Update 3 Nov 2022

Registration now open!

The Computer Science Taster Days are a full-day campus visit to our labs.

Modern life is full of technology; most of us use digital tools every single day for chatting, shopping, banking, education, and recreation. A career in computer science allows students to step up from mere users to empowered creators and scrutinisers of technology. Our Taster Days give an authentic impression of how that looks like through a series of hands-on workshops covering different aspects of computer science.

The Taster Days are aimed at pupils in Key Stage 3. Our aim is to encourage pupils from all backgrounds to engage with computing and to consider further study at university.

Registration

Interested in attending?
If you are a secondary school teacher, and would like to bring a group of pupils to our campus for a Computer Science Taster Day, please fill out our expression-of-interest survey.

Organisation

Each Taster Day will include 2-3 sessions developed and delivered by our students, as well as a hands-on session delivered by academics from the Computer Science Outreach team. The exact schedule for the day will depend on the timetable of our students.

We recognise that many pupils will already be somewhat familiar with programming. Our undergraduate students have been working hard to design a range of activities to support and enhance the work you do in the classroom.

Each day typically begins at 10am and ends at 2pm. Schools are responsible for arranging their own transport to the university campus. The Computer Science labs are conveniently located just a short walk from University Square via The Quadrangle.

Dates

Running every Wednesday in the spring term:

  Slot Date  
  Taster Day 1 01 February 2023  
  Taster Day 2 08 February 2023  
  – half term – (22 February 2023)  
  Taster Day 3 15 February 2023  
  Taster Day 4 01 March 2023  
  Taster Day 5 08 March 2023  
  Taster Day 6 15 March 2023  
  Taster Day 7 22 March 2023  
  – Easter break– (29 March 2023)  

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