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Subject-specific talks and workshops

We have three series' of workshops that are available for you to book for your students.

Ask The Expert

'Ask the Expert' is our way of getting your students in touch with our world-class researchers and academics. We have a range of free lectures and workshops available, across a wide variety of subject areas. The content of many of the sessions is directly related to the research being carried out by our academic staff. We can run sessions on campus or our academics are normally able to travel up to two hours to visit you in your school or college.

Select your subject of interest to see the free lectures and workshops we have on offer.

Science-related talks, lectures and workshops


Discover the Science-related lectures and workshops on offer.

Engineering-related talks, lectures and workshops


Discover the Engineering-related lectures and workshops on offer.

Humanities related talks, lectures and workshops

Humanities & Arts

Including History, Archaeology, Philosophy, English and Games Design related talks.

Social Sciences related talks, workshops and lectures

Social Sciences

See what lectures and workshops we offer related to Social Sciences.

Book an 'Ask the Expert' workshopOpen lecture series

Explore with US conferences

Students are given the opportunity to explore one particular theme from a variety of perspectives by attending a series of interdisciplinary workshops.

These conferences are free to attend for invited partner schools and colleges in Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight.

There are three conferences taking place throughout each academic year. The next conference will take place on Wednesday 12th July 2017:

12th July 2017 – ‘Exploring Cuba'

Students will attend three workshops and explore themes connected to Cuban music, culture, politics and history. This day may be of particular interest to students with an interest in performing arts as it will include an introduction to a free song writing competition for the musical ‘Fidel’ – see for more information.


2017/18 dates:

15th November – Engineering

12th February – Humanities

28th March – Social Sciences

Further information will appear closer to the date.



Please note: these conferences are invite only events.

Learn with US Research Days 2018

Learn with US Research Days are designed to give year 12 students a superb opportunity to develop their research skills, and to experience life as an undergraduate at a research leading university.

Students will develop a range of skills beneficial to university learning and raising attainment. These include:

- Reading and engaging with academic material

- Finding and selecting appropriate sources and evidence

- Note taking, citation and referencing

- Thinking critically, forming arguments and presenting in a group 


The 2018 Learn with Us Research Days will take place on:

- Friday, 6th July

- Friday, 13th July

- Friday, 20th July

- Friday, 27th July

For more information, please contact


These are invite only events.





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