Materials Science and Engineering 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 Materials Science and Engineering and your chosen course.

Three students in a UG practical lab class

Arriving at the department

You will have booked to visit us at 10am on your offer holder day. Please arrive on 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. 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. Registration will take place in Work Room 3 which is on the second floor. If you aren't sure where to go then there will be some student ambassadors waiting to meet you in the main foyer space (in front of the porters desk). You can view this on the Diamond floor plan

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.

Materials Science and Engineering offer holder timetable

You will have booked to visit the department at 10am to 12.30pm with optional lunch provided from 12:30 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.

Duration Activity
10 minutes

Registration with tea and coffee 
Welcome address from the Head of Department 

20 minutes

Meet our staff and students
An opportunity to talk to our lecturing staff and current students.
To kick start the conversations our academics will have some interesting artefacts to talk about.

15 minutes

Mini lecture
See what it's like to be a student with us. Feel free to take notes! 

15 minutes About your course
Discover more about your course, how you will study, and how you will be assessed plus lot of other useful information.
30 minutes See our facilities
Walk through the Materials Lab and see some of the equipment you will have access to as a student. 
Take a tour through the Diamond as we walk to the Sir Robert Hadfield Building - the home of our Department. Please note this is about a 5 minute walk - please get in touch if you have any accessibility requirements. 
1 hour

Here you will have an opportunity to experience our state of the art facilities first hand with a hands-on glass practical, and additive manufacturing in action. 

1.5 hours

We invite you to join us for this optional lunch where we will be joining by staff and students from the Department who will be happy to answer any questions you might have. If you have any dietary requirements please contact Louise Mason. 

Science and Engineering Foundation Year (SEFY)
If you're holding an offer for one of our courses with a Foundation Year, you should book your 2.5 hour visit with us as normal, but then also make a point to attend our Science and Engineering Foundation Year talk which will run 1pm to 1.30pm in Diamond Lecture Theatre 9, on the second floor of the Diamond building. No pre-booking is required for this SEFY talk, but all foundation year offer holders are strongly encouraged to attend to learn more about this part of your course.

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.  


Parents and supporters

While you are taking part in activities, parents/supporters are welcome to join all aspects of our day. There will be plenty of opportunities for parents and supporters to talk to current staff and students. 

How to book

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

Top in the Russell Group

We are the top-ranked Russell Group university for Graduate Prospects in Materials Science and Engineering. (The Times Good University Guide 2020)