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We have a range of in-person and online events for students including subject-specific sessions. We also run events for teachers and advisers. Please be advised that some events do have eligibility criteria.

In-person events

Date and time arranged upon booking 

Presentations and workshops designed to ensure that your students are aware of the variety of options available to them and are equipped with the knowledge required to make the next steps. Sessions can be virtual or face to face and typically last 30 – 45 minutes. View the Supporting your KS5 students‌ brochure for a list of the sessions we offer.
Book sessions via the 
schools booking system.

Explore Politics is an opportunity to enrich your curriculum and introduce a critical subject for further study - a fully resourced, innovative political education curriculum including the opportunity to join a Politics and Social Justice workshop delivered by a subject specialist at the University of Exeter. In the contemporary context of ever more complex challenges, from climate change to social and economic disparity, sessions that prepare young people to understand and engage as future democrats, has never been more vital.

  • Session A: Politics and Democracy: Which democracy; whose politics? - Exploration of concepts and associations.
  • Session B: Governance in the UK: political representatives, identity and finding your place.
  • Session C: Influencing the political process: voting and its value.
  • Session D: Influencing the political process: protest, volunteering, and civic engagement
  • Session E: Trust and accountability: the role of agendas, bias, and a free press in a democracy.
  • Session F: Politics Now: A Social Justice workshop with the University of Exeter Politics team.

The curriculum for this series was designed as part of a PhD project exploring the practices and promotion of young people’s civic engagement. The aim of the programme is to provide 14-19 year olds in full time education, with the knowledge, confidence, and access, to facilitate their positive engagement with civic and political life in the UK. Decisions regarding content, skills, and methods, have been derived from the literature on youth participation and civic education programmes, as well as focus groups with 16-19 year olds in the South West region conducted as part of the wider project. Assessment for learning will be entirely formative and aims to facilitate success in main study programme assessments.

Benefits for participating provisions:

  • A selection of 5 research informed lessons, covering key topics and skills related to UK and Global Politics to choose from, with lesson plans that can be adapted to fit into most timetables.
  • A Politics Now: Social Justice Workshop with the University of Exeter Politics Team.
  • The option for teachers to receive research informed CPD training on delivering and dealing with Politics in the classroom.
  • It exceeds the requirements for the politic strand set out in the National Curriculum Guidance for the provision of Citizenship Education in Key Stage 4 and utilises best pedagogical practice for political science education.
  • It actively promotes and covers core aspects of British Values and reflects a key strand of the Prevent strategy; providing safe and positive opportunities for learners to engage with political discourse and concepts.
  • Meets multiple criteria relating to the personal development component of the Ofsted Inspection Framework 2022.
  • Provides transferable skills for learners including criticality, source discernment, writing and research skills.
  • An opportunity for involvement in original research.

For any queries, and bookings, please contact subjectoutreach@exeter.ac.uk

Thursday 6th June 2024, 10:30-14:30

What would it be like to study Theology and Religion at university? This day gives students an opportunity to learn more about the impact of religion on the world today, and its interactions with politics, gender, and contemporary questions. Students will learn from academic experts on topics such as feminism and religion, philosophical understandings of free will, ethics and the environmental crisis, and religion and the media. Students also have an opportunity to learn more applying to university and contextual offers; student life and the transition to university, whether they're living at home or moving away for the first time; and where studying Theology and Religion might take them. Students will also have the opportunity for a campus tour.

This day will be of particular interest to students taking RE, RS or Philosophy, but is also open to those with no background knowledge in these subjects.

School groups welcomed. Year 12 and older students may attend alone. Contact Ruth for more information at subjectoutreach@exeter.ac.uk

 

 

Monday 24th June 2024

The University of Exeter and the BBC Young Reporter Team would like to invite the next generation of content creators, presenters, and tech innovators to join us for this special opportunity to develop young people’s knowledge and skills of the creative industry.  They’ll get to hear from influential people working in the industry, gain insight into what makes award winning content via our masterclass, and get the latest tips and practical advice for what it takes to get their first job in the media. They’ll learn how to spot fake news, plus get practical skills and create and make their own content via workshops from our Department of Communications and via BBC workshops which include making videos for TikTok, podcasting, creating special effects makeup, etc. to name but a few. 

Throughout the day students will take part in interactive sessions with both BBC professionals and Exeter University academics, including using top of the range media facilities at the university.

