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23rd March 2019

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Can’t find the session you're looking for? Call our friendly team on: 0800 953 3222 or email: enquiries@wlv.ac.uk.

For parents and relatives accompanying applicants on the day, we have a few talks allowing you to find out all you need to know about fees and finance, employability and safety on campus.  Applicants can book a parent or relative onto these talks when booking on to their chosen session.

Animation, Games, Film and TV Production

Session Title Activity Description Campus AM Session PM Session
Animation

Animators bring things to life! Join us as we discuss the ideas behind animation. We’ll watch some short films, before you get the chance to try your hand at drawing and animating your own characters on our Cintiqs!

For applicants of: BA(Hons) Animation, Animation with Foundation Year

Wolverhampton 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm
Computer Games Design

Create a playable level on a computer game - constructing objects to pick-up and check out your score!

For applicants of: BA(Hons) Computer Games Design & BA(Hons) Computer Games Design with Foundation Year

Wolverhampton 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm
Film and TV Production

Want to learn how to use specialist equipment to get movement into camerawork? You'll be introduced to jibs, tracks, sliders, and more.

For applicants of: BA (Hons) Film and Television Production, BA (Hons) Film and Television Production with Foundation Year

Wolverhampton 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm

Art & Design

Session Title Activity Description Campus AM Session PM Session
Ceramics and Glass and Fine Art

Drawing in clay: 3D life drawing. Get your hands on some clay with this opportunity to sculpt our live model.

For applicants of: BA (Hons) Fine Art, BA (Hons) Fine Art with Foundation Year, BA (Hons) Glass and Ceramics with Foundation Year

Wolverhampton 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm
Textiles and Illustration

Finding identity: group portrait project. Work collaboratively in this interactive drawing workshop, using a variety of media to create a large scale drawing that represents individual and collective identities of your group.

For applicants of: BA (Hons) Fashion, BA(Hons) Fashion and Textiles, BA (Hons) Fashion with Foundation Year, BA (Hons) Illustration, BA (Hons) Illustration with Foundation Year, BA (Hons) Textiles and Surface Pattern & BA (Hons) Textiles and Surface Pattern with Sandwich Placement

Wolverhampton 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm
Furniture, Interior and Product Design

Design challenge: create prototypes and models to a design brief.

For applicants of: BDes(Hons) Furniture Design, BDes(Hons) Furniture Design with Sandwich Placement, BDes (Hons) Interior Design, BDes (Hons) Interior Design with Sandwich Placement & BDes (Hons) Product Design

Wolverhampton 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm
Graphic Design

Graphic safari: follow a trail, gathering sources to develop your own typography.

For applicants of: BA (Hons) Graphic Design & BA (Hons) Graphic Design with Foundation

Wolverhampton 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm
Photography and Fashion

Fashion shoot: style models and test different approaches to fashion photography in our purpose-built photography studios.

For applicants of: BA (Hons) Photography

Wolverhampton 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm

Built Environment

Session TitleActivity Description CampusAM SessionPM Session
Discover what our Architecture and the Built Environment (including Geography and Environmental Health) students are studying.

How do built environment and environmental professionals influence and direct the future? Discover the future in their hands through two short films. Then you can quiz our panel of industry high flyers!

For applicants of: BSc (Hons) Geography, Urban Environments and Climate Change with Secondary Education (QTS) & BSc(Hons) Geography, Urban Environments and Climate Change

Wolverhampton 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm

Architecture and Design

Session TitleActivity Description CampusAM SessionPM Session
Explore Wolverhampton’s Roofscape Zone - Analysing the Fifth Elevation

Explore the interesting and chaotic juxtaposition of Wolverhampton’s roofscape with a group of diverse architects and designers. With increased pressure on land in our cities, architects are building upwards – with more high vantage points to view the city than ever before. Join us to explore the changing landscape and the possibilities open to us. 

For applicants of: BSc (Hons) Building Surveying, BSc (Hons) Interior Architecture and Property Development, BSc(Hons) Architectural Design Technology with Foundation Year, BSc (Hons) Architectural Design Technology with Sandwich Placement, BSc (Hons) Architecture, BSc(Hons) Construction Management, BSc(Hons) Construction Management with Foundation Year, BSc(Hons) Interior Architecture and Property Development, BSc(Hons) Property Management and Real Estate, BSc(Hons) Quantity Surveying, BSc(Hons) Quantity Surveying with Sandwich Placement, HNC Architectural Studies & HND Architectural Design

Wolverhampton 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm

Civil Engineering

Session TitleActivity Description CampusAM SessionPM Session
Innovative utilisation of waste products for the production of lightweight concrete

Get mixing! Discover the fascinating world of concrete. You'll get hands-on, preparing mixes containing different waste products including shredded tyres, shredded plastic tiles, and glass-foam aggregate.  Prepared samples will be tested for a number engineering properties and the results will be compared against a standard concrete mix.

For applicants of: BEng (Hons) Civil and Transportation Engineering, BEng(Hons) Civil and Transportation Engineering with Foundation Year, BEng(Hons) Civil Engineering, BEng(Hons) Civil Engineering with Sandwich Placement, BEng(Hons) Infrastructure Engineering and Management, MEng (Hons) Civil Engineering

Wolverhampton 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm

Accounting & Finance

Session TitleActivity Description CampusAM SessionPM Session
A taste of real-world professional accounting

Why are companies failing? What do accountants do? What roles do accountants play in society? Can accountants afford to be ethical? What is the public perception of accountants? Gain an insight into current ethical and professional issues facing professional accountants in today's dynamic and ever-changing business world. You'll consider the role of accountants in business life through case studies and group work in this interactive session.

