course; in the morning there will be a Spectroscopy Masterclass, including a demonstration of FTIR, GC-MS and NMR. In the afternoon students will synthesize a bouncing putty (silicone) ball which they can take away.

The Molecules of Life

Date: To be confirmed on the website Duration: Half day (12.30pm – 5pm) Subject area: Biological Sciences, Genetics, Molecolar Biology Taster Course requirements: This course is designed for students studying Biology A level and considering studying Biology or a related programme at university How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters Course code: QM45 We are increasingly aware of the importance of molecules in every day experience, e.g. the role of DNA, the human genome project, and the impact of viruses in disease. This course covers aspects of DNA research, its role in inheritance, the human genome, genetics and the role of DNA in inheritance. There will be demonstrations of DNA extraction and cell

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Psychology of Human Language and Communication

Date: Wednesday 27 June 2012 Duration: One day (9.30am – 3.30pm) Subject area: Biological Sciences, Psychology Taster course requirements: You must be studying any science subjects or Psychology How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters Course code: QM46 Topic of the morning session: What can studying animal vocalisations tell us about human communication? We will

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discuss how studying vocal communication in mammals can lead us to a better understanding of vocal communication and language evolution in humans. This part of the taster course will give students a deeper insight into what is happening when an animal utters a call, and outline the similarities with what humans do. Topic of the afternoon session: What is the relationship between human language and emotions? We will look at the different techniques that can be used to examine how people detect emotional meanings of words. Such research can also help us to understand the way emotional meanings are recognised in different languages. There will also bean opportunity to take part in an experiment and see how your own results relate to previous research findings.

School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

Electronic Engineering in the Internet Age

Date: Wednesday 27 June 2012 Duration: One day (10.30am – 4pm) Subject area: Electronic Engineering Taster course requirements: Students must be studying at least one maths or science based subject at AS/A level How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters Course code: QM47 The Taster Day will give students a chance to experience what it would be like to study Electronic Engineering at Queen Mary, University of London. The day includes sample lectures, workshops, a tour of the university campus, a careers session and a chance to meet some of our current Electronic Engineering students.

meet some of our current Electronic Engineering students. How do Computers Compute? Date: Wednesday 4 July

How do Computers Compute?

Date: Wednesday 4 July 2012 Duration: One day (10.30am – 4pm) Subject area: Computer Science, Computer Systems, Computing Taster Course requirements: Students must be studying at least one maths or science related subject at AS/A level How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters

Course Code: QM48 The Taster Day will give students a chance to experience what it would be like to study Computer Science at Queen Mary, University of London. The day includes sample lectures, workshops, a tour of the university campus, a careers session and a chance to meet some of our current and former Computer Science students.

School of Engineering and Materials Science

The School of Engineering and Materials Science at Queen Mary, University of London is running a series of one-day taster courses in a range of engineering and materials specialisations in Spring and Summer 2012. These are for students in the process of choosing the subjects they are interested in studying at university.

Students are encouraged to attend more than one course in order to experience the full spectrum of activities that can be covered within engineering and materials.

Options for Women in Engineering

Please note the content of this course overlaps with the other individual subject taster courses being held in the School of Engineering and Materials Science. Therefore, please only apply to this taster course and not the others being held in the department. Date: Wednesday 4 & Thursday 5 April 2012 Duration: Two days (9.45am – 4.30pm) Subject area: Aeronautical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Engineering, Sustainable Energy Engineering Taster Course requirements: This course is suitable for female students taking two science subjects at AS/A2 level or equivalent. It is open to students who are creative and original in problem-solving How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters Course Code: QM49 On this two-day course, female students will be introduced to various different streams of engineering in a female-only student environment. The course will inform girls about the choices available to them and will therefore help them to make career and educational decisions.

The course will give you the chance to find out more about degrees and careers in Aerospace Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Engineering and Sustainable Energy Engineering. The day will give you hands-on experience, the chance to participate in practical experiments and relate some of the school curriculum to solving engineering problems.

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Aerospace Engineering

The same course will be held on the different days below. Students should attend one day only.

