Virtual offer holder day programme for

Saturday 27 March 2021

We're looking forward to (virtually) welcoming you to Keele! There are several live activities taking place throughout the day, including subject sessions, live Q&A's and virtual tours led by our Student Ambassadors. Take a look below to see what time these will take place.

FACEBOOK / YOUTUBE LIVE STREAM

We will be live on the day from 09:00 on YouTube and Facebook. You don't need a Facebook account to watch the stream, but you will need to have an account to comment or ask questions. 

TIME

Activity

09:00 - 09:10

Welcome and introduction to the offer holder day

09:15 - 09:40

International Students Q&A session - ask our International Team and a current student any questions about life as an International Student at Keele.

09:45 - 10:10

Accommodation tour - showing a classic room and en-suite plus room in Lindsay Halls of Residence.

10:15 - 10:40

Student Money Q&A session - want to know more about Student Finance or top tips for budgeting at university? Ask one of our Money Specialists.

10:45 - 11:10

What's the social life like at Keele? Find out more about life on campus.

11:15 - 11:55

Accommodation tour - showing an en-suite superior room and shared flat in Barnes Halls of Residence.

12:00 - 12:25

Support at Keele Q&A session - Student Services are your one stop shop for information, support and guidance.

12:30 - 12:55 Accommodation tour - showing a classic plus room in Horwood Hall.
13:00 - 13:25 Other opportunities available alongside your degree* - questions about studying abroad or learning a language - join this session.
13:30 - 14:15 Campus tour
14:20 - 14:40 Accommodation tour - showing an en-suite plus room in Holly Cross and the Oaks
14:45 - 15:10 Careers & Employability Q&A session - ask one of our Careers Consultants how they can support you throughout your time at Keele.
15:15 - 16:00 Ask us anything! Join our current students to find out what it's really like to study at Keele.

*Availability of opportunities is dependent on your degree programme.

SUBJECT SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES

Please use the drop-down menu below to find out what’s on offer for your subject of interest, if you’re not sure what School your subject is in please check on the course page.
All links to access the sessions will be available to registrants on the day. Don't worry if you can't make the session, we will circulate a recording after the event. 

SubjectActivityTime
Physiotherapy Question and answer session with staff 09:15 - 10:00
Radiography (Diagnostic Imaging) Question and answer session with staff 10:30 - 11:15
Rehabilitation and Exercise Science Question and answer session with staff 09:15 - 10:00
All subjects One-to-one online chat with staff and students 09:00 - 16:00
SubjectActivityTime
Astrophysics / Physics

An Introduction to Physics and Astrophysics at Keele
In this session there will be a talk introducing the Physics and Astrophysics degree programmes at Keele. This will be followed by a short-narrated video tour of the undergraduate physics laboratories at Keele and the Keele Observatory. After this, there will be an opportunity to take part in an interactive experiment involving the measurement of magnetic fields using your phone, which is similar to one performed recently by our current first year students. This will be followed by a time for questions and answers, which will conclude the session. The interactive experiment will make use of the app, phyphox, which can be downloaded from https://phyphox.org/

12:00 - 13:00
Chemistry / Medicinal Chemistry

An Introduction to Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry at Keele
This session will give you information on what makes the Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry courses at Keele unique, and will show some of the equipment that we have available for you to use. You will get the opportunity to see some of our academics, and ask any burning questions that you may have.

14:15 - 15:15

Forensic Science

An Introduction to Forensic Science
This session will give you the opportunity to explore our crime scene house facility and learn how we recover, enhance and analyse forensic evidence. You will have the opportunity to chat with staff to give you a further understanding of what being a Forensic Science student at Keele involves.
Anyone registered for the event holding an offer including Forensic Science will receive a fingerprinting kit through the post, take a look at what's included. Kits will be sent via Royal Mail, we will endeavour to get these to you in time for the session but this may not always be possible.

10:30 - 11:30
All subjects

Meet the Staff from the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences
This session is aimed at parents and carers of applicants holding an offer in Astrophysics, Chemistry, Forensic Science and Physics. In this session you can chat to staff from these subjects to explore what being a student in the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences involves, including subject content, research in those disciplines and the student support available.

