Offer holder days

Once you've been made an offer, we'll invite you to an on-campus offer holder day. You’ll see your department, meet staff and students and learn more about your course. You'll also receive invitations for online activities delivered by your department and central university services.

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What is an offer holder day?

Offer holder days are for those currently holding offers for undergraduate courses at the University of Sheffield.

To book your place: follow the link in your invitation email. 

What happens at an offer holder day?

Whether it's your first trip to Sheffield or not, the offer holder day provides a great opportunity to spend time with your department, gain a greater insight into your course, and take a closer look at the fantastic facilities and support services that form part of your wider Sheffield experience.

Quality time with your department

Much more than just a one-hour course talk, many departments will offer taster lectures or seminars, extended Q&A sessions or panels with current students. Some departments may offer lab tours or demonstrations. There will be opportunities for 1:1 conversations with departmental staff and current students.

The central exhibition

Discover why Sheffield offers one of the best student experiences in the UK at the central exhibition. Find out everything you need to know about Sheffield including study abroad opportunities, student finances, sport and societies, disability support and more. Pick up guides, talk to the experts and explore the ways we can support your time at Sheffield.


The best way to find out about our world-class facilities is to see them for yourself. Take student-led tours of our campus and facilities - from our top-voted Students’ Union to our world-class libraries and outstanding sports facilities. Free bus tours of our award-winning accommodation and walking tours of Sheffield city centre are also available.

For a more detailed schedule, please see the offer holder day guide. For answers to frequently asked questions about the applicant day, visit the offer holder day FAQs.

Help with travel costs

The Access+ Travel Bursary is available to eligible students who are travelling to attend an offer holder day.