School of Languages & Cultures - Russian Taster session

This online taster session will give you an insight into what it's like to study Russian at university. You'll have the chance to hear from a Russian academic, participate in a taster lecture and engage with current undergraduates.


Russian Literature Speaks

Russian culture is famous for its big novels... but what did its literature do during the eventful twentieth century? Its political significance meant that it was exposed to the full force of political control -- and yet literature bore, and continues to bear, witness to Russia's political upheavals and their aftermath. In this way it preserved individual voices and experiences in all their immediacy. This presentation gives an overview of the twentieth century and ends by considering how Russian literature acts as an outlet for dissenting views of the current Russian regime's war against Ukraine.

It was really helpful in gaining an insight into what studying the subject I am interested in would be like, and to have queries about the course clarified

Previous taster attendee

Languages taster session 2022

Its a good way to introduce yourself to the prospect of studying at university and gives an idea into what student life could be like 

Previous taster attendee

Languages taster session 2022

When: Tuesday 5th December 2023, 3.50pm - 5.15pm

Age group: Year 12 and Year 13

Location: Online


Please note that this is an approximate schedule and is therefore subject to change.

Time Activity
3.50pm log-in & get comfortable
3.55pm welcome & introduction to the department
4.05pm taster lecture
4.50pm Q&A on the taster lecture, leading into
5.00pm Q&A about your subject at Sheffield -with Admissions Tutor and UG ambassadors to answer questions & talk about their own experiences

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