Category Archives: Social activities

To help you settle into the UK and meet other students, we have arranged a number of social activities and events. All the activities are free unless otherwise stated.

Summer Ice Skating Programme

Ice Skating over the Summer

Meet our student crew at the main University entrance for a fun evening at Ice Sheffield. You need around £4.20 for a return tram fare and another £4 for the skating session plus skate hire.
Ice Skating group

The sessions are as follows and to book on a session, select any of the dates below to book and register your details (Link will open in a new window):

SHU Fest ’18 starts 5 March

The International Experience Team is proud to present SHU Fest 2018 – a week-long extravaganza of live music, dance, film screenings, crafts and much more!

Join us across both campuses as we celebrate the talent and diversity of our staff, students and special guests. Take in exhilarating performances of music and culture, and get involved in interactive workshops and social events.

The 40 act line-up opens with Professors Cranton, Eccleston and Sammon performing as Three Profs and No Piano. They’ll be playing rock, pop and folk with guitars, mandolin, ukulele and a sprinkling of good humour (but no piano).

Hallam Union’s Give It a Go series presents Salsa for beginners to get your hips moving! Come and dance, bake, crochet at various workshops, and test your knowledge in the SHU Fest Quiz. And of course, there is a whole host of musical acts from both home and international students.

To wrap up the week we invite you to vote for a day trip to either Newcastle or Oxford, both of which are well known for culture and diversity. We will decide the destination by a student vote on our SHU GoGlobal Facebook page, please vote for your favourite place by 5.00pm on Wednesday 28 February.

Get ready to GoGlobal on campus!

Download the 2018 programme: SHU Fest Booklet 2018

Celebrating British culture through football

Our International Representative Sheriff Muhammed has organised a friendly football match between British and international students.

Football is a huge part of British culture, and this event is a way of celebrating this as featured in our British Cultural Month schedule of events for November.

If you are interested in playing on Friday 10 November, between 2-4pm up at the Pearson building at Collegiate Campus, please contact us at Everybody is welcome to come and cheer on the teams!

Keep up-to-date with the SHU GoGlobal team

We will be changing our approach to sending you information about activities and projects that you can get involved in, but there are a number of ways that you can keep up-to-date with SHU GoGlobal.

Our GoGlobal newsletter will be sent on a more ad-hoc basis to promote certain events and projects rather than a monthly edition.

We will therefore be keeping you up-to-date through our Facebook account, and you can like our page now for regular updates from our team. We will also be keeping our blog up-to-date with all the information that you’ll need while you’re at Sheffield Hallam.

Trip to Liverpool/Beatles Museum

Liverpool is a World Heritage city with plenty of historic and cultural visitor attractions.

Roll up for the Magical Mystery Tour, a trip to the cosmopolitan city of Liverpool, including tickets to the famous Beatles Museum.

Buy your ticket for £24 at

Meet at the main University entrance on Saturday 11 November. This trip will be from 8am–7pm.

Conversation Club – British popular culture

Conversation Club is one of the best ways to meet new friends in Sheffield. It is fun, friendly and free refreshments are served.

Conversation Club on Wednesday 1 November between 5–6.30pm in Owen 1025 will be themed to fit into our British Cultural Month schedule of events, and will incorporate British festivals and celebrations such as Bonfire Night and St George’s Day.

Book your place now on UniHub.


Walk to Heeley City Farm


Join us on a short walk to Heeley City Farm on Sunday 15 October, to visit a friendly farm with an environment centre.

Meet at the main University entrance at 10am, with us returning at around 2pm. The farm is about 30 minutes walk from the City Campus and the trip is completely free of charge!

There’s a great range of activities on offer, so come on down and experience farm life in the UK!

Book your place online now.

Trip to Graves Park and Bishop’s House

Join us for a trip to Sheffield’s biggest park!

There is plenty for you to visit and explore, including formal gardens, a rare breeds farm, ancient woodland, a cafe and more.

We will take the bus there so please bring £4 for a return bus ticket. You must register your interest with us here before the trip.

Meet our student crew at the Main University entrance,  Level 5 Owen building on Sunday 8 October at 10am, returning around 2pm.

Day out in Bamford

Visit a picturesque village in the heart of the Peak District with a guided tour led by Friends of Bamford Station.

They will show you local attractions and beautiful countryside landscapes. Bring your camera to capture the stunning scenery and wear comfortable shoes for walking.

We will be taking public transport to this event which will be approximately £8 return. Book your place on UniHub now.

Annual traditional Sheffield Fayre

The annual Sheffield Fayre comes back to Norfolk Park for some good old-fashioned family fun!

The Fayre features a number of traditional British summertime activities, including a horticultural show, dancing and a range of fairground rides as well as food and drink.

Entry to the Fayre is free, but you should take some money along if you’d like to buy any refreshments or have a go on any of the rides!

The Fayre is on Monday 28 August and starts at 10am until 5.30pm. For more details, check the Friends of Norfolk Park website.