Open Campus

Saturday 29 April 2017

We're celebrating being voted the number one university in the Russell Group and third in the UK for best student experience in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017. 

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Students at the information hubYour day in Sheffield

Because we know this is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make, we’re offering you another chance to visit the University. Our Open Campus event will give you the opportunity to explore our extraordinary University and get a taste of our unique city.

Come and visit us to see why you should make Sheffield your first choice.

The exhibition is open all day where you can discover more about Sheffield and speak to experts from across the University about why it’s so great to study here. Many departments will also be opening their doors to answer your questions.

Tours of the accommodation will run from 10am to 3pm. You can do a self-guided tour of the campus at a time to suit you. Collect a self-guided tour leaflet from the Central Exhibition or any of the Information Hubs.

Information Hubs will be in key locations across the campus, with students and staff ready to answer your questions, to talk to you about life as a Sheffield student and to help you find your way around. Look out for the people in green t-shirts - we are happy to help. 

There’s also lots going on in the region on this bank holiday weekend, including the semi-finals of the World Snooker Championships at the Crucible, the Student Colour and Obstacle Run, the Sheffield Students' Union Beer and Cider Festival, and the Tour de Yorkshire.

For more information, download our Open Campus Guide (PDF 6.6MB).

We hope you enjoy your day with us here in Sheffield.

The central exhibition

Discover why Sheffield offers one of the best student experiences in the UK at the central exhibition. Expert staff from the following areas will be here to answer all your questions and talk to you about what makes Sheffield such a unique city:

Your course

Staff at Sheffield are dedicated to providing a world-class learning experience. Meet the professionals who make sure everything runs smoothly and help you to get the most out of your degree.

Your community

Sheffield is a unique place to live. Many of our students love it so much that they choose to stay here after they've graduated. To find out more you can ask the people who look after our student accommodation. Or talk to someone from the Students’ Union about the incredible social life.

Students at an open day

Your support systems

Sheffield has the best student services in the UK. We'll give you advice on student loans, grants, University bursaries and scholarships. Plus all the services we offer to make sure you're well looked after.

Your future

Why are Sheffield graduates so good at competing for jobs? Find out from our Careers Service staff what makes a Sheffield graduate special, and how they can support you right from the start of your degree.

Your personal development

Find out how you could spend part of your course studying abroad, learning another language or developing your own business ideas.

Talks - the facts in 10 minutes

It's easy to get the facts on the things that matter to you. Come along to our 'quick fire' talks, each lasting just 10 minutes.

Welcome to Our University

Find out what the University stands for and how these values guide everything we do.

Student Life

Hear students talk about why Sheffield offers one of the best student experiences in the UK.

University Accommodation

University accommodation has a wide selection of locations, room types and facilities. The talk will provide you with information on all of this including accommodation options in the private sector.

Funding Your Studies

Get information on the cost of studying at university and the financial support available including loans, bursaries and scholarships.

Global Opportunities & Exchanges

Find out more about opportunities to spend a period abroad studying, working, teaching or attending a summer school.


This myth-busting talk will guide you through the admissions process and answer any questions you may have.

ToursAn accommodation tour

This is our chance to show you how a world-class university invests in its students. We're running regular tours throughout the morning from 10.00am.

Accommodation tours
These will run from 10am to 3pm and will last approximately one hour. You can also get further information about our award winning accommodation from the stand in the exhibition.

Self-guided campus and city tours
Get to know the campus in your own time. You can pick up a self-guided tour leaflet at one of the Information Hubs or from the Central Exhibition. Taking the whole tour takes between 45 minutes to an hour, but you don’t have to do it in one go. You can choose where to take yourself on the tour at a time to suit you best. You can fit it around your day and the locations you’ll be visiting for exhibitions, talks or where you’re having lunch.

Library tours
These are available at the Information Commons, The Diamond and Western Bank Library. Tours take around ten minutes – no need to book, just turn up.

Sport Sheffield tours
Tours of Sport Sheffield are available from the Goodwin Sports Centre and run every half hour. The tour will last approximately 20 minutes. There is no need to book, just turn up.

Parking and travel advice

Free parking is available for all visitors to the University who pre-book a space. 

To book a space, visit

When booking, select the product 'Day rate 09.00 to 17.00', select the date '2017/04/29' and enter 'OPENDAY' in the code box. This will reduce the fee from £10.00 to £0.00

You will then receive confirmation and a barcode which needs to be printed prior to arrival. The barcode must be scanned at the pay station upon exit of the car park. 

The barcode will enable free parking between 9am and 5pm only. 

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Travel bursary

You may be eligible to receive an Access Travel Bursary to help with the cost of travelling to the Open Campus day.  

If you have any questions about the day, please email