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. 

Free Taster Event January 24th 2019

This is a free taster event for adults aged 21 years and over thinking about University study. The event will feature a number of taster sessions followed by an optional campus tour. No prior knowledge or experience is required and we welcome attendees without traditional entry

Taking place on Thursday 24th January 2019 9:30am to 12:30pm.

Find out more information.

Register for the event here.

 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