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 Sessions in archaeological landscape survey - 19th - 23rd June, Redmires WW1 Training Area

Together with the Department of Archaeology we are offering the chance to experience first-hand archaeological fieldwork in practice. These sessions are open to anyone, particularly mature learners, and you can attend for a day or the whole week. Transport from the University can be provided. Book you place:

Mature Student Learning Cafes

We are working with our partners at HEPP to deliver a series of Learning Cafes in Sheffield City Centre on May 19th, May 26th, June 2nd and June 9th. Drop in for a coffee, cake and a chat to find out more about Higher Education opportunities across the Sheffield region. Find out more at

The 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. The next Discover course will be in Rotherham, and start on Tuesday 6th June. Find out more

Community Events

Image of summer fairWe attend a number of local events in the Sheffield area. Please come and talk to us about studying here at the Department for Lifelong Learning. Future events will be published on this page.

Open days

Open dayThe 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. You can come and talk to a member of our team to see which programmes are right for you and your circumstances and visit the home department for your chosen discipline.