Masterclasses at your School or College

We are pleased to announce that we are now offering Masterclasses. These workshops can be delivered at your school or college or here at the University of Wolverhampton. These masterclasses give students the chance to find out more about our courses as well as a taster of what studying with us is like. 

All masterclass workshops are free - for full details or to book one of these sessions for your students please contact the team.  

Find out more about our Masterclasses

The School of Education at the University of Wolverhampton are thrilled to offer Schools and Colleges a menu of Masterclasses to choose from for those who are interested in studying

Early Childhood Studies or Education Studies with us.  This will be an opportunity to learn more about Early Childhood Studies and/or Educational Studies in a classroom-based or practical classroom-based sessions.

These Masterclasses are aimed at years 11, 12, 13 and will be delivered on Walsall Campus.

Please email for a full menu of Masterclasses for both Early Childhood Studies and/or Education Studies, that we can send directly to you.

 Menu: Early Childhood Studies 

The construct of Childhood:

(Classroom based activity- 1 hour). A practical activity that looks at the different images of childhood through history and supports the students to understand how childhood is constructed.

The importance of creativity in the early Years

(Classroom based activity- 1hour) a practical activity that explores through the use of play dough the importance of valuing children’s creativity through a child centred approach.

Enabling Environments

(a practical classroom-based session- 1 hour long) Students will experience through the use of different resources, including the role of the adult, the impact of these upon young children’s development and learning.

Health, well-being, and healthy eating

(a practical classroom-based session-1 hour long)

Students will have the opportunity to prepare a snack and then discuss what healthy eating looks like, considering budgets and differing family experiences.

Parent Partnership, a case study

(Classroom based activity- 1 hour long). Students will use a case study to discuss the challenges of responding to and meeting individual children’s and family’s needs.

Sustainability in the early years

(An outside based activity, 1.5 hours long) Students will have the opportunity to build dens, and plant vegetables while considering how play in the early years supports young children’s developing understanding around sustainability and the sustainable development goals.

Saying NO to pencil grippers

(An outside activity 1.5 hours long) Students will be looking at how play in the outdoor environment supports important physical development. Students will be rolling, hopping, jumping, building small world fantasy houses, drawing and collecting treasures in this active workshop.

Forest School

(An outside or inside activity 1 hour long) Students will have the opportunity to experience forest school and learn that this is more than playing outside.


 Menu: Education Studies 

Take a Step Privilege Walk

(1 hour – Classroom or Outdoor Based) a practical activity to help students develop an understanding how privilege operates in education and the impact this can have.

Education Studies Careers Bingo

(1 hour – Workshop/Classroom Based) A fun way to actively explore the wide range of careers you can access with an Education Studies or Education, Childhood and Youth degree.

Introduction to Educational Psychology: Understanding Yourself as a Learner

1 to 1.5 hours – Workshop/Classroom based) – Begin to explore the psychology of education and get to know yourself as a learner including the impact of your mindset, the groups you belong to, and what motivates you to succeed.

Ideal profession session

45 mins – 1 hour – Workshop/classroom based) An introduction to education-based study,  allowing students to reflect on different career roles in society that may work with children/young people, and offering them the opportunity to identify ideal attributes people in the roles may hold. This session makes connections to a range of careers and is a pro-active and collaborative session using lego to creatively develop students’ ideas.

Education: Addressing the Challenges

(1 hour workshop/classroom based) What skills and contributions can students in Education Studies offer in finding solutions to current societal challenges such as: Climate change, Global pandemics, Inequality, Racism, Poverty and hunger.

Equality and Diversity in Education

(1 hour workshop – classroom based, practical) Students will begin to look at resources and items from everyday society that perpetuate attitudes and stereotypes. In this session students explore everything from (mis)representations of diversities in children’s story books to everyday language such as “natural” colour tights. An opportunity to explore problematic narratives in society.

Introduction to Education and Social Justice

45 mins – 1 hour – Workshop/classroom based)  In this session students get a taster of education and social justice, including looking at key figures that have shaped education through time with an opportunity to reflect on personal learning journeys and make suggestions for future education policy in society.

