Geography offer holder days

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

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Arriving on campus

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.

The Geography Building has received significant investment over the last 12 months, and refurbishment to improve seminar rooms, common areas and staff offices is ongoing. Your offer holder open day will therefore take place in an alternative teaching space on campus, so please join us in the basement of the Arts Tower, Lecture Theatre 6. 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.

Geography 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.


Student activity

Summary of activity

Parent/supporter activity

30 minutes before session start time


Get settled and chat to our friendly staff and student ambassadors before our first session.

60 minutes

Geography at Sheffield - Course Talk

Academic staff will provide an overview of our department and programmes, with further details about modules and skills development. Staff and students will provide insight into opportunities like study abroad, work placements and graduate careers.

30 minutes

Being a Student in the Department of Geography - Student Panel

A chance for applicants to find out more about what they can expect from living and studying at Sheffield with a panel of Student and Placement Ambassadors.

Support for our Students - Parents and Supporters Q&A

45 minutes

Taster Session

Experience research and education at Sheffield with our academic experts. Activities could include designing more sustainable housing, food or energy systems, or using VR to explore volcanoes, deserts or the polar ice caps on Mars.

15 minutes Q&A

An opportunity for you to ask any further questions about your offer, our courses or the department.


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.

How to book

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

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