Join our friendly online taster sessions to discover what it's like to study your chosen subject at university. You might even meet your future lecturer.

Not only are taster lectures a great way to get a feel for a subject, you can also ask questions and even write about it on your personal statement.

Questions? Email us at HEwebinars@uea.ac.uk

The full Programme

Art, Media and American Studies (including Film Studies)

 
  • Film and Television Studies: The surprising influence of experimental film on Hollywood
    The Surprising Influence of Experimental Film on Hollywood. Some of the biggest directors in cinema history, like George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, and Francis Ford Coppola, began making films in the 60s and 70s. While these filmmakers carved their own empires into Hollywood cinema, they took influence from every aspect of the film industry, even experimental film. Techniques and stylistic impulses that were first popularised by avant-grade filmmakers became popularised to such an extent that many are no longer even considered experimental. Some of your favourite blockbusters of the last few years just might have its roots in a tiny art house film from the 1960s. Delivered in partnership with Channel Talent.
    Thursday 24 June, 14.15-15.15 - details and register

 

Past talks

Biological Sciences

 

Business

 
  • How to be a good manager – myth-busting using research
    Reality TV shows like ‘The Apprentice’ attract audiences by placing pressure on contestants and encouraging conflict – making them fun to watch but poor representations of everyday business realities. Unfortunately, this means that being interested in business can look like a cut-throat activity only for the loudest and bossiest. Yet research tells a very different story. Studies on motivation, workplace wellbeing and shareholder return lead to the conclusion it takes quite different qualities to be a good manager, design good jobs and build sustainable businesses. Join this session to hear what really gets good performance from workers and makes organisations run smoothly.
    Monday 5 July, 12.45-13.30 - details and register
     

  • Exploring BA degrees and digital marketing
    This event is part of Discover Social Sciences and will be an opportunity for you to find out what studying social sciences would be like at university. Join us if you're interested in Business, Media, Corporate or Media Law.
    Tuesday 6 July, 16.00-17.00 - register here
     

  • Exploring BSc degrees and accountancy
    This event is part of Discover Social Sciences and will be an opportunity for you to find out what studying social sciences would be like at university. Join us if you're interested in Business, Accounting, Economics.
    Wednesday 14 July, 16.00-17.00 - register here

 

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Chemistry

 

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Economics

 
  • Women in economics
    Join us for Women in Economics 2021! This is an opportunity to be inspired by the journeys of women working in economics - from the Bank of England and Roche, to the Metropolitan Police and CEFAS - and learn more about this exciting field. 
    Tuesday 6 July, 13.00-16.30 - details and register
     

  • Women in economics: teacher CPD session
    This CPD-accredited practical session will focus on how teachers can support students interested in economics and increase diversity in the field. Led by leading academics from our School of Economics, we'll also look at student self-efficacy.
    Tuesday 6 July, 16.15-17.30 - details and register
     

  • Economics taster session
    This event is part of Discover Social Sciences and will be an opportunity for you to experience what a seminar would be like at university. Join us if you're interested in Economics, Business.
    Thursday 15 July, 16.00-17.00 - register here

 

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Education (including Physical Education, Sport and Health)

 
  • Education taster session
    This event is part of Discover Social Sciences and will be an opportunity for you to experience what a seminar would be like at university. Join us if you're interested in Education, Sociology, Psychology.
    Friday 9 July, 16.00-17.00 - register here
     

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English Literature, Drama and Creative Writing

 

History

 

Past talks

Humanities Foundation Year / Liberal Arts

 

International Development

 
  • Catching more than just fish: HIV/AIDS in fishing communities in Uganda
    This event is part of Discover Social Sciences and will be an opportunity for you to experience what a seminar would be like at university. Join us if you're interested in International Development, Economics, Education, Sociology, Global Affairs.
    Monday 5 July, 16.00-17.00 - register here
     

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Language and Communication

 

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Law

 
  • Should we criminalise disease transmission?
    This event is part of Discover Social Sciences and will be an opportunity for you to experience what a seminar would be like at university. Join us if you're interested in Law, Education, Sociology, Social Work.
    Monday 12 July, 17.00-18.00 - register here

Mathematics

 

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Politics, International Relations and Philosophy

 
  • Philosophy: University module insights
    In this session, Dr Davide Rizza will introduce you to a first year module at UEA called Radical Philosophy. The module focusses on two traditions of thought aiming at the integration of critical reflection and intelligent (social, educational, political) practice. These traditions go back, respectively, to Karl Marx and to American pragmatism. Their goal is to reconstruct ethical norms, economic arrangements and educational institutions for the sake of making social transactions a fruitful basis for individual growth and for the enrichment of common experience. This module invites students to join the philosophers we study in a critical and practical activity, choosing current problems they wish to criticise or tackle, and producing work that goes toward identifying the deep roots of existing social ills and finding ways to alleviate them.  Delivered in partnership with Channel Talent.
    Wednesday 30 June, 16.15-17.15 - details and register

 

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Psychology

 
  • Psychology panel session: Reflections on cognitive, developmental and social psychology
    There are three activities to try before this session, which will form basis for a panel discussion with Dr Louise Ewing, Dr Nadja Althaus and Ian Norman. This event is part of Discover Social Sciences and will be an opportunity for you to experience what a seminar would be like at university. Join us if you're interested in Psychology, Sociology, Social Work (Child Development).
    Tuesday 13 July, 16.00-17.00 - register here
     

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Sociology and Social Work

 
  • Exploring some key sociological theories of punishment and underpinning tension, complexity and inequalities which exist within the criminal justice system
    This event is part of Discover Social Sciences and will be an opportunity for you to experience what a seminar would be like at university. Join us if you're interested in Education, Sociology, Psychology, Criminal Law, Criminology.
    Tuesday 6 July, 16.00-17.00 - register here
     

  • What do social workers actually do and how do I get/use work experience?
    This event is part of Discover Social Sciences and will be an opportunity for you to find out what studying social sciences would be like at university. Join us if you're interested in Social Work, Sociology, Family Law.
    Thursday 8 July, 16.00-17.00 - register here

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'Join here'
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'Details and register'
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