Events and open days

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One of the best ways to get a feel for the Department for Lifelong Learning and hear answers to any questions you may have is by talking to us face-to-face. We'd love to meet you at one of our events, open days, taster workshops or other events we're attending. 

University Taster Event - 9th May 2019 - 9:30am - 1pm

Join us for our next FREE taster event where you can find out about becoming a mature student at the University of Sheffield. This event will feature short talks on a range of subjects such as student finance, courses and how to apply. You can also take part in taster sessions, meet current mature students and staff. Lunch, refreshments and an optional campus tour are all included.

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 FREE Discover Course

Discover is a FREE award winning short course, designed to inspire adults who haven’t been to university to progress with their learning. It focuses on themes that link into the subjects offered by the Department for Lifelong Learning. The course runs one morning per week for 6 weeks.

The next Discover courses will start on the following dates:

Sheffield: The next Sheffield Discover course is due to start on February 28th 2019 and will run for 7 weeks.
Barnsley: The next Barnsley course will start on May 1st 2019 and run for 3 weeks.
Rotherham: The next Rotherham course will start on June 4th 2019 and run for 6 weeks.

Visit the Discover course pages to find out more and register your interest in the next course.

Undergraduate Open Days

The University also runs a series of Open Days for anyone interested in attending the University. To book a place, simply follow the link to the registration form. Our Mature Student Ambassadors are available at every Open Day on the mature student stall in The Octagon. You can also book onto subject talks within departments, speak to University support staff, and visit the University on a campus tour. See below for further details.

Find out when the next Undergraduate Open Days are taking place