HUDDERSFIELD University has lined up a series of one-day taster events for teenagers over the coming year.

These one-day sessions are designed to give prospective students an insight into university education and, in some cases, specific subjects.

The taster days range from workshops on preparing for higher education and student finance to sessions on UCAS applications, study skills and career planning.

Full details can be found on the website. School teachers can contact the university to book places for their students.

The Uni Taster website is currently celebrating its first birthday. It was launched in response to higher university fees and increased challenges facing prospective students.

University events are expected to increase by 40% in 2013. This follows a drop of up to 10% in the number of university entrants in 2012, compared with 2011.

Website director John Cheek said: “There’s a danger that misinformation and misunderstanding surrounding university fees and repayments are putting students off progressing into higher education.

“University events allow students to see their options and opportunities first-hand, so they can make informed choices.

“It also simplifies the booking process for teachers,” he said.