10:00am – 12:00pm Business: The Power of Branding
Within this masterclass we will explore the role of a brand in shaping loyalty. You will have the opportunity to test your loyalty and brand recognition, and determine the importance of branding to a business.
10:00am – 12:00pm Health and Social Care: Health and social care interactive session
We will explore a mixture of areas within health and social care so that you can experience what a diverse sector this is. Our session aims to bring the theory and practice to life by sharing real stories from practice as seen through the eyes of the child, family and professional. This will allow you to consider the next stages of action around some set questions and also become aware how the same situation can be interpreted very differently. Our aim is to show you why partnership working is key within health and social care along with professional curiosity, hearing all the story before piecing together the answers. We intend to give you an insight of what it would be like to study with us and BGU experiencing a mixture of the teaching techniques we apply to our sessions.
10:00am – 12:00pm Psychology: Critical Thinking about Psychology
Some of you may have studied the topic of critical thinking at school. You may think that you know all about the topic, and you may feel less than inspired at the prospect of a masterclass devoted to it. Calm yourselves. This is not any old critical thinking masterclass, this is Critical Thinking about Psychology. Psychology is the scientific study of human behaviour. Unfortunately, there are many pitfalls and traps which can make understanding behaviour problematic. This masterclass is a guide to help you avoid some of these traps and to help you understand the problems inherent in psychological research. How will we approach this? We will look at why we believe so many dubious and strange things and examine the psychology of belief. By the end of the class you will have a set of techniques to make sure you don’t believe that lizards rule the world.
12:30pm – 2:30pm Counselling: A Masterclass in Self-Compassion
In this session we will explore what self-compassion is and where it has come from. We will consider the effect it can have on us, and how we can become more compassionate towards ourselves. The session will involve some practical activities and you will have the opportunity to consider how you can increase your own self-compassion.
12:30pm – 2:30pm Music: Improve your performance skills
This is a practical workshop looking at ways to improve your individual performance skills. Join Clare Gooing, professional singer and Senior Lecturer in Music Education and Jonathan Gooing, professional pianist, accompanist and Visiting Tutor to try out your performance in a friendly environment and receive some constructive feedback and coaching. Learn strategies for coping with nerves and ways of developing effective practise routines and audience communication. Experience the sort of teaching you would receive on the brand new BA (Hons) Music and Musicianship degree and learn something about studying music as an undergraduate.
12:30pm – 2:30pm Sociology: Introduction to Crime and The Media
In our media saturated and crime obsessed society, what exactly is the relationship between crime and the media? This 2 hour Masterclass will explore the following key questions in Sociology:
– Where does our knowledge of crime come from?
– How does the media define what we know as a criminal?
– What makes crime stories so attractive to people?
– What impact does consuming crime media have on individuals?
– Does the media actually cause crime?
These questions will be explored through a range of interactive activities with consideration of both contemporary and historical crime cases.