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

Subject Topic Date Learn more
Adult Nursing The Kidneys - why they're so great! Wednesday, 24 November  2021 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 Learn more about our Biosciences taster session here
Chemistry

Chemistry for a sustainable future

Medicinal chemistry - Analysing and modelling aspirin

Tuesday, 26 October 2021 FULL

Wednesday, 17 November 2021

Learn more about our Chemistry 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
Education Psychology and education - a critical introduction Wednesday, 1 December 2021 Learn more about our Education taster session here
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
Geography (Physical) Forecasting Volcanic Eruptions (Physical Geography / Environmental Science) Monday, 15 November 2021 Learn more about our Geography (Physical) 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, Science and Engineering It's not just Doctors and Dentists - explore the alternatives to a degree in medicine Thursday, 28 October 2021 FULL Learn more about our Health, Science and Engineering taster session here
Health and Human Sciences  Health and Human Sciences Taster Session Wednesday, 17 November  2021 Learn more about our Health and Human Sciences taster session here
Materials Science and Engineering Introduction to Materials Science - Superalloys: Metallic Superheroes Wednesday, 17 November 2021 Learn more about our Materials Science and Engineering taster session here 
Mathematics and Statistics Experience mathematics and statistics at the University of Sheffield Wednesday, 3 November  2021 Learn more about our Maths taster session here
Mechanical Engineering Sensing the world with sound Thursday, 11 November 2021 Learn more about our Mechanical 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
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
Physics and Astronomy Quantum Physics and Quantum Technologies Wednesday, 10 November 2021 Learn more about our Physics and Astronomy taster session here 
Politics and International Relations  Can torture ever be justified? Tuesday, 30 November 2021 Learn more about our Politics and International Relations taster session here 
Psychology  The science of procrastination Tuesday 23 November 2021 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

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
Chemical and Biological Engineering Optimizing your future with Chemical Engineering Wednesday, 28 April 2021 Learn more about our Chemical and Biological Engineering session
Economics Discussing inequality in an unequal world Wednesday, 31 March 2021 Learn more about our Economics 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
Journalism An introduction to writing news Wednesday, 26 May 2021 Learn more about our Journalism taster 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

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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