Join us at one of the many alumni events that take place throughout the year on campus, across the UK and internationally. They are a fantastic way to reconnect with old friends, expand your network of Sheffield alumni and find out what's been happening at the University recently.

A group of alumni outside Firth Court at an alumni reunion event

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Calendar of events



House of Lords Alumni Reception
House of Lords, London
Wednesday 4 March 2020

Join our exclusive alumni event to connect with fellow alumni in the splendour of the House of Lords. Optional tours are available before introductory talks from Politics alumnus the Rt. Hon. the Lord David Blunkett and our President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Koen Lamberts, followed by a drinks reception. This event is extremely popular so the chance to purchase tickets is decided through a ballot draw.

Places for the House of Lords Alumni Reception 2020 are sold out. 

Invitations for the House of Lords 2021 ballot will be sent via email in November. If you would like to be in with a chance at securing tickets for 2021, please confirm your contact details via our Update Your Details form.

Thank You Event
Firth Hall, The University of Sheffield
Thursday 19 March 2020

Our annual event to thank all of our donors and volunteers who have given back to the University and its students over the past year. You will have the chance to meet and discuss your studies and careers, as well as meeting some of the students who have benefitted from your generosity. Invitations for this event are sent via email.


Alumni Football Tournament
Goodwin Sports Centre, The University of Sheffield
Saturday 4 April 2020

Our annual football tournament for teams of alumni from across the years, battling it out to take home the trophy.
To register a 6-a-side football team, sign up online For any enquiries related to the football tournament, please contact Sport Development Officer, James Blencowe -

Pop Tarts Reunited
Sheffield Students' Union
Saturday 4 April 2020

Return to the SU for everyone's favourite club night full of classic tunes from across the decades.

Book tickets and find more details via the SU Box Office

University Quiz Night
The Octagon, The University of Sheffield
Thursday 23 April 2020

Our annual quiz night in support of a great cause. Return to a room where you might previously have had exams for a different sort of test - trivia! So get a group of friends together and put your knowledge to the test.


Sheffield University Tenpin Bowling Club Reunion
Broomhill Tavern followed by Halifax Hall Hotel, Sheffield
Saturday 9 May 2020

This will be the eighth reunion since 1992 of the Sheffield University Tenpin Bowling Club. Starting by meeting in the Broomhill Tavern at noon on the Saturday, there will then be an evening function at Halifax Hall Hotel. On the Sunday morning the group will be bowling at Rotherham Super Bowl.

To register your interest please contact Roy Thurling

60th and 65th Anniversary Reunion Luncheon
Firth Court, The University of Sheffield
Wednesday 13 May - 11:00-16:30

We are delighted to welcome the classes of 1960 and 1955 back to the University for a celebratory lunch. There will also be a series of talks on some of the great work currently taking place at the University.

Invitations were sent in early February. If you have not received your invitation, please contact the Events Team (Alumni Relations) on 0114 222 4509 or email

American Alumni Speaker Event
Chicago, Venue TBC
Saturday 16 May

Nobel Prize winner, Honorary Graduate, and former chemistry lecturer Sir Fraser Stoddart will be our guest speaker at this exclusive alumni event.

Full details and information on how to book your place will be confirmed soon.


50th Anniversary Reunion Luncheon
Firth Court, The University of Sheffield
Friday 19 June 2020

It is our great pleasure to welcome the class of 1970 back to the University to mark 50 years since graduation. Following a lunch in Firth Hall, you will have the chance to experience a series of talks and tours of the University.

Invitations will be sent in Spring 2020.


The Big Walk 2020
Sheffield and the Peak District
Friday 3 July 2020

Whether you're an avid rambler or a novice walker, going it alone or coming together with a team, our annual Big Walk in the Peak District is an amazing opportunity to get out into the fresh air for a good cause with hundreds of other alumni, staff, students and friends of the University.

Register your interest to find out more about the Big Walk 2020


Annual Alumni Reunion
On campus
Saturday 12 September 2020

Our flagship event for graduates of the University of Sheffield. Join us for a full day of campus tours and talks on some of our latest research. In the evening, you can enjoy dinner and dancing in Firth Hall before Pop Tarts Reunited rounds off the night. This event is open to all alumni, but may be of particular interest to alumni from the classes of 2000, 1995, 1990 and 1980 celebrating 20, 25, 30 and 40 years since graduation.

Find out more about the Annual Alumni Reunion


Heritage Circle Lunch
Firth Hall, The University of Sheffield
Friday 30 October 2020

Our annual luncheon to meet and thank those of you who have generously pledged to leave a gift to the University in your Will.

Invitations will be sent in Summer 2020.