International Alumni Memories

At Sheffield we are proud of our diverse and inclusive international university community, and we want to highlight what an incredible place Sheffield, and the rest of the UK, is for overseas students to study at and live in.

That is why we are asking for your help. We’d like to invite you to send in any photographs, stories or other memories from your university days so we can create a digital collection of international memories of Sheffield. We want to help encourage prospective students to study in the UK and show new students what a welcoming and diverse place Sheffield is, and what better people to do that than the people who have already experienced it. Hearing you talk about your own experiences can really help and reassure students who are about to go through what you’ve already done.

We’re looking for anecdotes and memorabilia about your time at Sheffield, such as:

  • the Students’ Union and the clubs and societies you were a member of
  • your halls of residence and student houses
  • your department, your favourite classes and the support you received
  • the city of Sheffield
  • the new friends you made
  • and anything else you’d like to share with us.

How to get involved

You can send your memories either electronically or by post. Please include your full name, year of graduation and subject studied.


Please send your stories and photos (as high resolution image as possible - at least 300 dpi) to: with the subject line ‘International Sheffield Memories’.

By Post

Please send to: International Sheffield Memories – DARE, The University of Sheffield, 40 Victoria Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK, S10 2TN

If you have any items that you would like to have returned to you, please also enclose a stamped addressed envelope and we will send them back to you, or if you are happy for us to keep them, we can submit them to the University archives.

We cannot guarantee that every item submitted will be included, however we hope to use as many as possible.

Thank you for your help, and we look forward to hearing about your memories of your time at the University of Sheffield!

Memories from graduation

Memories of Weston Park and the library

Memories of Sheffield