Schools and colleges outreach

Our outreach offer for schools extends to activities bookable by teachers, careers advisors and students themselves. We are engaged in several targeted activities to encourage and support students who may not ordinarily consider a university course or career in Medicine, Dentistry or Health.

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For teachers and advisors to book

Subject talks

Date: April 2020 - July 2020 - ADHOC
Who: Year 12 &13, Access to HE Students

A 45-60 minute introduction into one of the following courses, for sixth forms and colleges in South Yorkshire.

  • Adult Nursing
  • Health & Human Sciences
  • Speech & Language Therapy
  • Orthoptics

The session is led by a member of staff and student ambassadors and is delivered in your school or college.

The students in the class must be one of the following:

  • 50% male
  • studying an alternative qualification (BTEC, Access to HE etc)
  • 50% POLAR 4 quintile 1 or 2
  • a mix of the above

Request subject talk

Medicine & Health Professions Roadshow

Date: April - July 2020 - ADHOC
Location: School or College
Who: Year 12, 13 and Access to HE students

An opportunity for year 12 and 13 students to discover the variety of health courses available to study at The University of Sheffield. In small groups, students will spend a few minutes chatting to each of our student ambassadors, using the popular speed networking technique. Your students can ask questions such as how to get work experience, how they will make friends, or what placement is like. This session is based in school, and lasts for between 60 and 90 minutes.

The students in the class must be one of the following:

  • 50% male
  • studying an alternative qualification (BTEC, Access to HE etc)
  • 50% POLAR 4 quintile 1 or 2
  • A mix of the above

Request Roadshow

For students to book

Interview Skills Day (Dentistry)

Date: Tuesday 18th February 2020
Time: 10:00 - 15:30
Location: Conference Room, Alfred Denny Building, The University of Sheffield

In the morning you will receive useful and practical advice for your university interview. This session will be delivered by friendly staff, with support from current students studying in the health professions. In the afternoon, you will experience what it's like to attend an interview. Test out your skills and gain valuable feedback. Snacks and refreshments will be provided, but you will need to provide your own packed lunch.

This event is aimed at developing your interview skills. It does not form part of the formal selection process. We are unable to discuss the questions used at the actual interview (we do not know what the questions will be) nor can we discuss your application status.

To attend the interview skills day, pupils who have applied to study Dental Surgery at The University of Sheffield, and who meet one or more of the following criteria will be prioritised for participation;
 
  • attend a state school
  • are in the first generation of their family to enter higher education (it is acceptable to have siblings who have already progressed to HE, or parents who attended HE as a mature student);
  • are from areas with low participation in higher education and the lowest socio-economic groups. (We will check this when you provide your postcode in the application form);
  • are a looked after child and/or young carer;
  • have a declared disability

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Linguistics & Speech Therapy Taster Day

Date: Friday 28th February
Who: Year 12 &13.

Our taster day is a great opportunity for you to  experience what it's really like to study English Language and Linguistics and Speech and Language Therapy at The University of Sheffield.

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Get involved

To get in touch about any of these opportunities, or for a discussion about how the faculty can help you to engage your students, please contact Emma Parr at e.parr@sheffield.ac.uk for more details.

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