Date: Wednesday 11 April 2012 Duration: Half day (1.45pm – 4.30pm) Course Code: QM50

Date: Tuesday 17 April 2012 Duration: Half day (1.45pm – 4.30pm) Course Code: QM51

Date: Thursday 28 June 2012 Duration: Half day (1.45pm – 4.30pm) Course Code: QM52

Subject area: Aeronautical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Engineering Taster Course requirements: This course is suitable for students taking maths and/or physics at AS/A2 level or equivalent. It is open to students who are creative and original in problem-solving How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters Aerospace Engineering is concerned with the design, construction and operation of aircraft, helicopters and spacecraft. On the Taster course you will get the chance to learn more about what aerospace engineering is, do practical experiments and use design skill with engineering applications. Practical experiments will take place in our extensive aerospace laboratories and will give you the chance to relate some of the school curriculum to solving engineering problems.

Alternatives to Medicine & Dentistry

The same course will be held on the different days below. Students should attend one day only. Please note the content of this course overlaps with that on the individual subject taster courses. Students should not register on this taster course if they are attending taster courses on Dental Materials, Medical Engineering or Medical Materials.

Date: Tuesday 3 April 2012 Duration: One day (9.45am – 4.30pm) Course Code: QM53

Date: Monday 16 April 2012 Duration: One day (9.45am – 4.30pm) Course Code: QM54

Date: Tuesday 26 June 2012 Duration: One day (9.45am – 4.30pm) Course Code: QM55

Subject area: Medical Engineering, Dental Materials, Medical Materials, Dentistry (related courses/alternatives to), Medicine (related courses/alternatives to) Taster Course requirements: This course is suitable for students taking two science subjects at A2 level or equivalent. It is open to students who are creative and original in problem-solving How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters Many students are interested in Medicine and Dentistry and competitions for places on these courses is high. This taster course will introduce you to three subject areas that might interest you, if you are thinking of applying to medicine and dentistry. Medical Engineering is about solving real and important medical problems using solid engineering principles. Dental Materials draws on branches of science and technology to overcome dental and maxiofacial problems. Medical Materials is the link between technology and healthcare, students learn about the structure of properties and processing of materials how they behave in the human body. Students will also have the chance to discuss their UCAS application with admissions tutors.

Dental Materials Science

The same course will be held on the different days below. Students should attend on one day only.

Date:Thursday 12 April 2012 Duration: Half day (1.45pm – 4.30pm) Course Code: QM56

Date: Thursday 19 April 2012 Duration: Half day (1.45pm – 4.30pm) Course Code: QM57

Date: Thursday 5 July 2012 Duration: Half day (1.45pm – 4.30pm) Course Code: QM58

Subject area: Dental Materials, Materials Science Taster Course requirements: This course is suitable for students taking two science subjects at AS/A2 level or equivalent. It is open to students who are creative and original in problem-solving How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters The Dental Materials Taster Course is for students who are interested in finding out how new materials are solving problems in dentistry. It will introduce you to the diverse and novel properties of materials used in dentistry. There will be demonstrations and practicals, including performing a filling

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course. The staff and students were very approachable” procedure! Design & Innovation The same course will

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Design & Innovation

The same course will be held on the different days below. Students should attend on one day only.

Date: Tuesday 17 April 2012 Duration: Half day (1.45pm – 4.30pm) Course Code: QM59

Date: Wednesday 27 June 2012 Duration: Half day (1.45pm – 4.30pm) Course Code: QM60

Subject area: Art & Design, Design, Engineering Taster Course requirements: This course is suitable for students taking one creative subject and one science subject at AS/A2 level or equivalent. It is open to students who are creative and original in problem-solving How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters Design is a subject that lies between art and science – it involves both creative and logical thinking. A degree in Design and Innovation would equip you with an essential understanding of engineering as well as the design skills to be able to innovate successful products effectively This taster course will offer an over view on design and engineering applications in product innovation. This course will give students an opportunity to experience design work in the studio. The course will be practically based and will give you the opportunity to explore your creativity within a technological environment.

Materials Science

The same course will be held on the different days below. Students should attend on one day only.

Date: Wednesday 11 April 2012 Duration: Half day (1.45pm – 4.30pm)

11 April 2012 Duration: Half day (1.45pm – 4.30pm) Course Code: QM61 Date: Wednesday 18 April

Course Code: QM61

Date: Wednesday 18 April 2012 Duration: Half day (1.45pm – 4.30pm) Course Code: QM62

Date: Thursday 28 June 2012 Duration: Half day (1.45pm – 4.30pm) Course Code: QM63

Subject area: Engineering, Materials Science, Science General Taster Course requirements: This course is suitable for students taking two science subjects at AS/A2 level or equivalent. It is open to students who are creative and original in problem-solving How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters As science now enters the nano age, materials science is at the very forefront of the latest technological innovations, from high efficiency solar cells, to lightweight wind turbine blades to the latest mobile phones. Combining a variety of scientific disciplines, materials science offers a fascinating and rewarding degree course in the understanding and control of material properties. This interactive taster course will you a hands-on introduction to the fundamentals of materials science, as well as explaining the career prospects available.

