We are pleased to announce that we are now offering Masterclasses. These workshops can be delivered at your school or college. These masterclasses give students the chance to find out more about our courses as well as a taster of what studying with us is like. 

All masterclass workshops are FREE, for full details or to book one of these sessions for your students please email the School and College team.  

 School of Performing Arts 

These masterclasses last 90 minutes and are for circa 10-15 students

 

At your School or College

At your School or College

Acting and Theatre

Physical Theatre: 

This workshop will feature a range of embodied approaches to devising movement.

Verbatim  Theatre Practices: 

In this workshop you will consider alternative ways of approaching characterisation.

Audio Technology and Production

Logic Pro masterclasses Pro Tools masterclass.

 A not-a-hearing-test: How does the ear work? How do we hear sound?

Dance and Creative Performance

How to be innovative in Choreography: Lines, Words, Elastics and everything in-between.

Developing performance through focus and intention: Time, Space and Energy.

Digital Production Arts

Special Effects airbrushing makeup and creatures

Blood, guts and gore, a Hollywood make-up masterclass. 

Music/Music Education

Devising  an ensemble arrangement: how to take a simple melody and arrange it for ensemble.

Vocal Workshop:Vocal ensemble techniques including singing in harmony.

Musical Theatre

In the style of...A dance workshop focused on the practice of a musical theatre dance practitioner. 

What do I do with my Arms? This session will explore physicality and acting technique. Includes text work and acting through song

Popular Music

Searching for  the lost Chord: explore a range of song writing concepts to develop your understanding of how pop songs are created, developed and arranged.

Get a proper Job:evaluating what it means to be a 'professional' musician by evaluating career paths and opportunities for popular music.

 

 

Faculty of Education. Health and Wellbeing 

We are pleased to announce that we are now offering Masterclasses from courses within our Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing. The dates of these sessions can be agreed between our academic colleagues and the school/college. Please email the School and College team to enquire about these sessions and potential dates. 

 

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Description

Community Development Work and Youth Work masterclass

This masterclass explores different approaches to participation that young people can follow to promote social change.  The session will include interactive group work activities to help students identify and reflect upon the different ways in which young people participate in their communities, nationally and globally.

Social Care and Housing Masterclass

This is an informative and interactive masterclass focussed on our new BA (Hons) Housing and Social Care course. The session will involve students engaging and discussing current important topical issues that are prevalent in society today. 

Community Development Work and Youth Masterclass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This masterclass will be aimed at anyone who is interested in our New BA (HONS) Community Development Work and Youth Work Course 

This masterclass explores different approaches to participation that young people can follow to promote social change. The session will last approximately 50 minutes and will include interactive group work activities to help students identify and reflect upon the different ways in which young people participate in their communities, nationally and globally. 

 

 

Faculty of Science and Engineering 

We are pleased to announce that we are now offering Masterclasses from courses within our School of Science. These workshops can be delivered at your school or college. These masterclasses give students the chance to find out more about our courses as well as a taster of what studying with us is like. The dates of these sessions can be agreed between our academic colleagues and the school/college. Please email the School and College team to enquire about these sessions and potential dates.  

These masterclasses last for one hour. 

Biology 

How plants will help to save the world! 

This talk will provide a holistic overview of plant biology and its contribution to the history of science and will also touch upon some the various industries and potential career opportunities relevant to the plant sciences and agriculture. These topics will include the importance of plant biology in relation to drug discovery, global food security, global warming, and biofuel production. In addition, the role plants play in the water cycle and the production of the oxygen in the air we breathe will also be discussed. 

Genetics, epigenetics, and your health.   

  

 

 

This talk delves into the world of genetics for a discussion around: What are genes? and why are we mutating?  

What is epigenetics:  Is it all your parents' fault? Can you control how your genes behave?  

What is cancer: is it a genetic disease? How does epigenetics contribute to cancer? And how can we use epigenetics to treat cancer? 

Frogs leap for diabetes: Hope is rising! 

 

The talk will highlight risk factors of diabetes and major challenges associated with current diabetes treatment approaches. It will then focus on the exploration of novel agents from natural sources with emphasis on peptides isolated from frog skin secretions and our efforts in developing them into a novel class of anti-diabetic agents. 

Microbial Factories

 

This talk will focus on microbial cells used as a production facility able to make specific compounds or products. Microbes have been increasingly used to produce useful compounds with numerous applications in the food, agriculture, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries.  This talk will explain the role of microorganisms in production of selected drugs, vaccines, vitamins, biomaterials and biofuels. In addition, the role of microbes in safe removal of waste from water and soil will be also discussed. 

Blood, Sweat and Snakebites: the making of a herpetologist 

An introduction to being a herpetologist (Herpetology: the study of amphibians and reptiles) from our very own resident Professor Mark O’Shea, Prof of Herpetology. 

Cell and Protein Biology 

Aquaporins - Treating brain damage through molecular plumbing! 

This talk will focus on Aquaporin proteins – the cellular plumbing system. How can these tiny water channels regulate the water in your body and how can they be used to help people with brain damage as a result of head injury, traumatic brain injury or stroke.  

Chemistry 

Always read the label! The Chemistry of Consumer Fraud 

 

The UK public hungers for sustainable agricultural and man-made sources of novel food products and ingredients. How is food quality and safety monitored? This talk covers chemical and biological analysis of foodstuffs and dietary supplements, reinforcing the importance of reading food and product labels so consumers can make ethical choices. 

Forensic Science 

Dead or Alive- the story in your body! 

Forensic anthropology and its use in identifying people: how forensic anthropologists can identify the living and the dead. 

“The Real CSI” – who dunnit? 

Using forensic science to solve crime- how cutting-edge forensic science can be applied to help solve crimes from a former practicing Forensic Scientist. 

Gore and the law - Looking at crime from a different angle 

Get a different angle on how to solve crimes! You may think you would never use trigonometry after you finish studying maths, but did you know it can be used to help solve crimes? Bloodstain pattern analysis is a key feature of crime scene investigation, helping investigators piece together the sequence of events that took place when violent crimes have been committed. Knowing how many blows have been struck during an assault, as well as pinpointing where they occurred, are important procedures that give investigators a fuller picture of a crime scene and trigonometry plays a key role in bloodstain pattern analysis. This talk will introduce some of the concepts that underpin bloodstain pattern analysis and how trigonometry is applied to help solve crime.