Book your place on the open day and at 1 or 2 departmental talks online. You will receive a guide to the open day and a campus map a couple of weeks before the event. Parking on the day will be difficult as it is limited near the campus and Sheffield city centre is extremely busy. The university recommends that you use the Supertram park-and-ride system which will drop you off on the doorstep of the University of Sheffield.
To get the full experience of Sheffield, it is best to go to a main university open day as well as a department open day. All of the Medical School open days for dates in the near future are now fully booked but new dates will be released on the university’s website. At a medicine open day, you will get to spend an entire day with staff and students who will provide you with more in-depth information about the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB) course. The Clinical Skills Centre and Dissection Room are just two of the medical teaching places that will be shown to you on your visit.
Prospective medical students can also attend Sheffield’s normal university open day. 90 minute talks will be held at the Medical School along with general information talks and guided campus tours. These tours will leave every 15 minutes and you will need to go to the Students’ Union on the day to pick up a tour ticket for a specific time.
Tours of student accommodation will be running throughout the day and will last for roughly an hour. Although the apartments are only a 20 minute walk from the main buildings, coaches will be provided on the open day.
The University of Sheffield run campus tours on Wednesdays throughout the term. These will leave at 1pm from the main entrance of the Students’ Union and you will need to book a place online. If you apply to the university and are asked to attend an interview, you will be taken on a guided tour of the campus and shown all of the facilities before the admissions staff get down to asking you some questions.