Languages and Cultures (European and Slavonic Languages) offer holder days

As part of your offer holder day at Sheffield, you'll be spending some quality time getting to know the School of Languages and Cultures and your chosen course.

SLC students in Jessop West

Welcome to the School of Languages and Cultures. We are proud of our community of undergraduate and postgraduate students, our inspiring language tutors and our internationally recognised scholars. We enjoy talking about what we do. And we look forward to talking to you, to hear about what you are looking for and to answer your questions.

We offer 10 languages: French, German, Spanish, Russian, Catalan, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Czech and Luxembourgish. You can study all these languages as a beginner, and French, German, Spanish and Russian as a post A-Level student.

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: 38 Mappin Street. You can view this on our interactive campus map, and there will also be lots of open day staff and ambassadors around campus to assist you. Please come up to the first floor, to Work Room 4.

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.

School of Languages and Cultures offer holder timetable

You will have booked to visit the department 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.


Student activity

Alternative activity

30 minutes

Welcome & Introductory Talk

This introductory session provides an overview of our department and programmes, with information about modules, teaching, degree choice and our language community.

60 minutes

Language Information Sessions: French and Francophone Studies, Germanic Studies, Spanish & Latin American Studies, Russian and Slavonic Studies.

These sessions will allow you to discuss specific languages in more depth, with information provided on specialist culture modules and language teaching, year abroad destinations, career options and our social scene and student societies.

*Each session is approximately 30 minutes and repeats, so you may attend more than one

Drop in session for Dual Honours students

For those interested in dual degrees with a non-language, this optional session will provide further information on how the degrees are organised, with the opportunity to chat to current dual honours language students.

30 minutes

Meet with staff and current students over refreshments

Help yourself to coffee, tea and cakes as you chat informally with our academics and student ambassadors.

Parents/supporters session

For parents/supporters, we are offering this session to outline the pastoral support available to our students throughout their studies and on their year abroad, and discuss what you can do to support them yourselves.

30 minutes

Wrap Up session

We will address any remaining questions/comments you might have, and your next steps.


Drop-in to chat to our student employability interns between 12pm - 2pm on the ground floor foyer area of Jessop West. Find out where your degree could take you and about opportunities such as yearlong placements and part-time jobs to skills development and virtual internships.

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.  

How to book

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

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