Events and activities

Shadow a student

What do Undergraduates do? Applying to University can mean lots of research, open day visits and much consideration of where to go and what to study. But what is a lecture like? What happens in a seminar?

By spending a day on campus with us you will be able to take part in both a lecture and a seminar and find out about university style learning.

Students will spend the day on campus, (typically from 10.00-15.00) and will accompany one of our current undergraduates as they attend all the lectures and seminars for their course on that day.

We will build a programme of activities for the day around your chosen subject but it will include:

  • Campus tour
  • Attendance at both a lecture and seminar
  • Tour of both general and subject specific facilities

You will learn about the academic process from our current student and gain a deeper understanding of what it’s like to study at degree level as well as gaining an insight into your chosen area of academic study.

We will endeavour to arrange your Shadow a Student Day in your chosen subject within the College of Humanities.

The subjects we can offer are: Archaeology, History, English, Art History & Visual Culture, Modern Languages, Classics & Ancient History, Film Studies, Theology & Religion and Drama.

There is no charge to take part in this day. You will stay on campus for lunch with your accompanying undergraduate.

To express your interest in this scheme, please contact hums-outreach@exeter.ac.uk‌

National Trust workshops

We are very proud to work with the National Trust to deliver Creative Writing and History workshops for students in Years 9, 10 and 12. Lasting for half a day (10:00–14:00), students will not only be able to take part in sessions led by our PhD candidates, but they will also be able to use their surroundings to inspire the work they produce in the workshops. As the PhD students will also be accompanied by English or History undergraduates from the University, students will also have the chance to ask questions about what it is like to be a university student.

We currently work with the following National Trust properties:

Greenway -Creative Writing Workshops

Held in the inspirational setting of Greenway, the holiday home of Agatha Christie, our enthusiastic and experienced PhD students will be running Creative Writing Workshops for groups of 10-15 students. These interactive sessions enable students to explore a diverse range of themes such as sense of place, history, magic realism and the sublime, as well as giving them the chance to learn more about the structure of novels and to gain a taste of university-style learning.

Castle Drogo - Creative Writing or History Workshops

Castle Drogo, the last castle to be built in England, is the perfect setting for both Creative Writing and History sessions due to its own rich history and character. Students will be given a tour of the castle and grounds at the beginning of the day to give context to the work they produce in the sessions run by our PhD students. This experience will encourage them to consider other historical contexts and perspectives as well as to understand the differences between school and university-style learning.

Typical timetable

TimingsActivity
10.00-10.45 Arrival
Tour of the property/grounds
10.45-12.00 Workshop 1
12.00-12.30 Lunch
12.30-13.45 Workshop 2
13.45-14.00 Final Q&A, Evaluation and depart

Contact us

If you are interested in taking part in this initiative and making a booking please complete the online booking form.

If you would like to talk to us in more detail ahead of making a booking please contact us via email:
hums-outreach@exeter.ac.uk

On-campus visits

A day spent on campus with us will really give your students an insight into what its like to study at University.

Working with schools and college staff we can devise a programme to suit the requirements of your year group– we can even give students a taste of a subject or language they have never studied before. By taking part in taster sessions students will be able to sample 2 subjects, meet current undergraduates and have any questions they may have about student life answered. As part of the day students will take part in a campus tour with our Student Ambassadors.

Campus visit days are for years 9-13.

Typical timetable

TimingsActivity
10.00-10.15 Arrival & welcome
10.15-11.00 Tour of Streatham Campus
11.00-12.00 Session 1 Taster Session in your chosen subject(s)
12.00-12.40 Lunch
12.45-13.45 Session 2 Taster session in your chosen subject(s)
13.45-14.00 Evaluation and depart

Contact us

If you are interested in taking part in this initiative and making a booking please complete the online booking form.

If you would like to talk to us in more detail ahead of making a booking please contact us via email: 
hums-outreach@exeter.ac.uk

 

In school workshops

Do you want your students to experience University style learning? Would they benefit from taking part in a masterclass that will stretch them academically? Would you like your students to have an insight into a new subject? If so, then we are happy to come out to schools & colleges in order to deliver in house workshops in any of our Humanities subjects.

We would be keen to devise a programme with you that will meet your requirements so that workshops are at the right academic level and will also compliment syllabus content. Workshops are delivered by one of our academic lecturing staff or a Phd. student and we can also include involvement from our Student Ambassadors so your students can gain an insight into student life.

We can also deliver workshops that will support syllabus content for either GCSE or A level.

Contact us

If you are interested in taking part in this initiative and making a booking please complete the online booking form.

If you would like to talk to us in more detail ahead of making a booking please contact us via email: 
hums-outreach@exeter.ac.uk

Drama workshops - RAW Outreach project

2nd year Applied Drama students have been out working in secondary schools all across South Devon during January with Erin Walcon, delivering devised theatre workshops as part of January RAW Outreach programme, covering a total of 10 schools & 200 students. 

School students work with our Drama undergraduates to devise a piece of theatre over a period of three sessions in your school. The programme culminates in a showcase event at Exeter Northcott Theatre, which gives students an incredible opportunity to rehearse and perform on the stage of a working theatre. 

Contact us

This Drama programme is due to run again in the early part of 2018. Contact us to find out more. 

If you are interested in taking part in this initiative and making a booking please complete the online booking form.

If you would like to talk to us in more detail ahead of making a booking please contact us via email: 
hums-outreach@exeter.ac.uk