13:00 - 14:00
One-to-one online chat with staff and students 09:00 - 16:00

 

SubjectActivityTime
Computer Science (All programmes)

Monitoring and simulating natural phenomena: when AI is inspired and informed by nature
Observing and simulating some important natural phenomena has led to some of the most powerful AI/machine learning tools in use today. In this talk I'll draw on segments of lecture materials that I've delivered at Levels 4, 5 and 6 of the current Computer Science BSc course and include some software simulations to help illustrate a few important points. Along the way, we will see how far reaching the impact of some of these developments have been: from contributing to some of the UN's sustainability development goals, to advancing some of the UK's sector-leading AI applications.

09:15 - 10:15
Data Science (All programmes)

Machine Representation of an Apple
This session will briefly take the you through an understanding of how humans have evolved to represent semantic concepts of objects in the real world (for instance, that of an apple), and will provide an introduction to machine learning through historic examples.

10:30 - 11:30
Mathematics (All programmes)

Chaos and the butterfly effect
Much of mathematics is concerned with predicting the future. Be it the spread of a virus, the ebb and flow of the stock market or the complex weather patterns above your head, an understanding of predictability is a fundamental problem in the mathematical sciences. In this session we will demonstrate, together, on a scientific calculator, that even the simplest of mathematical models can exhibit an inherent unpredictability in the form of “chaos”. The patterns emerging from this behaviour can be quite beautiful! This also connects to a number of interesting areas of cutting edge research taking place at Keele.

10:30 - 11:30
All subjects One-to-one online chat with staff and students 09:00 - 16:00

Foundation Year Programmes: Another route onto your chosen degree.
Studying a foundation year – for whatever reason – offers an alternative route to Keele, a highly-rated university, and provides a unique opportunity to better prepare for your chosen degree. Join us for a live Q&A webinar and discover how this year of study will improve your academic skills, expand your subject knowledge and, perhaps most important of all, build your confidence. It’s important that you’re aware of all your degree entry options, which is why we invite all students to attend our talk, whether you hold an offer with our Foundation Year or not.

Foundation YearActivityTime

Business
Humanities
Social Sciences

An Introduction to our Foundation Year programmes in business, humanities and social sciences 13:00 - 13:45
Health An Introduction to our Foundation Year health programmes  12:00 - 12:45
Science An Introduction to our Foundation Year science programmes  14:15 - 15:00
All subjects One-to-one online chat with staff and students 09:00 - 16:00
SubjectActivityTime

Ecology and Conservation
Environment and Sustainability
Environmental Science

An Introduction to the Keele  Environment Programmes
Hosted by teaching and research-active staff from within the environment team, this one-hour session will explore a range of engaging topics. This session will provide you with an invaluable insight into what it is like to study an environment programme at Keele.
To begin, Dr. Ian Oliver will deliver a mini session that examines sustainability issues linked to hydropower schemes, covering: fish barriers, flooding & hydro-peaking, carbon emissions, landslides and earthquakes, and human displacement.
We will also introduce you to our 600-acre campus and discuss how we use this fantastic resource in our teaching Towards the end of the session, you are invited to ask our panel of staff any questions you may have regarding the environmental programmes.

10:30 - 11:30
Geography (BA/ BSc)

An Introduction to Geography at Keele
Join us for an information-packed one-hour session where we will provide a virtual introduction to our beautiful campus and discuss how we use this living-lab within our teaching.
You will then join Dr. Deirdre McKay, and Dr. Antonia law, who will deliver a taster lecture that looks at the social and cultural work plastic does. We will then consider the ongoing impacts of rapid climate change on the landscapes of the Arctic and their wider implications for global society as a whole.
Finally, we will conclude with a Q&A session. This will provide you with the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the course.

