Your open day guide

You have made a great choice in coming to visit us. The open day is as flexible as you want it to be. You don't need to sign in on the day, and the only activities that are fixed are the subject talks. Use this guide to plan your day and choose what to do in which order.

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Make the most of your day 

Come and talk to us

No matter what time you arrive, the Central Exhibition is a great place to head first. Meet staff and students from across the University and ask any questions you might have.

Explore our campus

Look out for self-guided campus tour maps available on our Information Hubs around campus and on our general information stand at the Octagon.

Find out about your subject

Whether you're set on one course or considering a few options, our subject exhibitions and drop-ins are perfect to get more detailed information – just don’t forget to attend your pre-booked subject talk.

Take a tour

Tours take place throughout the day to our student accommodation, the libraries, Sport Sheffield and the Students' Union.

Get a feel for our city

Sheffield is a city like no other with independent shops, a great food scene and plenty of cultural events. There is always something to see in Sheffield.


Central exhibition

The Octagon Centre: 10am–4pm

Our Central Exhibition is often the best place to start no matter what time you arrive at the University. Pick up programmes, maps and open day tips from our General Information Hub, then browse stands representing areas around your studies, personal development, support services and careers.


A current student talking to prospective students at an open day

Explore your way

The best way to find out about our world-class facilities is to see them for yourself.

University accommodation tours

Buses available 10am–3.30pm

Tours of our award-winning Ranmoor/Endcliffe accommodation are running throughout the day. You can view an en-suite room and take in the surroundings. Buses leave every 15 minutes from the Information Commons building. The bus tours take approximately one hour and will bring you back to campus. Alternatively, you can walk.

There's also the option to view 360 degree online tours of our accommodation.

Library tours

10am–4pm

Library tours are available at the Information Commons. Tours take place throughout the day and are run by student ambassadors who you meet at the reception.

Sport Sheffield tours

10am–4pm

Take a tour of Goodwin Sports Centre. Tours run throughout the day and last approximately 20 minutes. Meet at Goodwin Sports Centre reception.

Students' Union tour

10am–4pm

Meet ambassadors at the Students' Union reception for a 20-minute tour.


Students talking

Find your subject

Which course is for you? 

It's not unusual if you haven't decided exactly which course you want to do. We provide opportunities for you to chat to staff and current students one-to-one and ask your questions about the different subjects and specialisms you can study.

If you can't make it to a subject talk, or just want to find out more, they'll be able to help - or point you in the direction of someone who can.

Arts and Humanities Faculty Information Stand 

Jessop West, ground floor reception, 10am–3:30pm 

In the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, we explore what makes us human through the study of languages, cultures, histories and ideas. Our degrees are wide-ranging and flexible, meaning you can shape your course around what interests and inspires you. Whichever course you choose, you will be studying in a vibrant intellectual environment, learning from staff who are dedicated teachers and active, world-leading researchers.

  • East Asian Studies
  • English
  • History
  • Languages and Cultures
  • Music
  • Philosophy 
Engineering and Computer Science Exhibition

The Diamond, first floor, 10am–3:30pm 

Our partnerships with large companies such as Siemens, Boeing, Rolls-Royce and Airbus, as well as with local enterprises, means our degree courses will prepare you for the future. Teaching and learning is delivered in the Diamond building, with specialist labs, flight simulators and the UK’s first studentled makerspace, providing you with the experience to become a world-class engineer or computer scientist.

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechatronic and Robotic Engineering
  • Computer Systems Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • General Engineering 
Medicine, Dentistry and Health Exhibition

Medical School entrance foyer and cafe, 10am–3:30pm 

The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health provides excellent student support, practical experience and high-quality learning facilities. With a clinical skills centre, an on-site communication clinic, a virtual reality dentistry simulation suite, a full-body anatomical dissection facility and a bespoke orthoptic clinical skills room, we have all the resources needed to help you become the healthcare professional you aspire to be.

  • Dentistry
  • Human Communication Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Nursing/Midwifery
  • Health and Human Sciences
  • Ophthalmology and Orthoptics
Science Subject Drop-ins

Various venues (see below), 10am–3:30pm 

Science at Sheffield spans biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and psychology. Discover how you can explore the ideas and develop the practical skills that will help us solve challenges such as antibiotic resistance, plastic waste and how to build a quantum computer. Find out how we've designed our degrees to help you get the experience employers are looking for.

  • Biosciences – Firth Hall
  • Chemistry – Richard Roberts Atrium
  • Mathematics and Statistics – Hicks entrance foyer
  • Physics and Astronomy – Hicks entrance foyer
  • Psychology – The Diamond, Workroom 1 (ground floor) 
Social Sciences Faculty Information

Arts Tower, 10am–3:30pm 

The Faculty of Social Sciences has a long-established reputation for producing worldleading research (REF 2014). This means that you'll be taught and supervised by researchers, writers and thinkers who are leaders in their fields. Many of our teaching staff are also professional practitioners, bringing their rich experience into the classroom.

