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Book your place at an Open Day



University open days, which are held in the summer and early autumn before you apply for your degree programme, are a chance for you to get a feel for the University of Sheffield – the atmosphere, the people, the campus and the city – and to find out more about the subject you want to study: Archaeology!

You will have the chance to discover what Archaeology is all about here at Sheffield, including hands-on demonstrations with some of our collections, as well as information about our Undergraduate programmes and fieldwork opportunities. You’ll also get the chance to meet and talk to some of our current staff and students.


Our open day dates for this year are:

Saturday 23 June 

Saturday 7 July

Saturday 8 September 

Saturday 20 October

A student looking at an artefact


Find out more and book your place






Typical Summer open day activities





Here's the sort of thing you can expect from a Summer Open Day at the Department of Archaeology:


Arrival and Registration


Archaeology at Sheffield

Learn more about studying here with the Undergraduate Admissions Team.


Fieldwork Opportunities at Sheffield 

Discover the opportunities our students have in the field and broader heritage community and how we will help you to make the most of your degree.


Why only Archaeology will do

A hands on introduction to how we learn about the human past with some of the department's collections.


Meet with staff and enjoy refreshments

A chance to find out answers to any specific questions you might have and have a chat with our staff and student ambassadors over refreshments.




In addition to the open day activities in the Department of Archaeology, you will have the opportunity to take tours of the campus, the Students' Union and our accommodation plus talks on topics such as studying abroad, how to get loans and grants and much more.

The Students' Union

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