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Get Into... series

Our Get Into… sessions are designed to give sixth form and college students the opportunity to 'get into' their subject area and learn more about university life at Sunderland. We can offer these sessions to you virtually or you can come on campus here at the University, we would love to see you. We can offer sessions in a range of formats, such as on campus classroom workshops, lecture style presentations, pre-recorded webcasts and online interactive modules that students can do in their own time- whatever suits your needs.

Get Into sessions can include a range of topics. Some topics are more appropriate to deliver at certain times in the academic year and so we can discuss your specific needs and what you'd like to achieve. Some of the things we can offer are: 

  • Hands-on subject taster, related to and academic course or linked to what you are studying in your curriculum
  • Subject specific presentation about the courses available and career routes
  • Student life and budgeting sessions
  • Student finance talk
  • UCAS guide
  • Personal statements workshop
  • Study skills sessions
  • Campus tours
  • Interaction with our current students

Groups of students may be able to take part in more than one subject taster session, or simultaneous subject taster sessions can be organised for large groups interested in different areas.

We can offer sessions on a wide range of subjects so come and talk to us about:

  • Arts and Creative Industries (including Performing Arts, Fine Art, Glass and Ceramics, Design, Fashion, Film and Media, English, Journalism) Workshops include: ‘Street-Style' clothing, Draw the box it came in, Bonkers Branding, Darkroom Magic, What kind of writer are you?, Investigative Journalism, Sketch. Sculpt. Socks., Creating an ensemble and many more…

  • Biomedical Science (including Physiological Sciences) Workshops include: Candy Chromatography, Haematology, Infection Science, Aseptic Techniques and many more…

  • Business, Law and Tourism (including Events Management) Workshops include: How to Manage Performance, Introduction to Business, Entrepreneurial Workshops, Future of HR, HR Case Studies and many more…

  • Computing (including Web and Mobile Development, Computer Science, Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics, Game Development, Business Technology, Networks and Cybersecurity) Workshops include: Machine Vision, Mobile App Development, VR Experience, Bot or Not, Al Maze Solver, Hack the Web and many more… 

  • Education (including Primary Education, STEAM Education, Education Studies)

  • Engineering (including Manufacturing, Electronic and Electrical, Automotive, Mechanical) Workshops include: Robotics, Electronics, Automation, Trebuchet Challenge and many more… 

  • Nursing (including Adult, Children’s and Young Peoples, Mental Health, Learning Disability)

  • Pharmacy (including Pharmaceutical Science, Cosmetic Sciences)

  • Psychology (including Counselling)

  • Social Sciences (including Health and Social Care, Childhood Studies, Education Studies, Criminology, Professional Policing)

  • Sport and Exercise

We may also be able to offer more specific taster sessions in areas linked to your curriculum. Please contact us to discuss your options.

Book / more information

To ensure we can provide the best possible experience, please contact us at student.recruitment@sunderland.ac.uk so that we can discuss your needs.