09:15 - 10:15
Geology (All programmes)

Discover Geology at Keele
From volcanoes to tsunamis, this one-hour taster session will delve into the popular topic of natural hazards. We’ll be exploring their causes, characteristics, and the destructive impact they have on human society through mini-lectures and explosive experiments! The sessions will be hosted by teaching and research-active staff.
1) Taster lecture on Tsunamis to be delivered by Dr Ian Stimpson. Contrasting the 2004 Indonesian and 2011 Japanese tsunamis, we will look at this major geological hazard and how its impacts can potentially be mitigated.
2) Volcanology Rocks Taster Session delivered by Dr Adam Jeffery and Dr Stuart Egan. A series of experiments are presented that provide insights into the inner workings or volcanoes, and why they erupt in so many amazingly different ways.
You may also wish to use this session to ask our staff questions you may have about our geology programmes. 

13:00 - 14:00
Natural Sciences

What If? The Role of Imagination in Science
In this session, we will explore how imagining differently might help us solve some of the world’s most difficult problems. The session will start with a discussion between Rob Stannard and Adam Moolna, course leaders for Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences, and some of their students, responding to the short TedTalk 'From What Is to What If'. A walk through a day in 2030, by Rob Hopkins, which imagines what the world might be like if we solved some its most pressing problems concerning sustainability, the environment, education, food, and work, just some of the topics explored in Keele University’s Grand Challenges lecture series which form part of the core curriculum for Natural Sciences.
We will show how tutors and students work together to explore topics and themes, we will explore what imagination and creativity are and why they are so important in problem solving, and how an education in Natural Sciences might help develop creative and critical thinkers.
To prepare for the session and to get a flavour of the Grand Challenges we suggest you watch: 
Rob Hopkins 'From What Is to What If'. A walk through a day in 2030
Rob Hopkins TedTalk: What If?
Tom MacLeish, Grand Challenges lecture ‘The poetry and music of science, and the role of creativity in science and arts’ 

12:00 - 13:00
All subjects One-to-one online chat with staff and students 09:00 - 16:00
SubjectActivityTime

English and American Literature
English Literature
English Literature and Creative Writing

An Introduction to studying English Literature and English Literature and Creative Writing at Keele
In this session we'll give you an overview of the English Literature programme and for Creative Writing. We'll talk about programme structure, ways you can tailor your degree to your own needs, and we'll give you a sneak peek into some of the modules you can study.
09:15 - 10:15
Film Studies Animating Film Studies: What we talk about when we talk about film
Looking at the 2018 film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, this interactive session invites you to answer some of the questions we ask on the film programme at Keele. What does it mean to do Film Studies? And what can Spider-Man tell us about cinema today?
10:30 - 11:30
History  Nazi propaganda: why was it so effective?
10:30 - 11:30 
Media

Fake News and Media Literacy
After offering an overview of the distinctive Media degrees at Keele, and their combination of media analysis and creative media practice, we will engage in a taster session that highlights the importance of developing high-level skills in media literacy: focusing on the rise of fake news. With almost half of UK adults using social media to access news, concerns have - understandably - been raised about these platforms being used to spread misinformation and even outright lies. In this session we explore some of the dynamics of how 'fake news' is spread and some of the dangers that this label creates.

12:00 - 13:00

Music Technology

Creating with Sound – From Musique Concrète to Electronic Dance Music
Giving a historical overview of music technology developments since the beginnings in 1950s, featuring the first electroacoustic compositions for tape, analog sound synthesis, music for instruments and electronics, development of interactive music, sonic arts, as well as the developments of Electronic Dance Music (EDM). Both the technology and aesthetics will be discussed and the presentation will include audio examples.

11:00 - 12:00

All subjects

One-to-one online chat with staff and students

09:00 - 16:00
SubjectActivityTime
Liberal Arts

What If? The role of imagination in shaping the future.
In this session, we will explore how imagining differently might help us solve some of the world’s most difficult problems. The session will start with a discussion between Rob Stannard and Adam Moolna, course leaders for Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences, and some of their students, responding to the short TedTalk 'From What Is to What If'. A walk through a day in 2030, by Rob Hopkins, which imagines what the world might be like if we solved some its most pressing problems concerning sustainability, the environment, education, food, and work, just some of the topics explored in Keele University’s Grand Challenges lecture series which form part of the core curriculum for Liberal Arts. We will show how tutors and students work together to explore topics and themes, we will explore what imagination and creativity are and why they are so important in problem solving, and how an education in Liberal Arts might help develop creative and critical thinkers.

