Socially responsible students and graduates

Over 2,200 students and staff supported local charities in 2015-16


We prepare our students for the world beyond our University so that they can make a positive difference around the globe as socially responsible graduates.

Spotlight on: Foodhall

Every Thursday–Saturday Sheffield graduates Louis Pohl (architecture) and Jamie Wilde (town planning) lift the shutters at Foodhall, the non-profit cafe that changes the way we see the city, and each other.

Everything comes together at Foodhall>
Illustration of a male student in a yellow jumper and a female graduate in gown

Our outward-facing ethos

We teach the value of civic responsibility. We encourage social entrepreneurship. And we provide support for those who want to make a difference.

Our outward-facing ethos>
Student elections at the Students' Union

Campaigns by our students

We're proud that Sheffield students are engaged citizens and make a difference in the world. These are some of their campaigns.

Sheffield People and Planet> Carbon Neutral University> Joint statement on fossil-free investment>