  • Applied and Quantitative Social Sciences
  • Architecture
  • Business and Management
  • Digital Media and Society
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Geography
  • Journalism
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Law
  • Politics
  • Sociological Studies
  • Urban Studies and Planning

Al Aynsley Green lecture

Subject talks

Here's the full list of subject talks throughout the day. You should have chosen your talk online when you booked your place, but if you have any concerns or changes that need to be made, speak to a member of staff on the day.

Due to demand, new talks have been added and some talks have changed location, so please refer to your email for your booking confirmation and details.

Arts and Humanities

Talk  Time  Location
East Asian Studies (Japanese, Chinese and Korean) 10am The Diamond - Lecture Theatre 5
East Asian Studies (Japanese, Chinese and Korean) 12pm The Diamond - Lecture Theatre 8 
East Asian Studies (Japanese, Chinese and Korean) 2.45pm The Diamond - Lecture Theatre 6
English Language and Linguistics 1.30pm The Diamond - Work Room 2
English Language and Literature 2.30pm The Diamond - Work Room 2
English Literature 1.30pm St Georges Church Lecture Theatre
History 10am The Diamond - Lecture Theatre 3
History 2.30pm The Diamond - Lecture Theatre 1
Languages and Cultures (European and Slavonic Languages) 12pm 38 Mappin Street - Work Rooms 3 and 4
Languages and Cultures (European and Slavonic Languages) 3pm 38 Mappin Street - Work Rooms 3 and 4
Music 11am Jessop Building - Foyer
Music 12.30pm Jessop Building - Foyer
Music 2.30pm Jessop Building - Foyer
Philosophy 10.30am Sir Henry Stephenson Building - Lecture Theatre 1
Philosophy 1.30pm Sir Henry Stephenson Building - Lecture Theatre 1
Philosophy, Religion and Ethics 1.30pm Sir Henry Stephenson Building - Lecture Theatre 2

Engineering

Talk  Time  Location
Aerospace Engineering 11am The Diamond - Lecture Theatre 4
Aerospace Engineering 1pm The Diamond - Lecture Theatre 4
Bioengineering 12:30pm The Diamond - Lecture Theatre 2
Bioengineering 2:30pm The Diamond - Lecture Theatre 2
Chemical Engineering 11am The Diamond - Lecture Theatre 6
Chemical Engineering 1pm The Diamond - Lecture Theatre 6
Civil & Structural Engineering 11:30am The Diamond - Lecture Theatre 2
Civil & Structural Engineering 1:30pm The Diamond - Lecture Theatre 2
Computer Science 11:30am The Diamond - Lecture Theatre 3
Computer Science 1:30pm The Diamond - Lecture Theatre 3
Electronic & Electrical Engineering 11:30am The Diamond - Lecture Theatre 7
Electronic & Electrical Engineering 1:30pm The Diamond - Lecture Theatre 7
General Engineering 12pm The Diamond- Lecture Theatre 5
 General Engineering 2pm The Diamond - Lecture Theatre 5
Materials Science & Engineering 11am The Diamond - Lecture Theatre 8
Materials Science & Engineering 2pm The Diamond - Lecture Theatre 8
Engineering Mechanical Engineering 11am The Diamond - Lecture Theatre 1
Engineering Mechanical Engineering 1pm The Diamond - Lecture Theatre 1
Mechatronic and Robotic Engineering and Computer Systems Engineering 11:30am The Diamond - Lecture Theatre 9
Mechatronic and Robotic Engineering and Computer Systems Engineering 2:30pm The Diamond - Lecture Theatre 9

