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Schools and Colleges Open Days 2017/18

Thursday 18 January 2018

University of Wolverhampton
Wulfruna Street
Wolverhampton
WV1 1LY
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Join us at the University of Wolverhampton for our Schools and Colleges Open Days.

Give your students a choice of exciting sessions to get involved with – whatever their interest, from the arts to engineering.

With expert staff available from across our subjects, as well as our support services to answer any queries, confirm your group visit now and get your students considering their next steps.

Our question-busting teams will be available on the day:

  • Making student money go further
  • Enjoying life in university accommodation
  • Getting support from the Student Enabling Centre
  • Adding an extra dimension with the Students’ Union
  • International options: learning languages or studying abroad

On arrival please register in the Rosalind Franklin Building (MB).

Should you have any further questions please contact outreach@wlv.ac.uk 

 

The full programme of events will be released shortly, but here are some of the confirmed sessions to give you an idea of what your students can get involved with on the day.

Faculty of Arts

Time of sessionDuration of sessionName of SessionStaffRoom Number
10:00-10:45 45mins Creative Thinking for the Creative Industries Jane Webb MC331
10:00-10:45 45mins Developing the skills you need for a sustainable career in music and the arts Claire Hampton and Steve Cooper MC353
11:00-11:45 45mins Media in Motion; the persuasive idea and getting your voices heard Ross Winning MC331
11:00-11:45 45mins Why the Humanities? Andy Cooper MC353
12:45- 1:30 45mins Creative Thinking for the Creative Industries Jane Webb MC331
12:45- 1:30 45mins Developing the skills you need for a sustainable career in music and the arts Claire Hampton and Steve Cooper MC353
13:45-14:30 45mins Media Futures: Planning a career in Media Bianca Fox MC331
13:45-14:30 45mins Why the Humanities? Andy Cooper MC353

 Faculty of Science and Engineering

Time of sessionDuration of sessionTitle of sessionDescription of session
10:00 45mins An Introduction to Android Programming In this activity, you will be learning to build a basic Android app and then building it into a simple "Noughts and Crosses" game. The main tool that you will be using is the Android Studio Integrated Development Environment.
11:00 45mins An Introduction to Game Development In this activity, you will be learning to build a basic level in the Unity 3D game engine. This activity is aimed at students interested in computer science / computer science (Games Development).
10:00 90mins Tabletting practical  A hands-on laboratory session from the School of Pharmacy to provide an overview of the manufacturing of tablets
12:45 90mins Tabletting practical  A hands-on laboratory session from the School of Pharmacy to provide an overview of the manufacturing of tablets
10:00-10:45 45 min Chemical Engineering: Breaking Bad The students will be shown how products are studied on a pilot scale, to produce a high quality product.  They will be introduced to the concept of reaction theory, space time and mixing
10:00-10:45 45 min Hidden professional careers from science, design, computing, business, geography qualifications that are highly employable Initial talk about diverse range of careers in architecture and construction where companies are actively seeking people and with science and maths qualifications for business-and design focused roles. During the session participants will undertake a short aptitude Quiz which match their aptitudes and characteristics to job roles. There will be a short analysis on the personality type and link to job roles within Construction and the built environment.
11:00-11:45 45 min Chemical Engineering: Breaking Bad The students will be shown how products are studied on a pilot scale, to produce a high quality product. They will be introduced to the concept of reaction theory, space time and mixing
10:00-10:45 45 min Chemical Engineering: Breaking Bad The students will be shown how products are studied on a pilot scale, to produce a high quality product.  They will be introduced to the distillation ( from making whisky to petrol)
11:00-11:45 45 min Chemical Engineering: Breaking Bad The students will be shown how products are studied on a pilot scale, to produce a high quality product.  They will be introduced to the distillation ( from making whisky to petrol)
10:00-10:45 45 min Ballistics and Osteology 45 mins Ballistics, Osteology circus (20 minutes x2 for each)
11:00-11:45 45 min Gore and the Law A practical session on Forensic Science and the law  from the Department of Biology, Chemistry & Forensic Science
11:00-11:45 45 min DNA Analysis A lab based session from the Department of Biology, Chemistry & Forensic Science.
12:00-12:45 45 min Ballistics and Osteology 45 mins Ballistics, Osteology circus (20 minutes x2 for each)
13:45-14:30 45 min Gore and the Law A practical session on Forensic Science and the law  from the Department of Biology, Chemistry & Forensic Science.
13:45-14:30 45 min DNA Analysis A lab based session from the Department of Biology, Chemistry & Forensic Science.Faculty of Social Sciences

