Taster sessions

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

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Future sessions

Spring/summer Y12 taster sessions have now finished for the 2020-21 academic year.

The next taster sessions aimed at Y13 students are due to run in the the autumn/winter term.

To hear about future sessions please register your interest and we'll let you know about any upcoming dates. 


Previous 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
Automatic Control and Systems Engineering Robotics: How to control robots and how they will shape our future? Wednesday 26 May 2021 Learn more about our ACSE session here
Biosciences What can I do with A Level Biology Thursday 17 June 2021 Learn more about our Biosciences taster session here
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 Wednesday 2 June 2021 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 Learn more about our Computer Science taster session here
East Asian Studies The Politics of East Asian Postage Stamps', and Test your Korean Language Skills Tuesday 22 June 2021 Learn more about our East Asian Studies taster session here
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 'Strange Fruit' Monday 21 June 2021 Learn more about our English Literature taster session
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
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 Learn more about our Health and Human Science session
Health, Science and Engineering It's not just Doctors and Dentists - explore the alternatives to a degree in medicine Tuesday 1 June 2021 Learn more about our Health, Science and Engineering taster session here
History The Holocaust Thursday 1 July 2021 Learn more about our History taster session here
Journalism An introduction to writing news Wednesday 26 May 2021 Learn more about our Journalism taster session
Maths Experience mathematics and statistics at the University of Sheffield Thursday 3 June 2021 Learn more about our Maths taster session here
Music The Broadway Musical Monday 21 June 2021 Learn more about our Music taster 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
Mechanical Engineering Introduction to 3D Printing Tuesday 11 May 2021 Learn more about our Mechanical Engineering session here
Philosophy

Freedom: What is it and why should we care about it?

Should Parental Leave be Gender-Neutral?

Wednesday 24 March 2021

Tuesday 29 June 2021

Learn more about our Philosophy sessions
Politics and International Relations Climate Conflict: Future Violence or Cooperation? Thursday 24 June 2021 Learn more about our Politics taster session here
Physics Be a Physics Student for the Day: Spotlight on Particle Physics Wednesday 2 June 2021 Learn more about our Physics taster session
Psychology The science of procrastination Wednesday 31 March 2021 Learn more about our Psychology taster session
Science and Engineering What can I do with A Level Maths?

Wednesday 10 March 2021

Wednesday 23 June 2021

Learn more about our Science and Engineering session
Science and Engineering What can I do with A Level Chemistry? Wednesday 23 June 2021 Learn more about our Science and Engineering taster session here

Further information

If you have any questions about taster sessions 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 session team will assess all application forms and make decisions on the most suitable candidates based on predetermined scoring criteria.

Students' Union

Advance Register for Clearing

We have places on our undergraduate courses this autumn. If you've already got your results you can apply now, or if you're still waiting for results get your name on the list by advance registering.