Our Taster Days are for students in Years 10 - 13 and offer a full programme of activities and sessions delivered from our creative campuses.

The day introduces your students to university life and our specialist facilities - giving them a taste of the creative subjects they could study at university and an opportunity to meet student ambassadors to ask questions about student life.

We know that Taster Days can make a real difference to a student's aspirations, decision making and confidence when considering if higher education is an option for them.

Example timetable

  • Pick up from school by a reputable coach company at no cost to the school
  • 09:30 – 10:30: Information Session: Routes into Higher Educationand Creative Careers presentation
  • 10:30 – 11:15: Campus Tour: Hands-on look at state-of-the-art facilities as well as information Q&A with our student ambassadors
  • 11:15 – 12:15: Subject specific taster, e.g. animation or illustration
  • 12:15 – 12:45: Lunch from our on campus refectory
  • 12:45 – 13:45: Subject specific taster, e.g. cyanotype photography or zero waste fashion
  • 13:45 – 14:00: Closing session and evaluation
  • Travel back to your school


This opportunity is available to HEON Partner Schools. Please check the list below to see if your school is eligible.

  • Alderwood Senior School
  • Christ's College, Guildford
  • Collingwood College
  • Cove School
  • Farnborough College of Technology
  • Farnham Heath End School
  • Fernhill School
  • Hoe Valley School
  • Salesian School, Chertsey
  • The Beacon School
  • The Matthew Arnold School
  • The Wavell School

Book a Taster Day

If you would like to book a Taster Day at UCA, please call us on 01252 918363 or send an email

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