 Faculty of Social Sciences

Time of sessionDuration of sessionTitle of sessionDescription of session
10:00 - 10:45 45mins A taste of Financial Accounting (Business -Accounting) Case study group exercise to explore the relationship between daily transactions and the year-end financial statements.
11:00 - 11:45 45mins Business Management (Business) Using case study materials, this session gives an insight into the descion making of a business.
12:00 - 12:45 45mins Human Rescource Management (Business) This session provides an insight into human rescource management practice in the modern workplace.
13:45 - 14:30 45mins Contemporary issues in Leisure and Tourism TBC
10:00 - 10:45 45mins Homicide Introduction to murder (Law) This is an introduction to murder and homicide. It looks at the law behind these particular areas and how certain outcomes are determined.
11:00 - 11:45 45mins Judgement Day (Law) Participants in this session will take on the role of court judges within the English legal system and will be asked to determine sentences, based on individual case studies explored throughout the session.
12:00 - 12:45 45mins Introduction to Civil Law (Law) A discussion about contract law to get students thinking, covering some basic points about how our common law system works, activity on the court structure, introduction to occupiers liability and a quiz.
10:00 - 10:45 45mins Digital Dating Abuse: A new form of violence? (Criminology) This presentation highlights the role of technology and social media as a new method to communicate dating abuse in teenage romantic relationships. Findings are presented from research conducted with teenagers (aged 12-18 years old) about their personal experiences of digital dating abuse. Can you guess what the findings were?'
11:00 - 11:45 45mins Body modification and tattoos: What is normal? (Sociology) This session looks at the extent of tattooing, but also looking at what might be perceived as some of the more 'extreme' forms of body modification. This leads to how we might understand activities such as dieting and body building as also being forms of body modification. In doing so, questions how we define what is 'normal' and the ways in which we do, or do not, identify ourselves as similar to certain groups of people.
12:00 - 12:45 45mins Coalbrookdale Stockbook' (C18, England, Shropshire) (History) This sesion will look into the history behind 'Coalbrookdale Stockbook'. Looking at the significance of Abraham Darby and where the first iron ore was smelted.
13:00 - 13:45 45mins Introduction to Policing and Intelligence (Policing) This session explores the BSc (Hons) Policing and Intelligence degree programme, which will cover core and optional modules, the support and opportunities available throughout the degree, and also the possible career options after graduating. There will be an interactive drugs awareness activity, with a Question and Answer session to follow.

Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing

Time of sessionDuration of sessionTitle of sessionDescription of session
10:00 –10:45 and 11:00-11:45 Adult Nursing  The Nursing Profession Want to know more about the Nursing Profession? This session will include discussion and taster activities to help you find out more about this dynamic role.
10:00-10.45 Sport Sporting Opportunities 

This session will explore the exciting work of the Institute of Sport & Human Science and provide details of the sport offer. Interactive in nature, it will include video of some of our great student opportunities at home and abroad.

10:00 – 10:45 and 11:00-11:45 Sport Disability in Sport

Sport taster activities that focus on inclusion and leading inclusively.

11:00-11:45 and 12:45 – 13:30 Children’s Nursing Vital responses in Children’s Nursing Discussing and practicing basic life support skills and an insight into the responsibilities of a Children’s Nurse.
11:00-11:45 and 12:45 – 13:30 Learning Disability Nursing Duties of a Learning Disability Nurse What makes an excellent Learning disability Nurse? This session will give you an insight into the experiences of a learning disability nurse and also the methods they use to support people who live with learning disabilities and their carers.

 

This session will explore the exciting work of the Institute of Sport & Human Science and provide details of the sport offer. Interactive in nature, it will include video of some of our great student opportunities at home and abroad.

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