Understanding Your Educational Journey

(45 mins – 1 hour – Workshop/classroom based)  - This session provides an opportunity to reflect on students’ own educational experience, creating a critical-incident chart of their journey, and learning from the journeys of their peers/others in society. This session drawn in spoken word performances that capture a range of diverse issues and which challenge the status quo of current education practices.

The School of Education at the University of Wolverhampton are thrilled to offer Schools and Colleges a menu of Masterclasses to choose from for those who are interested in studying Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion with us.  This will be an opportunity to learn more about Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion in a classroom-based or practical classroom-based session.

These Masterclasses are aimed at years 11, 12, 13.

 Menu: Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion

Ideal professional session  

(45 mins – 1 hour – Workshop/classroom based) 

An introduction to Special needs, disability, and inclusion to reflect on different career roles when working with children, young people, and adults which offers the opportunity to consider their employment options in the sector. This session makes connections to a range of careers and is a fact finding and collaborative session to explore different career opportunities

Introduction to working with parents of children and young people with special educational needs.  

An interactive session to introduce the idea of how we can promote collaborative partnerships with parents and provide support for them when parenting children or young person with a special educational need or disability. Interactive session which explores values and ideas when working with parents. 

Exploring the needs of children, young people, and adults with visual impairments 

Interactive walk around the campus using adaptive equipment to identify the challenges experienced by visually impaired children, young people and adults using a risk assessment approach.

Community Walk

(45 mins- 1hour)

Interactive session which explores the concept of a local community (Please note that this activity requires additional resources: paper, pens, phone camera/ video).

Giving People a Voice

An introductory session of how we can meet the communication needs of children, young people, and adults. This session will be an interactive session to explore different communication needs and how we can use adaptive communication aids to give children, young people, and adults a voice.  

Include me too

Introduces the principles of inclusion when working children, young people, and adults. Interactive session which explores the significance of developing inclusive practices to support and empower children, young people, and adults in their everyday lives. 


All of our masterclasses will be an important addition to the curriculum and will be of particular interest to students studying GCSEs, BTECs, Access programmes and A Levels in health & social care, politics, social science, social care, sociology, psychology, law and related subject areas. It will also be of interest to students wishing to pursue careers in social care, health, education and the voluntary sector.

The following masterclasses can be delivered on site (Wolverhampton Campus) or off site. 

Social Work Masterclass 

This is an informative and interactive masterclass focussed on our BA (Hons) Social Work course .  In this session students explore social work and the role of a Social Worker in today’s society.  Students will gain a general understanding about contemporary social work, issues and discover possible solutions.

Please email  quoting the name of the event along with the year group and numbers you wish to book.

Introduction to Research Skills in Social Work

In this 50-minute session, we will delve into the exciting realm of research within the context of social care. We'll commence by exploring what research entails, its crucial role in enhancing people's lives, and the various types of research methodologies. Subsequently, we'll engage in a hands-on and interactive experience as students collaborate in groups to brainstorm strategies for addressing a research question related to social care.  We will conclude with a brief Q&A and an open discussion, allowing students to seek clarification and contribute their perspectives.

Please email  quoting the name of the event along with the year group and numbers you wish to book.

Social care services

This masterclass will explore aspects of working in social care when working with vulnerable adults (i.e. people with mental ill-health, learning disabilities, physical disabilities , ex offenders and homelessness) and employability skills needed for practice. It will focus on and explore how organisations are structured, paid for, roles within adult services, working culture of the organisation and will include; independent living, residential care, care in the community and supported living.

In this session, which will last approximately one and a half hours, students will be introduced to the topic of social care and health including examples of social care services can impact on many aspects of health and life and well as reviewing mixed economy.

Please email  quoting the name of the event along with the year group and numbers you wish to book.

Discrimination and the Equality Act 2010

This masterclass explores the concept of discrimination. The Equality Act 2010 is introduced with a particular focus on the protected characterise of age.

In this session, which will last approximately one hour, students will be engaged in interactive activities to consider how various groups in society might experience discrimination beyond the nine protected characteristics stated in the Equality Act 2010. The students will be encouraged to think more critically about discrimination through considering how age discrimination is embedded through the national minimum and the national living wage for different age groups.

Please email  quoting the name of the event along with the year group and numbers you wish to book.

Prejudice, Stereotypes and Discrimination

This masterclass explores the concepts of prejudice, stereotypes and discrimination.

