Postgraduate campus tours
We're offering prospective postgraduate students the opportunity to visit Sheffield and undertake guided tours of our campus.
Book your place
Join us for a campus tour in February or March.
You will be given a tour by a trained student, so you’ll be able to ask them questions about student life at Sheffield.
You’ll see some of our iconic buildings, including our award-winning Students’ Union, our outstanding library facilities, and buildings that host lectures, seminars and labs.
Campus tours begin at our Students' Union building and take around 90 minutes. For more information about the tour, please see our campus tours FAQs.
Find out more and contact us
Below are some answers to our most frequently asked questions. If you have any further questions or queries, get in touch with the UK Student Recruitment Team:
+44 114 222 9872 (weekdays 9am-4pm)
- How long will the tour take?
The tour should take around 90 minutes.
- What time should I arrive for the campus tour and where do I need to go?
You should aim to arrive at our Students Union building by 1:45pm. You can find details and directions to the Students’ Union using our interactive campus map. Our campus tour stand will be located inside the main entrance foyer, opposite the welcome desk.
- Who can I bring with me?
There is no maximum number of guests that are allowed to accompany you on your visit. However, in order to keep spaces open for other prospective attendees, we recommend that you bring no more than 3.
- Who will lead the campus tour?
A member of our team of student ambassadors will lead your tour. Feel free to ask your tour guide any questions you may have about student life at Sheffield and they’ll do their best to answer, or point you in the direction of further helpful information.
A member of staff from the UK Student Recruitment Team will also be available on the campus tour stand before and after the tour to answer any other questions you might have.
- What will we see on the campus tour?
We’ll show you some of our iconic buildings including our award winning Students’ Union, our outstanding library facilities, and some of our larger academic buildings which host lectures, seminars and labs.
- Will I get to see my academic department?
Tours are intended to inform students about the University of Sheffield experience in general. They're non-subject specific, and can be booked by visitors who are interested in any subject area. In Summer 2022, however, some academic departments will be offering visitors the opportunity of a 'meet and greet' after their initial campus tour. If your department is offering this, it will display during booking after you select a subject area of interest.
- Can I see the sports facilities?
Our campus tour will not include tours of Sport Sheffield. These are frequently available at our Open Day and Applicant Day events. In the meantime, you can take a virtual tour of Sport Sheffield, and find more information on the website.
- Who should I contact if I think I’m going to arrive late?
If you’re running late, please contact the UK Student Recruitment Team on +44 114 222 9872. We’re unable to guarantee latecomers a campus tour but the earlier you let us know, the sooner we can try to make alternative arrangements.
- Who else will be on the visit?
You may be joined by other prospective students and their guests on your tour. Where possible, we will limit group sizes to keep the tours interactive and support Covid-19 safety.
- What covid-testing protocols are in place?
We will not ask for proof of vaccination or a negative test to attend the campus tour.
The continued safety of our staff, students and visitors with regard to Covid-19 remains a priority. As such, a number of protocols remain in place on campus for these tours. We ask that:All visitors make regular use of the hand sanitisation points located across campus. Any visitors experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms (high temperature; a new, continuous cough; a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste) to refrain from attending the event, or leave campus immediately if symptoms begin after your arrival.
Thank you for your understanding.
- What if I start to experience covid symptoms?
If you experience any of the following symptoms:
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
you should email email@example.com as soon as possible to cancel your campus visit. If this occurs on the day of the visit, please also contact the team at the earliest opportunity on +44 114 222 9872. If you begin to experience any of the above symptoms during your visit, please notify your guide immediately so we can ensure you are able to leave campus and return home swiftly and safely.
- Will toilet facilities be available?
Toilet facilities will be available at the start and end of the campus tour in the Students’ Union building. We ask that visitors please observe any capacity limits that may be in place at these facilities.
- Will refreshments be available?
A number of catering outlets are available in our Students’ Union. Our tour guides and staff can provide you with further information on the day of your visit.
- How do I get to Sheffield?
If you’re travelling by public transport, the Students’ Union is a five-minute walk from the University’s stop on the Supertram which serves the city centre, Sheffield train station, and several park and ride sites.
- Where can I park?
We recommend that visitors use the Q Park at Durham Road. The Student’s Union building is visible to your right as you exit the car park.
- What should I wear?
The campus tour is a walking tour so please wear comfortable footwear and bring suitable clothing including waterproofs in case of rain, as much of the tour will be outside. Please also bring a face covering that covers your mouth and nose, as you will be asked to wear this indoors, unless you have a valid exemption.
- I am a blue badge holder and will be travelling to the University by car. Where can I park?
We recommend using one of the 32 blue-badge parking spaces available in the Q Park at Durham Road.
- Is the visit accessible for wheelchair-users?
The campus tour covers our central campus - an area approximately one mile across. The route makes use of lowered curbs and pedestrian crossings as much as possible. Welfare facilities in the Students Union are available on the Ground Floor and include accessible toilets.
If you wish to discuss any additional requirements, you can contact the Uk Student Recruitment Team by telephone 0114 222 9872 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weekly online events
Attend an online event when it suits you, all year round, as an alternative to an open day.
Every Wednesday, Sheffield Live sessions cover different aspects of University life. You can also meet your department and learn more about studying your subject.