Plan your visit

Our open days are chance for you can speak to staff and students and find out what Sheffield is all about.


It's your 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 at the Experience Sheffield Exhibition for more information about our University and the services we can provide. Make sure you also take a tour of the campus.

The Experience Sheffield Exhibition

Find our Experience Sheffield Exhibition at the Students’ Union. We're open from 9.30am.


Our exhibition gives you the opportunity to find out about the many University services available to our students. On the day you’ll be able to meet and 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 part-time jobs, 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. 

Higher Education Achievement Report*

Upon graduation you’ll receive a Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) - 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. 

Disability and Dyslexia Support Service

The Disability and Dyslexia Support Service (DDSS) offers support to students with a variety of different impairments. 

Library Services

Split over several sites across the campus and outstanding facilities, find out more at the exhibition or take a five 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 representatives at the exhibition? 


Looking for tips on essay-writing or perhaps wondering 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 our chance to show you how a world-class university invests in its students. We run regular tours throughout the morning from 10am. 

Please collect tickets for guided campus and accomodation tours from the Tours desk when you arrive at the exhibition.

Accommodation tours

Even if you have already seen our accomodation, 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.

Accommodation tours run roughly every 15 to 30 minutes from 10am. The last accomodation 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 tours

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. 

Campus tours will start at 10am and run at a minimum of every half an hour. On busier days, they will run every 15 minutes.

Visitors who take the 2pm, 2.15pm or 2.30pm accomodation tour will still have the option to take a campus tour when they return from their accomodation 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 the 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. 

Self-guided campus tour (PDF, 55KB)

Self-guided city tour (PDF, 1.8MB)

Self-guided audio tour (Soundcloud)


Our Students' Union

Have a look around the UK’s best Students’ Union where there is plenty of space to socialise, eat and study. Our SU was voted number one Students’ Union for the past 10 years in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey.

Getting here

By train and tram

Sheffield Railway Station is situated approximately a mile and a half away from the University of Sheffield. It is advisable to catch either a tram or a bus to the campus. 

Trams run directly from the station to the University every 12 minutes. You need to catch the blue line heading towards Malin Bridge and get off at the University of Sheffield tram stop. The journey time is approximately nine minutes. 

The main University of Sheffield campus is easily accessible by public transport. From the transport Interchange (opposite the station), a range of buses go to and from this area, including the 30, 120, 123, 51 and 52 and all pass by the University.

By car

Parking on and around the campus is limited so we would recommend travelling to the University by train or using one of the Park and Ride Services which will take you directly to the University of Sheffield tram stop. More about park and ride.

For those who do wish to drive, car parking is available nearby and the closest to the Students’ Union is located at Q-Park, Durham Road.

There are also parking options available in the City Centre. We recommend checking the Sheffield City Council website for travel, parking advice and maps of public car parking.

Stay over

We can recommend some great hotels, B&Bs and restaurants. This gives you a chance to explore the city and get a feel for it.

Find out more

For more information about getting here, park and ride and places to stay, see our information for visitors pages.