Taster sessions

Our online taster sessions help Year 13 students experience what it is like to study at the University of Sheffield.

Group of archaeology undergraduates
The following taster sessions are aimed at any Year 13 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.


Topic 2020 date  

Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace Engineering: from Kites to Satellites

Monday 7 December 2020, 4:30pm - 6:00pm Aerospace engineering taster session


Architecture Design Review

Wednesday 9 December 2020, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Architecture taster session


What is Bioengineering?

Wednesday 9 December 2020, 5:00pm - 6:00pm Bioengineering taster session
Biomedical Science

Cancer – Where do cancer cells go wrong?

Tuesday 8 December 2020, 4:30pm - 5:45pm Biomedical science taster day

Analysing and modelling aspirin

Monday 7 December 2020, 4:15pm - 6:00pm Chemistry taster session

Discussing inequality in an unequal world

Wednesday 16 December 2020, 4:00pm - 5:30pm Economics taster session

Studying Education, Culture and Childhood: a multidisciplinary degree

Tuesday 8 December 2020, 3:30pm - 5:00pm Education taster session
Geography (Human)

Food Insecurity: from farm to fork 

Wednesday 9 December 2020, 3:30pm - 4:45pm Geography (Human) taster session
Geography (Physical)

Forecasting Volcanic Eruptions 

Thursday 10 December 2020, 3:30pm - 4:45pm Geography (Physical) taster session

Drawing Boundaries Between Sexual Offences

Wednesday 16 December 2020, 3:00pm - 4:00pm  Law taster session

Experience mathematics and statistics at the University of Sheffield

Tuesday 8 December 2020, 4:15pm - 6:00pm Maths taster session

Ophthalmology and Orthoptics

BMedSci Orthoptics Taster Session

Wednesday 16 December 2020, 3:45pm - 5:00pm Ophthalmology taster session

The physics of photosynthesis

Wednesday 9 December 2020, 4:00pm - 5:35pm Physics taster session

The science of procrastination

Thursday 10 December 2020, 4:15pm - 5:35pm Psychology taster session

Urban Studies and Planning

The role of planners in urban regeneration processes

Wednesday 16 December 2020, 3:00pm - 4:45pm Urban Studies and Planning taster 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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