In this session, which will last approximately one hour, students will be engaged in interactive activities to consider the differences between prejudice, stereotypes and discrimination and how they can challenge these.

Please email  quoting the name of the event along with the year group and numbers you wish to book.


Faculty of Science and Engineering 

We are pleased to announce that we are now offering Masterclasses from courses within our School of Science. These workshops can be delivered at your school or college and run for one hour, unless stated otherwise. These masterclasses give students the chance to find out more about our courses as well as a taster of what studying with us is like. The dates of these sessions can be agreed between our academic colleagues and the school/college. Please contact the School and College team to enquire about these sessions and potential dates. 


How plants will help to save the world! 

This talk will provide a holistic overview of plant biology and its contribution to the history of science and will also touch upon some the various industries and potential career opportunities relevant to the plant sciences and agriculture. These topics will include the importance of plant biology in relation to drug discovery, global food security, global warming, and biofuel production. In addition, the role plants play in the water cycle and the production of the oxygen in the air we breathe will also be discussed. 

Genetics, epigenetics, and your health.   


This talk delves into the world of genetics for a discussion around: What are genes? and why are we mutating?  

What is epigenetics:  Is it all your parents' fault? Can you control how your genes behave?  

What is cancer: is it a genetic disease? How does epigenetics contribute to cancer? And how can we use epigenetics to treat cancer? 

Frogs leap for diabetes: Hope is rising! 


The talk will highlight risk factors of diabetes and major challenges associated with current diabetes treatment approaches. It will then focus on the exploration of novel agents from natural sources with emphasis on peptides isolated from frog skin secretions and our efforts in developing them into a novel class of anti-diabetic agents. 

Microbial Factories


This talk will focus on microbial cells used as a production facility able to make specific compounds or products. Microbes have been increasingly used to produce useful compounds with numerous applications in the food, agriculture, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries.  This talk will explain the role of microorganisms in production of selected drugs, vaccines, vitamins, biomaterials and biofuels. In addition, the role of microbes in safe removal of waste from water and soil will be also discussed. 

Blood, Sweat and Snakebites: the making of a herpetologist 

An introduction to being a herpetologist (Herpetology: the study of amphibians and reptiles) from our very own resident Professor Mark O’Shea, Prof of Herpetology. 

Aquaporins - Treating brain damage through molecular plumbing! 

This talk will focus on Aquaporin proteins – the cellular plumbing system. How can these tiny water channels regulate the water in your body and how can they be used to help people with brain damage as a result of head injury, traumatic brain injury or stroke.  

Molecular Science

Available dates:-

Monday 17th June 2024

Tuesday 18th June 2024

Friday 21st June 2024

Monday 1st July 2024

Tuesday 2nd July 2024

This is a full morning’s practical that supports the school curriculum in teaching molecular biology. We offer two sessions that cover key practical skills used in molecular work worldwide.

The first session includes transformation of Escherichia coli with plasmids, restriction enzyme digest of Lambda DNA and agarose gel electrophoresis of digest. The second session includes Extraction of plasmid DNA, polymerase chain reaction and agarose gel electrophoresis. 

Photographs of gels are sent to school/college the following day. Sessions run from 9.20 am to 1.00 pm and include a break. Once a booking is made, we will contact you for your chosen session. 

Diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of patients

Ever wondered what is happening to someone when they are having a heart attack or an asthma attack and what can we do it about it?  During our talk and demonstration you will learn about the pathological processes behind the triggers of these attacks, watch a demonstration of how we diagnose them and learn how we can treat them and monitor disease progression.


Always read the label! The Chemistry of Consumer Fraud 


The UK public hungers for sustainable agricultural and man-made sources of novel food products and ingredients. How is food quality and safety monitored? This talk covers chemical and biological analysis of foodstuffs and dietary supplements, reinforcing the importance of reading food and product labels so consumers can make ethical choices

Chemical Engineering 

Chemical Engineering

Learn how to save the world with sustainable food, sustainable energy to innovations in healthcare.



Dead or Alive- the story in your body! 

Forensic anthropology and its use in identifying people: how forensic anthropologists can identify the living and the dead. 

“The Real CSI” – who dunnit? 

