Politics and International Relations 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 Politics and International Relations and your chosen course.

A group of politics students walking in front of the Elmfield building at the University of Sheffield.

Arriving at the department

You will have booked to visit us 10am to 12.30pm or 2pm to 4.30pm on your offer holder day. Please arrive in good 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 Wave. You can view where this is on our interactive campus map. There will also be lots of open day staff and ambassadors around campus to assist you.

Your first activity will take place in The Wave in lecture theatre three.

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.

Politics and International Relations offer holder timetable

You will have booked to visit the department between 10am to 12.30pm or 2pm to 4.30pm 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.

Registration and refreshments (30 minutes)

Arrive at the Wave for registration. Guests to help themselves to tea and coffee and chat to our student ambassadors and staff before our first session.

Welcome and course information talk (45 minutes)

Director of Recruitment will present a course information talk which will provide you with more details about our course structures, modules, and extra-curricular opportunities we have to offer.

Politics taster session (40 minutes)

In this session, one of our academic staff will deliver a taster lecture to give offer holders a glimpse of what it is like to study here. We will then open the discussion to questions from students and guests. 

Offer holder question and answer session (30 minutes)

An opportunity to hear from our student ambassadors and gain an insight into their experiences, and opportunity for prospective students to ask current students questions.

Parents/supporters question and answer session (30 minutes (runs concurrently with the Offer holder Q&A)

A question and answer (Q&A) session with academic staff and student ambassadors especially for parents and/or supporters.

For queries relating to admissions, support or accommodation, our experts will be on hand to answer these in the Octagon Centre so please allow time to visit them.

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.

Make time for accommodation tours and more

Visit our award-winning accommodation and have all your admissions and support questions answered at our exhibition in the Octagon Centre.

Your offer holder day guide

How to book

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

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.

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