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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.

Click on the tabs below to find the right visit option for you:

University Open Days

The University holds several pre-application Open Days throughout the year for both enquirers an offer holders, and we encourage you to attend one. Our pre-application open days are a fantastic opportunity for prospective students to visit the University, often for the first time. 

You will have the opportunity to book onto one of our departmental talks where you can learn more about the Department of Sociological Studies and the courses we offer.

The next 2018 University Open Day will take place on the following date:

  •  Saturday 20 October 2018

Book your place here

If you would like to visit us for a pre-application Open Day in 2019, you can do so on the following dates:

  • Saturday 22 June 2019
  • Saturday 6 July 2019
  • Saturday 7 September 2019
  • Saturday 19 October 2019

More information on how to register for our 2019 pre-application Open Days will follow in due course.

Departmental Open Days (offer holders only)

If you receive an offer to study with the Department of Sociological Studies, you will be invited to attend a Post-Offer Open Day. This will give you a chance to view your learning environment, and also be given more detailed information about the course and meet with academic staff.

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 dates for the 2019 Departmental Open Days for offer holders are to be confirmed.

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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