Using forensic science to solve crime- how cutting-edge forensic science can be applied to help solve crimes from a former practicing Forensic Scientist. 

Gore and the law - Looking at crime from a different angle 

Get a different angle on how to solve crimes! You may think you would never use trigonometry after you finish studying maths, but did you know it can be used to help solve crimes? Bloodstain pattern analysis is a key feature of crime scene investigation, helping investigators piece together the sequence of events that took place when violent crimes have been committed. Knowing how many blows have been struck during an assault, as well as pinpointing where they occurred, are important procedures that give investigators a fuller picture of a crime scene and trigonometry plays a key role in bloodstain pattern analysis. This talk will introduce some of the concepts that underpin bloodstain pattern analysis and how trigonometry is applied to help solve crime. 

Are you interested in studying Journalism here at the University of Wolverhampton, in our very own Screen School, which has a 5 million pound investment? 

Our Journalism Department is kitted out to the same standard as major broadcasters such as the BBC, ITV, Sky News and LBC Radio. The course offers cross-curricular learning involves establishing patterns of information between different academic subjects.

It offers a creative way of developing knowledge, understanding and practical skills through a study of interconnected topics.

A common way of expanding knowledge on a specific subject is to study the history of that topic and apply that learning to other teaching lessons.

To find out more about studying Journalism at Wolverhampton please follow this link ITV - Journalism

Session 1: Breaking News

Age Group: Year 11, Year 12, and Year 13 Duration: 2 hours Ideal group size: 10-15 students Suitable for students with any subject or career interest.

After a brief chat with ITV News reporter (and Wolves Journalism Course Leader) Gareth Owen, you will dive straight into an imaginary breaking news story. Each of you will take on roles as reporters, eyewitnesses, and presenters as we gather footage, stage a mock press conference, and finally get the story onto radio and TV. This is a fun, supportive and active session appropriate for all. You will be able to keep video of your completed work. (Please inform us of any individual learning requirements in advance)

Session 2: News Writing

Age Group: Year 12 and Year 13 Duration: 90 minutes Ideal group size: 10 students maximum Suitable for students already interested in a career in journalism, OR who have a passion for writing OR a particular news specialism (e.g., we can create bespoke sessions around sport, politics etc).

After a brief chat with ITV News reporter (and Wolves Journalism Course Leader) Gareth Owen, you will work on your own news script. You will take part in a mock press conference, before writing material for TV, and presenting it our TV bulletin studio. This session is designed to help keen writers and potential young journalists to hone their writing skills while giving them experience in TV studio. You will be able to keep a recording of your TV bulletin

Session 3: Welcome to News

Age Group: Years 8, 9 and 10 Duration: 60 minutes Ideal group size: 15-20 students Suitable for younger students as an introduction to journalism and news reporting.

After a brief chat with ITV News reporter (and Wolves Journalism Course Leader) Gareth Owen, we will explore what makes a news story and try to produce a list of ideas together. You will then get chance to read a news bulletin on the radio and on the TV! You can keep recordings of your starring moments to show friends and family!



Film and Television Production 


Do your students have a career interest in Film and TV?  

We have a great opportunity to meet one of our experienced lecturers Russell Prior. Russell can visit your school and college to deliver sessions and provide a greater depth of understanding about the careers and opportunities the Screen Industry can offer, the Film and TV course at Wolverhampton Uni, the Screen School and all that we have to offer.

The Content Brief: What we can offer to your students.

Film and Screen Industry content, short film analysis, digital media, industry understanding, modern cinema, world cinema, developing creativity. To get in touch and arrange a session please email:

Visual Research Methods:  Sketchbooks as a Creative Playground

Aim: Students will learn about the value of sketch-booking, visual observation and recording a research method for visual practice projects. This activity will begin to dismantle the barriers to spontaneous creative practice and help students develop an informal platform for their own visual voice.


Students will learn how to produce and bind sketchbooks using upcycled materials and will illustrate their own graphic narrative. They will learn techniques to encourage spontaneous creativity and idea generation.

They will receive information on contemporary art and illustration practice that is underpinned by good observational drawing practice as well as artist who use drawing and visual recording as a showcase to voice their lived experience.

Students should finish the session with the ability to use drawing as a way of recording the world around them and bring a genuine voice to their future projects.