Mechanical Engineering

The same course will be held on the different days below. Students should attend on one day only.

Date: Friday 13 April 2012 Duration: Half day (1.45pm – 4.30pm) Course Code: QM64

Date: Friday 20 April 2012 Duration: Half day (1.45pm – 4.30pm) Course Code: QM65

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Date: Thursday 5 July 2012 Duration: Half day (1.45pm – 4.30pm) Course Code: QM66

Subject area: Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Taster Course requirements: This course is suitable for students taking maths and/or physics at AS/A2 level or equivalent. It is open to students who are creative and original in problem-solving How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters Mechanical Engineering is concerned with the production and operation of almost every inanimate object around you. Mechanical Engineering will continue to change our lives at an ever faster pace in this century. You will get a chance to learn about a mechanical engineering degree and the various career prospects. The day will give you hands-on experience on practical design and helps you relate some of the school curriculum to solving engineering problems. You will be able to use experimental facilities to demonstrate engineering principles.

Medical Engineering

The same course will be held on the following dates below. Students should attend one day only.

Date: Thursday 12 April 2012 Duration: Half day (1.45pm – 4.30pm) Course Code: QM67

Date: Wednesday 18 April 2012 Duration: Half day (1.45pm – 4.30pm) Course Code: QM68

Date: Wednesday 27 June 2012 Duration: Half day (1.45pm – 4.30pm) Course Code: QM69

Subject area: Bioengineering, Engineering, Medical Engineering

Taster course requirements: This course is suitable for students taking maths and/or physics at AS/A2 level or equivalent. It is open to students who are creative and original in problem-solving How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters Medical Engineering links traditional engineering disciplines with medicine. It therefore embraces mechanical, electrical and chemical engineering as well as aspects of physics, biology, chemistry and computing. Medical Engineering is about solving real and important medical problems using solid engineering principles. You will get a chance to learn what medical engineering is and why you might want to study it instead of medicine. The day will give you hands-on experience and try to relate some of the school curriculum to solving engineering problems. You will participate in a problem-based-learning exercise and take part in practical experiments. Most of all you will find out how engineering can be used to solve problems that occur in the body.

Medical Materials

The same course will be held on the different days below. Students should attend on one day only.

Date: Friday 13 April 2012 Duration: Half day (1.45pm – 4.30pm) Course Code: QM70

Date: Friday 20 April 2012 Duration: Half day (1.45pm – 4.30pm) Course Code: QM71

Date: Friday 6 July 2012 Duration: Half day (1.45pm – 4.30pm) Course Code: QM72

Subject area: Biomaterials, Materials Science, Medical Materials, Medicine (related courses/alternatives to) Taster Course requirements: This course is suitable for students taking two science subjects at AS/A2 level or equivalent. It is open to students who are creative and

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original in problem-solving How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters Medical Materials is the underpinning technology in the healthcare sector. A Medical Materials Scientist studies the relationships between the structure and properties of synthetic and biological materials, the interactions between materials and living tissues, and the performance of biomedical components. The Medical Materials Taster Course is your chance to explore, hands-on, how new materials in medicine are helping to solve medical problems. It will introduce you to the diverse and novel properties of materials. You will see demonstrations and take part in practicals.

Sustainable Energy Engineering The same course will be held on the different days below. Students
Sustainable Energy Engineering
The same course will be held on the different days below.
Students should attend on one day only.

Date: Thursday 19 April 2012 Duration: Half day (1.45pm – 4.30pm) Course Code: QM73

Date: Friday 6 July 2012 Duration: Half day (1.45pm – 4.30pm) Course Code: QM74

Subject area: Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Sustainable Energy Engineering, Energy Studies Taster Course requirements: This course is suitable for students taking maths and/or physics at AS/A2 level or equivalent. It is open to students who are creative and original in problem-solving. How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters The projected increases in global energy demand have

major implications for the environment. The future need for affordable sustainable energy is perhaps the greatest single challenge facing the world in the 21st century. This taster course is aimed at students who are interested in the role engineers can play in addressing these issues. It will include practical sessions where possible sustainable energy sources will be rigorously assessed for their technical suitability.

