12th June 2013, 12:08pm
Get a taste of postgraduate study at free workshops
Postgraduate students The University of Lincoln is offering free taster workshops in popular postgraduate subjects like child psychology, photography and computer science.

Well-qualified people with an interest in building on previous knowledge, learning new skills or expanding on an interest can sign up for one of nine free sessions.

The University of Lincoln's Postgraduate Taster Day takes place on Saturday 22nd June 2013 from 10am-1pm. All the activities will be held on the University's main Brayford Pool campus in central Lincoln.

Academics will be staging hands-on workshops, seminars and masterclasses based on the very latest trends and developments in science and technology, the arts and the social sciences. Topics range from how the law is adapting to the rapid emergence of social media, to the techniques employed by forensic psychologists to understand the criminal mind.

Claire Mann, Postgraduate Officer at the University of Lincoln, said: “This event is a special opportunity for people with a passion for learning to step back into the classroom and experience what postgraduate study is all about.
“There should be something to suit all tastes, whether you're an aspiring journalist wanting to experience live broadcast studios, a budding sports scientist interested in the latest physiological testing technologies, or a computing enthusiast wishing to explore the cutting edge of robotics research.
“These sessions are completely free and will present people with an enjoyable opportunity to explore their interests in a relaxed atmosphere, guided by our experienced academics. There will also be the chance to speak to staff about postgraduate options at Lincoln, including part-time and distance learning routes.”

The event is aimed at people who already hold a degree level qualification, although individuals with exceptional experience or portfolio can also learn more about Masters level study.

To book a place, email pgevents@lincoln.ac.uk or call 01522 886644. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Sessions scheduled for the University of Lincoln's Postgraduate Taster Day on Saturday 22nd June 2013 are:

‘The Law and Social Media’
‘Creative Writing Masterclass’
‘Photography Masterclass’
‘Computer Science: The Future’
‘Sports Science: A Hands-on Workshop’
‘Journalism: A Broadcast News Workshop’
‘Creating Design Proposals for Presentation at International Trade Fairs and Exhibitions’
‘Developmental Psychology: Growing Minds at Home and in School’
‘Forensic Psychology: Criminal Minds, Psychology and the Justice System’
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