Outreach Activity Plan

School: Creative Industries. Illustration Department

Semester: 1 2023-2024

Key Stage/ Subject Years 11 and 12

Subject: Art and Design GCSE and Level 3

Activity: (2.5) hour sessions

Introductory discussion: ‘What is drawing and why is it important’

Students introduced to a succession of quick mark making and drawing exercises.

  • Students will select and combine recycled materials and papers and marks made to produce a sketchbook that is studded with elements from their mark making activity, designed to disrupt formal drawing approaches.
  • Students embark on Guided character generation and narrative exercise.
  • Students set ongoing sketchbook journaling task and shown good examples.
  • Students asked to showcase photographs of work/invited back to visit the department once the project is complete.

For further information please contact to book your session 

Are you interested in studying History, International Relations, Politics, or War Studies? There are a variety of masterclasses to choose from which can be delivered to your school or college. Each class runs for approximately 45 minutes to an hour.

Please get in touch via if you require more information or wish to book a session.

Not quite horrible histories but 'News from the past': studying C18 newspapers In this Masterclass with early modern historian, Dr Karin Dannehl, you will get hands-on with eighteenth-century newspapers and create your very own special edition.
Inside their homes: studying early modern probate inventories. Join early modern historian, Dr Karin Dannehl, to get inside early modern homes. By studying historical probate documents you will test your skills as a sleuth and decode the manuscript evidence to access the intimate details of past lives.
Food for thought: what early modern cookery books can tell us about food, diet and manners. Using historical cookery books you will compose an authentic early modern menu and learn new recipes to try at home. This session will be led by Dr Karin Dannehl, Lecturer in Early Modern History at the University of Wolverhampton. Vegans and vegetarians please notify Dr Dannehl.
Guilty or not guilty? (Or something in the middle?) You will be presented with a selection of crimes dating from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and you will get the chance to act as judge and jury: on the basis of the information provided, you will be asked to judge not only whether the accused was guilty or not guilty, but also what the appropriate punishment should be, from the death sentence to release.
The Dynamics and Implications of China's Rise: How does China's rise shape the world? China is no longer just a “rising” power. It has emerged as a truly global actor, both economically and politically. Today, China's actions affect nearly every region and all pressing global issues from climate change to cyber security. This masterclass is open to anyone interested in developing a deeper understanding of China's rise and its implications for the rest of the world. Together with the University of Wolverhampton's Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Dr Anna Kuteleva, you will go through the major turning points in China's rise between 2000 and 2023.
Media and International Relations: How does the media shape our perceptions of the world?  The media's cover of important social and political events is never balanced. As long as the information the media offer their audiences is accurate, they can print what they like. This means that different organisations report the same story in different ways. They do this by choosing different focal points, characters, images, and headlines. In this masterclass, you will critically analyse how different British and foreign newspapers cover elections, international climate change negotiations, the war in Ukraine, and other import current issues. 
The Northern Ireland Peace Process- where are we now? The peace process in Northern Ireland was hailed at the time as an example of how conflicts could be resolved and credited with bringing peace and stability to Northern Ireland.  It was also expected that the resulting Belfast/Good Friday Agreement would end the ability of the 'Irish question' to disrupt wider British politics.  This talk evaluates the record of the peace process and seeks to explain why these achievements have not been fully achieved.  
"Gypsy" Policy in Germany. 1871-1945. This paper traces the evolution of 'Gypsy' policy across the period 1871-1945. It explores the way in which the persecution of Germany's Sinti and Roma developed from one of discrimination, aggressive policing and expulsion, to one of sterilization and systematic murder under National Socialism.    
Bloody Victory? The British Army and the Battle of the Somme, 1916. On the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 1 July 1916, the British Army suffered 57,470 casualties. When the battle ended 140 days later, it had lost a total of 419,654 men. These dreadful losses, combined with meagre territorial gains, have led many historians, including Winston Churchill and Basil Liddell Hart, to view the battle of a 'welter of slaughter' which resulted in 'no strategic advantage of any kind'. This masterclass by Dr Adam Dighton, Lecturer in War Studies at the University of Wolverhampton, will examine these claims in the light of more recent historical work which argues the battle was, in fact, a 'bloody victory' for the British which laid the foundations for the ultimate defeat of the German Army on the Western Front in 1918. 
Spirit of the Blitz: Myth or Reality?  The German bombing raids on Britain during the Second World War were intended to undermine the country's will to resist Nazi territorial expansion and inflicted over 60,000 civilian casualties. The notion that the British people unified and stood resolute in the face of this onslaught occupies a central position in the national memory of the conflict as well as in the British national identity. This masterclass, led by Dr Adam Dighton, Lecturer in War Studies at the University of Wolverhampton, will examine the accuracy of this interpretation and how this narrative of a 'Spirit of the Blitz' emerged out of contemporary media and propaganda.
Pitfalls of the 'Pax Britannica' This Masterclass will address how the 'Golden Age' of Britain's Victorian heyday was not all it was (and still is) cracked up to be.  Was the Empire a civilising force, or did a perceived sense of at least naval supremacy do nothing more than bolster (especially racial) oppression across the world?  Did Britannia really 'rule the waves', or were the Victorian's in the time of Charles Dickens especially coping rather badly with the 'Anxiety of Decline'?  These questions and more will be explored by tracing our perceptions then and now through books, art, film, and primary artefacts.
The American Civil War (1861-1865) as a Racial Identity Crisis Although the United States as a 'people's republic' has traditionally prided itself on freedom and diversity, the outbreak of civil war in the mid-nineteenth century was very much about white supremacy and slavery.  This talk will show how racism gnawed away at democracy in America from the very beginning--and how many of the same socio-political issues at the heart of this conflict then remain to this day.


