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. 

We'll be running another FREE Taster Event on May 4th 2018 from 10am - 2pm (registration from 9:30). This event is for anyone 21 or over who would like to find out more about coming to University as a mature student.

Follow this link to find out more or register

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FREE Discover Course

Next 6 week course in Sheffield starting February 28th 2018

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.

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

Learning Cafes

We are working in partnership with HEPP, Sheffield College and Sheffield Hallam University to deliver a series of Adult Learning Cafes. These events will take place at Union Street Cafe in Sheffield City Centre. These are informal events where you can drop in and speak to staff and students from all institutions whilst enjoying a cup of coffee on us! If you have any questions about University level study in Sheffield we'll be able to help. Find out more at

Events will run from 10am to 12pm on the following dates:

  • 13th Apr 2018
  • 25th May 2018
  • 6th Jul 2018
  • 17th Aug 2018

We are also working in partnership with HEPP, Sheffield Hallam University, Barnsley College and Northern College to deliver a series of Adult Learning Cafes in Barnsley.  These events will take place at The Digital Media Centre in Barnsley. Find out more at

Events will run on the following dates:

  • Thursday 8th March 1pm-3pm
  • Wednesday 28th March 6pm-8pm

Philosophy at The Showroom

On 29th March 2018 Anthony Warde and David Vessey from the Department for Lifelong Learning will introduce and host a session in the popular 'Philosophy at the Showroom' series, with a screening of Terry Gilliam's 12 Monkeys (1995). Find out more.

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