Aerospace Engineering taster session

This taster session gives you an insight into studying Aerospace Engineering at university.

The Diamond

Aerospace Engineering: from Kites to Satellites

Like the industry, Aerospace Engineering at Sheffield is interdisciplinary. You'll be taught by experts in aerospace materials, aerodynamics, flight control systems, avionics, aircraft design, aero propulsion, management and applied mathematics.

This talk is no exception. Simon’s expertise is in aerospace materials and he will explore the history of flight and how it has progressed over the years with you.

You will hear from our current students about their learning experiences and will have a chance to ask any questions to both Simon and our students.

When: Tuesday 10 May 2022, 4.30pm - 6.00pm

Age group: Year 12 and Year 13

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Check for places and book

Please be advised that bookings for all taster sessions will close at 10am the day before the session, or earlier if the session becomes fully-booked. We therefore recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

If you are a teacher, please encourage your pupils to book individually.


Please note, this is an approximate schedule and is subject to change.

Time Activity
4.30pm Log in and get comfortable
4.45pm Welcome and introductions
4.55pm Introduction to the Department of Aerospace Engineering
5.10pm Mini lecture by Dr Simon Hayes
5.40pm Q&A session with staff and current students
5.55pm Session roundup

Contact us

For informal enquiries please email


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.