Subject Tasters

Accounting and Finance

Accounting and Finance

Business and Society Mini-Experience Day

June 13 2018 / 9.30am-2.30pm / Pontypridd Campus


Suitable for Yr 12 and Yr 13 students, select from a range of experiential learning opportunities from across the Faculty of Business and Society. Subject Areas include:

Business, Law, Accounting and Finance

History, English, Criminology, Sociology, Public Services and Youth and Community Work.


Accounting and Finance Taster Day

19 March 2018 / 9.45am - 2.15pm / Pontypridd Campus


Designed to encourage greater financial literacy, this exciting programme will tackle accounting in the small business portfolio, delve into the precision work of Forensic Accountants with Jon Evans - Certified Fraud Examiner - and provide an interactive experience of our Finance Lab.

Also, a topical discussion on the commercialisation of sport will debate the ethical and financial issues surrounding the recent glut of investment in football and other sports, whilst a functional workshop will also highlight the importance of developing a credit profile, including useful tips on how to avoid a poor credit score and how to build a strong one.


Financial Trading Room Simulation

On Request / Pontypridd Campus


Using our Global Investor’s Finance Lab simulation, students will have an opportunity to try out their financial trading skills in our Trading Room - reacting to price movements and news items relevant to a portfolio of shares and commodities – providing an insight into the skills and psychology of financing trading.

*Subject to availability


Company Financial Analysis

On Request / Pontypridd Campus


Use FAME (Financial Analysis Made Easy), a database of more than 2 million quoted and unquoted UK and Irish companies with ten years’ of financial statements from two different perspectives. In a time-series analysis on a chosen quoted company, analyse areas of growth, maturity, decline and identify areas of strength and weakness for that company.  Secondly, cross-sectional analysis where the data analysed from the first company is compared to that of a chosen competitor, allowing comparison of performance. 

*Subject to availability


Ethical Business - The Business Accountability and Responsibility Centre

April 2018 / Pontypridd Campus


Key figures from government, business and community action groups provide a thought provoking and challenging series of lectures, discussion and workshops centred on local and international ethical business practice.


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Art

Art

Creative Industries Taster Day

Coming Soon / Cardiff Campus 


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Biology

Biology

If Bugs Got Big!

Coming Soon / Pontypridd Campus - Treforest


If Bugs Got Big is a new and exciting science show written and presented by acclaimed zoologist Dr Tim Cockerill, Award Leader for Natural History at the University of South Wales.

Insects are, without doubt, the most important animals on the planet. In fact, most of the world’s animals are insects, yet it’s usually the furry and feathered wildlife that takes the limelight. We forget about most other creatures because they’re small. But what if bugs got big? Would we pay more attention to insects if they grew to the size of chickens or cows? Now is your chance to find out! 

In this entertaining show, Tim will take you and your students on a tour of some of the most fascinating quirks and curiosities of the insect world. From the science behind the insect that never drinks to creatures with truly explosive defence mechanisms, you’ll be convinced that insects really are worth our attention. With live demonstrations featuring super-sized chemical reactions, audience participation, and a special selection of live insects, you’ll never think of animals in the same way again.

The show is suitable for GCSE and A-level Biology students from Year 10 to Year 12.


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Business

Making Business Happen

Making Sense of Business Models

21 March 2018 / 9.30am-2.30pm / Pontypridd Campus


An opportunity for students to apply the range of business models that they have studied during their Business AS/A level or Advanced Diploma.

The sessions take current case studies from varied industries to explore the way that the models can be applied and understood. Models to be covered can include Market Segmentation; Product Life Cycle; Marketing Mix; Porter’s Five Forces; PEST.


The Future of Work

22 March 2018 / 9.30am-2.30pm / Newport City Campus


“Is Big Brother (or your Samsung TV) watching you?” This session uses blockbuster films to introduce ‘Big Data’, how data is shaping employment trends and how its collection can affect our future employability.

Virtual Hotel: High tech vs. high touch will explore the trend of employing technology in order to support, enable and enhance hospitality services. The impact of technology proliferation on customer experience and future employability will also be debated, as will the rapidly transforming employee skillsets, bringing exciting opportunities but also significant challenges.

Sessions are useful for students studying a range of topics at Level 3, including Business, Travel & Tourism and ICT.


Business and Society Mini-Experience Day

June 13 2018 / 9.30am-2.30pm / Pontypridd Campus


Suitable for Yr 12 and Yr 13 students, select from a range of experiential learning opportunities from across the Faculty of Business and Society. Subject Areas include:

Business, Law, Accounting and Finance

History, English, Criminology, Sociology, Public Services and Youth and Community Work.


