Subject Specific Activities

We have a range of activities available for your student. Our days have been designed to showcase the breadth of course options and future careers available to students considering their next steps. These activities in a range of subjects your students will have taster sessions in first-class facilities, to working on projects and applying their knowledge to real-world challenges.

Taster Days

Bringing your students on-campus is the perfect opportunity to open their eyes to higher education, and inspire them to pursue their future career. Our taster days are filled with practical activities and talks from current students and staff experts, so your students can get a feel for studying at university, and how Derby can help them make their dreams real. 

You can mix and match a variety of sessions on your taster day, including:

  • Academic-led masterclasses and taster sessions
  • Student Ambassador-led campus tours
  • Student Ambassador Q&A panel
  • Alumni talks, to hear from graduates on how they made their dreams real
  • Information, advice and guidance sessions

We have a variety of different subject areas that you can choose from, including:

  • Art and Design 
  •  Business
  • Computing and Maths 
  • Engineering and Technology 
  • Health and Social Care
  • Humanities 
  • Law and Criminology 
  • Psychology 
  • Science 
  • Sport and Exercise Science 
  • Teaching and Education 

We can work with you to develop your taster day based on the timings and content that works best for you. Therefore please get in touch to discuss your requirements. 

Below you can also see an example of a Taster Day, to give a flavour of what we can offer.

This example is based on a 4-hour visit 

  • Welcome talk, including information about how to apply to courses  
  • An Academic masterclass within our subject areas
  • Extended tour of our facilities, linked with the subjects area 
  • Careers in talk in a subject area of your choice 
  • Student Q&A panel with current undergraduate students, to hear their experiences of studying at university 

Talks from our academics

We have a range of talks and masterclasses on offer. Students will learn from our expert academics who are breaking boundaries with their research to create a better future. These sessions can be delivered in your school or college or virtually and link to Gatsby Benchmarks 4 and 7.

Our academics are experts in their field. With experience in everything from academic research to working in the field.

Our experts can deliver masterclasses for your students, to excite them about the subject and support the curriculum they are learning in their Level 3 studies.

 Book an Academic Masterclass

We know it's important for students to be able to visualise what their future career could look like. Our academics have had varied careers, so they can share their experiences and the breadth of careers on offer within the sector. 

Book a careers in... talk