Schools, colleges and communities

Taster days and conferences

Learn more about life at UWL and what it's like to study here by attending one of our taster days or conferences.

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Taster days

If you're thinking about studying at our university, taster days are a great way for you to experience what it might be like. You'll get the chance to:

  • experience lectures, seminars and / or practical workshops in a particular subject
  • have a guided tour of our university and get a feel for student life
  • meet some of our lecturers and current students.

Taster days are free to attend.


'Moral Panic: The Relationship between Video Games and Violence'
Wednesday 14 November 2018, 1 pm - 5 pm

Interested in studying at the University of West London? This conference is primarily aimed at students studying level 3 Criminology, Sociology, Law, Government and Politics, Psychology and Public Services although any level 3 students are welcome to come along.

Delivered by our School of Human and Social Sciences and School of Law and Criminology, the subjects areas covered are:

Book your place now or read on to find out more.

Workshops at this conference

1. Computer gaming = Crime?

A videogame controller
In this practical session, we will have a look at the research techniques used to investigate the links between video games and ‘aggression’.

We’ll question how good the evidence is and show how even law courts are suspicious of evidence from ‘hot sauce’, ‘graffiti’ and ‘uncomfortable pose’ tasks that show a link between video games and crime.

2. Community development

From 1980's video nasties to Fortnite. Moral panics and the demonisation of youth. This workshop will look at the continuing public outcry against new technologies and media used by young people.

We will ask why political voices and public opinion rally so aggressively against such changes and investigate the policies of social control that follow from these discourses.

3. Education

A young person at a computer
This interactive workshop will help you to understand the importance of safeguarding.

The workshop will provide an opportunity to reflect on online safety and to debate the effects of videogames on young children.

4. Politics and international relations

Censorship and regulation: what is the best way to protect vulnerable individuals from the possibly harmful effects of violent video games?

This seminar will introduce students to the notion of censorship and other ways video games could be regulated, followed by a roundtable discussion to work out the best solution to the problem.

Book your place now.

For further information regarding the event or any queries please email or call 020 8231 2330.

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