Postgraduate Open Days

27 November 2014 & 25 February 2015

Postgraduate Open Days give students interested in applying for a Master’s Degree or PhD the opportunity to speak to staff, students and alumni about The University of Sheffield.

Prospective students can attend talks, stands and tours.

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Alumni involvement

Alumni who had completed postgraduate qualifications at Sheffield were invited to give a 10 minute presentation about their course, the student experience and how postgraduate study has impacted their career, before answering questions informally from the floor.


Five alumni spoke to over 130 prospective students over the two open days who gained first-hand insight about postgraduate study, allowing them to make more informed choices.

“Having worked as an employee in large companies since graduation I am having to learn a whole new set of skills for my new career.

"Volunteering has given me the opportunity to have a go at public speaking in a welcoming environment.”

Sarah Greenwood, BSc Physics (1994) and MSc(Eng) Polymer and Polymer Composite Science and Engineering (1996)
Packaging Consultant, Sarah Greenwood Packaging

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