For applicants of: Accounting, Finance, Business, Economics including joint programmes, foundation and sandwich courses

Wolverhampton 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm
Psychology of investing: normalising investor behaviour

Welcome to the role of finance within the business world! Focussing on behavioural finance, bring your smart phone with you (make sure it's charged!) to use an online, game-based learning platform to make investment decisions and define your traits as an investor, exploring various measures to enable you to make more rational investment decisions.

For applicants of: Accounting, Finance, Business, including joint programmes, foundation and sandwich courses

Wolverhampton 10am - 12pm  1pm - 3pm

 

Biological Sciences

Session Title Activity Description Campus AM Session PM Session
Investigating an outbreak

A brief introduction to Biology. Experience a mini-lecture and a practical session, where you'll discover how easily infectious agents are transmitted by direct contact. You'll never view hand-shakes in quite the same way. Discover some of the techniques involved in outbreak investigations.

For applicants of: BSc (Hons) Biochemistry with Sandwich Placement, BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science (Pathology Laboratory Based), BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Cardiac Physiology), BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Respiratory and Sleep Physiology), BSc (Hons) Medical Physiology and Diagnostics, BSc (Hons) Medical Science and Clinical Practice TBV, BSc (Hons) Microbiology and Biotechnology, BSc (hons) Microbiology and Biotechnology with Sandwich Placement, BSc(Hons) Biochemistry, BSc(Hons) Biological Sciences, BSc(Hons) Biological Sciences with Foundation Year, BSc(Hons) Biological Sciences with Sandwich Placement, BSc(Hons) Biomedical Science, BSc(Hons) Biomedical Science with Foundation Year, BSc(Hons) Biomedical Science with Sandwich Placement, BSc(Hons) Genetics and Molecular Biology, BSc(Hons) Human Biology & HND Biomedical Science

Wolverhampton 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm
Adaptation and Evolution

A brief introduction to our Animal Behaviour and Wildlife Conservation course.  Get hands-on in our session to consider adaptation and evolution in animals. With discussion, teamwork and props you'll investigate species variation, basic evolution and sexual selection.

For applicants of: BSc(Hons) Animal Behaviour and Wildlife Conservation, BSc(Hons) Animal Behaviour and Wildlife Conservation with Sandwich Placement, HND Animal Behaviour and Wildlife Conservation & MSci (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Wildlife Conservation

Wolverhampton 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm

Biomedical Sciences

Session Title Activity Description Campus AM Session PM Session
Cancel Cancer

An interactive activity that examines cancer diagnosis and the increasing use of molecular pathology in diagnosis and treatment.  This activity provides an example of some of the topics that are studied during the biomedical science degree and the wider role of biomedical science within healthcare.

For applicants of: BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science (Pathology Laboratory Based), BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Cardiac Physiology), BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Respiratory and Sleep Physiology), BSc (Hons) Medical Science and Clinical Practice (to be validated), BSc(Hons) Biomedical Science, BSc(Hons) Biomedical Science with Foundation Year, BSc(Hons) Biomedical Science with Sandwich Placement & HND Biomedical Science

Wolverhampton 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm
Brains & Evolution Come and explore how the brain has evolved and how brains differ between species. With an increasing focus on neuroscience and how our brains develop and give us or own identity, the expansion of the brain during evolution is a fascinating topic. During the session, we will also look at human evolution and examine how the expansion of the neocortex has been associated with changes in human behaviour, from the development of language to tool use. Wolverhampton 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm
The Anatomage Table  

Interested in Human Anatomy and Physiology? In this activity, we will demonstrate the use of the Anatomage table and its many capabilities. The table displays a life-sized virtual "body” and allows us to peel back tissue layers to expose the underlying structures in order to view them in context. It also allows us to rotate the virtual body to visualise tissue and organ systems from different viewpoints as well as viewing organs and organ systems in isolation. 

For applicants of: BSc (Hons) Medical Science and Clinical Practice (to be validated)

Wolverhampton  10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm

Business, Economics, HR, Marketing & Tourism

Session Title Activity Description Campus AM Session PM Session
The one-page Business Plan

Got a great idea for a new business? Want to run your own business but don't have a great idea? Guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing, this session looks at the process of new business conception: from ideas-generation to business plan. By the end of this session, you'll have a one-page business plan to set you on the right track to being your own boss.

For applicants of:  Business,  International Business, Marketing, including joint programmes, foundation and sandwich courses 

Wolverhampton 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm
A day in the life of a small business owner

So you think you know how to run a small business? Learn about the typical activities that a small business owner gets involved in doing, from accounts and book-keeping to marketing and new product development. You?ll be able to speak to some small business owners to help you understand their day!

For applicants of: Business,  International Business, Marketing, including joint programmes, foundation and sandwich courses 

Wolverhampton 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm
How to turn ideas into a marketing pitch

Discover what it takes to sell a product/service through this exciting mood-boarding activity. Through the power of imagery and design,pitch your ideas live and showcase your innovation through this real-life business experience.