09:15 - 10:15
Natural Sciences

What If? The Role of Imagination in Science
In this session, we will explore how imagining differently might help us solve some of the world’s most difficult problems. The session will start with a discussion between Rob Stannard and Adam Moolna, course leaders for Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences, and some of their students, responding to the short TedTalk 'From What Is to What If'. A walk through a day in 2030, by Rob Hopkins, which imagines what the world might be like if we solved some its most pressing problems concerning sustainability, the environment, education, food, and work, just some of the topics explored in Keele University’s Grand Challenges lecture series which form part of the core curriculum for Natural Sciences.
We will show how tutors and students work together to explore topics and themes, we will explore what imagination and creativity are and why they are so important in problem solving, and how an education in Natural Sciences might help develop creative and critical thinkers.
To prepare for the session and to get a flavour of the Grand Challenges we suggest you watch: 
Rob Hopkins 'From What Is to What If'. A walk through a day in 2030
Rob Hopkins TedTalk: What If?
Tom MacLeish, Grand Challenges lecture ‘The poetry and music of science, and the role of creativity in science and arts’ 

12:00 - 13:00
All subjects One-to-one online chat with staff and students 09:00 - 16:00

SubjectActivityTime
Accounting and Finance

Introduction to Personal Taxation
A session that will be useful and relevant to all. Learn the difference between direct and indirect taxation and the different rates and allowances of Personal Tax. Pen, paper and a calculator needed for this interactive session.

09:15 - 10:15
Business and Management

Circular economy
The aims of the session are to explain the drivers behind the CE; to unpack the concept of the CE; to identify circular business opportunities; and to understand how you can contribute.

13:00 - 14:00
Economics/ Finance

Recession, debt and Covid-19
We shall outline the Degree structure and then proceed to introduce these interrelated issues and the policy dilemmas that arise from them.

12:00 - 13:00
Human Resource Management

Why women are paid less than men?
This session will introduce the theories and practices of gender pay inequality, an intriguing topic in the labour market. We will discuss how different perspectives explain gender pay gap, and how various solutions have been put forward to address the consistent gender pay inequality issue.

10:30 - 11:30
Marketing

Thinking about Brands and Brand Names
This session will look at what brands are, the roles played by brand names and questions who actually owns them!

10:30 - 11:30
All subjects One-to-one online chat with staff and students 09:00 - 16:00

SubjectActivityTime
 Law Covid: What's Law got to do with it?
COVID-19 is not just a health issue, it has impacted all aspects of the legal system, too. In this session, Dr Mark Eccleston-Turner will discuss the impact that COVID-19 has had on a number of aspects of the legal system, and how law can be used to either enhance, or limit to response to the pandemic. The session includes discussions with colleagues from across the School of Law on how their work has been impacted by COVID-19.
10:30 - 11:30
All subjects One-to-one online chat with staff and students 09:00 - 16:00

SubjectActivityTime

Biology
Biochemistry
Biomedical Science
Human Biology
Neuroscience

Come along and meet the staff at the School of Life Sciences
This session is hosted by the School Director of Education, Program Directors, and other members of staff and students at the school. In this session, you can chat with our staff and students, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions about our programs: Biology, Human Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry, and Neurosciences. Explore the content of our programs, research in those disciplines and the available support to the student.

13:00 -15:00
All subjects One-to-one online chat with staff and students 09:00 - 16:00

SubjectActivityTime
 Medicine Mini Medicine Week - A taster of year 1
This session is a speedy tour of a week as a first year medical student. We will introduce you to three of the main types of teaching we use in Year 1. During the session you will have a go at Problem Based Learning, interact with a mini anatomy workshop and see a practical lab in action. There will be time at the end to ask any questions you have of the academic members of staff regarding the course.
09:15 - 10:45
Medicine Parents' session - what can you expect from your son's/daughter's time at Keele? 12:00 - 12:45
One-to-one online chat with staff 09:00 - 16:00
Paramedic Science

MSci Paramedic Science Programme Overview
The session will provide an overview of the proposed programme for paramedicine and will give applicants sight of the proposed programme structure, modules and placement circuit (pending validation and approval).

