Programme for 2 November 2019

Find out what you can expect on a University of Leicester Open Day, then select your subject from the list below to see a sample of the events we'll hold for your subject. You'll be able to browse your subject-specific talks, along with all the general university life talks.

General university life sessions

Welcome to the University of Leicester

A talk by Professor Edmund Burke, Acting Vice-Chancellor, and Dr Suzie Imber from the School of Physics and Astronomy (winner of BBC Two’s Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes?), assisted by one of our current students. All three talks will be held in the Peter Williams Lecture Theatre:

  • 10.00am–10.30am
  • 11.30am–12.00pm
  • 1.00pm-1.30pm

Accommodation

(Peter Williams Lecture Theatre)

  • 10.45am  – 11.15am
  • 12.15pm – 12.45pm
  • 2.30pm – 3.00pm

Student Finance

(Ken Edwards Building, Lecture Theatre 2)

  • 10.00am – 10.30am
  • 1.45pm – 2.15pm

Student Finance for Medical Students

(George Davies Centre, Chetwode Lecture Theatre)

  • 1.30am – 2.00pm

Employability

(Bennett Building, Lecture Theatre 5)

  • 11.30am – 12.00pm
  • 12.15pm – 12.45pm

(Bennett Building, Lecture Theatre 10)

  • 1.45pm – 2.15pm

Mature Students

(Physics Building, Lecture Theatre C)

What is there for Mature Students at Leicester?

  • 10.45am – 11.15am

Life as a Mature Student

  • 12.15pm – 12.45pm

Personal Statements and Student Finance for Mature Students

  • 1.00pm – 1.30pm

Students Union

(Percy Gee Building, Gee’s Diner)

  • 12.15pm – 12.45pm
  • 2.30pm – 3.00pm

Disability Support

(Physics Building, Lecture Theatre D)

  • 10.45am – 11.15am

Study Abroad and Global opportunities

(Bennett Building, Lecture Theatre 3)

  • 1.45pm – 2.15pm
  • 2.30pm – 3.00pm

Applying to University and Writing Personal Statements

(Ken Edwards Building, Lecture Theatre 2)

  • 11.30am – 12.00pm
  • 2.30pm – 3.00pm

Drop-in sessions

Application Help Zone

Stop by Mission Control in the Charles Wilson Building between 10.00am-3.00pm to speak with staff about admissions enquiries; student finance; personal statement writing; student welfare and access support.

Living at home whilst studying

Stop by Mission Control in the Charles Wilson Building between 10.00am-3.00pm where our current students will be chatting about their experiences of living at home whilst studying, giving advice and answering your questions.

Accounting and Finance

Accounting and Finance sessions

  • 10.45am-11.15am Accounting and Finance at Leicester (Ken Edwards Building, Lecture Theatre 1) 
  • 1.00pm-1.30pm Accounting and Finance at Leicester (Ken Edwards Building, Lecture Theatre 1)

American Studies

American Studies sessions

  • 10.45am–11.15am BA American Studies at Leicester (Attenborough Building, Room 002)
  • 11.30am-12.00pm Taster Lecture: 'What's so great about 'The Catcher in the Rye?' (Attenborough Building, Film Theatre)
  • 1.00pm–1.30pm Meet our Students: What's it like to study in North America? (Attenborough Building, Room 002)
  • 1.45pm-2.15pm Taster Lecture: 'Kill the Indian in him, and save the man?' United States Education Policies and Native American Resistance (Attenborough Building, Lecture Theatre 1)

Archaeology and Ancient History

Archaeology and Ancient History sessions

  • 10.00am-10.30pm Archaeology and Ancient History: the Leicester way (George Porter Building, Lecture Theatre A)
  • 10.45am-11.15am Taster lecture, Archaeology: 'Dreamer's Bay, Cyprus: ancient voyages and modern voyagers' (George Porter Building, Lecture Theatre A)
  • 11.30am-12.00pm Taster lecture, Ancient History: 'The Trojan War: Then and Now' (George Porter Building, Lecture Theatre A)
  • 12.15pm-12.45pm Making the past your future: internships and placements for archaeologist and ancient historians (George Porter Building, Lecture Theatre A)
  • 2.30pm-3.00pm Tour the facilities of University of Leicester Archaeological Services (Meet in the foyer of the Archaeology and Ancient History Building)

Open School, 10.00am-3.00pm: Meet our staff and students and tour our new facilities (Archaeology and Ancient History Building)

Workshop, 1.00pm-3.00pm: Drop-in taster activities in our laboratories (Archaeology and Ancient History Building)

Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences

Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences sessions

  • 11.30am-12.00pm Tours of the School - tours last 30 minutes (meet in the Henry Wellcome Building atrium 10 minutes before)
  • 12.15pm-12.45pm Studying Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences (Henry Wellcome Building, Frank and Katherine May Lecture Theatre)
  • 12.45pm-1.15pm Tours of the School - tours last 30 minutes (tours depart after the talk has finished in the Henry Wellcome Building Atrium, or leaving straight after end of talk)

Open School, 11.15am-3.00pm: Come and speak with staff and students. (Henry Wellcome Building Atrium)

Chemistry

Chemistry sessions

  • 11.30am-1.00pm Subject talk, Tour, Workshop: Chemistry showcase consisting of a talk, followed by a facilities and research taster session and lab taster session (George Porter Building, Lecture Theatre B)

Open School, 2.00pm-3.00pm: Meet the Admissions Tutor (George Porter Building foyer)

Computer Science and Creative Computing

Computer Science and Creative Computing sessions

Lectures and workshops

  • 11.00am-11.30am What is Creative Computing? (Ken Edwards Building, Room 324)
  • 11.30am–12.00pm Workshop: 'BBC Micro:bit' (Charles Wilson Building, 3rd Floor, Room 301)
  • 1.00pm-1.30pm What is Creative Computing? (Ken Edwards Building, Room 324)
  • 2.30pm-3.00pm Studying Computer Science (Ken Edwards Building, Lecture Theatre 3)

Drop-in demonstrations and conversations

  • 12.00pm-3.00pm: DriverLeics car demonstration - watch a small autonomous vehicle (Digital Reading Room, David Wilson Library)

Open School, 10.00am-3.00pm: Creative Computing drop in sessions (Ken Edwards Building, Room 322)

Open School, Lab Session 12.15pm-2.15pm: Come and see examples of student coursework and chat with staff (Charles Wilson Building, 3rd Floor, Room 301)

Criminology and Policing

Criminology and Policing sessions

  • 10.15am–10.45am Welcome to the School of Criminology (Bennett Building, Lecture Theatre 2)
  • 11.00am–11:30pm Taster Lecture: 'Liar, liar? Spotting liars during police interviews' (Bennett Building, Lecture Theatre 2)
  • 1.00pm–1.30pm Welcome to the School of Criminology (Bennett Building, Lecture Theatre 2)
  • 1.30pm–2.00pm Life as a Student in the School of Criminology (Bennett Building, Lecture Theatre 2)

Economics

Economics sessions

  • 11.30am-12.00pm Economics at Leicester (Ken Edwards Building, Lecture Theatre 1)
  • 1.45pm-2.15pm Economics at Leicester (Ken Edwards Building, Lecture Theatre 1)

Engineering

Engineering sessions

  • 10.00am–10.30am Studying Engineering (Engineering Building, Lecture Theatre 2)
  • 10.45am–11.15am Taster Lecture: Power Electronics - A Key Enabling Technology to Drive the Electric Revolution (Engineering Building, Lecture Theatre 2)
  • 11.30am–12.00pm Taster Lecture: Ionospheric communication for polar airline routes (Engineering Building, Lecture Theatre 2)
  • 12.15pm–12.45pm Taster Lecture: Energy consumption or exergy destruction: an engineering approach (Engineering Building, Lecture Theatre 2)
  • 1.00pm–1.30pm Studying Engineering (Engineering Building, Lecture Theatre 2)

Workshops

Mechanics of Materials Laboratory:

  • 10.30am–11.00am
  • 11.30am–12.00pm
  • 12.30pm–1.00pm

Control Laboratory:

  • 10.30am–11.00am
  • 11.30am–12.00pm
  • 12.30pm–1.00pm

Electrical Teaching Laboratory:

  • 10.30am–11.00am
  • 11.30am–12.00pm
  • 12.30pm–1.00pm

(Tickets available from Engineering Building foyer. Places are limited.)

