Aerospace Engineering offer holder days

As part of your offer holder day at Sheffield, you'll be spending some quality time getting to know Aerospace Engineering and your chosen course.

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Arriving at the department

You will have booked to visit us 10am to 12.30pm or 2pm to 4.30pm on your offer holder day. Please arrive in good time for the start of your booked session, as we'll need to scan the QR code from your booking to register you.

Your arrival location is: The Diamond, Workroom 2. You can view this on our interactive campus map, and there will also be lots of open day staff and ambassadors around campus to assist you.

If you arrive late for your booked session, please report to the general information stand on the Students’ Union concourse, where event staff will be able to help.

When booking, you'll be able to reserve a place for yourself and one guest at the department activities. To ensure safe venue capacities, the department will be unable to accommodate any additional unbooked visitors.

However, you're welcome to bring additional guests to accompany you on the day, and we would encourage these guests to take part in our range of central exhibitions and tours while the department activities are running.

Aerospace Engineering offer holder timetable

You will have booked to visit the department 10am to 12.30pm or 2pm to 4.30pm on your offer holder day. Here's what to expect from your time with us. Timings are approximate and are subject to change, and so we recommend checking back prior to the event.

Science and Engineering Foundation Year

If you are holding an offer for one our courses with Foundation Year, our Science and Engineering Foundation Year talk will run 1pm-1.30pm in Diamond Lecture Theatre 9, on the second floor of the Diamond building. No pre-booking is required for this talk, but all foundation-year offer holders are strongly encouraged to attend, to learn more about this part of your course.


In addition to the below activity, Aerospace Engineering would be pleased if you could join them for a buffet lunch inand an opportunity for further informal conversation with staff and current students. For those visiting the department in the morning, lunch will follow immediately afterwards, 12.30 to 1.00pm, in Mappin Hall in the Mappin building. For those visiting in the afternoon, lunch will be served immediately prior, 1.30 to 2.00pm, in The Diamond, Workroom 2.

When booking your place, you will be asked to email any dietary requirements to

Timetable for morning session attendees

Time Activity
10:00am Welcome talk in The Diamond, Workroom 2
10:30am Student ambassadors questions and answers
11:00am Aerospace Engineering lab activities and tours (see below for details of activities)
12:30pm Lunch in Mappin Hall in the Mappin building

Timetable for afternoon session attendees

Time Activity
1:30pm Lunch in The Diamond, Workroom 2
2:00pm Welcome talk
2:30pm Student ambassadors questions and answers
3:00pm Aerospace Engineering lab activities and tours (see below for details of activities)

 For the rest of the day, you'll have time to take part in the central tours and exhibitions detailed in our offer holder day guide.  


You'll take part in three activities related to your chosen course to give you a real taste of what it's like to be a student at Sheffield.

We run a range of activities on our applicant days and the below examples will give you an insight into what you could be doing on the day.

Fluids Lab activity

You will carry out aerodynamics experiments in our Diamond Fluids Lab. 

Control of aviation and space systems

You will carry out experiments demonstrating how feedback control is used to achieve the performance required for aerospace systems

Aerospace flight simulators, projects and propulsion 

You will get hands-on-experience of aircraft design and performance in one of the project design areas and aerospace lab, which contains state of-the-art flight simulators and an operational Turbine Solutions Lab 100 jet engine. 

How to book

Please book your place on the offer holder day via the link in your invitation email.