Residence Life - get involved
What’s it all about?
Joining the University of Sheffield is only the beginning of something very exciting. You will become part of a much bigger, supportive, fun and vibrant community of like-minded people. The Residence Life team are here to help you have the best student residential experience possible. Alongside support and guidance, the team also organise and facilitate development opportunities, events, activities and sports in partnership with the Students’ Union and Sport Sheffield.
Visit the Residence Life Portal, a central hub of activity where you can keep up to date with everything you need to know about what’s going on with your accommodation.
The Residence Life team are here to make your experience in University accommodation the best one ever! Here’s why…
Living & learning: events, sports and activities
In partnership with the University Student Services, the Students’ Union and Sport Sheffield, Residence Life is designed to enhance your residential experience.
When you live in University accommodation, there’s always something going on. Residence Life offers a wide range of activities, events, sports fundraising, volunteering opportunities, life-skills sessions and information and awareness campaigns especially for you.
Every week there are loads of opportunities to get involved, from five-a-side football, dance lessons and weekly fitness classes to music lessons, film nights and cultural celebrations. You can meet new people and try new things.
Look out for your weekly email for all the latest updates. If you’d like to get involved in events and activities or organise your own, get in touch! Please let us know if you think our programme is missing something.
Support & conduct
The Residence Life Mentors are experienced students living in the residences here to support you during your time in University accommodation. They can help with emotional issues, academic worries, disagreements among flatmates, or if you just need someone to talk to and don’t know where to turn. If they can’t help or don’t know the answer, they’ll signpost you to someone who can.
Contacting a Residence Life Mentor
Residence Life Mentors visit you regularly throughout the year and a Residence Life Mentor is available every evening during term.
The Residence Life Portal gives you regular updates about events and activities from the Residence Life team, Students’ Union and Sport Sheffield. We’ll also let you know about environmental initiatives, competitions throughout the year, important information about your accommodation and lots more, so check it daily as this is your central hub.