English

English sessions

  • 10.45am-11.15am Studying English (Attenborough Building, Film Theatre)
  • 11.30am-12.00pm Taster Lecture: What's so great about 'The Catcher in the Rye'? (Attenborough Building, Film Theatre)
  • 1.00pm-1.30pm Taster Lecture: Portraits from Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales' (Attenborough Building, Lecture Theatre 3)
  • 1.45pm-2.15pm Studying English (Attenborough Building, Lecture Theatre 3)

Film Studies

Film Studies sessions

  • 12.15pm-12.45pm Studying Film at Leicester (Attenborough Building, Film Theatre)
  • 1.00pm–1.30pm Taster Lecture: The Forgotten Bond: the CBS live studio production of 'Casino Royale' (1954) (Attenborough Building, Film Theatre)

Geography

Geography sessions

  • 10.45am-11.15am Welcome to Geography at the University of Leicester (Bennett Building, Lecture Theatre 1)
  • 11.30am–12.00pm Workshop: Hands on activities in our Geography laboratories - Explore our state-of-the art facilities and see Geography in action (meet in Bennett Building, 1st Floor, Student Study Area)
  • 12.15pm–12.45pm Taster Lecture: Geography matters! (Bennett Building, Lecture Theatre 1)

Open School and Tours: 9.30am-1.00pm Drop in and for a coffee and chat with Geography students and staff and have a tour of the School (meet in Bennett Building foyer)

Open School: 10.00am – 10.30am Drop in for a coffee and meet Geography students and staff. Find out what it is like to study Geography at the University of Leicester from our students and lecturers. Bennett Building, 1st floor, Student Study Area

Geology

Geology sessions

  • 10.00am–11.00am Open School: Meet Geology staff and students (Bennett Building, Geology area, Ground floor)
  • 11.00am–1.15pm Careers in Geoscience (have fun and get paid for it!): What do geoscientists do and how do you become one? Talk with a Q&A session followed by tour of the Geology facilities (Bennett Building, Lecture Theatre 10)

History

History sessions

  • 10.00am–10.30am Studying History (Attenborough Building, Lecture Theatre 1)
  • 10.45am–11.15am Taster Lecture: 'The Human Costs of the British Civil Wars, 1642-1710' (Attenborough Building, Lecture Theatre 1)
  • 12.15pm–12.45pm Studying Joint Honours Degrees with History (Attenborough Building, Lecture Theatre 1)
  • 1.00pm–1.30pm Studying History (Attenborough Building, Lecture Theatre 1)
  • 1.45pm–2.15pm Taster Lecture: 'Kill the Indian in him, and save the man”? United States Education Policies and Native American Resistance' (Attenborough Building, Lecture Theatre 1)

History of Art

History of Art sessions

  • 11.30am-12.00pm Studying History of Art at Leicester (Attenborough Building, Room 111)
  • 12.15pm-12.45pm Taster Lecture 'Learning to Look' (Attenborough Building, Room 111)

Journalism

Journalism sessions

  • 10.45am–11.15am Studying Journalism (Bennett Building, Lecture Theatre 8)
  • 1.00pm–1.30pm Studying Journalism (Bennett Building, Lecture Theatre 8)
  • 1.45pm–2.15pm Taster lecture: 'What is news and how do you find it?' (Bennett Building, Lecture Theatre 8)

Law

Law sessions

  • 10.45am-11.15am Your Law Degree: what, why and how? (Rattray Lecture Theatre)
  • 11.30am-12.00pm Welcome to Leicester Law School (Rattray Lecture Theatre)
  • 12.15pm-12.45pm Studying Law at Leicester: A Student Perspective (Rattray Lecture Theatre)
  • 1.45pm-2.15pm Taster Lecture: 'What is Equity?' (Rattray Lecture Theatre)

Open School, 10.00am-3.00pm: Chat to our students and see our facilities with regular tours running every 20 minutes Leicester Law School reception, Fielding Johnson Building

Management Studies, Marketing and Human Resource Management

Management Studies, Marketing and Human Resource Management sessions

  • 12.15pm–12.45pm Management, Marketing and Human Resource Management at Leicester (Ken Edwards Building, Lecture Theatre 1)
  • 2.30pm-3.00pm Management, Marketing and Human Resource Management at Leicester (Ken Edwards Building, Lecture Theatre 1)

Mathematics

Mathematics and Actuarial Science sessions

  • 10.45am–11.15am Welcome to the School of Mathematics and Actuarial Science (Bennett Building, Lecture Theatre 3)
  • 11.30am–12.00pm Taster Lecture: Mathematics for Making AI Systems Better (Bennett Building, Lecture Theatre 3)
  • 12.15pm–12.45pm What do Actuaries do? - and interactive guide (Bennett Building, Lecture Theatre 3)

Media and Communication

Media and Communication sessions

  • 11.30am–12.00pm Studying Media and Communication (Bennett Building, Lecture Theatre 1)
  • 1.00pm–1.30pm Studying Media and Communication (Bennett Building, Lecture Theatre 1)
  • 1.45pm-2.15pm Taster Lecture: Media Taster (Bennett Building, Bennett Link Lecture Theatre 1)

Medical School Open Day

Medicine sessions

11.00am-12.00pm Learning to be a doctor: after applications, what next? (George Davies Centre, Chetwode Lecture Theatre)

12.00pm-12.30pm Student panel (George Davies Centre, Chetwode Lecture Theatre)

12.15pm-1.15pm Stop by our stand in the George Davies Centre Foyer to ask questions (for times outside of this, please visit us in the Information Fair in Mission Control). Please note we will be unable to discuss the status of any current applications.

