Subject tasters

Want to continue your studies but not sure what subject to choose? The following section will walk you through lots of different subject tasters, including STEM subjects, photography, law, and more.

Taster courses are a great way to experience what studying at university is like and learn more about a particular course – you can even reference your attendance on your UCAS application!

AccessHE Online

AccessHE Online hosts a suite of online subject tasters. Developed by universities, each course consists of four 30 minute interactive, multi-media sessions. Subjects covered include; photography, mathematics, sociology, linguistics and general university guidance.

To access the courses click here.

University Taster Courses

Lots of universities provide great subject taster opportunities.

  • QMUL have a range of online subject taster sessions available – click here to sign up.
  • City, University of London also have a range of online taster sessions to try, from different faculties – click here to sign up.
  • Opportunities get advertised throughout the year keep an eye on UniTasterDays website to see the latest university taster days near you.

Higher & Degree Apprenticeships

The practical nature of higher level apprenticeships means there are less opportunities to try before you decide.

But if you want to know if this is the right route for you? Watch this.

STEM Subjects

Fellow UniConnect Outreach Hub, DANCOP have created factsheets on different careers in STEAM and the skills and subjects required to study a degree in that field.

To access the factsheets click here.

Future Learn

Created by The Open University, Future Learn offers over 500 subject tasters. These courses can be accessed for free and most have been created in collaboration with universities from all over the UK.

Sign up here.

Alumni stories

Hearing from previous students can be a great way to learn more about the courses on offer and where they can lead you. Click on the links below to hear from different alumni at Queen Mary University of London as they talk about how they are putting into practice, skills learned during their degree.