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Open Days

Our students tell us they feel at home the moment they arrived here. The department is based in the Elmfield building which offers you a peaceful, picturesque learning environment. It is within walking distance of the multi-award winning Students Union, Sheffield city centre and a whole host of museums and parks.

Visiting us on an open day gives you the opportunity to experience our friendly learning environment and our sense of community. We take the experiences of our students seriously, and a staggering 89% of our students leave feeling satisfied with their degree.

Departmental Open Days (offer holders only)

The day will normally include:

  • A visit to the Student Experience Exhibition  
  • Introductory talk on our courses and the Department
  • Taster Seminar
  • Q&A with Admissions Officer
  • Opportunity to meet staff and current students

The Departmental Open Day dates for offer holders in 2016/17 will be held on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 8 February 2017 * fully booked
  • Friday 17 February 2017 * fully booked
  • Friday 24 February 2017 * fully booked
  • Wednesday 22 March 2017 * fully booked
  • Saturday 29 April 2017

Book your place

University Open Days

The University also holds general Open Days, where there are exhibition stands, talks and tours of the University. You can find out more about the city of Sheffield, your career prospects and anything else that you may like to know about the University.

The University's 2017 undergraduate Open Days will take place on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 21 June 2017
  • Saturday 8 July 2017
  • Saturday 9 September 2017
  • Saturday 21 October 2017

Register your interest in a University Open Day

Campus tours

Come and take a tour of the University central campus.

They take place on selected weekdays and leave at 1pm from the Students' Union Welcome Desk.

If the date you'd like to visit doesn't appear on the booking form, this means it's fully booked or that there is no tour taking place on that particular date.

Campus tours: book your place

Cancellations and late arrivals

Campus tours: Frequently asked questions

What our students say

Picture of graduate Uzma Peeran"Attending the Sheffield open day largely contributed to my decision to study at the University. Having the opportunity to speak to staff from the Department of Sociological Studies, meet current students and explore Sheffield as a city provided me with a great insight into what it would be like to study and live in Sheffield.

"The Department of Sociological Studies at Sheffield stood out for me for its welcoming nature. Having the opportunity to discuss with staff about the different modules on offer and their own research specialism was a great way to learn more about the course and gave me confidence to choose to study sociology, without a social science background."

Uzma Peeran, BA Social Policy and Sociology graduate

Sociology graduate Mark Smith shares his experience of a University of Sheffield Open Day:

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