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.
SubjectTopic2020 date
Adult NursingThe kidneys – why they’re so great! Tuesday 17 November, 4.15pm–5.30pmAdult nursing taster session
ArchaeologyThe Sheffield Castle ProjectTuesday 10 November, 3.45pm–5.15pmArchaeology taster session
ChemistryAnalysing and modelling aspirinFriday 30 October, 9.45am–12.45pmChemistry taster session
Computer ScienceTry it Session with the MiRo RobotTuesday 24 November 2020, 4:00pm – 5:30pmComputer Science taster session
East Asian StudiesIntroduction to East Asian Studies at SheffieldWednesday 11 November, 3.45pm–5.30pmEast Asian Studies taster session
EnglishPlaying with Silence: Ten things the poets don’t want you to hearMonday 2 November, 3.45pm–5.15pmEnglish 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–5pmHealth and Human Sciences taster session
HistoryBritain in the 60s: A Decade of ChangeThursday 12 November, 3.45pm–5.15pmHistory taster session
JournalismIntroduction to Writing NewsWednesday 2 December, 3.30pm–4.30pmJournalism taster session
Landscape ArchitectureThe Sociable StreetWednesday 18 November 2020, 3:30pm – 5:00pmLandscape taster session
Languages and Cultures: SpanishThe Spanish and Portuguese Empires and the origins of racismWednesday 4 November, 3.45pm–5.15pmLanguages taster session
Maths and StatisticsExperience maths and statistics at the University of Sheffield from your own home!  Wednesday 28 October, 12.45pm–4pmMaths taster session details
Mechanical EngineeringSensing the world with soundMonday 23 November, 4pm–5pmMechanical Engineering taster session
MusicMusic performanceFriday 6 November, 3.45pm–5.15pmMusic taster session
PhilosophyWhat is Art?Tuesday 3 November, 3.45pm–5.15pmPhilosophy taster session
Physics and Astronomy

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

Wednesday 28 October, 12.30pm–3.45pmPhysics and Astronomy taster session
Politics and International RelationsCan torture ever be justified?Wednesday 25 November, 1pm–3pmPolitics 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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