For any queries, and bookings, please contact subjectoutreach@exeter.ac.uk

Join us for a dynamic social and political conference featuring talks, panels, and interactive activities focusing on the theme of the influence of media, particularly social media, on society, politics, and culture. You and your students will explore ideas such as how social media influences politics and society, and how it has been used to implement social change or impact social and political perspectives. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to engage in critical thinking, discuss and interpret ideas, and learn from experts in their fields who will offer a range of perspectives on the power of social media.

This session is useful for students who are studying or will be studying Politics, Sociology, Criminology, Philosophy, or Communications.

Date TBC. For any queries, and bookings, please contact subjectoutreach@exeter.ac.uk

Dr Matthew Channon will deliver an engaging talk to your students, with flexible options on content, such as an insight into Matthew’s own inspirational ‘path to law’, an explanation of how law is taught at Exeter University and the transition from sixth-form studies, or a taster session based on his own teaching and unique areas of research -  Autonomous Driving & the Law (‘Driverless Cars - who is responsible?’), Tort Law, Privacy or Artificial Intelligence and Legal Personality. Content can be adapted to support A Level Law curriculum delivery or simply delivered to inspire and inform. Student Ambassadors can be requested to support the session and provide insight into university life, from both an academic and social perspective. Your students will also have the opportunity to ask any questions they might have on any of these topics throughout the session.  
This session is useful for students studying law or wishing to find out more about the study of law at university.

Dr Matthew Channon is available on Fridays in November and exact timings can be discussed on enquiry. For any queries, and bookings, please contact subjectoutreach@exeter.ac.uk

Tort law – that is, the law concerned with 'civil wrongs' - is a highly flexible and adaptable tool in the lawyers arsenal. So much so that Allen Beever has referred to tort as the 'Swiss Army Knife' of the common law. In this session we will consider the way in which tort law, specifically the tort of negligence, has been adapted to respond to so-called 'wrongful birth' and 'wrongful conception' cases. Here, the courts are concerned with children born following negligently performed sterilizations and the impact this has on one’s ability to exercise reproductive autonomy. We will discuss how the law treats such cases, how is should treat such cases and what may be the implications of recognising this as a 'civil wrong' resulting in 'damage'. 

Available as a 1 hour in-school session in Term 2 or Term 3. Suitable for A level Law students or for any students with an interest in the study of Law at University. For any queries, and bookings, please contact subjectoutreach@exeter.ac.uk

In this session, we will explore how the body has changed within Sociology, from the body-mind dualism to ideas of embodiment, body projects and body maintenance. We’ll think about and discuss various ways through which we work on our bodies - diets, working out, skincare routines and cosmetic surgery - and what these forms of body work can tell sociologists about identity, control and wider society. This session will be useful for students studying PHSE, Sociology or for those with an interest in the topic.

1 hour session on request (Availability on Monday, Tuesday and Friday afternoons) in Autumn & Summer term (SW Schools only).

For any queries, and bookings, please contact subjectoutreach@exeter.ac.uk

Technology and social media have reshaped the way we interact with and participate in politics. In this session, we will explore memes as new forms of political participation by discussing what is a meme and looking at its history. Using the 2017 General Election as a case study, we will also analyse memes’ impact in politics and the pros and cons of this.

1 hour session on request (Availability on Monday, Tuesday and Friday afternoons) in Autumn & Summer term (SW Schools only).

For any queries, and bookings, please contact subjectoutreach@exeter.ac.uk

This workshop offers students a chance to learn about the relationship between art and political movements. Based on the Performing Resistance project at the University of Exeter, it focuses on film and performance-making in the labour movement. As well as opening up discussions about politics, power, and trade unions, the workshop challenges elitist ideas of what art is, who makes it, and who it is for, through inspiring examples of community-led, creative campaigns around the world.

Students participating in the workshop will discuss connected themes and think about how they relate to their own experiences and communities. They will watch film clips, analyse images, and depending on school policy, try out some basics of political filmmaking on their phones.

The session is designed to break down preconceptions of politics and art education and practice, build confidence and critical and analytical skills among participants, and engage them in honest, reflective discussion. It will be useful to those keen to enter higher education and those transitioning into the world of work. 

The workshop will be facilitated by Shaun Dey (reelnews video collective) and Dr Rebecca Hillman (Senior Lecturer, Department of Communications, Drama and Film University of Exeter. Principle Investigator: Performing Resistance: theatre and performance in 21st century workers’ movements).

It will be of special interest to anyone engaged in art, activism, and social movements, and students studying drama media, or film studies, or those interested in taking an arts degree. It will also hold interest for politics, history, geography and sociology students, and general studies or PSHE students.