For applicants of: Business,  International Business, Marketing, including joint programmes, foundation and sandwich courses 

Wolverhampton 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm
Exchange rate volatility and international trade

The pound fell dramatically in June 2016 following the vote to leave the EU and continues to remain under pressure. The UK is scheduled to depart the EU on March 29, 2019. There will be a transition period after this date lasting until the end of December 2020, during which the finer details of Britain’s future relationship with the EU will be ironed out. This session will look at the factors that would explain the fluctuations in the pound as well as the impact that these fluctuations will have on businesses that operates internationally.

For applicants of: Economics, Business, International Business,  Finance including foundation and sandwich courses

Wolverhampton 10am - 12pm  
Exploring UK economic issues using Game Theory

A decade on from the 2008 financial crisis, the UK has still not fully returned to economic “normality”. Although unemployment is at its lowest level since 1975 (4.0 per cent), real wage growth has fallen to just 0.1 per cent and earnings are not expected to return to their pre-crash peak until 2025 (workers are still £14 a week worse off than in 2007). Productivity growth, which averaged 2.3 per cent before 2008, has collapsed to just 0.4 per cent - a worse performance than any other major western economy. This session will take a broad-brush approach to the issues facing the UK economy in 2019 such as GDP Growth,  the Productivity Puzzle and National Debt.  There will also be the opportunity to work through a problem using Game Theory.

For applicants of: Economics, Business, International Business,  Finance including foundation and sandwich courses

Wolverhampton   1pm - 3pm
Turning a PR crisis into an advertising goldmine

In order to understand the power of print media, this activity will focus upon magazine and newspaper advertising. Participants will examine the successes of the Volkswagen Beetle- Lemon and KFC - FCK - chicken shortage advert, they will discuss the relevance and impact of print advertising today. Participants will design a creative magazine advert and produce a fun pitch to promote a product of their choice.

For applicants of: Marketing, Business, International Business including foundation and sandwich courses

Wolverhampton 10am - 12pm  
How to brand and re-brand yourself

Participants will have the opportunity to learn about branding and the role of self-marketing; this fun activity will see them explore themselves as a brand whilst examining how celebrities/ influencers do this successfully. They will be able to practice marketing skills whilst thinking differently about their powers as marketers.

For applicants of: Marketing, Business, International Business including foundation and sandwich courses

Wolverhampton   1pm - 3pm
Create a cruise

Set sail for a different activity in this session! Cruising is fast becoming one of the most popular holiday choices. In this session, participants will create an itinerary for a one week cruise. In groups, participants will select the location and then recommend stop off points and a programme of activities. Suggestions can also be made about cuisines/restaurants to be incorporated on the cruise. Participants have the opportunity to choose the target market, e.g. 18-30s,  families, over 65s etc.

For applicants of: Events and Venue, Tourism and Hospitality management, Business including foundation and sandwich courses

Wolverhampton 10am - 12pm  
Mocktail madness

Create your own mocktails in this hands-on hospitality session.Participants will learn about mocktail and cocktail creation, including how ingredients are sourced and chosen and how new products are created and costed for the market.Participants will also get the opportunity to create a whole new mocktail from scratch, brand their creation and develop promotional ideas to launch their new product.

For applicants of: Events and Venue, Tourism and Hospitality management, Business including foundation and sandwich courses

Wolverhampton   1pm - 3pm
Life cycle of a HR Practitioner

The session addresses the issues that a HR professional needs to have knowledge of as part of their everyday job role. The approach utilises the concept of the ‘Employment Cycle’. The employment cycle is a means of thinking about how people are managed in the workplace, through considering the processes of recruitment, selection, induction, development, performance, reward, discipline and exit. This all takes place within a framework of employment legislation. The session will examine the component parts of effectively managing the employment cycle within an organisational context. There will be an opportunity to identify, and discuss, solutions to encountered HR problems within organisations, with a practical focus, and review business influences and propose responses to commonly experienced internal and external environmental changes within the context of a typical organisation. The taster session will be interactive drawing on discussion, activities and games.

For applicants of: Human Resources, Business Management, International Business Management, including foundation and sandwich programmes

Wolverhampton 10am - 12pm  
So you think you can be a leader?

There is a strong correlation between organisational success and leadership. Leadership is a dynamic subject and the options open to study such a broad topic are immense. The session will focus on a range of topics covering four themes: managing self, leadership styles, Leading and managing others and leading and managing change. The session will also include the opportunity to have quizzes, questionnaires and games.

For applicants of: Human Resources, Business Management, International Business Management, including foundation and sandwich programmes

Wolverhampton   1pm - 3pm

Computer Science

Session Title Activity Description Campus AM Session PM Session
3D Printing and Controlling Multi-Colour LEDs

Ideal is you're interested in artificial intelligence and robotics, in this session you'll model and 3D print a defuser for multi-colour LEDs, exploring how to control the colour of an LED via coding.

For applicants of: BSc (Hons) Artificial Intelligence and Robotics with Sandwich Placement, BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Smart Technologies) with Sandwich Placement, BSc(Hons) Data Science, and HND Computing

Wolverhampton 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm
Game Development Workshop

Explore how to create a game environment and code game elements, such simple non-player characters using in the Unity game engine. Ideal if you’re interested in games development, game programming and computer science, you’ll take part in a practical, hands-on workshop style session in one of our computer labs.