For students interested in studying Sociology, Criminology or Criminal Justice we have a series of masterclasses to introduce them to the course and what it has to offer. 

Please contact for further information or to book.

To be or not to be on probation, that is the question!

Led by Dr Kyros Hadjisergis, this masterclass focuses on probation and offender management in associated settings. The aim of the session is threefold: first, the students are introduced to the work, purposes, core values, policies, and practices of probation; second, the contemporary challenges faced by the Probation Service both in the community and custody following the ‘Transforming Rehabilitation’ policy and the recent renationalisation of the service are explored; and third, a career-focused insight is provided for students interested in becoming a probation officer where the current process of joining the service is discussed and the ways in which the University of Wolverhampton provides a pathway to that end through the modules we offer and our expertise in the areas of probation and rehabilitation of offenders.

There is finally an option for students to take part in a fictional case study where they step into the shoes of a probation officer and supervise an individual under probation in the community.

Life in Prison

Led by Dr David Cox, this masterclass will focus on the key issues and challenges faced by prisoners in the current prison system. It will deal with lack of family contact, lack of educational and vocational opportunities, the prison 'churn', and problems specific to elderly prisoners with regard to both their physical and mental health. It will last for around 45 minutes to an hour.

Technology-facilitated Abuse: New method, old tricks?

Led by Dr Karlie Stonard, this session will explore how technology has changed the landscape of abuse, with a particular focus on domestic and dating violence and abuse. Themes to be covered include how technology is used in the perpetration of abuse, theories of interpersonal cyber violence, the impact of technology-facilitated abuse, and how we can manage and combat it while supporting victims safely.

The session runs for approximately two hours, with time for a Q&A.

A-Level/BTEC mini lecture sessions

We are offering a series of Criminology mini-lectures with Dr Neil Olley. These lectures will cover content from two different exam papers:

AQA Sociology Paper 3 – Crime and Deviance

Questions cover globalisation, official statistics, criminological theories (including Marxism), Ethnicity/gender and offending, victimisation and crime reduction strategies such as CCTV.

WJEC/CBAC level 3 certificate/Diploma

Covering a variety of theories (requests possibly accepted) from past papers including a brief critical appraisal of theories involved in units 1 and 2. This includes types of crime and its consequences, the definition of crime and deviance, and critical analysis of theories.

Please email for a full list of what is on offer.


Please contact for further information or to book.

English Language, Linguistics and TESOL

Child Language Acquisition

Taught by Dr Esther Asprey, Judith Hamilton and Dr Anastasia Novoselova, this Masterclass lasts between 1-2 hours and looks at the acquisition of language and covers topics such as:

  • Acquisition of phonology in English and what happens when acquisition does not proceed normally?
  • Acquisition of more than one language, how children acquire multiple languages and does the age of acquisition make a difference?
  • Acquisition of words - how does this happen, and when does it stop?
  • What happens when children acquire pragmatic norms?


