Undergraduate conference

The University of Sheffield Philosophy Undergraduate Conference is arranged every year by the Sheffield philosophy department and is a great chance for undergraduates to experience presenting one of their own papers to an interested group of peers.

The Diamond building

Our most recent undergraduate conference took place on February 21st, 2024. It featured student talks on God, existential crisis and hope, feminist philosophy of disability and personal identity. The conference also included a lecturer panel on metaethics and a philosophy quiz.

Past events

The University of Sheffield undergraduate philosophy conference is organised by students. It provides students with a great chance to practice presenting one of their own papers to their peers. Previously, the conference featured talks from lecturers Robbie Morgan (University of Sheffield) on 'What makes an attack sexual?' and Jack Woods (University of Leeds) on 'Abductive immodesty in mathematics and morality', alongside talks from students on a wide variety of philosophical topics.


Speakers; David Liggins (Manchester) "Nihilism about truth", Yonatan Shemmer (Sheffield)


Speakers: Fiona Macpherson ( University of Glasgow), 'Philosophy of Hallucination' and Jenny Saul (University of Sheffield), 'Dogwhistles and Figleaves: Techniques of Racist Political Manipulation

Four students laughing while sat at a bench, outside the Students' Union

International Merit Scholarships

We offer a generous package of financial support for international students including 75 undergraduate scholarships worth £10,000 towards the annual tuition fee and 125 postgraduate taught scholarships worth £5,000 towards the tuition fee. Applications are now open for existing offer holders.