Term 2 & 3  (Double lesson session on request in-school)

For any queries, and bookings, please contact subjectoutreach@exeter.ac.uk

We are delighted to be offering a range of exciting and interactive Curriculum Enrichment events for English which will give students an insight into studying English at university. We are offering sessions on the following themes delivered by experts in their fields:

  • Frankenstein/The Gothic
  • Victorian Archives
  • World Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • William Golding Archives/Lord of the Flies
  • Shakespeare

You can request 1, 2 or 3 of these workshops as part of a one-day event on our Streatham Campus at the University of Exeter. If you are interested in bringing a group of students to campus to explore one of these facinating areas of study in English, please contact us at subjectoutreach@exeter.ac.uk

We are thrilled to be offering Year 12 students a unique opportunity to take part in film and television archive workshops at the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum on the Streatham Campus at the University of Exeter. The museum is home to one of the largest collections of material relating to the moving image in Britain, it is an accredited public museum and an academic research facility and holds a collection of over 87,000 items. You and your students will have a tour of the museum, followed by an archives-based session, gaining insights from professionals and encountering a rich tapestry of cinematic heritage through a treasure trove of film and television artefacts.

This session is useful for students studying or interested in studying English, Film Studies, Film and Television Studies, Media Studies, or Communications.

For any queries, and bookings, please contact subjectoutreach@exeter.ac.uk

We're delighted to be offering on-demand subject taster talks in-school, virtually and/or on-campus (subject to availability and dependent on the subject) on the following disciplines in the Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, providing students with valuable insights into these areas of study:

  • Arab and Islamic Studies
  • Communications
  • Drama
  • English
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Sociology and Criminology

For any queries, and bookings, please contact subjectoutreach@exeter.ac.uk

Online events

Date and time arranged upon booking 

Presentations and workshops designed to ensure that your students are aware of the variety of options available to them and are equipped with the knowledge required to make the next steps. Sessions can be virtual or face to face and typically last 30 – 45 minutes. View the Supporting your KS5 students brochure for a list of the sessions we offer.
Book sessions via the 
schools booking system.

We are delighted to offer Black History Month resources from the last few years and you can read fantastic blogs written by current students about their lived experience as black students at the University of Exeter.

We have an exciting range of events and resources to share with you and your students and we hope that you will make the most of accessing these activities, not just throughout Black History Month, but throughout the year. We invite you to explore our webpages which we hope will inspire and inform both students and teachers alike, through interacting with a variety of academic and guest lectures, student ambassador vlogs, and online articles. Classroom resources suitable for a range of year groups are also available on request at any time of the year from our Teacher Toolkit section.

(Politics) Technology and social media have reshaped the way we interact with and participate in politics. In this session, we will explore memes as new forms of political participation by discussing what is a meme and looking at its history. Using the 2017 General Election as a case study, we will also analyse memes’ impact in politics and the pros and cons of this. For any queries, and bookings, please contact subjectoutreach@exeter.ac.uk

1 hour session on request (Availability on Monday, Tuesday and Friday afternoons) in Autumn & Summer term.

Throughout the year we run essay competitions in various subjects including Economics, Ecology, and Law. They are open to students studying A Levels, IB, BTEC and GCSEs with no other criteria required. The best entry for each competition will receive £100 in vouchers. Find out more here.

In this session, we will explore how the body has changed within Sociology, from the body-mind dualism to ideas of embodiment, body projects and body maintenance. We’ll think about and discuss various ways through which we work on our bodies - diets, working out, skincare routines and cosmetic surgery - and what these forms of body work can tell sociologists about identity, control and wider society.

1 hour session on request (Availability on Monday, Tuesday and Friday afternoons) in Autumn & Summer term. 

For any queries, and bookings, please contact subjectoutreach@exeter.ac.uk

We're delighted to be offering on-demand subject taster talks in-school, virtually and/or on-campus (subject to availability and dependent on the subject) on the following disciplines in the Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, providing students with valuable insights into these areas of study:

  • Arab and Islamic Studies
  • Communications
  • Drama
  • English
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Sociology and Criminology

For any queries, and bookings, please contact subjectoutreach@exeter.ac.uk

Online conferences for students in Year 12 (or equivalent) on Monday evenings from October 2024 throughout the year. We will be joined by student ambassadors who will give you an unrivalled insight into life at university. There is no criteria for attending this conference. Students can book here.