Creative and Professional Writing

Poetic Play and Narrative Building Blocks

In this Creative Writing Masterclass, Course Leader, Dr Rob Francis, will lead participants through a series of writing exercises deigned to introduce you to the essential building blocks of short story writing and the experimental nature of our poetic explorations here at the University of Wolverhampton. It runs for approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Please get in touch via if you require more information or wish to book a session.

Calling all thrill seekers: Design and market your own theme park

Have you ever dreamt of creating your own theme park? Using the core proposition of designing and creating a new theme park, this Marketing session will involve a practical, interactive group working session. It allows for Marketing to be explored in a fun and interactive way, using mood boards and technology to design and effectively market your theme park. Taught by Dr Emma Edwards, this masterclass will last between 1-2 hours.

Top of the Class: Design a creative marketing campaign for your school

Can you create a winning campaign to put your school on the map? This Marketing masterclass will explore the key components of marketing to showcase your school to prospective students. Using your creative ideas, you will devise a marketing campaign to promote a memorable school event that incorporates objectives, target audience, influencer marketing and your design skills. Taught by Dr Emma Edwards, this masterclass will last between 1-2 hours.

Recipe for success: have you got what it takes to design a new chocolate bar?


What are the key ingredients for successfully developing and launching a new chocolate bar? This marketing masterclass will allow students to work on ideas for a new chocolate bar.  The session will cover packaging and design of the chocolate, identifying and targeting a relevant audience, and the promotion of the chocolate using digital and traditional media. Taught by Dr Emma Edwards, this masterclass will last between 1-2 hours.

Want to book places or have any questions?   

Please email  quoting the name of the event along with the year group and numbers you wish to book. Any questions you have please do get in touch and the Course Leader will be happy to get in touch with you and discuss further.  Once we receive any bookings we will send you a booking confirmation.

Healthy Ageing and Sarcopenia

 In this session, which will last approximately one hour, students will be introduced to the concept of sarcopenia, how it is measured, the reasons why it develops, and lifestyle factors that can reduce the risk of its development.

VARK Formats towards Managing Cognitive Load and Achieving Effective Learning 

 This masterclass explores students’ Preferences for Learning Resources based on VARK Formats towards Managing Cognitive Load and Achieving Effective Learning. It is argued that addressing the learner's preferences for information is not just a matter of learning sciences but also an important subject of equity. students will be introduced to learning preferences and cognitive load theory (CLT) and pathways to managing cognitive load. CLT has been widely utilised to explore the effects of cognitive structure for teaching and learning in a variety of areas and based on cognitive load theory, there are ternary kinds of contributors to overall cognitive load, these will be explored further.

Inequalities in Health

 This masterclass explores inequalities in health. This important public health issue can be defined as unfair and avoidable differences in health across the population and between different groups within society. They affect how long people live, the health conditions they experience and care that is available to them. This session will last approximately one hour.

Leadership and Management in health

This masterclass explores leadership and management.  There is an ever-increasing need for successful leadership to ensure that Public Health leaders develop their skills and competencies to tackle difficult tasks confronting them so that they can address patient and population health effectively and to satisfactory standards. This session will last approximately one hour.

Physical Activity and our Health

This masterclass explores the role of physical activity in the prevention and management of chronic disease. This session will last approximately one hour.

Identifying the public health response to violent lives  

This masterclass explores the issues pertaining to violent behaviour and violence from health, public health and social perspective. The students will be introduced to the conceptual knowledge that attempts to explain societal, cultural, and interpersonal violence. They will learn and apply theoretical perspectives of violence to a specific issue of violence within a Public Health context. This session will last approximately one hour.

Understanding Health and Public Health

In this session, which will last approximately one hour. Health will be defined and different concept that influences its definition will be discussed with the students. Using the definition of health students will attempt to define Public Health. 

