Urban Studies and Planning offer holder days

As part of your offer holder day at Sheffield, you'll be spending some quality time getting to know the Department of Urban Studies and Planning and your chosen course.

Student observing surroundings against backdrop of old industrial chimney

Arriving at the department

You will have booked to visit us 10am to 12.30pm or 2pm to 4.30pm on your offer holder day. Please arrive in good time for the start of your booked session, as we'll need to scan the QR code from your booking to register you.

Your offer holder open day will take place in the Geography and Planning Building, D Floor, Teaching Rooms 1 and 2. There will be lots of open day staff and ambassadors around campus to assist you.

If you arrive late for your booked session, please report to the general information stand on the Students’ Union concourse, where event staff will be able to help.

When booking, you'll be able to reserve a place for yourself and one guest at the department activities. To ensure safe venue capacities, the department will be unable to accommodate any additional unbooked visitors.

However, you're welcome to bring additional guests to accompany you on the day, and we would encourage these guests to take part in our range of central exhibitions and tours while the department activities are running.

Urban Studies and Planning offer holder timetable

You will have booked to visit the department 10am to 12.30pm or 2pm to 4.30pm on your offer holder day. Here's what to expect from your time with us. Timings are approximate and are subject to change, and so we recommend checking back prior to the event.


Student activity

Summary of activity

10 minutes

Registration and refreshments

Arrive for registration and refreshments and chat to our friendly staff and student ambassadors before our first session.

30 minutes

Introductory talk and Q&A

A member of academic staff will introduce you to our department and our approach towards urban studies and planning.

35 minutes

Course talks, Q&A and comfort break

Members of academic staff of our department will provide a more in-depth look at our course structure and studying in the department.

30 minutes

Taster session

In this interactive exercise, applicants can explore how we approach urban studies and planning with a focus on tackling core global challenges and making better places.

25 minutes

Virtual Reality demonstration and Q & A with student ambassadors

A chance to see some VR technology used in our teaching and ask questions to some student ambassadors.

20 minutes Student experience & employability talks Our current students share what studying in our department and at Sheffield might look like. You will also hear from our employability team about diverse placement and career opportunities.

For the rest of the day, you'll have time to take part in the central tours and exhibitions detailed in our offer holder day guide.

How to book

Please book your place on the offer holder day via the link in your invitation email.