Taster sessions

Our online taster sessions help Year 12 students experience what it is like to study at the University of Sheffield.

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The following taster sessions are aimed at any Year 12 pupils who have not yet submitted their UCAS form, and are therefore not holding any offers with the University of Sheffield. Any pupils who are offer holders and book onto a taster session will instead be invited to join us for our Virtual Applicant days from December to April.
 
If the subject you're interested in isn't listed in this table please register your interest in a taster day session and we'll let you know about any upcoming dates.
 

Subject

Topic

2021 date

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Automatic Control and Systems Engineering Robotics: How to control robots and how they will shape our future? Wednesday 26 May 2021, 2:45 - 4:00pm Book your ACSE session here
Chemistry Analysing and modelling aspirin Wednesday 2 June 2021, 9:15 - 11:00am (FULL) Learn more about our Chemistry session

Computer Science

First insights on data analysis, in collaboration with the Sheffield Women in Computer Science Society (SWiCS)

Taster session with the MiRo robot

Wednesday 19 May 2021, 4:00pm - 6:00pm (FULL)

Book your Computer Science taster session here

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Introduction to Electronic and Electrical Engineering Thursday 29 April 2021, 3:45 - 5:30pm (FULL) Learn more about our Electronic and Electrical Engineering taster session
Health and Human Sciences Introduction to inequalities in health in the UK and inequalities in COVID-19: ‘Led by the science’ - Introduction to the role of evidence in the health sciences Tuesday 11 May 2021, 3:45pm - 5:00pm (FULL) Book your Health and Human Sciences taster session here

Geography (Physical / Environmental Science)

Forecasting Volcanic Eruptions Wednesday 5 May 2021, 3:45 - 5:00pm Book your Geography (Physical/Environmental Science) taster session here
Journalism An introduction to writing news Wednesday 26 May 2021, 3:15 - 4:30pm (FULL) Learn more about our Journalism taster session
Maths Experience mathematics and statistics at the University of Sheffield Thursday 3 June 2021, 1:15 - 3:00pm Book your Maths taster session here

Mechanical Engineering

Introduction to 3D Printing

Tuesday 11 May 2021, 3:45 - 5:00 pm

Book your Mechanical Engineering taster session here

Physics

Be a Physics Student for the Day: Spotlight on Particle Physics Wednesday 2 June 2021, 12:30 - 3:20pm (FULL) Learn more about our Physics taster session

Past sessions

Subject Topic Date Learn more
Adult Nursing A brief introduction to acute kidney injury Monday 29 March 2021 Learn more about our Adult Nursing taster session
Chemical and Biological Engineering Optimizing your future with Chemical Engineering Wednesday 28 April Learn more about our Chemical and Biological Engineering session
Chemistry

Analysing and modelling aspirin

Friday 19th February 2021

Wednesday 17 March 2021

Thursday 15 April 2021

Learn more about our Chemistry session

East Asian Studies Why study East Asia at University? Wednesday 17 March 2021 Learn more about our East Asian Studies session
Economics Discussing inequality in an unequal world Wednesday 31 March 2021 Learn more about our Economics taster session
Education Studying Education, Culture and Childhood: a multidisciplinary degree Wednesday 21 April 2021 Learn more about our Education taster session here
Electronic and Electrical Engineering Introduction to Electronic and Electrical Engineering Thursday 29 April 2021 Learn more about our Electronic and Electrical Engineering taster session
English Language How free are we to vary the grammar that we use? Tuesday 30 March 2021 Learn more about our English Language taster session
English Literature Playing with Silence: Ten things the poets don't want you to hear Wednesday 31 March 2021 Learn more about our English Literature taster session here
General Engineering Interdisciplinary Engineering for a Renewable Future! Tuesday 27 April 2021 Learn more about our General Engineering taster session here
Geography (Human) The Cultural and Political Geographies of the Memorial: Edward Colston and the Black Lives Matter Movement Wednesday 28 April 2021 Learn more about our Human Geography taster session here
Geography (Physical / Environmental Science) Forecasting Volcanic Eruptions Wednesday 5 May 2021 Learn more about our Geography (Physical/Environmental Science) taster session here
History Britain in the 60s: A Decade of Change Thursday 25 March 2021 Learn more about our History session
Speech and Language Therapy A Career in Speech and Language Therapy Tuesday 16th March 2021 Learn more about our HCS session
Languages and Cultures (French) Representation of Migration Thursday 18 March 2021

Learn more about our French session

Languages and Cultures (German) Freud on Mind and Society Tuesday 23 March 2021 Learn more about our German session
Languages and Cultures (Russian) Russian Literature Speaks

Friday 26 March 2021

Learn more about our Russian session
Languages and Cultures (Spanish) The Spanish and Portuguese Empires and the origins of racism Tuesday 16 March 2021 Learn more about our Spanish session
Ophthalmology and Orthoptics BMedSci Orthoptics Taster Session Wednesday 24 March 2021 Learn more about our Ophthalmology and Orthoptics session
Medicine, Dentistry, Health, Science and Engineering It's not just Doctors and Dentists - explore the alternatives to a degree in medicine Wednesday 3 March 2021 Learn more about our Medicine, Dentistry, Health, Science and Engineering session
Music What is a music performance career? Monday 15 March 2021 Learn more about our Music session
Philosophy Freedom: What is it and why should we care about it? Wednesday 24 March 2021 Learn more about our Philosophy session
Psychology The science of procrastination Wednesday 31 March 2021 Learn more about our Psychology taster session
Science and Engineering (Chemistry, Materials Science & Engineering and Chemical Engineering) What can I do with A Level Chemistry?
 
Thursday 4 March 2021 Learn more about our Science and Engineering session
Science and Engineering (Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, General Engineering) What can I do with A Level Maths? Wednesday 10 March 2021 Learn more about our Science and Engineering session

Further information

If you have any questions about Taster days then email us directly at tasterdays@sheffield.ac.uk

UK universities, including the University of Sheffield, are currently responding to the global outbreak of coronavirus. Our top priority is always the wellbeing of those who make up our wider community across the globe, and that includes students looking to study at the University of Sheffield in the future.

In the event that there are more applications than there are available places, the Taster day team will assess all application forms and make decisions on the most suitable candidates based on predetermined scoring criteria.

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