Open days

Open days

Coming to one of our open days is a great chance to find out more about the department, meet the staff and students, see our facilities and get a feel for the University of Sheffield and the city as a whole.

There are two different types of open days: University Open Days, which you can attend before you apply, and Departmental Open Days, which we will invite you to after you've applied.

Before you apply

The University of Sheffield runs a series of open days throughout the summer, and half-term visit days in October, so that students who are interested in coming here can take a look around.

You can book a visit to Physics and Astronomy by clicking the link below, choosing a date and selecting one of the Physics and Astronomy talks.

Book a place on a University Open Day

As well as attending a talk where you can find out more about our courses, you will be able to take a tour of the department where you can talk to staff and students about our teaching and research, see our labs and teaching areas, and have a look around some of our other facilities.

You can also take a tour of the campus, the accommodation and the city, and attend talks on a range of subjects including accommodation, finance, dual degrees and studying abroad.

Once you've applied for a place with us, you'll be invited to a Departmental Open Day. Below is a typical itinerary:

Meet and greet
Talks by the Head of Department, an undergraduate student and a lecturer
10.50am-12.10pm (applicants):
Interview, lab session, research talk and undergraduate chat
10.50am-12.10am (parents/guests):
Talk and Q+A with Head of Department on pastoral care and careers

This format is repeated in the afternoon for a different group of Physics and Astronomy applicants.

In the meantime, watch the video above to find out more about Sheffield.

Finding us

The University's travel pages explain the best ways to get here. Parking is limited around the University but it is very easy to get to the campus by the Supertram, either from the railway or bus station, or using one of the Park and Ride facilities on the way into the city. If you need any more information, contact our admissions secretary Mrs Ann Davis:

  • Telephone: 0114 2224362 
  • Email:
  • Post: The Department of Physics and Astronomy, Hicks Building, Hounsfield Road, Sheffield, S3 7RH, United Kingdom