University of Exeter Humanities & Social Science Opportunities

Contents:

  • The Course Discovery Series – getting a head start for Exeter Scholars
  • Year 12 Business & Economics Conference – 3rd July 2019
  • Year 12 Explore Day, 12th July – working with students to tackle real world issues and develop key learning skills
  • STEAM Day, 4th June – a unique one day event bridging the gap between science and humanities to break down the gender imbalance
  • New Teaching Enrichment Workshops – visit the Lord of the Flies Archive at the University, learn about Hidden Narratives of the Country House at Castle Drogo and more
  • Year 12 Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences Summer Residential 8th – 11th July
  • Year 10 Insight Day – experience Humanities & Social Sciences, Science and Business & Law
  • Theology & Religion Conference, 28th June – world-leading expert academics from the Department of Theology and Religion will present on areas linked with the new A-level specifications in Religious Studies

The Course Discovery Series – getting a head start for Exeter Scholars

Year Group – Years 10 or 11
Location – a combination of two 1 hour in-school and 1 on-campus day visit at the University of Exeter
Dates – flexible to suit the school

An opportunity to get up close and personal with the perspective, practice and people behind the aspirations of your students. Delivered over 3 sessions our Course Discovery Series brings the excitement of university courses and real life research into the classroom for 2 visits . . . and invites the classroom onto campus for their final event, to see what our subjects are really all about.

This series is the perfect introduction for Exeter Scholars in Year 12 as it allows potential applicants to start exploring their subject interests before they have to choose a subject activity strand themselves.  It also allows participants to broaden their course knowledge before they select their A level choices or equivalent.

Currently available in the following subject areas –

  • Geology & Mining Engineering
  • Physics
  • Biosciences
  • Geography
  • Sports & Health Sciences
  • Economics: A student perspective
  • Drama: Devising performance
  • Modern Languages: Exploring language & culture
  • Theology & Religion: How does religion shape the world
  • Law
  • Medicine

Click here to contact us and arrange for the Discovery Series of your choice to be delivered in your school.

Year 12 Business & Economics Conference

Year group – Year 12
Location – University of Exeter Streatham Campus
Dates – 3rd July 2019

A unique chance to attend lectures delivered by Academics from across the Business School, exploring topical ‘big picture issues’ that arise from the latest research in Economics, Business and Finance.  You’ll also have the opportunity to meet current university students, have a tour of the campus, and find out more about student life and the routes into different careers.

To find out more and to book places for your school please contact us at business-school-outreach@exeter.ac.uk

Year 12 Explore Day

Event – Year 12 Explore Day
Year group – Years 12
Location – University of Exeter Penryn Campus
Dates – Friday 12th July 2019

Your Year 12 students are invited to the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus to take part in a number of exciting subject workshops! On the 12th July 2019, academics from the Law, Business, Bioscience, and Renewable Energy departments will be working with students to tackle real-world issues and develop key learning skills.

Visit our teachers webpages for information on how to book or contact us if you have any questions.

STEAM – a unique approach to bridging the gap between science and humanities

Year group – Year 10
Location – on-campus at the University of Exeter Streatham Campus
Date – 4th June 2019

Artificial Intelligence is our future but will it save or destroy us?
Explore different perspectives on the rapid development of AI technology from both a humanities and science perspective, and the impact that AI will have on our future. This day is aimed at Year 10 students to encourage them to consider important issues from a multi-disciplinary perspective and will be offered in the summer term. For more information contact hums-outreach@exeter.ac.uk.

Teaching Enrichment Workshops – new opportunities added

Year group – Years 9 – 12
Location – on-campus at the University of Exeter
Dates – set dates available but with some flexibility for some subject areas

We have added some exciting new workshops to our Teaching Enrichment Workshop calendar to include the one outlined below.  This workshop is available alongside others still available to book between now and the end of the new year a full list of which can be found on our teachers website –

Texts in Context – William Golding Archive: Lord of the Flies

The University of Exeter holds a large archive of the drafts and notebooks of William Golding, the novelist who is best remembered for Lord of the Flies. With the generous support of the Golding family, the Department of English would be delighted to open the archive to students from across the South West.

Students will have the opportunity to study the original manuscript and typescript of Lord of the Flies, and to participate in seminar-style university learning.

This experience will encourage students to engage critically and creatively with the novel and to discuss its prominent place in popular culture. In addition, during their visit, students will be able to visit the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum and to explore the history of film from the earliest moving pictures to the present.

This opportunity is open to students in Year 10-13. The university is committed to increasing public access to its heritage collections, and developing a range of activities to complement school studies. If you are interested in taking part, or would like to find out more about how the University can support the GCSE and A level curriculum, please contact Jennie Truman at hums-outreach@exeter.ac.uk

Please note dates available for Teaching Enrichment Workshops are limited and available on a first some first served basis.

Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences Summer Residential – Know the Past, Live the Present, Imagine the Future

Year Group – Year 12
Location – University of Exeter Streatham Campus
Dates – 8th – 11th July 2019

This enriching and dynamic three-night residential will offer students who are interested in subjects across the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, a fantastic chance to experience, first-hand, life at the University of Exeter. The programme will include academic sessions, delivered by expert researchers in their fields, and social activities, facilitated by student ambassadors and staff. Furthermore, students will experience a campus tour, as well as mini talks on student life and on educational and social opportunities in Higher Education. In studying subjects across the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences disciplines, students will explore the past, the present and the future, and discover how time and experience has shaped society and culture. It will introduce them to a range of stimulating ideas over the course of four days, engaging in perhaps new and alternative topics that they have not yet considered. No prior academic knowledge of the topics is required, only an enthusiasm for the field and a willingness to partake in the sessions.

This summer school is a cross-collaboration programme facilitated by the Colleges of Humanities and Social Sciences and International Studies. It will suit students who are interested in subjects across the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, who want an insight into what it would be like to study these subjects at university-level, and will help them to make an informed decision about university and their chosen course. Students will stay on campus for three nights in University of Exeter Halls of Residence on the Streatham Campus and all meals and social activities will be provided. For further information and for bookings, please email hassoutreach@exeter.ac.uk

Year 10 Insight Day – experience Humanities & Social Sciences, Sciences and Business & Law at the Penryn Campus

Year group – Year 10
Location – on-campus at the University of Exeter Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Dates – 26th April 2019
We are delighted to announce that the Penryn Campus is hosting a number of subject Insight Days on Friday 26th April 2019!
We are offering three subject strands for students to choose from; Humanities & Social Sciences, Sciences, and Business & Law.
This hands-on event is designed to give your Year 10 students an insight into the University of Exeter Penryn Campus and its world class teaching and research. Alongside subject taster sessions, students will explore campus and meet current undergraduate students to ask any questions they may have about higher education.
Visit our teachers webpages for information on how to book or contact us if you have any questions.

Theology & Religion Conference

Year group – Years 10 to 13 mixed
Location – University of Exeter Streatham Campus
Date – 28th June 2019

This free conference day is for students in Year 10 upwards and their teachers. Published world-leading expert academics from the Department of Theology and Religion will present on areas linked with the new A-level specifications in Religious Studies, including Theology and Criminal Justice; Religion and Politics; Philosophy of Religion; and Religion, Gender and Sexuality. There will also be an opportunity to find out more about studying Theology and Religion at university and to meet a university Admissions Tutor. Teachers are also welcome to bring students not currently studying RS/RE/Philosophy who are interested in getting a taste of what Theology and Religion at university might be like. This is a brilliant opportunity to get some expert input.
If you would like to attend please contact hums-outreach@exeter.ac.uk

 

V Koehler-Lewis