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)

 
  • Editing techniques
    A recorded introduction will be provided in advance of this live and interactive film tutorial, where we will explore editing techniques.
    Monday 8 November, 16.45-17.30 - details and register

Biological Sciences

 
  • Antibiotic resistance
    A recorded introduction will be provided in advance of this live and interactive tutorial, where we will explore the causes and approaches to tackling antibiotic resistance.
    Monday 18 October, 15.35-16.20 - details and register

Business

 
  • Accounting and Finance: University module insights
    James Armes will present content from the Introduction to Accounting first year module including a mini taster lecture discussing Accounting for decision making: How Management Accountants can help businesses understand the financial implications and risk of business decision making. James will involve participants to give them a direct insight into what the learning experience looks like at Norwich Business School.
    Wednesday 29 September, 14.15-15.15 - details and register

Chemistry

 
  • Computational chemistry
    A skills and insight masterclass for students exploring the exciting and expanding field of computational chemistry. Full details TBC.
    Thursday 4 November, 12.45-13.30 - details and register

Economics

 
  • Externalities and government intervention
    Full details TBC.
    Wednesday 3 November, 11.15-12.15 - details and register

Engineering

 
  • General Engineering: University module insights
    Join us for a friendly taster lecture to find out what it's like to study engineering at university, with an insight into the teaching and learning experience and tackling the all-important question of whether and when to specialise.
    Tuesday 12 October, 16.15-17.15 - details and register

Literature, Drama and Creative Writing

 
  • Classical civilisation: The epics of Homer
    Full details TBC.
    Tuesday 23 November, 11.15-12.15 - details and register
     
  • Dystopian literature
    Full details TBC.
    Tuesday 7 December, 10.30-11.30 - details and register

Geography and Environmental Science

 

Language and Communication

 
  • Exploring the link between language and power
    Full details TBC.
    Monday 22 November, 16.45-17.30 - details and register

Mathematics

 
  • Complex numbers
    A recorded introduction will be provided in advance of this live and interactive mathematics tutorial, where we will explore the nature and applications of complex numbers. With Shaun Stevens.
    Monday 11 October, 16.45-17.30 - details and register

Physics

 
  • Fields: Examining cutting edge research
    Full details TBC.
    Wednesday 17 November, 09.10-10.10 - details and register

Politics, International Relations and Philosophy

 
  • Politics: University module insights
    Join us for a friendly taster lecture to find out what it's like to study politics at university. Full details TBC.
    Wednesday 20 October, 14.15-15.15 - details and register

Psychology

 
  • Psychology: University module insights
    From the Cognitive Psychology module, Martin Doherty, Associate Professor, School of Psychology, will explore Illusions: Psychologists have always been fascinated with illusions. We learn a lot about perception and thinking using cases where they produce the ‘wrong’ answer. In this talk we will look at some examples, and consider what they can tell us about perception, and differences between people and cultures. 
    Monday 4 October, 16.15-17.15 - details and register

How to join 

How to log in to your webinar

 

'Join here'
If your taster lecture says 'join here', simply click on the link 10 minutes before the scheduled start time, so you can check your computer settings. There's no need to download any additional software but if possible, we recommend using Chrome in incognito mode. 

Please note that your browser may ask for permission to access your microphone and video - don't worry, we won't be able to see or hear you, but granting permission means you'll be able to see and hear us! You can type any questions you have into the chat box.
 

'Details and register'
If your taster lecture says 'details and register', you'll need to visit the Channel Talent website and complete a short form to register for these sessions. Channel Talent will then send you all the details you need to log in on the day.

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