1.30pm-2.00pm Student Finance for Medicine Students (George Davies Centre, Chetwode Lecture Theatre)

Midwifery with Leadership

Midwifery with Leadership sessions

  • 11.00am–11.45am Introducing Midwifery (George Davies Centre, Room 1.34)
  • 1.30pm–2.15pm Introducing Midwifery (George Davies Centre, Room 1.34)

Modern Languages

Modern Languages sessions

Open School, 12.15pm–2.15pm Studying Modern Languages talk followed by Summer School and Year Abroad Presentations and Q&A (Ken Edwards Building, Lecture Theatre 2)

This session is an opportunity for you to meet some of our current students, and learn first-hand about their Summer School and Year Abroad experiences. Members of Staff from French, Italian, Spanish & Latin American Studies, and Translation Studies, will also be there to talk to you about your degree options, module choices, employability and career opportunities. Light refreshments will be available during this session, and you can also visit the Modern Languages Study Centre (our students' dedicated learning space), accompanied by current students and Modern Languages tutors, if you wish to.

Natural Sciences

Natural Sciences sessions

  • 10.45am-11.15am Natural Sciences (Life and Physical Sciences) (George Davies Centre, Rooms 0.25 and 0.26)
  • 11.30am–12.00pm Workshop: Astrobiology (George Davies Centre, Rooms 0.25 and 0.26)
  • 2.30pm–3.00pm Natural Sciences (Life and Physical Sciences) (George Davies Centre, Rooms 0.25 and 0.26)

Nursing with Leadership

Nursing with Leadership sessions

  • 12.15pm–1.00pm Introducing Nursing (George Davies Centre, Room 1.33)
  • 2.15pm–3.00pm Introducing Nursing (George Davies Centre, Room 1.33)

Operating Department Practice

Operating Department Practice sessions

  • 10.00am–11.15am Studying Operating Department Practice talk and tour (George Davies Centre, Room 1.32)
  • 1.00pm–2.15pm Studying Operating Department Practice talk and tour (George Davies Centre, Room 1.32)

Physics

Physics sessions

Talks

  • 10.45am–11.15am & 1.45pm-2.15pm Studying Physics (Physics Building, Lecture Theatre A)
  • 12.15pm–12.45pm Taster Lecture: Exploring Mars (Physics Building, Lecture Theatre A)

Tours

  • Tour of either the Teaching Facilities or a Tour of the Research Facilities
  • 11.30am-12.15pm
  • 1.00pm-1.45pm
  • 1.45pm-2.30pm

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy sessions

  • 10.45am–11.30am Studying Physiotherapy (Maurice Shock Building, Room LG 28)
  • 1.00pm–1.45pm Studying Physiotherapy (Maurice Shock Building, Room LG 28)

Politics and International Relations

Politics and International Relations sessions

  • 10.45am-11.15am Studying Politics and International Relations (Ken Edwards Building, Lecture Theatre 3)
  • 11.30am-12.00pm Taster Lecture: Going Ballistic: An Introduction to Astropolitics (Ken Edwards Building, Lecture Theatre 3)
  • 1.00pm-1.30pm Brexit and the UK Parliament: Challenges and Opportunities (Ken Edwards Building, Lecture Theatre 3)

Psychology

Psychology sessions

  • 11.00am–12.00pm Studying Psychology followed by Taster Lecture: Experiencing Psychology (George Davies Centre, Bina Popat Lecture Theatre)
  • 1.30pm–2.30pm Studying Psychology (George Davies Centre, Bina Popat Lecture Theatre)

Sociology

Sociology sessions

  • 10.45am–11.15am Studying Sociology (Bennett Building, Lecture Theatre 5)
  • 1.00pm–1.30pm Studying Sociology (Bennett Building, Lecture Theatre 5)
  • 1.45pm–2.15pm Taster Lecture: 'Using Sociology to Explore the Social World' (Bennett Building, Lecture Theatre 5)

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