Have a Go sessions

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

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, our inspirational lecturers will show your students how they can launch their culinary careers.

Example agenda:

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

Time: 10:00-13:45


  • Tuesday 10 January and 31 January 2023

  • Tuesday 07 March and 28 March 2023

  • Tuesday 25 April 2023

Groups of up to 12 students per school

All sessions are now fully booked, please email to be added to the waiting list.

Have a Go: Sport

A sport taster day is the perfect way for students to find out how our sport college courses can be a steppingstone 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.

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)


  • Tuesday 13 December 2022 – 10:00- 13:45
  • Friday 20 January 2023 – 10:00-13:45
  • Tuesday 17 February 2023 – 10:00-13:45
  • Friday 3 March 2023 – 10:00-13:45

Groups of up to 30 students per school

Have a Go: Education and Childcare

Our early childhood experiences shape who we are and maybe your students want to part of those experiences for others. Students can explore what studying Early Years is like with us, using our Simulation Suite and get an understanding early childhood development to see if the rewarding career within the education sector is for them.

Example agenda:

  • Session One: Private Campus Tour
  • Session Two: Simulation Suite Practical
  • Session Three: Early Childhood Development


  • Tuesday 10 January 2023 – 10:00-13:45
  • Tuesday 7 February 2023 – 10:00-13:45

Groups up to 20 per school

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.

Example agenda:

  • Session One: Private Campus Tour
  • Session Two: Nursing and Allied-Health session


  • Tuesday 14 February - times TBC
  • Thursday 6 April - times TBC

Group sizes are to be confirmed.

Business Level 2 college students

Have a Go: Business

Your students got an entrepreneurial streak? Why not bring them to our Business Have a Go where they can use their creativity and get their big ideas onto paper by getting involved in creating a business pitch, speaking to our business tutors and being shown exciting facilities like our Financial Trading Suite!

Example agenda:

  • Session One: Private Campus Tour
  • Session Two: Business Pitch


  • Wednesday 15 March 2023 – 09:00-11:15
  • Wednesday 28 June 2023 – 09:00-11:15

Groups of up to 15 per school

Have a Go: Travel and Tourism

Do your students love travel, events or hospitality? With these careers. the sky really is the limit! From cabin crew, tour operators or hotels around the world, we will tour careers available from our courses, having fun, practical sessions in our mock plane and airport in our Aviation Suite.

Example agenda:

  • Session One: Private Campus Tour
  • Session Two: Cabin Crew Practical
  • Session Three: Resort Rep Activity


  • Friday 27 January 2023 – times TBC
  • Friday 24 March 2023 – times TBC

Group sizes to be finalised

Booking information

If you are a teacher looking to book a group, 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.

Please note: Our dates for our sessions can be subject to change due to academic availability

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: Computing
  • Have a Go: Engineering and Construction
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.

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