Making Business Happen

Opens 2017

The Making Business Happen Awards are designed to highlight young entrepreneurial talent and reward groups and individuals for their commitment and approach to developing an effective or innovative business or business idea.

They are a celebration of enthusiasm and commitment to enterprise by school and college students across the United Kingdom.


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Chemistry

Applied Sciences

Introduction to studying Chemistry

Coming Soon / Pontypridd Campus - Glyntaff


This event is specifically designed for your returning Year 12 Chemistry students who are interested in studying Chemistry at higher education level. The event offers a fantastic opportunity to gain hands-on experience of various examples of organic and physical chemistry, in addition to a session on careers and employment opportunities. 


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Childcare and Education

Education

Childhood Development Taster Day 

Coming Soon 2018 / Pontypridd Campus, Treforest


If you have students interested in understanding children’s development, and their learning and behaviour from a range of perspectives, the BSc (Hons) Childhood Development course is for them.

Childhood development study explores areas that are important to working with children. Students learn about cognitive, biological, social, and emotional development through childhood and adolescence. They will also understand the complex influences that shape the lives of children and adolescents, including how play influences children’s development and motivation.

At the event, students can find out about this exciting course and how to apply. They can also try some of our interactive learning experiences, meet the course team and talk to our students.


Early Years and Education Practice Taster Day

Friday 16th March 2018 / City Campus, Newport


Your students have the opportunity to find out about our BA (Hons) Early Years Education and Practice. The course examines issues around children’s play, learning and development, and the vital role played by parents, carers and professionals. During the event, students can try some of our interactive learning experiences, meet the course team and talk to our students. There will also be talks and interactive sessions with our expert staff, and a talk by a practitioner.


Introduction into Initial Teacher Training: Primary and Secondary Teaching 

October 2018 / City Campus, Newport

At this event, your students can find out about our Primary and Secondary QTS teaching courses. Students will discuss what these courses involve, as well as learn about placements in schools and opportunities overseas. They will also hear from our current students and a head teacher about what it’s like to be a teaching student and a teacher.


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Chiropractic


Chiropractic student

Chiropractic Taster Day

November 2018 / Pontypridd Campus, Treforest


At this event, your students will have the opportunity to learn more about the Chiropractic course offered at the University of South Wales and have a tour of the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic Clinic facilities including the treatment and x-ray rooms. Our final year students will be on hand to answer students' questions on topics such as student life and the course including the clinical placement year.


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Computing

Computing

Computing Taster Day

Coming Soon / Pontypridd Campus - Treforest


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Criminology

Criminology

Business and Society Mini-Experience Day

June 13 2018 / 9.30am-2.30pm / Pontypridd Campus


Suitable for Yr 12 and Yr 13 students, select from a range of experiential learning opportunities from across the Faculty of Business and Society. Subject Areas include:

Business, Law, Accounting and Finance

History, English, Criminology, Sociology, Public Services and Youth and Community Work.


Criminology Taster Day: Applied Criminology

21 March 2018 / 9.30am-2.30pm / Pontypridd Campus - Treforest


During this interactive workshop students will be introduced to Criminology and Criminal Justice, exploring why people commit crime and how we should respond to crime. Through an interactive case study where students become a ‘detective’, students will also discuss how major crimes are investigated.

The day will conclude with a Q&A session with the Head of Criminology and the Criminology and Criminal Justice Course Leader.


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Design

Design Subject

Creative Industries Taster Day

Coming Soon / Cardiff Campus 


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Drama

Drama-performance

Creative Industries Taster Day

Coming Soon / Cardiff Campus 


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Engineering

Engineering

Engineering Taster Day

Coming Soon / Pontypridd Campus - Treforest 


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English

English

Business and Society Mini-Experience Day

June 13 2018 / 9.30am-2.30pm / Pontypridd Campus - Treforest


Suitable for Yr 12 and Yr 13 students, select from a range of experiential learning opportunities from across the Faculty of Business and Society. Subject Areas include:

Business, Law, Accounting and Finance

History, English, Criminology, Sociology, Public Services and Youth and Community Work


English Taster Day: Making connections

19 March 2018 / 9.45am-2.15pm / Pontypridd Campus - Treforest


This session will help students develop their confidence in reading and writing about texts they have not seen before. It will introduce literary concepts and terminology in exploring how to set about analysing and making connections between poems by different authors.

Non-native Englishes will engage the WJEC Unit Language and Diversity, examining the origin, development, structure and creativity in West African Pidgin English. In addition, our TESOL specialists will lead a workshop on Teaching English to speakers of other languages.

