Attend a subject taster session either virtually or in person on campus and discover what it would be like to study your chosen subject at degree level. We offer them in a wide range of subjects throughout the year. If there is not a session in your subject area please do register your interest and we will let you know when any new ones have been added related to your areas of interest.
On these free-of-charge events, you will sample lectures and practical sessions, work alongside other students interested in your subject, meet our enthusiastic staff, and get a real feel for life at the University of Reading.
The majority of subject tasters on campus are full-day events and run from approximately 09:30 - 15:00, allowing you time to really immerse yourself in the subject and relevant department. However, we do occasionally offer shorter taster sessions which may run for just a morning or afternoon. These sessions are often linked to a particular aspect of A level study and relate directly to certain skills or areas of the curriculum.
We try to accommodate as many students as possible in our outreach provision and in most cases will be able to offer places to all that are interested. However, in the case of over-subscription on events, priority will be given to students with no parental experience in HE, under represented groups and those from low income backgrounds.
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.