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Inspiring Minds: Social Sciences & Humanities

What is Inspiring Minds?

Inspiring Minds is an excellent opportunity for post-16 students to learn more about the options available at university, through a series of academic taster days focusing around different subject areas. The events allow students to enhance current studies and experience studying their chosen subject area at undergraduate level through a range of topical taster sessions, including lectures and workshops, delivered by our academic teaching staff. Ultimately, the events aim to help students make informed decisions about their higher education options, by exploring subject areas in greater depth and developing an understanding of university level study.

Attendees can also learn more about applying to higher education and university life with informative sessions covering a range of topics such as UCAS applications, personal statements and student finance. Our current students will be available to answer any questions and offer tours of our stunning 440-acre single-site campus. Where possible, we will also provide the opportunity to meet some of our graduates, providing an insight to their career paths after studying at Loughborough.

Furthermore, attending these events can make a great addition to a student’s personal statement, helping them to stand out as part of the university application process.

Individual students, as well as school and college groups, are welcome. The events are free of charge to attend (excluding the cost of travel to Loughborough) and lunch is provided for students.

Please note that the primary purpose of these events is not to provide detailed information on the specific content of our degree courses, but to allow students the opportunity to experience university level study through a range of undergraduate level taster sessions. Course information can be found using our online prospectus and brochures will be provided to take away with this information.

Inspiring Minds: Social Sciences & Humanities

Loughborough Campus

Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, this event will not take place on campus as planned. As an alternative, we are currently working to deliver this event online. Please click here for more information and to book.

This event is for those students interested in studying subjects from across the social sciences and humanities at university. Students will be able to attend their choice of talks and workshops, receive university application guidance and take a tour of our outstanding campus.

Some of the comments received last year include:

"I was a bit unsure if I definitely wanted to study sociology, but now I definitely do. Dr Iris was so enthusiastic and really captivating"

"The event has opened my mind to the wide range of things you can do whilst at university"

"This event gave me a feel of the lectures I may potentially be studying. The lecturers were all very friendly and helpful. A lot of information was provided to make my choice easier"

"I have learned many new and interesting things which have provided me with knowledge I can use in the future"

Please see below for the previous event timetable, which outlines the sessions that are typically avaialble for students.

Students taking part in an English workshop