On these free of charge days, you will sample lectures and practical sessions, work alongside other students interested in your subject, visit our beautiful award-winning campus, meet our enthusiastic staff and students, and get a real feel for student life at the University of Reading.
Apply for a subject taster
To request your place on a subject taster, please complete the application form.
We try to accommodate as many students as possible in our outreach provision and in most cases are able to offer places to all. However, in the case of oversubscription on events, priority will be given to students from groups currently under-represented in Higher Education, and to young people with little or no experience of Higher Education in their family.
To enable all students access to our subject tasters we offer travel bursaries to those who meet certain qualifying criteria. We can provide advance return train and bus tickets to the University from a named UK station, or reimburse mileage costs after the event for qualifying students.
To apply for a travel bursary, please complete the travel bursary section of the application form.
Subjects on offer
We offer a wide range of subject-specific tasters, from Accounting to Zoology.
Taster day: Maths
Wednesday 18 October 2017, 10:00 - 16:00
A great opportunity to find out all about what studying maths at our University would be like. This will be a varied day, consisting of sample seminars, lectures, a campus tour, a talk from an existing student about what being a student at Reading is like, along with information on applications and admissions.
Taster day: Psychology
Tuesday 31 October, 10:00 - 15:00
This Psychology taster day is for Year 12 and 13 students interested in finding out more about studying Psychology at university.
Taster Day: Modern Languages
Thursday 2 November 2017, 10:30 - 15:00
The Department of Modern Languages at the University of Reading invites current Y12 and Y13 students for our University Preview Day.
Through interactive workshops and talks led by members of the Modern Languages team, we'll be exploring how and why European languages borrow from each other, studying French language and giving you a taster session in beginner's Italian.
Taster: BA Accounting & Business (PwC Flying Start Programme)
Thursday 2 November 2017
This Accounting and Business taster day is for students interested in the PwC Flying Start Programme - BA Accounting & Business. This exciting degree programme is suitable for students studying A levels or the equivalent.
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The mini lecture was very interesting and she spoke very well. Loved the day - really helpful to get an idea about what studying psychology would be like
Free online courses
Together with universities and cultural institutions from around the world, the University of Reading has developed a wide range of free online courses.
Providing you are 13 years or older you can explore a diverse and exciting range of topics in your own time and on any device. Courses include Begin Robotics, Our Changing Climate, and A Beginner's Guide to Writing in English for University Study. Find out more about our free online courses
In unforeseen circumstances, we may have to cancel or amend the events. Participants will be notified of any changes as far in advance as possible.