For applicants of: BSc(Hons) Computer Science (Games Development) with Sandwich Placement

Wolverhampton 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm
Robo Wars - Programming Workshop

Ideal if you’re interested in computer science, software development, computing and information technology in this workshop you’ll  use Java programming language to program a robotic tank that will compete against everyone else’s robots to be the last one standing in the battle arena. You’ll learn about event-driven programming and fundamental principles that form the basis for developing artificial intelligence. 

For applicants of:

BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Secondary Education (QTS)
BSc (Hons) Computing and Information Technology with Sandwich Placement
BSc(Hons) Computer Science
BSc(Hons) Computer Science (Software Engineering)
BSc(Hons) Computer Science (Software Engineering) with Sandwich Placement
BSc(Hons) Computer Science with Foundation Year
BSc(Hons) Computer Science with Sandwich Placement
BSc(Hons) Computing and Information Technology
BSc(Hons) Computing Software Development (Top-up)

Wolverhampton 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm
Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) Workshop

With the advent of the Internet and rapid information sharing, actionable and predictive intelligence can now be obtained from several unclassified sources. In this workshop you will learn the power of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) by practically gathering intelligence as part of a case study.

For applicants of:

BSc (Hons) Cloud Computing with Sandwich Placement
BSc (Hons) Computer Networking
BSc (Hons) Computer Networking with Foundation Year
BSc (Hons) Cybersecurity with Sandwich Placement
BSc (Hons) Cybersecurity
Wolverhampton 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm

Computer Science - Mathematics

Session Title Activity Description Campus AM Session PM Session
Mathematics, Momentum and Gyroscopic Precession Workshop

Come and explore the interesting worlds of mathematics, momentum and gyroscopic precession with our academics. This practical, hands-on workshop is ideal if you're interested in careers in mathematics and physics.

For applicants of: BSc(Hons) Mathematics, BSc(Hons) Mathematics with Finance with Foundation Year, BSc(Hons) Mathematics with Foundation Year, BSc(Hons) Mathematics with Sandwich Placement & HND Mathematics and Computing

Wolverhampton 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm

Deaf Studies & Interpreting (BSL)

Session Title Activity Description Campus AM Session PM Session
Interpreting anyone?

Explore the role and responsibilities of a sign language interpreter, with the opportunity to develop your British Sign Language (BSL) skills and to find out what an interpreter actually does.

For applicants of: Interpreting

Wolverhampton 10am - 12pm  
Introducing Deaf Studies

Deaf awareness, deaf culture and British Sign Language will be at the centre of this session, where you can begin to explore a wide range of issues around deafness, communities and language.

For applicants of: Deaf Studies, Interpreting including joint programmes, foundation and sandwich courses

Wolverhampton   1pm - 3pm

Education and Teaching

Session Title Activity Description Campus AM Session PM Session
Spring Crafts and Activities for Primary Teachers

Our Primary Education course provides a high standard of training for those preparing to take up a teaching post in the primary school sector. The course complies with the statutory guidance from the Department for Education for Initial Teacher Training course. Come to our workshop where you'll learn about what it takes to be a great primary teacher whilst trying your hand at fun educational crafts and activities.

For applicants of: 

BA (Hons) Primary Education

PGCE Primary Education

Walsall 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm
Childhood and Family Studies

What is early childhood? What does it mean to work with young people, family and communities? Meet our subject team and discover former students' about their experiences, aspirations and future plans.

For applicants of: 

BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies

BA (Hons) Childhood, Family Studies and Education Studies

BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies with Foundation Year

BA (Hons) Childhood and Family Studies with Sandwich Placement

BA (Hons) Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion

Walsall 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm

Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion

 

What is Special Educational Needs and Education Studies? What will it mean for you and where are we now? 

For applicants of: 

BA (Hons) Special Educational Needs, Disability, Inclusion and Childhood and Family Studies 

BA (Hons) Special Educational Needs, Disability, Inclusion and Childhood and Family Studies with Sandwich Placement

BA (Hons) Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion

Walsall 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm
Education Studies

Discover the history of education and where we are now, with this practical session.

For applicants of: 

BA (Hons) Education Studies 

BA (Hons) Education Studies with English 

Walsall 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm
Secondary Education

You could inspire the next generation of teenagers! At the Institute of Education, we offer a variety of subjects and routes to becoming a Secondary school teacher for both undergraduate and postgraduate level applicants.

For applicants of: 

BA (Hons) English with Secondary Education (QTS)

BSc (Hons) Chemistry with Secondary Education (QTS)

BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Secondary Education (QTS)

BSc (Hons) Geography, Urban Environments and Climate Change with Secondary Education (QTS)

BA (Hons) Drama with Secondary Education (QTS)

Walsall  10am - 12pm  1pm - 3pm 

Engineering - Chemical Engineering

Session Title Activity Description Campus AM Session PM Session
How does Chemical Engineering save the world?

Explore how chemical engineers help people to live a better life by finding cheaper ways of making prolonged release pharmaceutical products. You'll take part in three short activities: formulate a model drug into an emulsion; observe what you make using a microscope; and spray dry your liquid formulation to form a powder that can be put into tablets. You will also be shown how products are studied on a pilot scale, to produce a high quality product that can save lives.

