Applied Social Sciences offer holder days

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

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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 Seminar Room Five - The Wave. Our interactive campus map and Sheffield City map below will help you locate the building on campus.

There will also be lots of open day staff and ambassadors around campus to assist you.

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.

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.

Applied Social Sciences 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.

Light refreshments will be available on arrival and throughout your visit. 


Student activity

Parent/supporter activity

45 minutes

Welcome, Department Talk and course overview - In this session you’ll find out more about the Sheffield Methods Institute (SMI), our BA Applied Social Sciences courses and learn more about what it's like to be an SMI student.

Welcome, Department Talk and course overview. 

60 minutes

Applied Social Sciences Taster Session - Hosted by our expert academic team, we’ll give you a taste of some of the topics and teaching methods you could soon be experiencing.

Liquid Love – In this session we’ll guide you through an exciting discussion, exploring the topic of dating apps and the digital transformation of relationships and intimacy. We will tackle some of the big questions facing society relating to how new technologies and digital media have transformed the way we relate to each other. We’ll look at varied types of data and statistics from this area and develop your knowledge of how to interpret and use data. Together we will question the role of such apps and associated data in our lives. By the end of the session you will be able to comment on the positive and negative aspects of networked intimacy and relationships, as well as being able to problematize data we see on this topic.

This exciting and interactive session will be led by members of our teaching team, our current Applied Social Science students will also be on-hand to help guide you through the activities. So you'll have plenty of opportunities to ask questions and get a real insight into what it's like to be an Applied Social Sciences student. 

Supporting our students - Parents/supporters Question & Answer Session.

Hosted by a member of our SMI Professional Services team and current students. Your parents/supporters will have the chance to find out more about how we support our students through their learning journey, our alumni and the careers our courses can lead to. There'll also be plenty of opportunities to ask our current students and Professional Services team questions.


Student work showcase, networking and session close - To round-off your visit, this informal session will give you the opportunity to explore some of our current students' work, guided by our student ambassadors and academic/professional services team. It’s also a great chance to ask any final questions before you leave.

Student work showcase, networking and session close.

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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Mae & Charlie are here to tell you more about Applied Social Sciences

Applied Social Sciences student Mae and alumnus Charlie will tell you what they enjoy most about the course, what skills they have learned and how it has helped develop their career.