Computer Science taster sessions

This taster session gives you an insight into studying Computer Science at university.

Student in lecture

Machine Learning and Data Science

What is machine learning? How does it work? What are the challenges?

In this interactive session you'll learn about how machine learning works. We'll discuss applications we are currently working on and the current challenges in the sector.

When: Wednesday 20 April 2022, 4.00pm - 5.30pm

Age group: Year 12 and Year 13

Special requirements: The typical A Level entry requirements for this BEng course are: AAA including Maths, or AAB including Computer Science and A in Maths.

Entry requirements may vary depending on your individual circumstances, or the qualifications you're currently studying. For more information please visit

How to book

Check for places and book

Please be advised that bookings for all taster sessions will close at 10am the day before the session, or earlier if the session becomes fully-booked. We therefore recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

If you are a teacher, please encourage your pupils to book individually.


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

Time Activity 
4.00pm Log in and get comfortable
4.10pm Introduction to the Department of Computer Science
4.20pm Introduction to Machine Learning
4.30pm Interactive student activities and discussion
5.15pm Q&A session with staff and current students
5.25pm Session roundup

Contact us

For informal enquiries please email

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