University of Sheffield

"Very enjoyable and informative.  A useful experience that has helped me towards choosing the right STEM course."

Do you enjoy Maths and Science?  Think you might enjoy a career in Engineering?  Not sure which field interests you most?  Want to experience life at university?  If the answer to any of these questions is 'Yes' then you should think about attending Headstart at the University of Sheffield.

What’s it all about?

During your four days at Sheffield you will carry out exciting, interesting and challenging activities associated with all the major engineering disciplines.

What will I be doing?

Practical projects and investigations will include:
• Design and building a waterslide for Rother Valley Country Park
• Make and fly your own gliders
• Engineering your own dessert
• And much more ...   see the video below from the 2016 course


Gain an insight into all aspects of university life:

• Live in a university hall of residence during the course
• Meet current undergraduates and discuss engineering with them
• Talk to academic staff and meet graduates who are now working in industry
• Relax in the evenings by taking part in social activities including bowling, sports, outdoor pursuits and a barbeque

Would this course suit me?

The University of Sheffield has been named University of the Year for our vision, our values and our determination to stand by what we belive in.  This is a university where world class and down to earth go hand-in-hand.  Come and experience our academic community and special city.

This course will suit you if you are interested in any of the following subjects:

• Aerospace Engineering
• Automatic Control and Systems Engineering 
• Bioengineering 
• Chemical and Biological Engineering 
• Civil and Structural Engineering 
• Electronic and Electrical Engineering 
• Materials Science and Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering

Course code: 
Course dates: 
Sunday, July 9, 2017 - 12:30 to Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 12:15
(4 nights residential)