Taster sessions

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

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At the University of Sheffield, throughout the months of November and December there are a number of (completely free) opportunities for primarily Y13 pupils but some Y12s to join us for our online subject specific Taster sessions.

All of the activities are completely free of charge and will provide a good insight into your chosen subject or area of interest at university.

These sessions are for individual pupils to book and not school groups.

Future sessions

Subject Topic Date Learn more
Civil and Structural Engineering

Innovations in Structural Engineering: Strengthening against earthquakes

Thursday 25 November 2021 Learn more about our Civil and Structural Engineering session here 
Education

Isn't this course just for girls? Gender stereotyping and its impact on young people

Wednesday 19 January Learn more about our Education taster session here
General Engineering Interdisciplinary Engineering for a Renewable Future! Tuesday 30 November 2021  Learn more about our General Engineering taster session here
Journalism An introduction to news writing  Thursday 25 November 2021 Learn more about our Journalism taster session

Ophthalmology and Orthoptics

The Eyes and Orthoptics: An overview Monday 6 December 2021  Learn more about our Ophthalmology and Orthoptics session
Politics and International Relations  Can torture ever be justified? Tuesday, 30 November 2021 Learn more about our Politics and International Relations taster session here 
Sociological Studies Identity on social media: constructing the perfect self Thursday 25 November 2021 Learn more about our Sociological Studies taster session here 

To hear about future sessions not listed, please register your interest and we'll let you know about any upcoming dates. 


Previous sessions

Subject Topic Date Learn more

Adult Nursing

The Kidneys - why they're so great! Wednesday, 24 November  2021 FULL Learn more about our Adult Nursing taster session

Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace Engineering: from Kites to Satellites Tuesday, 16 November  2021 FULL Learn more about our Aerospace Engineering session here

Bioengineering

What is Bioengineering? Monday 22 November 2021 Learn more about our Bioengineering taster session here

Biosciences

What can I do with A Level Biology? Tuesday 16 November 2021 FULL Learn more about our Biosciences taster session here

Chemistry

Medicinal chemistry - Analysing and modelling aspirin Wednesday, 17 November 2021 FULL Learn more about our Chemistry session here
Chemistry Chemistry for a sustainable future Tuesday, 26 October 2021  Learn more about our Chemistry session here

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Optimizing your future with Chemical Engineering Tuesday 23 November 2021 Learn more about our Chemical and Biological Engineering session here

Computer Science

Taster Session with the MiRo Robot Thursday, 18 November 2021 FULL Learn more about our Computer Science taster session here

East Asian Studies

East Asian cinema & television (plus Korean language taster) Tuesday, 9 November 2021 Learn more about our East Asian Studies taster session here

Economics

Discussing inequality in an unequal world Tuesday 23 November 2021 Learn more about our Economics taster session
English Language Conducting an English Language Investigation Wednesday, 3 November  2021 Learn more about our English taster session here

English Literature

Othello, race and early modern England Monday, 8 November 2021 Learn more about our English Literature taster session here

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Virtual Arduino Lab - an introduction to Electronic and Electrical Engineering (EEE) Wednesday, 10 November 2021 Learn more about our Electronic and Electrical Engineering taster session here

History

Confucianism and China’s Last Dynasty

Historicising Multiculturalism: South Asian Migration to Britain

Monday, 15 November 2021

Monday, 22 November 2021

Learn more about our History taster sessions here

Health and Human Sciences 

Health and Human Sciences Taster Session Wednesday, 17 November 2021 FULL Learn more about our Health and Human Sciences 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)

Forecasting Volcanic Eruptions (Physical Geography / Environmental Science) Monday, 15 November 2021 Learn more about our Geography (Physical) taster session here
Health, Science and Engineering It's not just Doctors and Dentists - explore the alternatives to a degree in medicine Thursday, 28 October 2021  Learn more about our Health, Science and Engineering taster session here
Languages and Cultures (Spanish) The Spanish and Portuguese Empires and the origins of racism Tuesday, 16 March 2021 Learn more about our Spanish session
Mathematics and Statistics Experience mathematics and statistics at the University of Sheffield Wednesday, 3 November  2021  Learn more about our Maths taster session here

Materials Science and Engineering

Introduction to Materials Science - Superalloys: Metallic Superheroes Wednesday, 17 November 2021 FULL Learn more about our Materials Science and Engineering taster session here

Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering

Robotics: How to control robots and how they will shape our future? Wednesday, 24 November 2021 Learn more about our Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering session here

Mechanical Engineering

Sensing the world with sound Thursday, 11 November 2021 Learn more about our Mechanical Engineering taster session here

Music

Why does music matter? Wednesday, 10 November  2021 Learn more about our Music taster session here

Philosophy

Are we morally obliged to be poor? Wednesday, 17 November  2021 Learn more about our Philosophy taster session here

Psychology 

The science of procrastination Tuesday 23 November 2021 FULL Learn more about our Psychology taster session here 

School of Languages & Cultures: French

France and Haiti: A Turbulent History Thursday, 18 November 2021 Learn more about our French taster session here

School of Languages & Cultures: German

Hitler's Bathing Trunks and the AfD's Bikini: Populist Propaganda in Germany Tuesday, 16 November 2021 Learn more about our German taster session here
School of Languages & Cultures: Portuguese Brazil - the land of carnival, or the land of violence? Wednesday, 3 November 2021 Learn more about our Portuguese taster session here

School of Languages & Cultures: Russian

Welcome to Russia Thursday, 4 November  2021 Learn more about our Russian taster session here
Speech and Language Therapy A Career in Speech and Language Therapy Wednesday, 3 November 2021 Learn more about our Speech and Language Therapy taster session here

Physics and Astronomy

Quantum Physics and Quantum Technologies Wednesday, 10 November 2021 FULL Learn more about our Physics and Astronomy 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.

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