Plan your open day visit

Make the most of your department open day and come along to our Experience Sheffield Exhibition. It's your chance to speak to our staff and students, go on tours of the campus and facilities and find out what Sheffield is all about.

It's your day

Prospective students at an open day

We’ve tried to make things as flexible as possible. The only thing that's fixed is the time of your department visit. This is your chance to learn more about your course and department, meet our staff and students and find out what it's like to study here. Your department will send you an itinerary for this part of your day.

For the rest of the day join us in the exhibition where you can get advice from our exhibitors, chat to our student ambassadors or take a variety of tours.

Even if you have already seen our accommodation, the exhibition is your chance to take a guided tour from a current student resident who will show you their own flat and answer any questions you may have. Or if you would like to see more of our campus, join one of our student ambassadors on a guided campus tour where you can find out about some of the central University buildings.

We would recommend allowing between 2 to 2 1/2 hours to see our exhibition and take some of the available tours.

The Experience Sheffield Exhibition

Student with visitors at exhibition standThe exhibition takes place in the Students’ Union. We are open from 9.30am.


Come to the exhibition to find out about the many University services available to our students. On the day you'll be able to talk to representatives from some of our services including:

The Careers Service – Whether you want advice on developing workplace skills for your future employment, which direction to head after graduation or just a part-time job, the Careers service can help.
Global opportunities and Exchanges – Spend part of your degree studying, working or teaching in another country.
Money Matters – Make the most of your finances with advice and guidance from the financial support team, including any scholarships or bursaries you may be eligible for.
HEAR* – Upon graduation you'll receive a Higher Education Achievement Report – a new type of nationally recognised and standardised degree transcript that will include the full breadth of your achievements during your studies, both curricular and extra-curricular.
DDSS - Disability and Dyslexia Support Service offers support to students with a variety of different impairments.
Library - Split over several sites with outstanding facilities find out more at the exhibition or take a 5 minute tour of one of our libraries.
Sport Sheffield - With a range of activities covering all aspects of sport, health and fitness why not take a 20 minute tour of our facilities or talk to a representatives at our stand in the exhibition.
301* – Looking for tips on essay-writing or maybe how to improve your maths? 301 can offer advice, tutorship and workshops on the development of numerous academic skills.

*These exhibitors may not be available on all open days.


This is our chance to show you how a world-class university invests in its students. We're running regular tours throughout the morning from 10.00am (accommodation). Please collect tickets for guided campus and accommodation tours from the Tours desk when you arrive at the exhibition.Campus tour guide with visitors

Accommodation tour – Roughly every 15 to 30 minutes from 10.00am. The last accommodation tour leaves at 2.30pm. Accommodation tours last approximately one hour. You can also get further information about our award winning accommodation from the stand in the exhibition.

Campus tour – Campus Tours will start at 10am and run at a minimum of every half an hour, on busy days they will run every 15 minutes.

Visitors taking the 2pm, 2.15pm or 2.30pm accommodation tours will still have the option to take a campus tour when they return from their accommodation visit. This will be pre-arranged at the time of them collecting their accommodation tour ticket and a campus tour guide will meet those wishing to take a tour at the coach drop off point.

Self-guided campus and city tours – if you'd prefer to tour the campus or the city on your own you can collect our self-guided tours from the Exhibition in the Students' Union or you can download them using the links on the right. 

Our revamped Students' Union building

New students' union buildingInside the Students' UnionThe Octagon plaza

Have a look round the best students' union in the UK where there's loads of space to socialize, eat and study plus a new outdoor space for events, the Octagon Plaza.
If you have any questions or want to find out more, come and speak to us at the exhibition.

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Look out for our Experience Sheffield guide – it has more information about the exhibition and tours. We'll send this out to you a couple of weeks before your open day.