Orthoptics offer holder days

As part of your offer holder day at Sheffield, you'll be spending some quality time getting to know the Ophthalmology and Orthoptics team in the School of Allied Health Professions, Nursing and Midwifery and your chosen course.

Orthoptics equipment in use.

Arriving at the University

You will have booked to visit us at 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: Alfred Denny Building, Lecture Theatre 1. 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. To ensure safe venue capacities, we will be unable to accommodate any additional un-booked 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 activities are running.

Orthoptics offer holder timetable

You will have booked to visit us at 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.


Student activity

45 minutes

Introductory Department Talk and Q&A with academic staff member

15 minutes

Q&A session with Student Ambassadors

60 minutes

Interactive Experience

30 minutes Informal chat and discussion around any queries

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 have the chance to take part in practical activities related to Orthoptics 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.

Interactive Experience

Applicants will take part in several interactive clinical stations, led by Student Ambassadors.

These station will demonstrate some of the key skills orthoptist learn and you will be given the opportunity to be shown, and to experiment with, some of the orthoptics equipment that is used in orthoptic clinics to assess patient's eyes.

This will consist of four 15 minute stations centred around how the eyes work together and the levels of binocular vision. The stations will be run by current students and questions around orthoptics assessments are very welcome.

How to book

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