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 (PDF - 142kb).
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 (PDF - 142kb)
Subjects on offer
We offer a wide range of subject-specific tasters, from Accounting to Zoology.
Taster day: Alternatives to Medicine (ATOM) Day
Wednesday 13 September 2017, 09:30 - 16:00
We have a fantastic event coming up on Wednesday 13 September 2017 for students in Year 12 or 13 who are passionate about Chemistry and/or Biology but are looking for alternatives to studying Medicine.
Taster Day: Archaeology
Thursday 31st August 2017, 09.30 - 17:00
This event will give you a great insight into what studying Archaeology at Reading is like, and whether it's for you.
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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.