Arriving in Sheffield for UCAS Open Days

The Department is located in Firth Court and you proceed through the main entrance to join us. You should note that dropping-off places and parking places are very limited in the immediate vicinity of the University.

We offer the following suggestions for travel to the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Open Days. Please read each of these in conjunction with the map we have enclosed in your invitation letter.

Coming by car

For UCAS Open Days, we recommend you to park in the Durham Road Q Park, which is about 5 minutes' walk from the Department. (Go to the top of Clarkson Street and cross the main road.) We strongly advise pre-booking a daytime space (9 am to 5 pm) which costs £10. Further details on car travel and how to get to the car park can be found on the University's car travel advice page. We recommend pre-booking because daytime parking in and around the University is very limited and zealously patrolled.

For people with mobility issues, we can usually arrange parking closer to the Department. For more information, please contact the Department UCAS Office on 0114 222 2722.

Coming by train

The railway station is approximately 1 mile from the main university campus on Western Bank. There is a Supertram stop at the railway station accessed via the main station overbridge (follow directions to high numbered platforms). Take a Blue Line tram - from the tram platform on the same side of the tracks as the train station - heading towards “Middlewood” or “Malin Bridge”, and alight at the “University of Sheffield” stop. From the tramstop, walk up the hill on Leavygreave Road or Hounsfield Road to Western Bank, then bear left and cross under the Western Bank dual carriageway to reach Firth Court.

A taxi from the railway station to Firth Court will take less than 10 minutes and cost about £7. Ask for Firth Court on Western Bank.

Alternatively if you wish to walk, follow the marked route on the interactive map below

Return journey

For the railway station, the return journey is a pleasant gently down hill walk through the city centre, taking 20-30 minutes. The route is shown on the map link below. Alternatively take a “Halfway” or “Herdings Park” tram - on the Blue line of the SuperTram network, or ask us to arrange a taxi.

Further Information

A wider range of travel advice may be found on the University website at:

If you have any queries about your travel arrangements, please contact Dr Jeremy Craven (