11:00 - 12:00
Public Health Introduction to Public Health workshop
This session will introduce students to key topics in public health. It will introduce the linkage between the course and future careers in public health.
09:15 - 10:15
Social Work  One-to-one online chat with staff Available anytime between 09:00 - 16:00
SubjectActivityTime

Adult Nursing
Children's Nursing
Learning Disability Nursing
Mental Health Nursing

 

Nursing at Keele: Educating for Compassion and Care
During this session you will explore the "Future Nurse" programme at Keele and experience an interactive teaching session

09:15 - 10:15
One-to-one online chat with staff and students 09:00 - 16:00
 Midwifery  One-to-one online chat with staff Available anytime between 09:00 - 16:00
SubjectActivityTime
Cell and Tissue Engineering
Pharmaceutical Science, Technology and Business
Pharmacy


One-to-one online chat with staff  Available anytime between 09:00 - 16:00

Pharmacy

Pharmacy: Healthcare Scientists on the frontline
This session will give you an overview of how we teach Pharmacy at Keele, with an opportunity to view an online teaching session, along with a tour of the significant impact of pharmacy in the Covid-19 pandemic.

13:00 - 14:00
SubjectActivityTime
 Psychology An Introduction to Psychology at Keele
Are you intrigued by how and why people think, feel, communicate and act in the way that they do? This session will provide an insight into Psychology at Keele and explore the cutting edge research our staff are involved in, with:
1) Dr Ching-Yu Huang, 'Why is Psychology useful in Forensic Investigation?'
2) Dr Rohan Kapitany, 'The uniqueness of rituals and their role in human evolution'.
3) Professor Nicola Edelstyn, 'Can Psychology make sense of delusions?'
12:00 - 13:00
All subjects One-to-one online chat with staff and students 09:00 - 16:00

SubjectActivityTime
 Criminology Do our eyes deceive us? Rethinking eye witness evidence.
We will explore some of the challenges and weaknesses of eye witness evidence. This session replicates an actual activity used with Criminology students in November 2020.
 09:15 - 10:15
 Education Education in the time of Covid
This session will introduce the Education Programme and give you the chance to participate in a typical Education seminar; there will be opportunities for questions and discussion throughout.
14:15 - 15:15
International Relations Welcome to International Relations
This session will introduce the International Relations programme; there will be opportunities for questions and discussion throughout.
09:15 - 10:15
Liberal Arts

What If? The role of imagination in shaping the future.
In this session, we will explore how imagining differently might help us solve some of the world’s most difficult problems. The session will start with a discussion between Rob Stannard and Adam Moolna, course leaders for Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences, and some of their students, responding to the short TedTalk 'From What Is to What If'. A walk through a day in 2030, by Rob Hopkins, which imagines what the world might be like if we solved some its most pressing problems concerning sustainability, the environment, education, food, and work, just some of the topics explored in Keele University’s Grand Challenges lecture series which form part of the core curriculum for Liberal Arts. We will show how tutors and students work together to explore topics and themes, we will explore what imagination and creativity are and why they are so important in problem solving, and how an education in Liberal Arts might help develop creative and critical thinkers.

09:15 - 10:15
Philosophy

What makes a person?
This session will introduce the Philosophy Programme and give you the chance to participate in a typical Philosophy seminar, this time on the subject of Personhood; there will be opportunities for questions and discussion throughout.

13:00 - 14:00
Politics

What to make of the Trump presidency?
An analysis of the Trump presidency, his support in the country, and what it says about the US system of government. No background in US politics necessary.

12:00 - 13:00
Sociology

Welcome to Sociology
This session will introduce the Sociology programme; there will be opportunities for questions and discussion throughout.

10:30 - 11:30
All subjects 

One-to-one online chat with staff and students

09:00 - 16:00