Have you ever wondered how to build an online shop? What lurks beneath the surface of our waters? Is the world a happier place now than it was 50 years ago?
If you’re in year 11,12 or 13 take a look at ‘I Wonder Wednesdays’!
‘I Wonder Wednesdays’ is a series of online taster sessions designed to help you explore the subjects that interest you and discover what it would be like to study them at university. You’ll meet one of our lecturers and have the chance to ask any questions about the subject and about the University of Suffolk. They’re also a great way to demonstrate interest in your subject when writing your personal statement.
Each taster runs on a Wednesday afternoon and will last for around one hour. You can book to attend as many as you like and all you need to take part is access to a computer!
See click the boxes below to find out more and to book your place.
Please note that bookings for each session will close at 16.00 on the preceding Monday (for example, 28 September for taster on 30 September)
28 October at 13.30 - I wonder...how to build an online shop?
If you're interested in: Web and Mobile Development, Computing, IT
We'll learn how to build a functioning online shop live on the internet - no special equipment or software needed.
28 October at 14.00 - I wonder...what lurks in our waters?
If you're interested in: Wildlife, Biology, Ecology, Conservation, Zoology, Marine Biology
Water is just H20, right? It is true that almost all of our water is made of hydrogen and oxygen, but there are many other elements and compounds dissolved in water. Some of these are vital for life such as essential metals, but others are more sinister and can be toxic to our health and the wildlife found in our waters. This lecture will explore where these toxic compounds come from and the effects they may be having. Clean water is vital for a sustainable future.
25 November at 16.00 - I wonder...how do architects play with light?
If you're interested in: Architecture, Design
Architecture is one of the most complex and beautiful design disciplines, yet when we look at the finished building, we often see only an arrangement of bricks, mortar and glass. In this session, we’ll explore how architects use light and its relationship to atmosphere, proportions, and the built environment. You’ll be working on your own designs, so please have a pencil and some A4 paper at the ready.
11 November at 14.00 - I wonder...are elections fair?
If you're interested in: Politics, Social Sciences
We use elections to choose who runs the country, who makes our laws and who should hold power and authority over us. But while elections are supposed to be an expression of what the people want, do they really produce ‘fair’ results? This interactive session explores how elections work in the United Kingdom. It looks at the pros and cons of the system used in this country to choose our political representatives, and asks whether there are better methods of choosing those who hold power over us.
18 November at 13.00 - I wonder...what are linguistics? Language, society and identity
If you're interested in: English, Linguistics, Languages
This session will introduce the study of linguistics – broadly, the science of language. We'll explore the biological and social aspects of language and demonstrate that what we say often reveals a lot more about us than we might think. There will also be a brief overview of studying linguistics at university and we'll look at some relevant careers for budding linguists.
2 December at 14.00 - 'I wonder...what is 'childhood'?'
If you're interested in: Early Childhood Studies, Education, Psychology, Sociology
It’s time to question your ideas of what it means to be a child! We’ll explore many different sociological and psychological constructions of childhood to try to decide what childhood actually is.
4 November at 13.00 - I wonder...what causes mental illness?
If you're interested in: Mental Health Nursing, Health and Social Care
Together we’ll look at the many different factors in the development of mental ill health. We’ll also explore patients’ experiences and find out why individualised care is at the heart of mental health nursing.
25 November at 15.00 - I wonder...how do stem cells work their magic?
If you're interested in: Biology, Biomedical Science, Medicine
This session will introduce the wonders of stem cells and their amazing potential to regenerate our bodies.
4 November at 15.00 - I wonder...festivals: sausage or sizzle?
If you're interested in: Event Management, Marketing, Business, Management, Tourism
You may have gone to a festival in the past or be planning to go to one next year, but do you really know what it takes to launch and run one? We'll go back stage and behind the scenes to explore the real life challenges of festival management.
9 December at 13.00 - I wonder...what happens inside a corporate boardroom?
If you're interested in: Accounting, Finance, Business, Management
How do directors use accounting and finance to drive business strategy? This session will take a look at what financial directors actually do and where a finance degree could take you!
9 December at 16.00 - I wonder...how do businesses get started?
If you're interested in: Business, Management
Do you need to be someone 'special' to start your own business? Are entrepreneurs born or made? If you've ever wondered what it might be like to be your own boss, this session is for you.