These activities in English, Creative Writing, Journalism, History and Global Affairs and Politics will open your students' eyes to how they can 'Make it Real' - from taster sessions in first-class facilities, to working on projects applying their knowledge to real-world challenges.
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Making it Real events

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 visit 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 visit 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 can work with you to develop your visit 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 Humanities Making it Real event, 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 university 
  • Academic masterclass such as Creative Writing or Explore Current Affairs 
  • Extended tour of our facilities, including our radio suites, Library, Sports Centre and Union of Students 
  • Careers in Humanities talk 
  • 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, delivered by our academic experts, to showcase exciting topics and careers available within the humanities sector. These sessions can be delivered virtually, or in your school or college, and link to Gatsby Benchmarks 4 and 7. 

Our academics are experts in their fields, with experience in everything from English Language in Modern Publishing to The Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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

Our masterclasses include: 

  • Creative Writing  
  • Explore Current Affairs 

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 in jobs across the world, so can share their experiences and the breadth of careers on offer within the sector.  

We can offer Careers talks in the following subjects:   

  • Creative Writing 
  • English 
  • Global Affairs and Politics  
  • History  
  • Journalism 

Book a Careers in... talk


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School of Humanities and Journalism

At Derby, we offer a range of courses in Journalism, English, Publishing and Creative Writing, History, Global Affairs and Politics.

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