Open days, exhibitions and family events

Festival of the Mind Tent

Science Week



Taster Session for Mature Students 

[  24 JANUARY  ]

TILL POSTERThe Department for Lifelong Learning

Thursday 24 January, 9.30am - 12.30pm

Discovery Rooms, Level 5 University of Sheffield Students' Union, Western Bank, University of Sheffield, S10 2TQ

Register to attend

For anyone 21 or over, without traditional undergraduate entry qualifications, who would like to experience a taste of studying for a degree at the University of Sheffield

The event will include:

* An opportunity to meet current mature students
* Information about our exciting range of full and part-time courses
* A choice of 6 'Taster' sessions (choose 2)
* An optional tour of the University campus
* Free refreshments

FameLab - Talking Science

[  24 FEBRUARY  ]


Thursday 24 January, 7pm, Tamper Sellers Wheel, 149 Arundel Street, S1 2NU


FameLab, the international science communication competition, is back for 2019. The University of Sheffield is hosting the Yorkshire heat - come and watch the region's scientists compete in a battle to inform, inspire and entertain! We are delighted to announce that Simon Watt - writer, science-communicator and TV preseter - will be compering this year's event.

FameLab is a communications competition designed to engage and entertain by breaking down science, technology and engineering concepts into three minute presentations. Contestants from around the world take part armed only with their wits and a few props - the result is an unpredictable, enlightening and exciting way to encourage your curiosity and find out about the latest research.


Western Bank Library Exhibition:

One Hundred Views of the Arts Tower

[  11 FEBRUARY - 31 MARCH  ]

100 views of the arts towerDepictions of Sheffield's modernist beacon in photography, illustration, sculpture, ceramics.

Influenced by Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai's One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji, created in the early 19th Century, One Hundred Views of the Arts Tower is an extension of Sheffield Modern, an architecture weekender first organised by Our Favourite Places in October 2018.

Monday 11 February to Sunday 31 March.  Exhibition Gallery, Western Bank Library, S10 2TN.  See website opening hours.  No booking required

AMRC Training Centre Open Event

[  13 FEBRUARY  ]

Wednesday 13 February, 4.30pm, AMRC Training Centre Advanced Manufacturing Park Off Highfield Spring Catcliffe, Rotherham S60 5BL  your

Further information and booking

Enquiries, E:

Come along and find out if an apprenticeship is the right path for you. Our open events are a fantastic opportunity to talk to our industry-trained staff, meet current apprentices and tour our state-of-the-art facilities.
What you will find out in an open event?

*Why are we different
*Apprenticeship Programmes
*Further / Higher Education
*Entry Criteria
*AMRC Training Centre Assessment Centre

Japan Now North

[  18-23 FEBRUARY  ]

Japan NowMonday 18- Saturday 23 February, various venues and timings (some events have charges)

Further information and booking

Enquiries, E:

Japan Now North is a week long festival of Japanese arts & culture, now in its second year in Sheffield. Leading authors, filmmakers and artists will participate in exhibitions, film screenings, talks and other events across the city, in conjunction with the university's School of East Asian Studies.

Postgraduate Taught Open Day

[  27 FEBRUARY  ]

Wednesday 27 February, Central Exhibition opens at 10.30

Further information and booking Enquiries, T: 0114 2229872, E:

You'll get the chance to discover more about our world-class university. On the day you'll be able to find out about:

  • Postgraduate courses - Talk to staff and students about your subject area and learn more about the courses available.
  • Application advice - Talks led by experts from our admissions team take you through the application process.
  • Funding opportunities - Colleagues from our finance team to guide you through a range of funding opportunities.
  • A student's perspective - Current students share what makes Sheffield special.
  • After postgraduate study - Colleagues from our Careers Service to explain the benefits of postgraduate study and where it may take you.
  • World-class facilities - Learn about outstanding facilities, study spaces and support at Sheffield.

MARCH 2019

Modern Languages Drama Festival

[  13-14, 18 and 21-22 MARCH  ]

13th-14th, 18th & 21-22nd March, 7.30pm, University Drama Studio, Shearwood Road, S10 2TD, Admission £5

Enquiries, E : Dr David McCallam:, T:0114 222 2860

The Modern Languages Drama Festival is a series of plays in European languages performed by students from the School of Languages and Cultures, University of Sheffield. This year we will stage Jean-Paul Sartre's existential political thriller, Les Mains sales, in French (13-14 March) and Federico García Lorca's poetic and moving Doña Rosita La Soltera o El Lenguaje De las Flores (21-22 March) in Spanish. We are also hoping to stage a piece of German theatre (tbc) on 18 March.

2019 Masterchefs' Dinner

[  16 MARCH  ]

MasterchefSaturday 16 March, Firth Hall, Firth Court, Western Bank, S10 2TN.  Cocktails and canapés 7.15pm, dinner 8pm, carriages at 1am

Tickets £80 per person (early booker offer £70 per person for anyone booking before Friday 8 February)

Enquiries: T: 0114 222 8999 or E:


We are very happy to cater for any special dietary requirements, please let us know when booking.

A highlight in Sheffield's culinary calendar, the event will be hosted in the University's prestigious Firth Court.

The dinner will be a celebration of innovative food created by Tracy Carr, Debbie Gooder and Joe Berry, who hold the coveted Masterchefs' of Great Britain status.

The evening will begin with cocktails and canapes, followed by five delicious courses with wines carefully selected to match the menu.

There will be a charity raffle, and guests will be entertained with live music during dinner, and dancing as the grand finale to the evening.

International Cultural Evening

[  23 MARCH  ]

Saturday 23 March, 7pm, Sheffield City Hall

Booking, E:, Enquiries E:


The International Cultural Evening is an annually organised night of cultural performances which, this year, will be celebrating its 47th year running! As the years have passed, ICE has evolved into a high profile event which provides students the opportunity to openly celebrate their cultures.

ICE is an unmissable evening of performances from international student groups from all over the world displaying their culture through a variety of dances, music and plays. The evening promises to be filled with vibrancy and diversity that'll be sure to keep you entertained throughout.

Attendees are also welcome to come to the event in their national/cultural dress.

Improving Wellbeing through Urban Nature (IWUN) end of project event

[ 27 & 28 MARCH ]

Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 March, 9am-5pm), Weston Park, Weston Park Museum and Ponderosa. Enquiries, contact

To mark the end of the IWUN project and to celebrate and share outputs and results from the project, we are holding a 2 day event in the city to disseminate results and recommendations arising from the research. These 2 days will include a number of hands on activities including workshops with artists and facilitators delivering arts based workshops, mindfulness sessions, park tours/walks and an exhibition of materials produced throughout the duration of the project. We will also include some recommendations from the project including facilitation of a pop up café and toilet in the Ponderosa.

MAY 2019

University Quiz Night 2019

[  Thursday 2 May  ]

Thursday 2 May, 6.30pm (registration and food from 5.30pm).  Octagon Centre, Clarkson Street, S10 2TQ.  Price to be confirmed.  Enquiries E:

Keep thquizis date in your diaries. Full details will be published here in early 2019.

Back by popular demand, 2019 sees the return of the University Quiz Night! We are looking for teams of staff, students, alumni and friends to take part in what we are sure will be a fun evening for all.

Test your knowledge, have some fun, win fantastic prizes and support a great cause at the same time.

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