Subject tasters

Our on-campus and online subject taster sessions help students experience what it is like to study at the University of Sheffield.

Chemistry taster session
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Throughout spring and summer 2022 we are hosting a series of free on-campus and online subject taster sessions for students considering their post-16 options. In order to create a space where prospective students feel comfortable interacting with their peers and the University staff delivering the session, we only take bookings from individual students who meet the application requirements of the session. Find out more about the departments taking part and how to book below. 


On-campus subject tasters

If you are unable to visit our campus, you might prefer an online session.

Subject Topic Date Learn more
Chemistry                                           

Be a chemistry student for the day: Synthesising and analysing aspirin

Wednesday 1 June 2022 Learn more about our Chemistry subject taster

Physics

Spotlight on Particle Physics Wednesday 8 June 2022 Learn more about our Physics subject taster

Online subject tasters

Subject Topic Date Learn more

East Asian Studies 

The Rise of Game Survival Narratives in East Asian Cinema + Television Wednesday 18 May 2022 Learn more about our East Asian Studies taster session

English Language and Linguistics

English Language and Linguistics: How do children acquire language (and how do we study it)? Tuesday 31 May 2022 Learn more about our English Language and Linguistics taster session

English Literature

Strange Fruit Tuesday 24 May 2022 Learn more about our English taster session

General Engineering

Interdisciplinary Engineering for a Renewable Future! Tuesday 24 May 2022 Learn more about our General Engineering taster session

Maths

Experience mathematics and statistics at the University of Sheffield Wednesday 25 May 2022 Learn more about our Maths taster session
Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering

Robotics: How to control robots and how they will shape our future?

Thursday 19 May 2022 Learn more about our Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering taster session

Music

Mozart's Requiem: Facts, Fictions, Legends Thursday 30 June 2022 Learn more about our Music taster session

Nursing and Midwifery

Adult Nursing: The Heart and Heart Disease Wednesday 18 May 2022 Learn more about our Nursing and Midwifery taster session

Philosophy

Are we morally obliged to be poor? Thursday 23 June 2022 Learn more about our Philosophy taster session

Ophthalmology and Orthoptics

The Eyes and Orthoptics: An overview Thursday 26 May 2022 Learn more about our Ophthalmology and Orthoptics taster session

Sociological Studies

Anonymity, Pseudonymity, and Real Names Online Thursday 16 June 2022 Learn more about our Sociological Studies taster session

To hear about future sessions, please register your interest and we'll send you details about upcoming dates. 


Browse our past sessions

See which subjects take part by browsing our past sessions.

Previous subject taster sessions

Biosciences

Bio-dental Science and Technology

Geography (Physical)

Health and Human Sciences

Mechanical Engineering

Physics and Astronomy

Politics and International Relations

Psychology

School of Languages & Cultures: Russian

Science and Engineering - Chemistry

Science and Engineering - Maths

Speech and Language Therapy


Contact us

If you have any questions about taster sessions please email tasterdays@sheffield.ac.uk


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