This session will be of particular value for those considering applying for BA English and specializing in Literature and/or Language.


English Taster Day: Popular texts and creative writing

Oct 2018 / 9.45am-2.15pm / Pontypridd Campus - Treforest


Starting with Christina Rossetti, Hidden meanings (Unit 3) will look at some of the possible interpretations of Rossetti’s work and discuss how these relate to the cultural contexts within which she was writing. It will include a focus on close reading techniques in order to examine how Rossetti adapts structure, form and language for effect in her poetry.

Students will also discover more about critical approaches to the best-known and most highly-regarded of the Shakespeare’s tragedies, in addition to a creative writing session that will tackle why writers need to control language, style, and form, in addition to content, when writing in a specific genre (Unit 2 & 4).

The day will conclude with a Q&A with USW English and Creative Writing Students


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Geography

Geography

Geography Taster Day

Wednesday 25 April 2018 / Pontypridd Campus - Glyntaff


This free event, aimed at Year 12 students/college equivalent, will consist of interactive workshops where students will undertake talks to demonstrate geographical phenomena and the risks of tectonic hazards. There will also be a session highlighting the range and variety of opportunities which arise from pursuing a degree in Geography.


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Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care

Nursing and Midwifery Conference

December 2018 / Pontypridd Campus - Glyntaff


This informative event will feature sessions that include a career in care, applying for nursing and midwifery through UCAS, and interview preparation. As part of the day, students can also view our outstanding Clinical Simulation Centre, take part in activities, and pose questions to current nursing and midwifery students who will lead a student panel.


Nursing and Midwifery Q & A session (Access Students Only)

November 2018 / Pontypridd Campus - Glyntaff


These informative events are an ideal opportunity for your access students to hear more about the nursing and midwifery courses offered by the University of South Wales, along with application, personal statement and interview advice from one of our admissions tutors. We will have current nursing and midwifery students present at each event, who were former access students, and will be able to answer any questions your students may have relating to the courses, work placements, student life, finance etc.  


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History

JFK History

Business and Society Mini-Experience Day

June 13 2018 / 9.30am-2.30pm / Pontypridd Campus

Suitable for Yr 12 and Yr 13 students, select from a range of experiential learning opportunities from across the Faculty of Business and Society. Subject Areas include:

Business, Law, Accounting and Finance

History, English, Criminology, Sociology, Public Services and Youth and Community Work.


History Taster Day: Contesting History

21 March 2018 / 9.30am-2.30pm / Pontypridd Campus - Treforest

Tackling one of the major changes in the curriculum which centers on the 'wider debate', History at USW will frame a range of contemporary topics with the skills required to present a clear, reasoned rationale as to how and why history is constructed, and therefore viewed, the way it is


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Law

Moot Court Room

Business and Society Mini-Experience Day

June 13 2018 / 9.30am-2.30pm / Pontypridd Campus

Suitable for Yr 12 and Yr 13 students, select from a range of experiential learning opportunities from across the Faculty of Business and Society. Subject Areas include:

Business, Law, Accounting and Finance

History, English, Criminology, Sociology, Public Services and Youth and Community Work.


Law Taster Day: Interviewing a thief

October 2018 / 9.45am-2.15pm / Pontypridd Campus - Treforest

Through a fictional scenario, students will learn about the offence of theft, the nature of a triable 'either-way' offence and basic client interviewing skills. Students will be required to devise a series of questions which will advise their client of their legal position. 

This will also include a tutorial and tour of our state of the art Legal and Financial Advice Clinic.


Law Taster Day: Mock Employment Tribunal

21 March 2018 / 9.45am-2.15pm / Pontypridd Campus - Treforest

Facebook Woes - Using real life case studies, students will learn about the consequences of misguided social media within the workplace, and will have the opportunity to participate in a mock employment tribunal.

This will also include a tutorial and tour of our state of the art Legal and Financial Advice Clinic.


Moot Courtroom Simulation

On Request / Pontypridd Campus - Treforest

Our state-of-the-art moot court room provides an immersive environment for whole year group debates, conferences and mock trials. Schools and Colleges can request access for their subject areas, including Law, History and Welsh Baccalaureate with expert support on hand from our outstanding Law team.

*Subject to availability


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Mathematics 

Cards

Sixth Form Maths Pop Quiz // Yr 11 Maths Pop Quiz

Coming Soon / Pontypridd Campus - Treforest


Teams of four or five students engage in friendly and light-hearted competition on interesting maths puzzles and conundrums (capacity 300). Prize cups are awarded for the first three places and a consolation prize is awarded for the closest guest to the number of sweets in a large jar!


