Our stakeholders

We collaborate with many stakeholders both in the University and externally, to ensure we provide the best experience for our students, customers and the wider community.

SUSheffield Students' Union

We work in collaboration with the Students’ Union to provide a better service to the University community and a fantastic student experience, for example, we work closely together on providing events and activities for Residence Life. Visit: to find out more about how we work together.

ACS hosted Cookery School classes as part of the Students’ Union ‘Give it a Go’ programme, which has proved popular. Students have enjoyed being taught how to cook a range of dishes by our team of professional chefs. The Cookery School runs weekly and gives students a chance to watch live demonstrations of dishes such as ‘spatchcock roast chicken’ and ‘build your own pizza’ being prepared, which they can then create themselves in our kitchens and take home with them.

Engie and Catalyst Higher Education (Sheffield) Plc

Cofely & Catalyst

We maintain a public-private partnership agreement with Catalyst Higher Education. Engie partner with us through our relationship with Catalyst. We are in regular contact with them in order to maintain our accommodation to a high standard.

Allen Court

Allen court

We maintain a partnership with Allen Court student accommodation, owned by Greystar Europe Holding Ltd, allowing us the flexibility to reserve all the rooms within Allen Court for our student residents each year.

Sport Sheffield

Sport sheffield

Sport Sheffield work closely with us to offer fantastic opportunities for students to get active as part of Residence Life events & sports activities. Visit: to find out more about how we work together.

Sheffield on a Plate

Sheffield on a plate

Many of our environmental initiatives are supported by Sheffield on a Plate, which is run by the Students’ Union and we aim to support their projects too. Our newest project together has been on the ReFood food waste recycling campaign, which you can find out more about here:

The local community

Local community

The local residents of Endcliffe, Ranmoor and the city centre are an important factor of the community feel in each of our student accommodation locations. We operate according to strict noise policies to minimise disruption in the community. We also host annual events, such as a Christmas Carol Service, to ensure that people living nearby always feel welcome and part of the University residences. Our convenience shop at Endcliffe, The Village Store, is also open to the public as well as students all year round for convenient shopping requirements.

City Taxis

City taxis

City Taxis work with us to keep our students safe and secure throughout their time in Sheffield. They are the sole operator of our Safe Taxi Scheme where students who have run out of money on a night out can hand in their UCard for a taxi cab ride and collect it when they pay their fare at the Students’ Union Building the next day.

British Heart Foundation

British Heart Foundation

Our on site clothing banks are permanent features across all the University accommodation and all clothing and household items collected here go to the Sheffield branch of the British Heart Foundation. The British Heart Foundation also benefits from our Donate, Don't Waste household-wares recycling campaign.

S6 Food Bank, Sheffield

S6 Foodbank

The Sheffield S6 Foodbank are one of the recipients of donations from our Donate, Don't Waste recycling campaign, when students, staff and the community are welcomed to donate unwanted household items to charity at the end of each semester.

The Children’s Hospital Charity

Half Marathon Team 2016

This year, we took the opportunity to raise much needed funds for The Children’s Hospital Charity by joining #TeamTheo in Sheffield's Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon 2016. Staff across ACS, in partnership with staff in UNICUS and the Estates & Facilities Department, raised over £2,700 of donations for the charity via Just Giving.

Our Cow MollyOur Cow Molly

We have a strong partnership with local suppliers in the community, including the 'Made in Sheffield' dairy, Our Cow Molly. All the University's commercial outlets now use Our Cow Molly milk, which has helped enable the dairy to expand its operations.

Our partnership with Our Cow Molly has led to this local dairy winning the BBC Farming Awards 2016 'Future Food' Award.

Find out more about our relationship with Our Cow Molly.

Find out more about Our Cow Molly's BBC 'Future Food' Award in partnership with the University of Sheffield.