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Taster Day - 12 April 2017

This event is now fully booked. If you would like to go on the waiting list in case anyone cancels, please email Diane Burton -

Information about our Taster Day

The Taster Day is open to all pupils currently in years 11 and 12, who would like to gain an insight into engineering as a career.

The day will include three sessions covering civil, electronic and mechanical engineering. Each session will consist of a talk about the specific branch of engineering, giving an overview of the career opportunities, followed by a hands-on activity related to this discipline.

Current students will be on hand all day to answer any questions that pupils may have about studying engineering at university. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions about University admissions at the end of the day.

Our Taster Day is ideal if you want to:

  • find out if engineering is for you
  • find out about different areas of enineering that you can study e.g. civil, mechanical or electronic
  • need an example of engineering experience for your UCAS personal statement

There are a maximum of 90 spaces available on a first-come-first-served basis - you need to complete the booking form to secure your place. The taster day is free of charge. Please bring a packed lunch or you can buy sandwiches and other lunch options at the campus grocery store or at one of the campus eateries.

Essential information

Start time: Registration from 09.00 with formal start at 09.30
Finish time: 16.00 (with optional Q&A until 16.30)
Location: School of Engineering, Library Road, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL. Car parks 8 or 15 are the closest to the School of Engineering.

This event is free of charge

Itinerary for the day

09.00 - 09.30: Registration
09.30 - 10.45: Session 1
10.45 - 12.15: Session 2
12.15 - 13.15: Lunch - bring a packed lunch or you can buy sandwiches and lunch options at the campus grocery store or one of the campus eateries
13.15 - 14.45: Tours of engineering facilities and campus
14.45 - 16.00: Session 3
16.00 - 16.30: Admissions Q&A (optional)

Travel directions

Comprehensive travel directions are available on the University of Warwick website.


Accommodation on campus can be booked through Warwick Conferences.

Information for parents/guardians 

Attendance on the Engineering Taster Day is for pupils only, unfortunately we cannot accommodate parents/guardians on this occasion, however, you are welcome to join us for the Admissions Q & A session from 16:00 to 16:30. If you would like to visit us to see our facilities and hear about our courses, please book for one of our Unversity-wide Open Days or Warwick Visits.

Things to do in the local area
If you are looking for something to do while your son/daughter attends the Taster Day, here are some ideas: