Taster days

Taster days give Year 12 students the best experience of the University of Sheffield and what it would be like to study here.

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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.
We are currently exploring ways to hold our Taster days as virtual events, so please apply if you are interested in taking part, and we'll provide more information about the possible format of the event as soon as we can.

Find out more and apply on the event that interests you by using the links below. We'll update this list at regular times throughout the year so it is a good idea to keep checking.

We cannot guarantee places for all applications as each pupil must meet the minimum academic criteria in order to be eligible to participate in the day.

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.


Sociological Studies

Discover BA (Hons) Digital Media and Society at Sheffield

Tuesday 14 April 2020 Apply here
Computer Science  Computer Science at The University of Sheffield: What is Machine Learning all about? Thursday 16 April 2020 Apply here
Chemical and Biological Engineering What is Chemical and Biological Engineering? Friday 17 April 2020 Apply here
Chemistry Be a chemistry student for the day

Friday 17 April 2020

Friday 15 May 2020

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Physics Be a physics student for the day  Tuesday 21 April 2020 Apply here
Economics Discover Economics Taster Day Thursday 23 April 2020 Apply here
Mechanical Engineering A day in the life of a Mechanical Engineer! Thursday 23 April 2020 Apply here
Biomedical Science  Be a biomedical science student for the day: diagnosing disease by examining proteins Friday 24 April 2020 Apply here

Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Be a molecular biology student for the day: DNA manipulation

Tuesday 19 May 2020 Apply here

Access Travel Bursary

This bursary will refund standard coach or rail travel for eligible prospective students plus one guest, or a mileage allowance for car travel.

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Further information

If the subject you are interested in is not listed here please register your interest here and we will notify you of any upcoming dates. 

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

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