Masterclasses

An interactive taster of our degree courses

These sessions give you and your students an interactive taster of our degree courses from our academic teaching staff. Masterclasses in the subjects listed below will be available to book from September 2023 however will depend on academic availability:

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

Aesthetics

Looking to up skill within the beauty industry? Look no further and experience our Aesthetics degree programme at University College Birmingham! Our masterclass will give you a real insight into the industry, exploring what makes our course unique and how it sets you up for the world of work, no matter which pathway you take.

Take part in a session exploring how chemicals can impact the skin, explore our award-winning university facilities and have a tour of our clinic and even get a taste of what university life is like at University College Birmingham.

This masterclass will run on Thursday, 28 March at 10am to 12:30pm at Summer Row, University College Birmingham.

This masterclass can be booked by a school or college group or can be booked by individual students to attend.

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Food and Beverage

We are proud to say we’re one of the UK’s leading institutes for chefs, culinary arts, bakery science and global hospitality education. So, if you’re students are considering a career in food and hospitality, there’s no better place to give them a real taster of what they can achieve.

Our Masterclass in Food and Beverage allows students to have a go at some really practical and hands-on university-inspired challenges, whilst exploring our training kitchens and Food Science Innovation Suite.

These masterclasses will be held on two consecutive dates this year, Monday, 22 January, and Tuesday, 23 January, and students who are studying a suitable level 3 course are invited to join our teaching team from 9am – 3pm on either date.

If you are looking to book on behalf of yourself or your school or college, please complete the booking form below.

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Health

A career in health is much more than a job, it’s an extremely rewarding vocation that makes a real difference to the lives of others – so we are always delighted to hear that so many level 3 students are aspiring towards a career in the industry.

To help them to dig a little deeper into the role of a health care professional (including a Nurse, Mental Health Professional, Nursing Associate and Physiotherapist), we are hosting a series of exciting masterclasses which will explore the roles listed above within our on-site replica hospital ward.

These will run in January and June 2024, to enquire, please email schoolsliaison@ucb.ac.uk with 'Health Masterclass' as the subject line.

Psychology

Looking to explore why people think, feel and behave the way they do through studying a degree in Psychology? This masterclass will demonstrate how the course is designed to help you understand problems in the real world and how psychological knowledge can be applied to help us address them. Students will also discover how the study of psychological perspectives and theory will be different at degree level to what they may be currently studying.

This masterclass will be held on Thursday, 7 December, from 11am to 2pm at Moss House, University College Birmingham.

If you are looking to book on behalf of yourself or your school or college, please complete the booking form below.

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Business with Hospitality and Tourism 

Are your business students looking to explore areas such as events, aviation and tourism? This masterclass is perfect for future 'managers in the making' who now just need to find the perfect sector for them! 

Through a range of practical workshops, students will experience first hand what it's like to study in our School of Business and will have the opportunity to show off their skills by creating a product to pitch to our expert Business Lecturers. During the second part of this interactive taster day, participants will explore the latest innovative technologies which are being used to transform operations across the tourism, hospitality, aviation and event sectors - including virtual reality, robotics and artificial intelligence! 

This masterclass will be held on Wednesday, 24 January and can be booked by either a school or college group (max 40 participants) or by an individual key stage 5 student/ Level 3 who is interested in applying for a business or hospitality degree.

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Masterclasses coming soon

Sport

Business students at University College Birmingham

Business

Engineering

Education

Engineering and Construction taster days are also available; more information can be found here.

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