General Engineering offer holder days

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

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Arriving at the department

You will have booked to visit us 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: Workroom 1, The Diamond. 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.

General Engineering offer holder timetable

You will have booked to visit the department 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.

Science and Engineering Foundation Year

If you are holding an offer for one our courses with Foundation Year, our Science and Engineering Foundation Year talk will run 1pm-1.30pm in Diamond Lecture Theatre 9, on the second floor of the Diamond building.

No pre-booking is required for this talk, but all foundation-year offer holders are strongly encouraged to attend, to learn more about this part of your course.


In addition to the below activities, General Engineering would be pleased if you could join them for a buffet lunch in Workroom 1 in The Diamond with an opportunity for further informal conversation with staff and current students.

For those visiting in the afternoon, lunch will be served immediately prior, 1.30-2.00pm. Please see below for full details.

When booking your place, you will be asked to email any dietary requirements to

Timetable for afternoon session attendees

Time Activity
1:30pm Lunch in The Diamond, Workroom 1
2:00pm Introductions and admissions talk (The Diamond, Workroom 1)
2:45pm Lab activity: Put out the fire (see below for details)
3:45pm Refreshments
4:15pm Closing questions and answers with staff and current 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.  


You'll take part in an activity related to your chosen course to give you a real taste of what it's like to be a student at Sheffield.

Lab activity: Put out the fire

You will be grouped into two teams (electronic engineering and mechanical engineering ), and be given equipment including sensors, pipe and software. You will need to build a structure to hold the tank, decide on the valve opening and angle of the jet to put out the fire, and determine the thresholds for the sensors to release the water. 

How to book

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

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