Sociology offer holder days

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

Students and tutor in a seminar

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: Lecture Theatre 4 in the The Wave. 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.

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.

Sociology/Sociology with Social Policy 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

30 minutes

Arrival and Registration

Arrive at The Wave for registration. Help yourself to tea and coffee and chat to our friendly staff and student ambassadors before our first session.

60 minutes

Welcome and Department Talk

In our first session, a member of academic staff from our Sociology team will give an overview of our department and detailed talk on the Sociology programmes we have to offer. There will be an opportunity to ask questions to our panel of staff and student ambassadors.

60 minutes

Taster Seminar for Students (at the same time as the parent/supporter Q&A)

Experience a taste of what our seminars have to offer. Our recent PhD graduates, now Teaching Associates will deliver an interactive session on a sociological topic.

60 minutes

Q&A Session for Parents/Carers and Supporters (at the same time as the student seminar)

An opportunity for parents, carers and guests to ask questions to our academic staff.

30 minutes

Networking and Refreshments

An opportunity for students and their guests to chat to academics, student ambassadors and other members of the Sociological Studies Department over refreshments.

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.  

Taster Seminars

You'll take part in one taster seminar related to your chosen course to give you a real taste of what it's like to be a student in the Department of Sociological Studies.

There will be a choice of taster sessions to attend, each developed by our current PhD students. There will be a focus on different sociological topics, designed to ignite your curiosity and encourage you to exchange ideas and have thought provoking discussions with fellow participants. 

Parents and Supporters Q&A

An opportunity for parents, carers & supporters to ask questions and speak to current students and staff about the exciting opportunities that are available to you and where a degree from Sheffield can lead.

How to book

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