Personal Safety

Sport and fitness

Whether you want to compete, keep fit or just have fun and try something new, you can enjoy a huge variety of sport, leisure and fitness activities at Sheffield Hallam. We have facilities at both campuses including gyms, sports halls and pitches. Our sport and fitness memberships give you access to the facilities as well as over 70 social sport sessions and fitness classes every week, They offer an extensive range of activities, including boxing and Zumba. There are also over 40 sport clubs to join – including cricket, badminton, football, tennis and athletics. We even offer free personal training to all our members. Join online today at

Student Wellbeing

We can help you with personal issues that might affect your studies and we offer a range of options to support you during your time here. Our services are confidential, delivered at both campuses and we have male and female advisers from different backgrounds in case you have specific requirements.

If you’re new to the service or coming for the first time this academic year, you’ll need a contact appointment with one of our practitioners as the first step. We’ll give you space to talk briefly about your situation and this may be sufficient in itself. If it becomes apparent that you need further support, we’ll identify what is available within the University or beyond.

There are three specialist strands to the Student Wellbeing Service, which are Counselling, Mental Health and Chaplaincy. We also offer self-help resources, tips for looking after yourself, workshops, 1-1 appointments and e-counselling.

Medical Help and Emergencies

If you are ill for more than five days you are advised to seek medical attention. You will require a sick note from the Doctor if you’re unable to come in to University. There is a health centre on campus for student use. It’s important to register as soon as you arrive.

Room 5110, First floor, Surrey Building
City Campus, Pond Street
Sheffield S1 1WB
Tel 0114 225 2134
Fax 0114 276 9596

For further details and information relating to the Practice team, appointments (including drop ins), home visits, sexual health, prescriptions and test results, please refer to Student Health at SHU

Faith and Spirituality

The Chaplaincy offers several spaces to pray, as well as regular organised events for different faiths and beliefs. The Multifaith Centre on level 2 of the Owen Building has a quiet space designated for prayer and meditation, Muslim prayer rooms, and multi-purpose meeting space.

Meditation sessions take place at 1pm, every Wednesday during semester time at the Multifaith Centre on Level 2 of the Owen Building. Sessions led by faith advisors from different religious traditions, but each session is open to all. Contact for further details.