Subject tasters

Our subject taster sessions help students experience what it’s like to study at the University of Sheffield.

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What is a subject taster session?

Our subject taster sessions offer students an opportunity to experience a university lecture or seminar, to get a taste of what studying at university is like. 

Our interactive sessions are available for year 12 and 13 students who are considering their post-16 options. We have a wide range of subjects to choose from and our sessions are delivered both online and on-campus. 

On the day you’ll join a group of other year 12 and 13 students for an interactive seminar, lecture or workshop. During the session you’ll learn more about your chosen subject, speak to our academic and teaching staff, and experience what it’s like to be a University of Sheffield student. 

What session is right for me?

Online sessions

Our online sessions are delivered virtually.  You'll join an online event delivered by one of our academics in the subject area of your choice.

View our online sessions

On-campus sessions 

Our on-campus sessions are delivered on the university campus. You’ll attend a session in one of our learning and teaching spaces.

View our on-campus sessions

Contact us

If you have any questions about taster sessions please email

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