University Experience Days
Please get in touch if you would like to arrange for your students to visit our campus. We can offer individual tours from our Student Ambassadors, or larger groups can take part in a ‘University Experience Day’. To book a place, or to discuss a bespoke day for your students please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can attend one of our regular Open Days, we have several coming up in the near future.
Masterclasses and Taster Days
Our Masterclasses and taster days provide an excellent opportunity for your students to enhance and enrich their current studies. Through spending a day at a university, participating in the academic session, your students will deepen their subject knowledge and develop confidence and motivation in their current studies. Students will also get a taste of university life and the opportunity to meet some current students.
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English Masterclass: Studying Tennyson at University – Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) is the most celebrated British poet of the Victorian age. He left Lincolnshire to study in Cambridge in 1827, led a peripatetic life until 1850 when he married, published In Memoriam and became Poet Laureate. The masterclass will be delivered by Dr Sibylle Erle, who will talk about his poems, such as “Lotos-Eaters”, “Ulysses”, “Tithonus”, “Godiva”, “The Lady of Shalott” and “Mariana”, as well as contextualise them with respect to the Victorian literary scene. This masterclass we will offer an exciting assessment of this Lincolnshire Victorian celebrity. Together, we will investigate devices, question assumptions, and discover the allure of Victorian poetry.
Drama Masterclass: Why do Drama at Uni? – “Studying Arts for Arts sake… this Drama masterclass will help you find out about opportunities, careers and marketable skills from a Drama degree. It will also help understanding about making Drama work for you and for society. The session will include a practical so please make sure students are dressed appropriately.”
History Masterclass: Discovering the Past: Understanding the Present – Studying History at university is more than just looking back at past events. History at university involves seeking knowledge and understanding of people and society in the past in order to understand better the world we live in today. This masterclass will review a range of fascinating historical sources – texts, objects and images – to explore the approaches and methods most often used by historians today. It will challenge your view of the past and introduce you to the exciting world of historical study.
Archaeology Masterclass: Hands on History – Archaeology is the study of past societies and cultures through the material evidence they have left. Evidence that ranges from landscapes and buildings through to pottery and bones. Studying Archaeology at university will equip you with significant skills through both academic and practical activities. This masterclass aims to introduce you to the subject of archaeology by reviewing artefacts and fieldwork evidence, much of which has been gathered through the excavation activities of our own students.
Geography Masterclass: Exploring the World around Us – Geography is an amazing discipline to study at university. Get a taste of some of the attractive and challenging topics explored, such as: the exploitation of the world’s natural and human resources, the promotion and protection of environments and peoples, issues of inequality and division, the ways by which we govern and plan, and how we gather and analyse geographical information through technologies.
Health and Social Care Masterclass: Who needs health and social care? – The session will look at a couple of case studies involving different scenarios and consider what health and social care services, knowledge and skills can be applied to particular situations.
Sociology Masterclass: Sociology, race and the moving image – This session focuses on the film In the Heat of the Night (1967), a whodunit detective story thriller set in the deep south of the United States. The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards and received five Oscars. In technical terms, it was masterfully directed, had a great cast and established some of the filmic conventions that we now take for granted in modern-day films of its genre. But for us as sociologists, its real significance lies in its status as a milestone film for the racially-divided United States of the mid-60s. A lone, well-educated black homicide expert from the North, Virgil Tibbs (played by Sidney Poitier), is forced to team up with a bigoted but shrewd white Sheriff from the South, Sheriff Bill Gillespie (Rod Steiger), to solve a brutal murder. The plotline and script that follow from this odd-couple pairing are deliberately constructed so as to explore the tense racial politics of that era. The context in which the film was shot is just as revealing: in 1960s America it was still considered so controversial for a black-actor to have a lead acting role that the film couldn’t actually be filmed on location in the deep south. The lecture that precedes the screening will provide students with a wealth of contextual and technical pointers to allow for an informed, and fundamentally sociological engagement with the film.
Teaching Information Day: Working with young people in educational settings – This day is for any students who are interested in a career in education. The day will include sessions on Routes into Teaching as well as interactive taster sessions from academics on the Primary Education, Education Studies and Special Educational Needs and Inclusion programmes here at BGU. There will also be the opportunity to find out about student finance and to go on a campus tour.
Business Masterclass: Learning Expedition: Customer Challenge – Are you a self-starter? Do you buck the trend and go against the flow? Do you want to create and innovate rather than accept the status quo? If so, you may well be a budding entrepreneur who is looking for an outlet to explore your business potential while also gaining an academic honours degree in the process. At BGU you can do just that. As a Team Entrepreneur on our BA (Hons) Business (Team Entrepreneurship) programme, you will work with others to set up and run a team company, drawing on all of your combined strengths and talents. How your team and business develop and change will determine how successful your business processes are as you are assessed continuously on work directly connected to your company, not in an exam at the end. Rather than attending lectures and seminars, you and your colleagues are coached through your business and team experiences by trained coaching specialists who follow your lead in relation to what you learn and how. In this session we will take you through some of the creative processes we use on the programme. So, are you ready………?
Theology Masterclass: Exploring mystery & the mysterious – The session will consider aspects of life which are mysterious, and explore ways in which people have tried to make sense of them. This will be an interactive session, using games and activities to encourage debate and engagement with the issues.
Mathematics Masterclass – This masterclass will include a ‘First year undergraduate maths taster session’ and ‘Further Maths Support Programme enrichment session’.
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