Medicine, Dentistry and Health

Talk  Time  Location
Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy 10am Claremont Crescent - Dental School Reception (Seminar Rooms 3 + 4)
Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy 12pm Claremont Crescent - Dental School Reception (Seminar Rooms 3 + 4)
Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy (September only) 2pm Claremont Crescent - Dental School Reception (Seminar Rooms 3 + 4)
Bio-dental Science and Technology (October only) 10:30am Claremont Crescent - Dental School Reception (Seminar Room 2)
Bio-dental Science and Technology (September only) 11am Claremont Crescent - Dental School Reception (Seminar Room 2)
Bio-dental Science and Technology (October only) 12:30pm Claremont Crescent - Dental School Reception (Seminar Room 2)
Bio-dental Science and Technology (September only)   1pm Claremont Crescent - Dental School Reception (Seminar Room 2)
 Dental Surgery 12pm Claremont Crescent - Dental School Reception (Lecture Theatre 1)
Dental Surgery (September only) 2pm Claremont Crescent - Dental School Reception (Lecture Theatre 1)
 Health & Human Sciences (October only) 1pm The Medical School - Lecture Theatre 2
Health & Human Sciences (September only) 2:30pm The Medical School - Lecture Theatre 3
Medicine (September only) 10:30am The Medical School - Lecture Theatres 1 & 2
Medicine (September only) 2:30pm The Medical School - Lecture Theatres 1 & 2 
Nursing - Adult (October only) 11:30am The Medical School - Lecture Theatre 1
Nursing - Adult (September only) 1pm The Medical School - Lecture Theatre 3 
Orthoptics (September only) 11:30am The Medical School - Lecture Theatre 3 
Orthoptics (October only) 11:30am  The Medical School - Lecture Theatre 2
Speech and Language Therapy (September only) 10am The Medical School - Lecture Theatre 3
Speech and Language Therapy (October only) 10am The Medical School - Lecture Theatre 1

 Science

Talk  Time  Location
Biosciences 10:30am Firth Hall
Biosciences 1pm Firth Hall
Chemistry 10:30am Richard Roberts Auditorium
Chemistry 1:30pm Richard Roberts Auditorium
Mathematics & Statistics 10:30am Hicks Building - Lecture Theatre 6 
Mathematics & Statistics 12pm Hicks Building - Lecture Theatre 6 
Mathematics & Statistics 1:30pm  Hicks Building - Lecture Theatre 6 
Mathematics & Statistics 3pm Hicks Building - Lecture Theatre 6 
Physics & Astronomy 10:30am Hicks Building - Lecture Theatre 7
Physics & Astronomy 12:30pm Hicks Building - Lecture Theatre 7
Physics & Astronomy 2:30pm Hicks Building - Lecture Theatre 7
Psychology 12pm St Georges Church Lecture Theatre
Psychology 3pm St Georges Church Lecture Theatre

Social Sciences

Talk  Time  Location
Architecture 10:30am Arts Tower - Floor 16
Architecture 1:30pm Arts Tower - Floor 16
Architecture 12pm Arts Tower - Floor 16
Applied and Quantitative Social Sciences 11:30am Arts Tower - Lecture Theatre 2 
Criminology 10am Arts Tower - Lecture Theatre 3
Criminology 1pm Alfred Denny - Lecture Theatre 2
Digital Media and Society 12pm Arts Tower - Lecture Theatre 5
Economics 10am Dainton Building - Lecture Theatre 1
Economics 12pm Arts Tower - Lecture Theatre 9
Education, Culture and Childhood 10:30am Arts Tower - Lecture Theatre 7
Education, Culture and Childhood 12:30pm Arts Tower - Lecture Theatre 7
Environmental Science 10am Arts Tower - Lecture Theatre 9
Environmental Science 12pm Arts Tower - Lecture Theatre 3
Geography 11am Arts Tower - Lecture Theatre 9
Geography 1:15pm Arts Tower - Lecture Theatre 6
Geography 2:15pm Arts Tower - Lecture Theatre 3
Journalism 10:45am Arts Tower - Lecture Theatre 5
Journalism 1pm Arts Tower - Lecture Theatre 9
Journalism 2:30pm Arts Tower - Lecture Theatre 5
Landscape 10:45am Arts Tower  - Floor 12, Studio
Landscape 2pm Arts Tower - Floor 12, Studio
Law 10am Alfred Denny - Lecture Theatre 2
Law 11:15am Alfred Denny - Lecture Theatre 2
Law 2:15pm  Alfred Denny - Lecture Theatre 2 
Management School (Accounting, Business) 12:15pm Dainton Building - Lecture Theatre 1
Management School (Accounting, Business) 1:30pm Dainton Building - Lecture Theatre 1
Politics 11am Arts Tower - Lecture Theatre 3
Politics 12:15pm Arts Tower - Lecture Theatre 6
Politics 2:15pm Arts Tower - Lecture Theatre 9
Politics, Philosophy and Economics 1pm Arts Tower - Lecture Theatre 2
Politics, Philosophy and Economics 2pm Arts Tower - Lecture Theatre 2
Sociology 11am Arts Tower - Lecture Theatre 6
Sociology 2:15pm Arts Tower - Lecture Theatre 6
Urban Studies and Planning 11:45am

Arts Tower - Lecture Theatre 1

Urban Studies and Planning 1:45pm Arts Tower - Lecture Theatre 1

The outside of Sheffield station

Getting around

We're close to the M1 with bustling central train and coach stations. Sheffield is also easy to get around, with many places within walking distance and excellent public transport links. If you or your guests have a disability read our access information.

Look out for self-guided city-tour maps available on our information hubs and general information stand.

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