History 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 History and your chosen course.

A photo of two student ambassadors assisting an open day

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 1. 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.

History 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

Parent/supporter activity

65 minutes

Welcome talk including: 

  • The student experience
  • Careers and employability
  • Q&A with staff and students

Welcome talk including: 

  • The student experience
  • Careers and employability
  • Q&A with staff and students

30 minutes

Experience our teaching

Parent and supporter Q&A

45 minutes

Refreshments with staff and students

Refreshments 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 two activities related to your chosen course to give you a real taste of what it's like to be a student at Sheffield.

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.

Welcome talk

In this introductory activity, we will tell you about the Department of History and give you an overview of our courses, the modules available to you, what you will learn and how we approach our teaching.

The student experience

Hear directly from our students about their experience of studying in the Department of History. You'll also hear about some of the exciting extra curricular projects you could take part in to enhance your time at Sheffield and build your skills.

Careers and employability

The transferable skills you will develop as a history student will set you up for a wide range of career options. You'll hear about the options open to you and where some of our recent graduates have taken their careers.

Also, drop-in to chat to our student employability interns between 12pm - 2pm on the ground floor foyer area of Jessop West. Find out where your degree could take you and about opportunities such as yearlong placements and part-time jobs to skills development and virtual internships.

Q&A with staff and students

We'll finish the welcome talk with time for questions. Ask our staff and students anything about studying history, the University in general or Sheffield as a city.

Experience our teaching

Experience a sample seminar with an academic member of staff from the Department of History, 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

Opportunity to chat informally with staff and students over refreshments and ask any final questions you might have. 

How to book

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