Exploring STEM

Wednesday 17 June 2020

Are you in Year 12 and want to explore your university options with Maths and Science A Levels?

  • Find out about studying Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science and Engineering at university
  • Taster lectures
  • Hands on demonstrations
  • Talks with our current students
  • Meet recent graduates and employers and find out about careers in Science and Engineering
  • Separate optional programme for accompanying parents/guardians

Sign up to attend the event

Information for Delegates

The days starts at 10.30am with a welcome talk, please arrive from 10.15am.

When you arrive please have your printed ticket(s) or e-ticket(s) on your smartphone ready so that we can sign you in quickly.

You'll get a programme for the day and light refreshments will be available from 10.15am after you sign in.

There will be a separate programme each for students and any accompanying parents/guardians. A free lunch will be provided for both students and parents/guardians.

The day will finish for 3:30pm and light refreshments will be provided before you depart.

Visitors are encouraged to use public transport to reach the University, please view general travel information to the University: General travel information to the University

Need to ask us a question?
Email us at science-engineering@sheffield.ac.uk

Meet our students

Fiona Lambert, Chemical Engineering student shares her experience of attending the event.


Why did you attend the event?
In year 12 I was unsure of what I wanted to study at university, I had a keen interest in maths and chemistry and was trying to decide between studying these subjects. My head of sixth form had seen a flyer about the STEM day at the University of Sheffield and recommended that I should attend to help with my decision making, as this event provided a fantastic opportunity to talk to professionals about chemical engineering and to current students to get an insight into university life.

Did you find the event useful?
I came away from the event completely inspired and it was my “light bulb moment” when I decided that chemical engineering was for me. I had the opportunity to speak to lecturers on the maths, chemistry and chemical engineering stands. After probing questions to each of the lecturers and talking to current students about their degree courses and life in Sheffield, I came away completed inspired and excited about applying to university and decided that Sheffield was a place I’d love to come to live and study.

Why did Chemical Engineering stand out to you?
I decided to study chemical engineering because I am thoroughly absorbed by the practical elements of chemistry and fascinated by the idea of taking raw materials and using safe, environmentally friendly and economical methods to produce useful products such as pharmaceuticals, perfumes and fuel. Chemical engineering is an area of study where I can apply my enthusiasm for maths and chemistry to the real world. I am particularly interested in the energy sector and I am going to embark on a Year in Industry placement at Sellafield Ltd in June.

Any other comments
The STEM event was the first time I came to visit Sheffield and I immediately got a buzz from the university and the city. Throughout my three years in Sheffield I have fully embraced university life, by joining the Women in Engineering Society, being accepted onto Sheffield Engineering Leadership Academy (SELA), pursuing various volunteering opportunities as part of my Lloyds Scholarship and making some amazing lifelong friends.