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Media

Media

Creative Industries Taster Day

Coming Soon / Cardiff Campus 


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Music

Music

Creative Industries Taster Day

Coming Soon / Cardiff Campus 


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Psychology

Psychology

Psychology Taster Day

November 2018 / Pontypridd Campus - Treforest


At this event,  your students will learn more about the British Psychological Society accredited Psychology courses offered at the University of South Wales, including placement opportunities and career progression. Students will witness a sample lecture and also participate in several interactive sessions. Our current students will be on hand to answer your students' questions.


Creative and Therapeutic Arts Taster Day

November 2018 / Pontypridd Campus - Treforest


This event will be a valuable experience for your art students who wish to learn how to use their art form to benefit the well-being of others.
 

The sessions will be based around art inclusive practice and creative activities in which all are able to, and should participate. Your students will gain a deeper understanding of the programme; enjoy working with tutors in small groups in stimulating rich environments as well as meeting students who are already on the course.


Childhood Development Taster 

November 2018 / Pontypridd Campus - Treforest


At this event, your students will learn about the course and how to apply. They will have the opportunity to try out some of our interactive learning experiences, meet the course team and talk to some of our current students.


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Public Services & Politics

Public Services and Politics

Business and Society Mini-Experience Day

June 13 2018 / 9.30am-2.30pm / Pontypridd Campus


Suitable for Yr 12 and Yr 13 students, select from a range of experiential learning opportunities from across the Faculty of Business and Society. Subject Areas include:

Business, Law, Accounting and Finance

History, English, Criminology, Sociology, Public Services and Youth and Community Work.


Public Services Conference

21 March 2018 / Pontypridd Campus - Treforest


Our high-impact Public Services Conference opens with a Question Time style event with leading professionals from the field of equality and human

rights.

Team Work in Public Service is tackled in a hands-on workshop and the practice of lobbying is discussed with experts in the field.

The day will close with an overview of this subject area at USW and a Q&A with current USW students.


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Sociology

Sociology

Business and Society Mini-Experience Day

June 13 2018 / 9.30am-2.30pm / Pontypridd Campus


Suitable for Yr 12 and Yr 13 students, select from a range of experiential learning opportunities from across the Faculty of Business and Society. Subject Areas include:

Business, Law, Accounting and Finance

History, English, Criminology, Sociology, Public Services and Youth and Community Work.


Sociology Taster Day: Thinking and debating sociologically

21 March 2018 / 9.45am-2.15pm / Pontypridd Campus - Treforest


Through a fictional scenario, students will learn about the offence of theft, the nature of a triable 'either-way' offence and basic client interviewing skills. Students will be required to devise a series of questions which will advise their client of their legal position. 

This will also include a tutorial and tour of our state of the art Legal and Financial Advice Clinic.


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Sport

Sport

Sports Academic Conference

Coming Soon / USW Sports Park


The primary objective of this conference is to support the learning experience of your AS and A-level PE and BTEC National Diploma sports students. It will increase their awareness of what higher education can offer, and help enhance the transition from secondary school to higher education. Sessions focus on key areas of the AS, A level and BTEC curriculum, and are delivered by experienced tutors in their respective areas of expertise.

Improving Performance (Training)

This session introduces students to a range of methods of training, together with how to condition fitness through appropriate principles of training.

Improving Performance (Coaching)

Students are introduced to the ‘how to coach’ and ‘what to coach’ process through a variety of interactive sports.

Sports Participation and the Health of the Nation

This session highlights the current status of health, participation and physical activity in Wales. Students will also be introduced to the policies and strategies of the Welsh Government and other nations, to increase levels of physical activity and sports participation.


Sports Laboratory Sessions

On request / Pontypridd Campus - Glyntaff


To support schools and colleges and their sport programmes further, we are delighted to offer specific weeks where you can book a dedicated session with us.

Your students can visit the University to benefit from the use of our superb sports laboratory facilities and undertake supervised practical workshops.

Morning and afternoon sessions will run throughout each week and will be available on a first come, first served basis, so book now.


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Youth and Community

Youth and Community Work

An Introduction to Youth and Community Work

22 March 2018 / 9.30am-2.30pm / Newport City Campus


Suitable for 1st and 2nd year students, our team will provide an engaging overview of the programme area, including courses, work experience and placements, entry requirements and career progression.

Students will meet with local Youth Workers to get a real feel for what the profession is about, in addition to a reflective workshop which will explore our differences, similarities and what makes us 'well'.


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