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Discovery Sessions

Discovery Sessions

Passionate about a subject but not sure how to turn it into reality? Not sure what you want to study? Our live and on demand Discovery sessions are tasters to get you inspired!

Accounting
Actuarial Science and Risk Management
Aerospace Engineering
  • Design-Build-Fly

    Dr Joe Butterfield takes you through one of our key learning activities, the Design-Build-Fly Project to give you a flavour of some of the tasks our students are involved in.

  • Advances in Materials Technology

    This tutorial will show case sample projects within the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering to illustrate how advanced Materials Technologies impact the industry and improve people's life.

  • Placement talk

    Join Placement Officer Mrs Lynsey Holland for her talk on placement and career opportunities.

Agricultural Technology
  • Can we talk about the share menu?

    Discussion on alternative animal feeds and why this is very important nowadays

  • Trouble on the farm

    Use the clues to investigate a disease outbreak, and reach a diagnosis

  • Future Fertilisers

    What is it that we require from our soil nutrient technologies? In this session we will be casting an eye over the performance characteristics of fertilisers and how they need to change if we are to balance demands for food security alongside environmental stewardship and economic challenges.

Archaeology and Palaeoecology
Architecture
  • Architecture: Educational trajectories and highlights of first year in Architecture at Queen’s

    First year in Architecture at Queen’s focuses on spatial interventions that are fundamental to design in cities. During the first year of studies, students are encouraged to pursue architectural ideas and to develop a diverse set of skills, whilst engaging in critical discussions about place, context, scale, process, structure and materiality.

  • Architecture: From an Architecture Education to Practice and Research

    Studying architecture offers the platform for entering many professions and careers in practice and research. Sean will talk about how an architectural education will equip you with the skills and confidence to tackle some of the biggest challenges our world faces. He will discuss the topics and themes studied throughout the school of architecture at Queen's and talk about how these have real-world impacts for imagining and visualising the future.

  • Architecture at Queen's from a student perspective

    Hear from two of our current 3rd year students on studying Architecture at Queen's

Audio Engineering, Music and Audio Production, and Music and Sound Design
Biological Sciences
Biomedical Science and Human Biology
  • My year in America

    Hear from Naomi Jess and Katie Quigley current 3rd year Biomedical Students, on their placement year in America. 

Broadcast Production
Business Management
Chemical Engineering
  • What Can a Chemical Engineering Graduate Do?

    In this discovery session, you'll meet some of our chemical engineering graduates and find out more about how they've been able to engineer successful careers across a range of industries! Just click the play buttons to learn more!

  • Tour of Facilities

    Join Dr Dan Corbett for a tour of the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry Tutorial

    Studying chemistry involves much more than just lectures – at Queen’s, you’ll experience a range of teaching approaches, including small group tutorials, which will help you to understand key concepts fully, via discussion and problem-based learning. Join Dr Peter Knipe to find out what these tutorials are really like, and get a taste of how we use these to support your learning!

  • Tour of Facilities

    Join Dr Dan Corbett for a tour of the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
  • Civil Engineering: Mini Lecture: Meccano Bridge

    This mini lecture gives you an insight into the Meccano Bridge Module. Within this module students are tasked with designing and creating a range of objects and coming up with solutions.

  • Civil Engineering: Introduction to Design in Civil Engineering Industry and Stage 1 Bridge Building Exercise

    Introduction to Design in Civil Engineering Industry and Stage 1 Bridge Building Exercise

  • Civil Engineering: Survey Field Camp

    This talk takes you through the Level I Civil Engineering Surveying Camp which takes place at the end of the second term every year in Ballintoy. The camp provides students with an opportunity to revise their surveying skills, while getting further hand-on experience with the use of surveying equipment. Students analyse the data they collect to come up with designs for real-world type assignments, including calculations of volumes of soil to be excavated and laying out the route of a highway.

Computer Science
Criminology
Dentistry
  • Dentistry, Clinical skills session

    All dental clinical skills are taught in the Clinical Techniques Lab. Live and pre-recorded demonstrations are used to teach students these skills.

