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Open Days


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

The Archaeology sessions give you the chance to discover what Archaeology is all about in a hands-on session with some of our collections, to find out more about our Undergraduate programmes and the fieldwork opportunities we offer, and to learn about the many career choices Archaeology opens to you. You’ll also get the chance to meet and talk to some of our current students, and staff.

A student looking at an artefact


In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to take a tour of the campus, Britain's best Students' Union and University accommodation and get a feel for life in Sheffield. There are talks about studying abroad, how to get loans and grants and other things that matter to you.

We are now taking bookings for our University Open Days on Wednesday 21st June, Saturday 8th July, Saturday 9th September, and Saturday 21st October 2017. You can book a place for you and your family on the University Visit Booking Form

If you’re unable to attend any of our open days and would like to arrange an independent visit please contact us at archaeology@sheffield.ac.uk or phone on 0114 22 22900. We very much hope you can join us for one of them.


A typical timetable

Here's the sort of thing you can expect from a University open day session at the Department of Archaeology.

Arrival and refreshments

Join some of our staff and students for a hot drink before we get started.

Fieldwork in archaeology

Discover the opportunities our students have in the field and the 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.

Q&A and Informal Discussion

A chance to find out answers to any specific questions you might have or to have a last chat with our staff and students.

Archaeology at Sheffield

Learn more about the department, our degree programmes and the types of classes we offer.

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

Next steps

Book your place on a University Open Day

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