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.

Walk to Botanical Gardens and Ecclesall Road

Join us as we explore the popular Ecclesall Road area with independent shops, restaurants and bars.

Ecclesall Road is well-known in Sheffield as one of the most fun places to visit, especially if you’re a keen shopper! There are a number of quirky independent retailers and bigger chains, meaning that there’s a huge choice of new and interesting stores for you to try!

We will continue to the beautiful Botanical Gardens where you will have free time to explore the 18 acre gardens and take in the beautiful scenery, all near the city centre!

This trip is free of charge and will be on Sunday 27 August. Meet us at the main entrance of the University at City Campus at 10am, and we will guide you, returning at approximately 2pm.

The Bridge – Skills Support


The Bridge is the skills support centre above Adsetts Library café. We run sessions on all sorts of topics, from improving your writing to stats help.

The University English Scheme (UES):

We offer:

  • 90 minute non-credit academic English classes
  • 30 minute one-to-one appointments with a LAS tutor – book a place
  • Grammar and pronunciation workshops
  • 5 week writing courses on dissertations and assignments
  • Masterclass – for students unfamiliar with studying at university level

These sessions run throughout the year, so if you’re ever in need of support, then the Bridge is a fantastic resource to use.

Students’ Union Societies

One of the best ways to meet people with the same interests – or to try something completely new – is to join one of the union’s societies.

There are over 40 to choose from, covering everything from darts to films and rock music to cheerleading. And if you can’t find the one you want, they’ll help you start your own.

It’s a fantastic way to meet students from the UK and abroad, and can help you to develop new and interesting skills too!

More information can be found on the Students’ Union’s website.



Trip to Liverpool

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

It is home of the Beatles as well as two world renowned football teams and two majestically different cathedrals.

Buy your ticket for £12 at

Meet at the main University entrance on Saturday 19 August. This trip will be from 8am–6pm.

Trip to Bakewell

Bakewell is the ‘ancient capital of the Peak’, an old beautiful market town in the heart of the Peak District is the location of our next trip.

Not only does it have stunning views and is ideal for any budding photographer, but it’s also famous for its pudding – a great excuse to indulge in some traditional confectionery!

We will be taking the bus there, so you will need to purchase a return ticket.

Book your place at

Kelham Island Museum

Sheffield is a City built on steel, join us on a trip to the industrial heartland of the City and the famous Kelham Island Museum with exhibits about the Steelworks and a huge working steam engine.

There will be lots of photo opportunities. Entry is free with your SHU Card and the museum is approximately a 30 minutes walk from the University.  Book you place at

Trip to York

Join us for our to the beautiful historic British city of York!

Famous for its medieval city walls, cobbled streets and afternoon tea rooms, it’s the perfect place to visit if you want to see traditional buildings and architecture.

There is lots to see and do, including its famous castle, minster as well as some of the most haunted spooky pubs in the UK!

The trip will be on Saturday 5 August between 8am–6pm and you will need to meet at the main University entrance, City Campus. Tickets are available to buy online for just £12, so don’t delay – get yours now!

Trip to Whitby

Join us for a trip to Whitby, which features some of the most beautiful coastlines in the UK!

Whitby is a small seaside town in the north-east of England, and is the home of Bram Stoker’s infamous Dracula!

It is also said that Whitby’s fish and chips are the best in the UK, so don’t miss out on your chance to try them – buy your ticket online now for £12.

This trip will be on Saturday 29 July between 8am–6pm – meet outside the main University entrance in the morning.

Walk to the Peak District

Sheffield is well known for being a beautiful place to live and visit, but did you know that it is also the greenest city in Europe?

With that in mind, we thought it’d be a fantastic idea to take a trip to the Peak District and walk around some of the most scenic landscapes that the UK has to offer.

We would recommend that you wear comfortable walking shoes, a picnic and waterproof clothes – although it’s the summer, it can sometimes rain!

One of our students will lead the walk, and you will need to meet them at 10am on Sunday 23 July outside the main University entrance. This event is free of charge.

Tramlines Festival 2017

Tramlines is the biggest and best festival in Sheffield, and it’s almost here!

From Friday 21–Sunday 23 July, Sheffield comes alive with a whole range of music and activities spread across the city centre. It’s a fantastic chance to check out some new and local acts, and also catch some bigger established artists on the main stage, including the Libertines and Primal Scream.

Pubs and venues across the city will be putting on nights and events, so keep an eye on the main website to keep up to date with what’s going on.

In order to get into the main stage, you need to buy tickets, which you can get here.