Events and open days

Image of an event

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 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.

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:

  • Saturday 19th May - 1pm - 3pm
  • Friday 25th May - 10am - 12pm
  • Thursday 19th July - 5pm - 6:45pm
  • Wednesday 8th August - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

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