School of English offer holder days

As part of your offer holder day at Sheffield, you'll be spending some quality time getting to know the School of English and your chosen course.

An exterior photo of Firth Court Quad

Arriving at the department

You will have booked to visit us 10am to 12.30pm or 2pm to 4.30pm on your offer holder day. Please arrive in good time for the start of your booked session, as we'll need to scan the QR code from your booking to register you.

Your arrival location is: The Diamond, Lecture Theatre 5. You can view this on our interactive campus map, and there will also be lots of open day staff and ambassadors around campus to assist you.

If you arrive late for your booked session, please report to the general information stand on the Students’ Union concourse, where event staff will be able to help.

When booking, you'll be able to reserve a place for yourself and one guest at the department activities. To ensure safe venue capacities, the department will be unable to accommodate any additional unbooked visitors.

However, you're welcome to bring additional guests to accompany you on the day, and we would encourage these guests to take part in our range of central exhibitions and tours while the department activities are running.

English offer holder timetable

You will have booked to visit the department 10am to 12.30pm or 2pm to 4.30pm on your offer holder day. Here's what to expect from your time with us. Timings are approximate and are subject to change, and so we recommend checking back prior to the event.


Applicant activity

Guest activity

60 minutes

School-wide Welcome Talk

School-wide Welcome Talk

60 minutes

Course-specific taster session

Refreshments with staff and students

30 minutes

Informal Q&A with staff and students

Informal Q&A with staff and students

For the rest of the day, you'll have time to take part in the central tours and exhibitions detailed in our offer holder day guide.  


We run a range of activities on our applicant days and the below examples will give you an insight into what you could be doing on the day.

School-wide Welcome Talk

In this introductory activity, we will tell you about the School of English and give you an overview of our research and teaching, how we approach our teaching, and also a little bit about the city of Sheffield and the university in general.

Course-specific taster session

Experience a sample lecture/seminar delivered by an academic member of staff from the School of English, based on some of their cutting-edge research. Our teaching is research-led, which means that our staff’s expertise and research findings feed directly into our curriculum.

Refreshments with staff and students

An opportunity for an informal mingling session with staff and student ambassadors, with refreshments provided. Staff and current students will make their way around to everybody in the room to talk about life in the School of English. 

Informal Q&A with staff and students

Once applicants have returned from the taster session, we can shift to a more structured Q&A session to answer any final questions that anyone may have. 

How to book

Please book your place on the offer holder day via the link in your invitation email.