For applicants of: BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering, BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering with Sandwich Placement, BEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering with Foundation Year, BSc (Hons) Chemical Engineering with Chemistry & BSc (Hons) Chemical Engineering with Chemistry with Sandwich Placement

Wolverhampton 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm

Engineering - Mechatronics Engineering

Session Title Activity Description Campus AM Session PM Session
Robotics and Programming: can I take your order?

Don't miss your chance to program an industrial robot arm to perform a task in a manufacturing process - just a taster of the creative solutions to challenging problems that you'll develop on this course.

For applicants of: BSc(Hons) Management of Information Technology (Top-up)

Telford 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm

Engineering - Aerospace Engineering

Session Title Activity Description Campus AM Session PM Session
Taxi; takeoff; landing: Aerospace through the ages

Discover more about the developments that have taken place in transportation and aircraft systems over the years, in this taster lecture including flight simulator demonstration.

For applicants of: BEng (Hons) Aerospace Engineering, BEng (Hons) Aerospace Engineering with Sandwich Placement, BEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering with Foundation Year & MEng (Hons) Aerospace Engineering

Telford 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm

Engineering - Automotive Engineering

Session Title Activity Description Campus AM Session PM Session
University of Wolverhampton Racing (UWR) - the secret formula of a winning team Automotive engineers are at the forefront of modern vehicle design. Come and discover what it is like to be part of the UWR Formula 3 pit crew through an interactive session with the current UWR student team, the academic and technical staff working on the Formula 3, Morgan Motor Company and Formula Student vehicles. Telford 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm

Engineering - Motorsport Engineering

Session Title Activity Description Campus AM Session PM Session
University of Wolverhampton Racing - the secret formula of a winning team Our bespoke Motorsport course focuses on all aspects of modern high-performance race vehicles, keeping pace with extremely fast-moving technologies. Come and discover what it is like to be part of the UWR Formula 3 pit crew through an interactive session with the current UWR student team, the academic and technical staff working on the Formula 3, Morgan Motor Company and Formula Student vehicles. Telford 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm

Engineering - Electronics & Telecommunications Engineering

Session Title Activity Description Campus AM Session PM Session
Electronics and Telecommunications: wireless information - it's all around you!

This exciting course teaches the essential science and technologies of electronics and telecommunication needed to develop modern engineering systems. The session gives you the opportunity to operate a Software Defined Radio and discover how much information is being wirelessly sent and received around you.

For applicants of: BEng (Hons) Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering & BEng (Hons) Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering with Foundation Year

Telford 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm

Film, Media & Journalism

Session Title Activity Description Campus AM Session PM Session
Multimedia Journalism - news day

Wondering if a career in broadcasting is for you? Join us in our industry-fit newsroom to find out what role suits you best, as you produce a radio and television news bulletin simulating the work of professional journalists in newsrooms at the BBC, Sky, etc.

For applicants of: BA(Hons) Media, BA (Hons) Media and Sociology, BA (Hons) Media, Film & Television Studies, BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism & BA(Hons) Multimedia Journalism with Foundation Year

Wolverhampton 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm
Sports Journalism: write and present a perfect match report

Passionate about sports? Always wondered if a career in Sports Journalism is for you? Join us for a practical session on how to write and present sports match reports in a few easy steps and work in our industry-fit newsroom, radio and TV studios.

For applicants of: BA (Hons) Sports Journalism

Wolverhampton 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm

Health & Social Care

Session Title Activity Description Campus AM Session PM Session
Social Care and Joints

The Social Care Success Tool Kit - Students will work in groups and take part in an activity that introduces them to issues that relate to different service user groups. This will give the students an experience of learning social care at university

For applicants of: 

BA (Hons) Social Care

BA (Hons) Social Care and Criminology and Criminal Justice

BA (Hons) Social Care and Deaf Studies

BA (Hons) Social Care and Health Studies

BA (Hons) Social Care and Social Policy

BA (Hons) Social Care and Sociology

Wolverhampton 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm

History, Politics and War studies

Session Title Activity Description Campus AM Session PM Session
Historical perspectives of an 18th century kitchen

Jump back in time with this interactive examination of consumption, goods, spending and the home in the 18th century.

For applicants of: History, History joint programmes including foundation and sandwich placement courses

Wolverhampton 10am - 12pm  
African Americans and the fight for equality in the United States (1896-1948)

Take a look back at relatively recent history in this interactive session, examining the fight for equality in the USA from the late 19th century to 1948.

For applicants of: History, History joint programmes including foundation and sandwich placement courses

Wolverhampton   1pm - 3pm
Brexit, facts and fake news

Join the debate in this investigation into the limitations of reason, facts and evidence in the Brexit Referendum of 2016. A consideration of whether this topic particularly lent itself to these characteristics or marked a new development in political discourse and debate.

For applicants of: Politics, Politics joint programmes including foundation and sandwich placement courses

Wolverhampton 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm
The importance of Military History

A session focusing on the academic and scholarly significance of military history.

For applicants of: History, War Studies, Armed Forces, Politics, including joint programmes, foundation and sandwich placement courses

Wolverhampton 10am - 12pm  
War: when, where and why (does it stop?)

