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Schools and Colleges Open Days 2017/18

Tuesday 12 September 2017 and Thursday 18 January 2018

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

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

 

The full programme of events will be released soon, but here's our schedule of from last year to give you a taste of what your students can get involved with on the day

 

Faculty of Social Sciences

 

Title of session

Description of session

A taste of Financial Accounting (Business -Accounting)

Case study group exercise to explore the relationship between daily transactions and the year-end financial statements.

Advertising that works: the science behind great ads (Business -Marketing)

The session has two parts; the first will explore the science of signs, symbols and visual images, or 'semiotics', and how they are used in advertising; while in the second part, the pupils will have the opportunity to design their own advert applying the language of signs.

Business on the Move (Business)

Using board games to provide insights into running a business.

Digital Marketing Workshop (Business)

The student journey in creating a marketing video.

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?'

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.

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.

Why what you think you know about the First World War is almost certainly wrong' (History)

First World War

Warfare and Propaganda in the C20th (History)

Second World War

"Popular Culture and Social Change in Post-War Britain" (History)

Post War

 

Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing

Subject/Institute

Description

LD Nursing

Sensory Techniques and Communication - Find out all about Learning Disability Nursing and enjoy an interactive sensory session which highlights alternative methods of communication.

LD Nursing

Sensory Techniques and Communication - Find out all about Learning Disability Nursing and enjoy an interactive sensory session which highlights alternative methods of communication.

Psychology

Positive Psychology - A light hearted, interactive session and discussion on how psychology can impact on our daily lives in a positive way.

Psychology

Positive Psychology - A light hearted, interactive session and discussion on how psychology can impact on our daily lives in a positive way.

Education (Primary Math)

Are you ready for the Skills Test? This will be a beneficial workshop  session for anyone interested in applying for initial teacher training and will offer an insight on what to expect for the Professional skills tests!

Education SENDIS

What is SENDIS?  Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion Studies will enable you to find out about a range of issues and perspectives surrounding working with disabled individuals & exploring the diversity of learners and their development.  Discover some of the interactive ways our students learn within this field and what opportunities are available after studying this course...you will be surprised!

Institute of Sport

10 things you always wanted to know about careers in sport: This interactive session will explore all the different careers and opportunities within the world of Sport. Find out the various routes our students and graduates have followed and hear about some of their  successes!

Institute of Sport

10 things you always wanted to know about careers in sport: This interactive session will explore all the different careers and opportunities within the world of Sport. Find out the various routes our students and graduates have followed and hear about some of their  successes!

 

Faculty of Arts

Session

Description

Removing the dangers of muddled thinking

Understanding how philosophical reasoning works to remove errors in judgement.

Who Are We? How Do We Know?

Understanding Our Place in a Changing World

What is the meaning and purpose of the human birth?

Understanding the role of faith(s) in human society

'Shakespeare in Love and other Poems'

Discussion of Shakespeare's ambivalent attitudes to gender identity and sexuality, and presence of similar outlooks in other poets

'Regional Humour: What Does it Tell Us about its People?

Analysis of how local communities reveal a great deal about themselves, their self-image and wider cultural values through their use of humour.

'How to Write a Very Short Story'

An interactive discussion about narrative technique from a published novelist, poet and story writer.

'Myth is All Around'

Discussion of how classic stories explaining the origins of our world and how we ourselves began are embedded in the culture surrounding us

Game Sound, Songwriting and Performance

Suitable for: students interested in music, popular music or music technology and sound production.

Musical Theatre vocal and acting workshop

Suitable for: students interested in musical theatre or musical theatre with drama joint.

Introduction to choreography: Phrasing upstairs/downstairs

This creative workshop will develop student's understanding on how to create a dance phrase and how to develop innovative movement from phrases that seemingly should not co-exist. 

IMPORTANT -Participants need to come dressed in dance clothing they can easily move in and ready for a practical physical workshop.

Text, Voice and Musicality

The workshop explores the musicality of the actor's voice (solo and ensemble).

'Why Media and Film?'

Engaging with media and film is vital to understanding how we make sense of the world today. These forms provide information and entertainment to millions on daily basis. We take them very much for granted. This session will explain why we really shouldn't...

'Secrets of Journalism and Public Relations'

What does cross-platform Journalism look like these days? How do we engage with it? How does Public Relations fit into this? What if we told you that we are all journalists and PR gurus these days? Come along to find out why...

Getting started in Animation

Workshop: methods and ways to creating effective movement on screen. Find out how the animation journey begins.

Film and Television Techniques

A workshop in Editing/ green screen/ TV studio practice. Come and explore fundamentals and techniques of moving image production.

Processes in Computer Games

Pathways and approaches to creating successful and effective game play.

Fine Art- Drawing the body

A practical session that aims to introduce students to the 'life drawing' studio and consider how this traditional activity might still be relevant in contemporary art practice. (Models will be clothed in this introductory session).

Fashion and Textiles

The body as form In this practical session students will be encouraged to sculpt dynamic forms from fabric and explore the potential of light and projections on the surface.

Photography and Portraiture

Framing Identity Set in the photography studios this practical session will encourage students to consider how photographic portraiture might represent and challenge perceptions of identity.

 

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Session

Description

Weapons of Mass Detection

Please note this session is only suitable for students studying AS/A2 level chemistry or B-tech applied science. Other students may find the session useful.

Making Polymers

 

Geography Workshop

 

Dive into Virtual 

 

Chemical Enginering - Energy-efficient Heating and Cooling Equipment and products

Laboratory demonstration of heat extraction and exchange to cool or heat industrial equipment or products

Chemical Enginering - Energy-efficient Heating and Cooling Equipment and products

Laboratory demonstration of heat extraction and exchange to cool or heat industrial equipment or products

My Heart: How does it work?

You will look at the function of your heart and record your own ECG. You will also use a patient simulator to see what \happens during a heart attack

My Heart: How does it work?

You will look at the function of your heart and record your own ECG. You will also use a patient simulator to see what happens during a heart attack

Dynamic DNA

You will extract DNA from kiwi fruit, using simple laboratory techniques

Dynamic DNA

You will extract DNA from kiwi fruit, using simple laboratory techniques

Robocode is a programming game, where the goal is to develop a robot battle tank to battle against other tanks in Java or .NET. The robot battles are running in real-time and on-screen.

Alix Bergeret

Unity is an industry standard game engine used to create mobile and desktop games. In this session you will be introduced to the engine and learn how to create a simple game environment and a first person camera.

Thomas Hartley

UWR Race Team

Meet the race team!