The University of Sheffield Taster Sessions

Event: The University of Sheffield Taster Sessions

Multiple dates in October and November

These online taster sessions help Year 13 students experience what it is like to study at the University of Sheffield.

The following taster sessions are aimed at any Year 13 pupils who have not yet submitted their UCAS form, and are therefore not holding any offers with the University of Sheffield. Any pupils who are offer holders and book onto a taster session will instead be invited to Virtual Applicant days from December to April.
If the subject you’re interested in isn’t listed in this table please register your interest in a taster day session and you’ll be notified of any upcoming dates.
Subject Topic 2020 date
Adult Nursing The kidneys – why they’re so great!  Tuesday 17 November, 4.15pm–5.30pm Adult nursing taster session
Archaeology The Sheffield Castle Project Tuesday 10 November, 3.45pm–5.15pm Archaeology taster session
Chemistry Analysing and modelling aspirin Friday 30 October, 9.45am–12.45pm Chemistry taster session
Computer Science Try it Session with the MiRo Robot Tuesday 24 November 2020, 4:00pm – 5:30pm Computer Science taster session
East Asian Studies Introduction to East Asian Studies at Sheffield Wednesday 11 November, 3.45pm–5.30pm East Asian Studies taster session
English Playing with Silence: Ten things the poets don’t want you to hear Monday 2 November, 3.45pm–5.15pm English taster session
Health and Human Sciences

A taste of the Health and Human Sciences (BMedSci) degree through the window of the Coronavirus pandemic

Wednesday 25 November, 3.45pm–5pm Health and Human Sciences taster session
History Britain in the 60s: A Decade of Change Thursday 12 November, 3.45pm–5.15pm History taster session
Journalism Introduction to Writing News Wednesday 2 December, 3.30pm–4.30pm Journalism taster session
Landscape Architecture The Sociable Street Wednesday 18 November 2020, 3:30pm – 5:00pm Landscape taster session
Languages and Cultures: Spanish The Spanish and Portuguese Empires and the origins of racism Wednesday 4 November, 3.45pm–5.15pm Languages taster session
Maths and Statistics Experience maths and statistics at the University of Sheffield from your own home!   Wednesday 28 October, 12.45pm–4pm Maths taster session details
Mechanical Engineering Sensing the world with sound Monday 23 November, 4pm–5pm Mechanical Engineering taster session
Music Music performance Friday 6 November, 3.45pm–5.15pm Music taster session
Philosophy What is Art? Tuesday 3 November, 3.45pm–5.15pm Philosophy taster session
Physics and Astronomy

Handheld Physics: Using your smartphone to measure magnetic fields in your own home

Wednesday 28 October, 12.30pm–3.45pm Physics and Astronomy taster session
Politics and International Relations Can torture ever be justified? Wednesday 25 November, 1pm–3pm Politics and International Relations taster session

Further information

If you have any questions about Taster days then email the University directly at

UK universities, including the University of Sheffield, are currently responding to the global outbreak of coronavirus. Their top priority is always the wellbeing of those who make up their 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 day team will assess all application forms and make decisions on the most suitable candidates based on predetermined scoring criteria.

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