This session will examine the frequency, nature and location of modern conflict. People's perceptions of war tend to be shaped by the legacy of major conflicts, such as world wars; a trend perhaps strengthened by centenary commemorations and debates in recent times. As this session will explore, such perceptions are out of step with the realities of modern conflicts, which are far more localised and indiscriminate than earlier variants may have been. The session will explore the nature of these contemporary conflicts and why they may (and may not) come to an end.

For applicants of: History, War Studies, Armed Forces, Politics, including joint programmes, foundation and sandwich placement courses

Wolverhampton   1pm - 3pm

 

Humanities

Session Title Activity Description Campus AM Session PM Session
Indian philosophy and the human predicament: reincarnation and nirvana

Explore, discuss and share your views on teachings around karma and samsara. The main traditions covered in this session are Hindu, Sikh and Buddhist philosophical schools of thought.

For applicants of: BA(Hons) Philosophy, BA(Hons) Philosophy and Creative Professional Writing, BA(Hons) Philosophy and English with Foundation Year, BA(Hons) Philosophy with Foundation Year, BA(Hons) Religious Studies, BA(Hons) Religious Studies and Education Studies, BA(Hons) Religious Studies and Philosophy, BA(Hons) Religious Studies with Foundation Year, BA(Hons) English and History & BA(Hons) Law and Philosophy

Wolverhampton 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm 
Language Myths, Linguistic Realities

How many words for 'snow' do the Inuit have? This talk explores some of the well-known 'facts' about language, questioning how reliable they are and how many of them are myths.

For applicants of: BA(Hons) English Language and Creative and Professional Writing with Foundation Year, BA(Hons) English Language and Linguistics, BA(Hons) English Language and Literature, BA(Hons) English Language and Literature with Foundation Year & BA (Hons) English Language and Media

Wolverhampton 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm 

A survival guide to poetry

This session takes the anxiety and confusion out of reading poetry, and leaves only the magic.  Learn 5 simple steps of analysis to develop a confident approach to most powerful form of literature that we have.

For applicants of: BA(Hons) English, BA(Hons) English with Foundation Year & BA(Hons) Media and English

Wolverhampton 10am - 12pm  1pm - 3pm
Creative Writing: how to write a very short story

What is a story, and what needs to be in it? This session explores the nature of stories and considers some of their defining elements. We will then ask how short a story can be to still be considered a story? Finally, you'll have a go at writing some very short stories to see if they work.

For applicants of: BA(Hons) Creative and Professional Writing and English Language, BA(Hons) Creative and Professional Writing and English with Foundation Year, BA (Hons) Creative and Professional Writing and Film and Television Studies, BA(Hons) Creative and Professional Writing and Film and Television Studies with Foundation Year & BA (Hons) Creative & Professional Writing and Media

Wolverhampton 10am - 12pm  1pm - 3pm

Law

Session Title Activity Description Campus AM Session PM Session
Law: trains, curry, sight tests and water parks - when negligence becomes a crime.

This in-depth interactive session allows you to apply the law relating to manslaughter by gross negligence, using a case based on a real-life scenario, from the point of the original crime being committed to the sentence being imposed. You will listen to witness statements, view the rules of evidence relating to the case and be asked to apply the Crown Prosecution Service guidelines to decide whether to prosecute the defendant and what sentence to impose.

For applicants of: Law, Law joint programmes including foundation and sandwich courses, CILEX levels 3 & 6

Wolverhampton 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm
Developing practical legal skills on your Law degree

Participate in a mock legal clinic where you will deal with a fictitious legal problem presented by a client. This is your chance to see how the University's law clinic deals with legal issues from the public and how students can get involved.

For applicants of: Law, Law joint programmes including foundation and sandwich courses, CILEX levels 3 & 6

Wolverhampton 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm

Nursing & Paramedic Science

Session Title Activity Description Campus AM Session PM Session
Becoming a children's nurse

Explore the diverse range of practice in children's nursing in this session, including responses to a wide range of children and young people's situations.

For applicants of: 

BNurs (Hons) Children Nursing

Walsall 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm
A day in the life of a paramedic

Join current Paramedic Science students, staff and West Midlands Ambulance Service staff for a range of activities.

For applicants of: 

BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science

Walsall 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm
A day in the life of an adult student nurse

Come along to this session to learn more about emotional resilience and professionalism and getting ready for academic study.

For applicants of:

BNurs (Hons) Adult Nursing, Walsall Campus

Walsall 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm

Becoming a mental health nurse

Problem-based learning: developing an inquisitive mind for healthcare practice

For applicants of: 

BNurs (Hons) Mental Health Nursing at City Campus, Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm

Performing Arts

Session Title Activity Description Campus AM Session PM Session
Acting and Drama: verbatim theatre

Let your voice be heard in this workshop, which focuses on alternative ways of approaching characterisation. You'll learn techniques of exact replication; recording and reproducing vocal utterances through the use of technology.

For applicants of: BA (Hons) Acting, BA(Hons) Drama, BA(Hons) Drama and Musical Theatre

Walsall 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm
Dance and Dance Science: dancers in space

Make a move in this practical workshop, where you'll learn various techniques of movement and choreography. Please attend wearing appropriate dance kit/ movement clothes.

For applicants of: BA(Hons) Dance, BA(Hons) Dance and Drama & BSc (Hons) Dance Science and Performance

Walsall 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm
Musical Theatre: the ensemble number

Voices intertwine in this exploration of the ensemble number in musicals. Flex your vocal cords in this singing workshop designed to get you using your voice and singing with others.

