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University open days

The university open days will take place between June and October. You'll have the opportunity to meet our staff and students, as well as attend a politics talk to find out more detailed information about the courses and the opportunities we offer our students.  

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Mature student open evening

Mature student open evening. a free event for anyone 21 or over and considering a university degree. wednesday 7th december 2022, 5pm until 8pm

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Offer holder days

We hold offer holder days between February and April to give UCAS offer holders the opportunity to find out more about the course they have applied for. You may have previously attended a University open day, but to get the best experience we would encourage you to join the department for our offer holder day sessions as well.  

What you can expect on the day

  • Politics course talk.
  • Find out more about the university and life in Sheffield.
  • Opportunity to meet and ask questions to staff, current politics students and alumni.
  • Politics taster lecture or academic debate.

Book your place

When you receive an offer from us to study politics, you'll be invited to book onto one of our offer holder days. Details of how to book your place will be sent to you via email. 


As soon as I came to Sheffield and looked round on the open day I knew it was the place for me. I could tell the lecturers' were genuinely really passionate about teaching, I liked the design of the course and I got along with the other students I met. My number one tip for anyone who’s going through the application process at the moment: go on your open days! You wouldn’t buy a house without seeing it first so don't base your decision on where to study based on a brochure.

Hannah McLennan

International Relations and Politics BA


Taster sessions

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A taster day at the University of Sheffield will give you a glimpse of what it is like to study Politics and International Relations at University. 

If you are a Y12 or Y13 pupil and interested in learning more about what we teach here in the department, find out more and register your interest in our free taster sessions.

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Explore the University

Discover what sets Sheffield apart at our next on-campus open day.