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subject events for schools and colleges

Give your students an insight into studying at university with our subject-specific events

From cyber security and mechanical engineering, to criminology and languages, your students can discover what university study is like, while revising their favourite subjects.

Our subject-specific events, workshops and activities will help them learn about university, and support your school or college in meeting Gatsby Benchmark 4 and 7.

Subject Tasters 2021/22

Nothing beats getting a feel for a course by joining us on campus at our taster days. Buzzing with purpose and possibility, it's a chance for your students to get closer to the subjects they love. It's a chance for them to pursue the things that matter most.

Interested in bringing your students? See what's coming up this year and book your class to join us. If you have any questions or comments about the tasters, please contact

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Visit our guide to Subject Taster Days page for more information about Subject Taster Days, including how to get here, checking in and making the most of your visit.

Book a subject talk at your school or college

Our academics can deliver subject specific talks, events and workshops to you throughout the academic year – when they're not teaching our students or carrying out research. We're able to deliver these in-person at your school or college or virtually, and adapt them to support your curriculum.

To book or find out more contact at or call 023 9284 6214 to get started.

Bespoke STEM events for post-16

STEM underpins all facets of modern life and evolves at relentless speeds. Whether its helping to keep the nation's data systems secure, or educating the next generation of maths teachers, STEM is making a difference to the world.

Your students can find out how to kick-start their career in STEM with our bespoke taster sessions in a number of subject areas. And learn about science, technology and engineering through things like building vehicles and bridges, learning forensic coding, and exploring space.

Sessions available:

  • Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Renewable Energy Engineering, Innovation Engineering
  • Computer Networks, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Cyber Security and Forensic Computing
  • Data Science and Analytics, Mathematics, Mathematics with Statistics and Physics
  • Property Development

Researchers in the classroom

Inspire your students as we bring world-leading research into your classroom. See how researchers at the University of Portsmouth are addressing some of the world's biggest challenges in society.

We can deliver these talks in your school or college, or live-stream them depending on technology available. Talks are available across various subjects and can be customised to meet specific Key Stages.

We only ask that you provide feedback on the session to help us assess the success of the programme.

Soon to be on demand

To showcase the impact university research has on the wider world, and the careers pathways your students can take, a series of videos will be released in 2021/22 across various subjects.

Suitable for KS3-KS5 students, each video covers a different area of research and is delivered by PhD students currently studying at the University of Portsmouth.

Contact us

We’ll be updating this page regularly over term. To discuss any of our events or make a booking, please get in touch.


Phone: 023 9284 6214