Economics and Business Economics
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Finance
Geography
International Business with a Language
Marine Biology
  • Muck and Monsters: Tales from the Deep Ocean

    In this talk Dr Collins tells of his experiences in deep sea exploration and why the island of Ireland lies at the forefront of this exciting field. He also explains why further research is urgently needed into the Earth’s largest and least accessible ecosystem and the conservation challenges that lie ahead.

  • Tracking Ocean Giants: The SeaMonitor Project

    The SeaMonitor Project is a €4.6M EU funded project following the movements of some of our most prominent ‘megafauna’ to develop UK/Irish conservation strategies. Here Dr Phillips explains how researchers at Queen’s are using state-of the-art tracking technology to learn more about basking sharks and giant flapper skate to aid their conservation.

  • The Sea Turtles of Galapagos: Keeping a Good Thing Good

    Queen’s researchers are working with the Charles Darwin Foundation in the Galapagos Islands to balance the needs of growing ecotourism industry against species conservation. Dr Houghton explains how they are using underwater acoustics, satellite tracking and accelerometers (fancy versions of ‘fit bits’) to understand the behaviour and movements of green sea to reduce the potential for boat strikes.

  • What's for Tea at the Bottom of the Sea: Baited Underwater Video Systems

    Understanding the impacts of human activities in the ocean is a key role of marine biologists. Here Dr Eagling explains how innovative underwater camera survey methods developed at QUB are providing a non-invasive way of assessing the diversity of species at the seabed that can be used in a commercial context (i.e. assessing where and how a windfarm can be built to enhance, rather than reduce marine biodiversity).

Mathematics
  • Silly Maths: how childish games, tricks and toys actually change the world
  • Maths and Physics Combined

    An Introduction to the Physics and Mathematics behind one of the most famous experiments in science.

    The beauty of mathematics and physics is that they work together to explain how our Universe works. In this talk we will introduce the physics and mathematics behind one of the most famous experiments in science - the double slit experiment - and how it leads to further understanding in Mathematics and Physics.

Mechanical Engineering
  • Design-Build-Fly

    Dr Joe Butterfield takes you through one of our key learning activities, the Design-Build-Fly Project to give you a flavour of some of the tasks our students are involved in.

  • Advances in Materials Technology

    This tutorial will show case sample projects within the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering to illustrate how advanced Materials technologies impact the industry and improve people's life.

  • Placement talk

    Join Placement Officer Mrs Lynsey Holland for her talk on placement and career opportunities.

Medicine
  • Simulation Centre

    Today’s students need to be equipped with the skills to enable them to continue to provide excellence in patient care in increasingly complex and changing clinical environments. The Queen’s Simulation Centre will be one of the few environments in the UK to truly champion simulation based education with an interprofessional approach. Medical, Nursing and Midwifery, Dentistry and Pharmacy students will train together in interactive scenarios that closely replicate the clinical setting. This will build on the University’s experience and expertise to transform training and ultimately enhance the effectiveness and safety of patient care. Professor Gerry Gormley will introduce our new Simulation suite and you will have an opportunity to take part in a live CPR Clinical Scenario.

Microbiology
Music and Music Performance
Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Pharmacy

 

Physics
Planning
  • Planning: Planning for the post-COVID Healthy City

    Cities are one of the most complex phenomena in the universe, the home to the majority of humanity and the drivers of innovation and national economies. The success of cities is not guaranteed – they need coordinated investment and anticipation of future risks, provided by the planning profession. One of the most important duties of planners is to keep city dwellers healthy; this has evolved from ensuring clean water supply and overcrowding in the early industrial era to contemporary health challenges of stemming from obesity, poor air quality and more recently the re-emergence of devastating contagious disease, COVID-19. This talk will explore how we should expect cities to respond to this crisis, and how we can use it as an opportunity to address some of the pre-existing health issues of the 21st Century city.

  • Planning: Introduction to Planning Practices

    This talk gives an overview of 'What is Planning' along with definitions, key concepts and examples

  • Tour of School of Natural and Built Environment

    Join Dr Laura Michael for a tour of the Planning facilities

Product Design Engineering
Sociology
Zoology