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Talks and Taster Days 2017/2018

To help you decide which course you would like to study at University, or if you are considering your future career path, there are many talks and taster days which take place throughout the year. 

Attending such talks or events during year 12 or at the beginning of year 13 may also prove helpful when writing your personal statement.

Please find below a selection of websites where you can find details of talks, taster days and other careers information. 

Often it is helpful to sign up to receive email alerts of new events (please see disclaimer below*). 


Courses you can apply for that are currently available:-

1 .

Oxford University UNIQ Programme www.uniq.ox.uk – Deadline 31st January

2 .

Social Mobility Foundation Aspiring Professionals Programme


University of London Taster Course Programme - https://london.ac.uk/ways-study/study-campus-london/university-taster-courses

4.  Sutton Trust Summer Schools - https://summerschools.suttontrust.com/

Events at Queen Mary University of London for Year 12 Students - http://www.qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/teachers/wp/post-gcse/


UCL events for Year 12 Students - http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/widening-participation/activities


LSE Choice - http://www.lse.ac.uk/study-at-lse/Undergraduate/widening-participation/Sixth-form-college/lse-choice-years-12-13?from_serp=1

For a more comprehensive list of opportunities for Year 12 to engage with as well as, university league tables, open days, personal statement writing guidance and MOOC’s (Massive Open Online Courses) students and parents should be making use of the Google Classroom Higher Education Room which has lots more links than are listed here.

Parents will receive an e-mail inviting them in to the Google Classroom once the students have joined so check your mailboxes and click on the link in the e-mail. If you haven’t received an e-mail either the student has yet to join or we have the wrong e-mail for you. Once parents have clicked the link in the e-mail you can see the full list of opportunities available.

For students the class code which they will need to join the class is tt73x3d. NB Students must log in using their school based google elearning account or this will not work.


Share opportunities with our students

If you are a university or employer who offers taster events for young people, or a museum with a relevant programme of talks and events, and would like to share opportunities for students in years 12 & 13 please contact our Partnerships Coordinator on 020 8989 2791 ext. 225 or email partnerships@wansteadhigh.co.uk 



(* Whilst we will generally only share information from organisations we have found to provide useful opportunities for our students, we are not recommending or endorsing any of the events/activities so advertised and students are advised to check the terms and conditions of any site they sign up to.