University of Sheffield

Clubs and social environment

Please tell us more about the social environment, sports clubs and societies and anything else you think candidates need to know about life at your university.


"There are sports and gym facilities near the uni and it offers club activities that are mostly free. Societies may have joining fees and there is a wide range. If there is something you want but isn't available then you may be able to set something up yourself."
"There are hundreds of societies for all interests and sports teams for almost all sports. If there is interest in a new society or sports team, the students' union is very useful for helping students to start one up. There are big sports and activities fairs twice a year to advertise them to students. We also have a massive varsity competition every year between the sports teams of Sheffield Uni and Hallam Uni (we have won three years in a row currently), which is great fun for all students whether they're getting involved or just watching."
"There are many options for things to do and, if it's not already set up, there's a lot of support to set something up yourself. If you're willing to get involved you won't be bored. There's lots of help available if you need it or a bit of advice about something."
"There are lots of cultural societies, which I like. We also have a huge range of societies that are good for bringing different people together, as lots of people are often just trying things for the first time."
"There are a lot of competitive sports clubs at Sheffield University. The varsity against Sheffield Hallam every year is always particularly enthralling for sports lovers. There are also a wide variety of societies to join including dance, cheerleading, volunteering and student radio."
"The SU has been rated number one in the country for eight years in a row. There are clubs and societies for everyone so it's a great place to meet new people."
"There are lots of societies to join offering a wide variety of activities and extremely friendly people from all around. There's a great social life and I would highly recommend my university."
"There are so many sports clubs and many of them play to a high standard. However, they are still great at involving new people."
"You have so much choice here and the locals are all very friendly. There is a reason that people stay in Sheffield after their course has ended!"
"The social environment is pretty good and people are nice towards each other. There are swimming pool sessions that are only for women every Wednesday. We have social sport activities every week and a variety of sports are offered such as netball, football, futsal and boxing. Some are free for students who live in student accommodation. There is no discrimination regarding any religions or beliefs and we even have gender neutral toilets to support LGBT students."

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