Impact of climate change on health: Roles of Public Health and Health & Wellbeing practitioners

This masterclass explores the impact of climate change on global health and the important roles of public health studies professionals. In recent years, the impact of climate change within the environment has become more apparent. A global public health issue that has warranted the convention of global world leaders in Egypt currently for the COP 27 conference. In addition, climate change impact has affected health of the global population. Events such as extremely hot summer and extremely cold winter periods have become hallmark for nations across the globe as outcomes of climate change. 

Critical Reflection and Reflective Practice

This masterclass explores what is Reflection and why critical reflection is important in professional practice, while considering various professional fields you want to progress into such as Public Health, Nursing, Social Care, etc. This session will last approximately one hour.

What is Public Health and Health and Wellbeing?

This masterclass which will last approximately 2 hours, will afford the opportunity to develop the knowledge and understanding of what Public Health and Health and Wellbeing is, what a degree in one of these subjects covers and the careers that are possible upon completion of one of these degrees.

Culturally appropriate public health messaging and interventions

Session overview:

  • The BAME population: groups, number, and public health issues
  • Examples of public health messaging and public health interventions
  • Group evaluation and proposal to improve or create culturally appropriate messaging/intervention

The session will conclude with a summary of the benefits of studying a BSc in Public Health or BSc in Health & Wellbeing at the University of Wolverhampton and the various career pathways and professional roles that involve working with communities to prevent ill-health.

Healthcare and Human Rights

This masterclass explores the role of healthcare in addressing issues of fundamental human rights. The right to health for all people means that everyone should have access to health services they need, when and where they need them, without suffering financial hardship. This critical aspect of health seeks to ensure no one should get sick and die just because they are poor. This session will last approximately one hour.

Mental Health is everyone’s Business

This masterclass explores the importance of taking care of our mental health and why it is important to talk about it. It will last one hour and students will:

  • Reflect on the importance of Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Discuss what the term Mental Health means
  • Consider why it is important to talk about Mental Health
  • Explore strategies for looking after our Mental Health

Rewilding Public Health

This masterclass explores an area of public health that that has been forgotten, neglected or misunderstood until fairly recently – i.e. the role of nature in the creation and sustenance of health (physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual). This session will last approximately one hour.

Learning on the Move: How physically active learning boosts the body and mind.

This masterclass explores what physically active learning is and how it can help boost young people’s academic performance, physical activity levels and overall health and wellbeing. Students will explore this topic area by relating their own knowledge and experience with existing academic evidence. The broader implications of this topic will be explored, with students investigating how such evidence can help promote healthy living and learning on both an individual and population level. This session will last approximately one hour.

Violence as a public health issue

Students will be introduced to a public health approach to addressing violence: where violence is treated like an infectious disease which requires a search for a ‘cure’ involving public and social services working together to implement interventions to prevent it from spreading.

“Seconds saves lives –Clean your Hands!” –Reinforcing the importance of hand hygiene post pandemic  

This masterclass explores the importance of good hand hygiene in preventing any infections acquired in health care, the spread of antimicrobial resistance and other emerging health threats. COVID-19 has dramatically demonstrated just how important good hand hygiene practices are in reducing the risk of transmission when used as part of a comprehensive package of preventative measures. This session will last approximately one hour and students will be introduced to public health and the key domains of public health. 

Social Prescribing

This masterclass explores how Social Prescribing relates to Public Health. It is a key component in Personalised Care which recognises that people’s health and wellbeing are determined mostly by a range of social, economic and environmental factors. This session will last approximately one hour.

The “Toxic Trio”

Explore why children and families are often adversely affected by the “Toxic Trio” or mental health, substance misuse and domestic violence.

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The Curious Case of Doctor Evil

Led by Dr Lynn Ellison, this class explains how a local Wolverhampton case is now the reason why people cannot consent to extreme bodily modifications in tattoo parlours.

This session runs for 1 hour and 30 minutes. It explores the crime of grievous bodily harm and when you can consent to this crime being committed against you.

An opportunity for students to experience what it may be like to study on our Policing or Fire and Rescue degrees. Please contact for further information or to book.

The Power of the Police: To Search or Not to Search?


Led by Sally Kearney, this session will debate the controversial topic of police stop and search. You will gain an insight into what powers the police have to search you in the street and the information they need to give you to make the search lawful. Area’s covered include police discrimination, procedural justice theory and human rights.

The session runs for approximately one hour, with time for a Q&A.