School of Mathematical Sciences

Mathematics

The same course will be held on the different days below. Students should attend on one day only.

Date: Tuesday 3 April 2012 Duration: One day (10am – 4pm) Course Code: QM75

Date: Monday 25 June 2012 Duration: One day (10am – 4pm) Course Code: QM76

Subject area: Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Sciences, Statistics Taster course requirements: Students should be studying mathematics at A/AS-level How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters Course code: QM62 The lectures in this taster course are all from our first year modules and are designed to give you an idea of what mathematics is like at university. Current undergraduates will be there on the day to guide you around and answer your questions about university life.

Pure Mathematics

The same course will be held on the different days below. Students should attend on one day only.

Date: Thursday 5 April 2012 Duration: One day (10am – 4pm) Course Code: QM77

Date: Tuesday 26 June 2012 Duration: One day (10am – 4pm) Course Code: QM78

Subject area: Mathematical Sciences, Pure Mathematics Taster course requirements: Students should be studying mathematics at A/AS-level level (or equivalent) How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters Pure mathematics is the study of the subject without

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“Brilliant activities. Fun and interesting!”

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necessarily being concerned about applications. Topics from today’s lectures reflect the content of the undergraduate programme available. This will give you an idea of what it is like to study the subject at university.

Mathematics with Business Management and Finance

Date: Wednesday 11 July 2012 Duration: One day (10.30am – 4pm) Subject area: Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Banking, Business & Management, Finance, Mathematical Sciences, Statistics Taster Course requirements: Students should be taking mathematics at A/AS-level (or equivalent) How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters Course Code: QM79 The lectures are designed to give you an idea of how mathematics applies to business and finance. In-depth careers advice will be available to you for this field. Current undergraduates will be there on the day to guide you around and answer your questions about university life.

School of Physics and Astronomy

Physics

Date: Wednesday 27 June 2012 Duration: One day (10am – 4pm) Subject area: Physics Taster course requirements: Students should be taking mathematics and physics at A/AS-level (or equivalent) How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters Course code: QM80

Sessions at this taster course are a mixture of lectures and tutorials based on our first year modules and laboratory sessions designed to give you an idea of what it is like to study physics at university. Current undergraduates will be there on the day to guide you around and answer your questions about university life.

Astrophysics

Date: Thursday 28 June 2012 Duration: Half day (10am – 4pm) Subject area: Astrophysics, Physics Taster course requirements: Students should be taking mathematics and physics at A/AS-level (or equivalent) How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters Course code: QM81 The first session is a lecture from one of our modules and is designed to give you an idea of what astrophysics is like at university. This is followed by an exercise class where you will work in groups on problems. The afternoon session will involve more practical work. Current undergraduates will be there on the day to guide you around and answer your questions about university life.

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ROYAL HOLLOWAY

UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

ROYAL HOLLOWAY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON Royal Holloway, founded in 1886, has a beautiful parkland campus some

Royal Holloway, founded in 1886, has a beautiful parkland campus some 19 miles to the west of Central London in Egham, Surrey. The centrepiece of the campus is the spectacular Founders’ Building.

The College has 8000 students, studying for a wide range of degree programmes in the Sciences, Humanities, Performing Arts and Social Sciences and all departments aim to provide excellence in both teaching and research.

First year students at Royal Holloway can benefit from living on campus, and as you would expect from a campus university, there is a very active Students’ Union offering

a host of clubs, societies and entertainment. The College

has outstanding sports facilities with a Sports Centre and extensive playing fields.

A Taster Course at Royal Holloway will offer you the ideal

opportunity to come and see the campus for yourself. The College is only 35 minutes from Waterloo by train. Travel information will be sent to all students who register for a course.

“It’s a brilliant University – I would love to go”

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Department of Classics and Philosophy

Aspects of the Classical World

Date: Thursday 21 June 2012 Duration: One day (10am – 3.30pm) Subject area: Ancient World, Classical Studies, Greek (Ancient), Latin Taster course requirements: The course is designed for Year 12 students considering study of Classics, Classical Studies or Ancient History at university, regardless of whether they are taking classical subjects at AS or A2 How to apply: Online at www.london.ac.uk/tasters Course code: RH82 This course is open to anyone interested in the ancient world. It will be of particular interest to students taking Classical Civilisation or Ancient History at A-level and to anyone considering studying Classics, Classical Studies or

Ancient History at University. The course will consist of four interactive sessions run by staff of the Department of Classics at Royal Holloway and will cover a number of different aspects