Residence Life

A home here guarantees you’ll live exclusively with University of Sheffield students from 150 countries. And with the help of our Residence Life teams, you’ll have loads of support to settle in, stay focused and make friends.

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Every year, our Residence Life teams put on about 1,000 events and other fun stuff to bring people together. Dance lessons, cultural celebrations, fitness classes, film marathons…all completely free! Events take place across the residences so there's always something close to you.

Their job is making life at university, and making new friends, as fun as it can possibly be. Experience new things, meet new people and learn new skills. You can even organise your own thing or ask us to add something to the weekly programme.

Check out Residence Life events

24/7 wellbeing support 

Residence Life Mentors

For many, moving to university is their first time living away from home. The realities and complexities of student living can be overwhelming, that's where Residence Life Mentors come in. They are current students at the University of Sheffield who have lived (or still live) in our accommodation, so they know exactly what you're going through and are there to support you. After you move in, they do regular visits to your residence to check that everyone's okay and to help you with any queries you might have. 

When you need us, our Residence Life Mentors and trained support network are here to help you navigate this scary, exciting time. Mentors hold daily Community Cafe's across the residences where you can pop by for a hot drink and a chat about anything you'd like. Online sessions are also available if that's what you'd prefer.

And working in the background are our conduct and security teams – setting an example and heading off any issues, to make life better for everyone.
See the full list of contacts and support services on the Residence Life website

Residence Life teams

The place to come together

Wherever you live there's loads of options for meeting new friends or old ones, hanging out, socialising, studying and more! 

Meet for a drink at The Edge, hang out in The Green Room, hire tennis racquets, sunbathe on the lawn or go study by the pond. Watch a movie in the cinema rooms, play pool, or practise music together - the options are endless. 

Living in our accommodation means being part of a wider community of students from all over the world, where you can make friends, learn and grow, and get the most out of your time in Sheffield. 

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Accepted your offer? You can now start your application to live in University accommodation and begin your journey to join the largest student community in Sheffield.