Have a Go sessions

University College Birmingham are offering 'Have a Go' taster days aimed at groups of year 10 and 11 students

Previously, we offered multiple dates for our Have a Go sessions offering schools one subject taster session. We will now be offering full-day taster sessions by subject area so schools and students can experience more of what our subject areas have to offer.

Each session gives your students a flavour of life at University College Birmingham and the opportunity to find out more about our vocational college courses through practical sessions with our expert team of staff. The taster days will take place on set dates throughout the year from November to June on-campus. There is no booking fee for these activities. Where possible, we can arrange for the taster sessions to be delivered at your school if this is preferred, please state this when completing the enquiry form.

Bespoke events may be possible for schools and colleges from November - June, at times that suit you, dependent on academic availability. Please complete our enquiry form here to enquire further.

Gatsby Benchmarks – 3 (Addressing the needs of each pupil), 4 (Linking curriculum learning to careers) and 7 (Encounters with further and higher education).

Have a Go: College of Food

Show your students how University College Birmingham can help launch their hospitality career with our cooking, beverage and bakery taster day. From cooking along with our chefs to mastering mocktails and floater coffees, our inspirational lecturers will show your students how they can launch their culinary careers.

Date and time: 25 January, 15 February, 15 March, 5 April - 10am till 1:30pm

Where: On-campus

Number of spaces: Capacity for two groups of 8 and two to three staff. The minimum student requirement is 6 per group.

Example agenda:

  • Session One: Private Campus Tour
  • Session Two: Cook Along with Chef
  • Session Three: Mocktail and Mixology Session

Have a Go: Sport

Sport taster day is the perfect way for students to find out how our sport college courses can be a stepping stone towards a rewarding career in sport and nutrition. Meet members of the teaching team and see demonstrations of various clinical and exercise skills. They will take part in activities that they can expect to do on our sport college courses, including using our sport and gym facilities.

Day and time: 20 January and 30 March - 10am till 2pm

Where: On-campus

Number of spaces: Capacity for four groups of 15 students and two staff per group. Schools can bring multiple groups if space allows. The minimum student requirement per group is 6.

Important Information: Schools will need to bring their own medical/consent form for practical activity and to inform staff of medical issues. Students are also encouraged to wear comfortable clothes (such as their P.E kit) to take part in physical activities.

Example agenda:

  • Session One: Private Campus Tour
  • Session Two: Sports Activity (physical activity or sports therapy)
  • Session Three: Sports Activity (physical activity or sports nutrition)
Adult nursing student

Have a Go: Health

Our Health taster day is an exciting and insightful opportunity for your students to discover what it’s like to work in allied health professions and nursing. Your students will learn more about how we work with patients, using our state-of-the-art health simulation suite and hospital ward.

Day and time: 20 January and March 10am till 2pm (please enquire to be add to waiting list)

Where: On-campus (or Online)

Number of spaces: Capacity for two groups of 23 students. Schools can bring multiple groups if space allows. The minimum student requirement per group is 15.

Example agenda:

  • Session One: Private Campus Tour
  • Session Two: Nursing and allied-health session
College - Have a Go sessions

Can't attend an on-campus event?

If you can't attend one of our taster sessions on campus we may be able to organise for our staff to come to your school or college. Subject to staff availability, we may be able to offer a bespoke taster session at your school in:

  • Food and beverage
  • Sport
  • Business and marketing

Enquire now

Booking information

To enquire about availability, please email us with ‘Have a Go’ in the subject line and the sessions you are interested in, and a member of the team will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Alternatively, please call 0121 232 4300 for more information.

To view the code of conduct for on campus visits and online events with University College Birmingham, click here.

Visits must be booked by school/college staff. If you are an individual interested in these taster sessions, please take a look at our taster activities here.

Coming soon

We are constantly working on our ‘Have a Go’ offer to ensure that your students can explore the full range of our college subjects. The following ‘Have a Go’ sessions will be coming soon – if you would like to be added to our enquiry list for these sessions, please complete our enquiry form here.

  • Have a Go: Education

Frequently asked questions

How many students can I bring to an on-campus activity?

Please see the ‘Have a Go’ session information above for minimum and maximum numbers for each session.

Do you have a risk assessment for on-campus activity?

The safety of our students, staff and visitors is paramount. A risk assessment has been carried out for on-campus visits from schools and colleges which can be found here (please select the risk assessment titled 'Safety for visits on campus from schools and colleges'). You can also see our ‘health and safety on campus’ information here.

Will my students need any resources for the online sessions?

Please see the ‘Have a Go’ session information above for further details on resources needed for our online sessions. If you have any queries, please contact the Schools Liaison team by completing our enquiry form here or call 0121 232 4300.

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