University of Sheffield

‘Our Offer’ to you
We have created a range of presentations and workshops that we can deliver in your school or college both virtually and in person. List of opportunities here. All session timings are bespoke to the individual school or college. If you think of something not on the list, get in touch with your regional officer here to discuss what we can do.

Sheffield UCAS Support
Following a successful October open day, our team will be hosting a number of drop in sessions to support students with their applications to university. Subjects include;

•Personal Statement Support
•Benefits of a Russell Group University
•Choosing Your Course and University.

The drop in sessions will be led by our specialist recruitment team, who will also be available afterwards to answer questions about Sheffield or the application process. You can also access this content on demand and ask our team any questions.

Sessions will be held every Wednesday to 14 Jan 2021 (excluding the Christmas break). For access to the drop in sessions visit our page here.

Taster sessions
Our online taster sessions help Year 13 students experience what it is like to study at the University of Sheffield. We have a number of online taster sessions available to book including Animal and Plant Sciences, Chemistry, English, Languages, Maths, Physics and many more. To book these sessions click here.

Virtual Schools Hub
Given virtual is the new normal for everyone, we have a Virtual Schools Hub with pages that are designed for you to access up-to-date resources, transition support, department resources, and key advice. These pages have recently been updated with access to information for parents, faculty resources and our on-demand transition resources.

Chat to Staff and Current Students
Our student ambassadors and staff are the best people to tell you about what studying at Sheffield is like. Start a conversation or search for their answers to your questions. Chat to us here.

Sheffield Spotlight on

  • Careers and professional development. A talk focussed on how students can increase their employability and skill set while at university (GB 1,2,3,7)
  • What I wish I knew before uni: A student’s survival guide. A talk delivered by recent graduates for their top tips and advice for making the transition to university life.

For more details on these and other sessions, contact your Regional Officer here.

Post January 15th Provision

Following the January 15th deadline we will be continuing our sessions each Wednesday evening, each week will have a theme including transition support and what Sheffield has to offer. Watch this space! More details will be available here.

Access Sheffield – Opportunities to realise your potential

We recognise that ability isn’t always demonstrated through a standard set of A Level or equivalent qualifications. Our Access Sheffield policy helps ensure that everyone applying to the University of Sheffield who has the potential to succeed on our courses has the opportunity to do so.

If you meet the criteria specified in our Access Sheffield policy you may be eligible for one or more alternative offers from the University of Sheffield recognising your personal circumstances. The full policy can be viewed online here.

Faculty of Engineering

In partnership with the David & Jane Richards Family Foundation, the Sheffield Engineering Leadership Academy is currently undertaking research into how we can promote the teaching of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in schools. We are a student-led team, hoping to give young people an introduction to these emerging areas, showing them the power of STEM subjects and giving them a head start in their academic careers.

Our survey form can be found here.

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

This winter join Discover Materials to explore a range of Materials Science and Engineering themes ranging from the tiny, seeing into the fabric of things through a microscope, to even understanding how fairy lights work! There will be a fun and interactive series of live and pre-recorded content on our social media and YouTube channels where we will share how the materials used in musical instruments manipulate sound, the physics of custard, and lots more. There really will be something for everyone.

On the 15th December 2020 we are hosting a Live Event day that will include the following: Live microscopy, Winter talks, Materials Quiz and a Live Q&A session.

More information and how to register can be found here.

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