Chemical Engineering offer holder days

As part of your offer holder day at Sheffield, you'll be spending some quality time getting to know the Department of Chemical and Biological 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, Lecture Theatre 9. 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.

Chemical 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.

Morning session:

Start time

Student/parents activity


Welcome talk


Student The Diamond tour / parents talk


Student lab activity / parents The Diamond tour

11:40am ChemEng Challenge

Afternoon session:

Start time

Student/parents activity


Welcome talk

2:15pm Student The Diamond tour / parents talk


Student lab activity / parents The Diamond tour

3:30pm ChemEng Challenge

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.


In addition to the above activities, the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering would be pleased if you could join them for a buffet lunch and an opportunity for further informal conversation with staff and current students. For those visiting the department in the morning, lunch will follow immediately afterwards, 12.30-1.00pm. For those visiting in the afternoon, lunch will be served immediately prior, 1.30-2.00pm. Lunch will be held in Workroom 3 in The Diamond. When booking your place, you will be asked to email any dietary requirements to


You'll take part in two 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.

Lab Activity

You'll undertake a hands-on activity in one of our well-equipped undergraduate teaching laboratories. Putting what you learn into practice is a key element of the course here at Sheffield and this will give a flavour of that, interacting with our technical teaching staff and current undergraduate students.

ChemEng Challenge

Design is at the heart of chemical engineering. In the ChemEng Challenge you'll work in teams to find out what this means, designing a chemical process from individual unit operations. The ChemEng Challenge also allows us to see how you tackle problem-solving - allowing us to give fuller consideration to your application, beyond your results and personal statement, should your grades fall slightly below your offer.

Parents and supporters tour

While you are taking part in activities, parents/supporters will receive a tour of the school and our facilities. They'll also get a chance to speak to current students and staff about the exciting opportunities that are available to you and where a degree from Sheffield can lead.

Science and Engineering Foundation Year

If you are holding an offer for one our courses with Foundation Year, you should book your 2.5 hour visit with us as normal, but then also make a point to attend 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 SEFY talk, but all foundation-year offer holders and anyone else interested in finding out more about the Foundation Year are strongly encouraged to attend.

How to book

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