For applicants of: BA (Hons) Musical Theatre

Walsall 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm
Popular Music: more than just a three-chord trick?

What's your favourite pop song? In this session, you'll be looking at the inner workings of popular music, deconstructing well-known tracks and discovering what makes a successful pop song.

For applicants of: BMus(Hons) Popular Music

Walsall 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm
Music and Music Education and Community Practice: building a song into a sensory curriculum

Say it with a song - or even teach it with a song? Explore how you might use songs as teaching tools in various settings in education and the community.

For applicants of:

BA (Hons) Music for Education and Community Practice

BMus(Hons) Music

Walsall 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm
Music Technology: introduction to the recording studio

Do you dream of becoming a music producer or sound engineer? This practical session introduces you to the recording studio and demonstrates how to use equipment to record live sound.

For applicants of: BA(Hons) Music Technology & BA(Hons) Music Technology and Popular Music

Walsall 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm

Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical, Science and Pharmacology

Session Title Activity Description Campus AM Session PM Session
Tablet-making workshop

Tablets are simple, right? In this hands-on session, you will explore how tablets can be made and what other ingredients are added (and why that may be). We will be making tablets and then testing them to investigate what other properties tablets must have.

For applicants of:

BSc(Hons) Pharmaceutical Science
BSc(Hons) Pharmaceutical Science with Foundation Year
BSc(Hons) Pharmacology
BSc(Hons) Pharmacology with Sandwich Placement
Master of Pharmacy (MPharm Hons)
MSci (Hons) Pharmaceutical Science
MSci (Hons) Pharmacology

Wolverhampton 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm

Psychology

Session Title Activity Description Campus AM Session PM Session

Discover Psychology: Finding Nemo, eyewitness testimony

Join this session to learn how a person's memory of an event might be influenced by information presented after the event itself, which has applications in the accuracy of testimonies presented by eyewitnesses in court.

For applicants of: 

BSc (Hons) Psychology

BSc (Hons) Psychology (Counselling Psychology)

BSc (Hons) Psychology (Criminal Behaviour)

BSc (Hons) Psychology with Foundation Year

BSc (Hons) Psychology with Foundation Year

MSci Psychology & MSci Psychology (Forensic)

Wolverhampton 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm

Social Work

Session Title Activity Description Campus AM Session PM Session
Discrimination and its importance to Social Work

What is professional social work and what are the different styles of social work? Find out about the values and ethical principles embedded in our course, hear from current students and discover how we learn to understand the issues affecting local communities.

For applicants of: BA (Hons) Social Work

Wolverhampton 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm

Sports & Physical Activity

Session Title Activity Description Campus AM Session PM Session
Sports Studies and Development - Making Sport inclusive

Making Sport Inclusive: In session, you'll understand barriers for people with a disability, identify a range of strategies that can be used to adapt sporting activities, and learn to deliver your own inclusive session.

For applicants of: BA (Hons) Sport Studies & Development

Walsall 10am - 12pm  1pm - 3pm 
Exploring sport and exercise science

Get involved in this sport science activity looking in-depth at Trixter bikes. Trixter bikes have many advantages, and are widely used as part of our students’ study. 

For applicants of:

BSc (Hons) Exercise and Health
BSc (Hons) Exercise & Health with Foundation Year
BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science

Walsall 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm
Developing readiness for sport or regaining condition

Welcome to field and gym-based training methods! On this session you’ll also have the chance to engage with our partners and @WLVSport staff, to get answers to your burning questions.

For applicants of: 

BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching Practice (Combat Sports)
BSc (Hons) Strength and Conditioning

Walsall 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm
Physical Education – Teaching games, strategies and tactics

Gain an insight into teaching school games and their purpose. This practical session will involve the game of badminton and students will be able to reflect on their lesson, whilst reviewing what a good game session should look like.     

For applicants of: 

BA (Hons) Physical Education

Walsall 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm
Exercise & Health: Skills and Career Options

Develop your skills and knowledge needed to work in the Exercise and Health profession, with this session prepared for those interested in developing a career in sport. 

For applicants of:

BSc (Hons) Exercise and Health

Walsall 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm
Learn the theory of sports coaching

This practical session looks into the theory of sports coaching practice and provides insights how to prepare and evaluate your training.  

For applicants of:

BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching Practice 

BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching Practice (Combat Sports) 

BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching Practice (Football) 

BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching Practice (Football) with Sandwich Placement

Walsall 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm
Football Coaching – Performance Analysis

Learn how performance analysis informs coaching practice and take part in a training session that will be led by the academic lead for football coaching, and the head coach at WLV Football. 

BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching Practice (Football)

BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching Practice (Football) with Sandwich Placement

Walsall 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm

Policing, Fire and Rescue

Session Title Activity Description Campus AM Session PM Session
What does a fire fighter really do?

The role of a modern fire fighter is much more involved than the image portrayed on television. Tutors, who are experienced fire officers,will guide you through the different elements of one of the most rewarding careers in the country. You'll examine the role of a modern fire fighter in community and environmental protection, public education and investigation, regulation and fire safety enforcement.

For applicants of: Fire and Rescue including foundation and sandwich courses

Wolverhampton 10am - 12pm  
What does a fire commander do?

