Staying Safe, Fit and Well

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 50 social sport sessions and fitness classes every week, They offer an extensive range of activities, including boxing and pilates. 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 Worship

The University’s Multifaith Chaplaincy offers confidential support to students of different faiths and none. There are prayer and worship facilities, including Muslim prayer rooms, at the City Campus Multifaith Centre, as well as provision for Muslim prayer in the Oaklands Building at Collegiate Campus.

Religious advice and guidance is available from the chaplaincy team who can also help you to link up with many of the major faith communities in the city. Visit