The key function of a fire commander is to ensure fire fighters are safe and that they deal with every type of incident effectively. During this session, which will include a simulated incident, you'll examine how fire commanders lead and support their people to deal with a range of different scenarios including key life or death decisions. Our experience tutors will work with you to make sure that your final solution is the safest and most appropriate one for the incident you are faced with.

For applicants of: Fire and Rescue including foundation and sandwich courses

Wolverhampton   1pm - 3pm
Police stop and search

This fun, interactive workshop, which gives a taster of our new accredited Policing degree, covers the most important aspects of police stop and search. Can you uncover the most common items found hidden around the room during the procedure on the 'criminal'?

For applicants of: Policing including foundation and sandwich course

Wolverhampton 10am - 12pm  

Chemistry

Session Title Activity Description Campus AM Session PM Session
Glowing Chemistry

A brief introduction to Chemistry at Wolverhampton followed by a practical session in the labs where you will get the chance to investigate the chemistry of glow sticks as well as meet some current students to give you their perspectives of the student experience on the course.

For applicants of: 

BSc (Hons) Chemistry with Chemical Engineering with Sandwich Placement
BSc (Hons) Chemistry with Pharmaceutical Science
BSc (Hons) Chemistry with Sandwich Placement
BSc (Hons) Chemistry with Secondary Education (QTS)
BSc(Hons) Chemistry
MChem (Hons) Masters in Chemistry

Wolverhampton 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm

Physics

Session Title Activity Description Campus AM Session PM Session
How high can you propel a ping-pong ball? and other such questions.

A brief introduction to our courses, followed by a practical exploring which mathematical objects are required to capture a physical phenomenon. You’ll explore examples such as the motion of projectiles, interference of waves, and how the different ordering of lenses and polarizers can turn a microscope into a telescope.

For applicants of: BSc (Hons) Physics & BSc (Hons) Physics with Foundation Year

Wolverhampton 10am - 12pm  1pm - 3pm

Forensic Science

Session Title Activity Description Campus AM Session PM Session
How can bugs, bones and ballistics help solve the crime?

A brief introduction to Forensic Science at Wolverhampton. Have a good look around our facilities that showcase the breadth of subjects you will cover on the course: from bugs, bones and ballistics to the crime scene house and the chance to experience what giving evidence in court would be like. You will also experience a practical activity based around one of the key pieces of evidence at a crime scene.

For applicants of:

BSc (Hons) Forensic Science with Policing
BSc (Hons) Forensic Science with Policing with Foundation Year
BSc (Hons) Forensic Science
BSc (Hons) Forensic Science with Foundation Year
BSc (Hons) Forensic Science with Sandwich Placement
HND: Forensic Science
MSci (Hons) Forensic Science
MSci (Hons) Forensic Science with Sandwich Placement

Wolverhampton 10am - 12pm  1pm - 3pm

Criminology, Criminal Justice, Social Policy & Sociology

Session Title Activity Description Campus AM Session PM Session
You be the judge      

Determine which crimes are the most serious and why in this session exploring criminology. You'll also consider what punishments criminals deserve and why, using real life examples of sentences received by offenders.

For applicants of: Criminology and Criminal Justice inlcuding joint programmes, foundation and sandwich courses

Wolverhampton 10am - 12pm  1pm - 3pm
Welfare reforms and social inequality   

Since 2010, welfare reforms have been a core area of government policy, characterised by the 'Bedroom Tax', freezes on welfare increases, sanctions, and now the gradual roll out of Universal Credit. This presentation examines the impact of welfare reforms, questions some of the preconceptions we might have regarding welfare, and the extent to which welfare reforms are shaped by political rather than economic objectives.

For applicants of: Social Policy, Sociology including joint programmes, foundation and sandwich courses

Wolverhampton    1pm - 3pm 
Food banks: how did it come to this?

Food banks have become a core element of many people's welfare needs and represent the ways in which fundamental welfare needs are met in times of poverty and austerity.This presentation reflects on why people use food banks, the struggles some food banks face in meeting demand and considers some of the long-term consequences.

For applicants of: Social Policy, Sociology including joint programmes, foundation and sandwich courses

Wolverhampton  10am - 12pm    
Homelessness: why, who and what does it mean to be homeless?

Discuss some of the reasons, explanations and experiences of homelessness in this session, including what constitutes homelessness and why people become homeless. Featuring short video clips from Shelter and St Basils, the session will explore the work that these projects do to alleviate homelessness and provide the opportunity to apply sociological understandings to the issues discussed.

For applicants of: Sociology, including joint programmes, foundation and sandwich courses

Wolverhampton  10am - 12pm   

Mechanical - Engineering

Session Title Activity Description Campus AM Session PM Session
Computer Aided Design (CAD) introductory session

Computers are used in all aspects of the mechanical design process. Use different sets of computer tools, including SolidWorks, to develop a simple design through 2D sketching, part modelling and assembly.

For applicants of: MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering 

Telford 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm

Emergency and Disaster Management

Session Title Activity Description Campus AM Session PM Session
Emergency and Disaster Management

Seek potential solutions to real-life incidents in this session where you will apply knowledge, understanding and problem-solving skills to a real case example.

For applicants of:

BSc (Hons) Emergency and Disaster Management

Telford 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm
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