Summer at Sheffield

A programme of online and in-person activities for students.


We can’t wait to welcome you back to campus. 

Together with the Students’ Union, we’re hosting a programme of summer activities. Take advantage of opportunities both on-campus and online, or simply enjoy some time to unwind and experience Sheffield.

All our activities and events will follow coronavirus rules, and we expect all students to follow the latest safety guidance at all times. 

Campus facilities 

This summer, our campus will be open. 

We have been working hard to prepare a safe campus to provide you with an exciting, inspiring experience - while protecting everyone’s health and wellbeing.

Study space

Bookable and drop-in study space will be available across campus. 

Find and book a study space

Food and drink on campus

If you’re looking for somewhere to unwind and relax, some of our very own on campus venues have reopened: 

Students’ Union 

There's plenty happening around your Students’ Union this summer. It has a new programme of in-person activities and events to enjoy, as well as more spaces and outlets open inside your SU building:

In-person events programme

The Students' Union has a programme of new in-person Give it a Go sessions on the concourse, film screenings, volunteering and fundraising opportunities, gigs, club night and bar/cafe events and society meet ups. You can see activity as it is confirmed on the Students' Union events page. There are also still opportunities for you to take part in online activity if you're unable to visit the Students' Union in person.

Inside your Students' Union

These venues have indoor and outdoor space available:

Order food and drink through the Student Orders app (apple/android). You can also book a table in advance for Bar One or the Interval or just turn up on the day (tables subject to availability).

Our Shop, Sheffield Students’ Union Store, Print and Design Solutions, and Grill and Go are also welcoming students back.

Throughout the building there is new space for socialising and group work (up to 6 people), as well as individual study.

Most support services inside the Students' Union, such as SSiD, Student Jobshop, and Student Advice Centre, continue to deliver their services digitally.

Follow the SU's Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter for updates, and check out the Students' Union opening information.


Sport Sheffield offers many sporting and leisure activities to suit all levels and abilities helping you to stay healthy and active while on campus:

  • The gym 
  • Swimming pool
  • Outdoor synthetic pitches
  • Squash courts
  • Fitness Classes
  • Bouldering Wall
  • Sports Hall (Badminton, Table Tennis)

We’re delighted to also be running our indoor group fitness classes timetable. Sessions will run at reduced capacities in line with the latest coronavirus restrictions, but offer a great way to get involved, stay fit and meet new people.

Book a session at Sport Sheffield

If you have any other questions or queries please get in touch: 

On-campus events

Global Campus Summer Programme 

Whether you've been here for months or years - or even if you haven't yet started - our Global Campus Ambassadors are here to help you feel part of the community during the vacation.

View the programme Global Campus of events

Give it a Go

The Give it a Go Online Programme is packed full of events and activities. All sessions are run at a beginners level, so it doesn't matter if you haven't tried the activity before. It’s also a great chance to meet new friends!

Both in-person and online sessions are available this summer. 

View the Give it a Go summer programme


We are pleased to announce the University’s exclusive Class of 2021 Summer Programme

This is an extended offer of employability, skills and personal development support to our graduating class. In response to some of the extra challenges presented by the pandemic, and to support any new graduates as you prepare for your next steps, we have created this  comprehensive programme of support which includes webinars, workshops and summer internships a series of half-day Employability Academies in June and July, and a new employability-focused Conference for graduates and students in September . 

Our Careers Service is available to support you throughout the summer -  contact them by live web chat (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) or telephone +44 114 222 0910. 

View over 1,000 job vacancies on Career Connect and take a look at our Careers Service topics to see if they help answer your questions. Each topic links to an easy-to-follow guide, which is called a pathway.

Academic skills

The 301 Academic Skills Centre has an extended programme of study skills and maths and statistics workshops available over the summer. This includes our 301 Summer Research Programme, a six week series of workshops aimed at developing your research and transferable skills including, setting research priorities and targets, dissertation writing strategies and techniques, creativity and problem solving, and a range of statistics support including R and SPSS. We also have a programme of workshops which provide a refresher of key academic skills to help build on the experience of this year and help you prepare for next academic year.

In addition to our programme of online and face-to-face workshops, 301 also continues to offer online 1:1 appointments for study skillsmaths and statistics

You can view and book all 301 activities via the 301 Booking System


Of course, if you’re living in Sheffield, you’ll have the chance to rediscover our brilliant, vibrant city.

Discover places to visit in Sheffield



4–13 June 2021, in Sheffield and online

Sheffield Doc/Fest is the city's very own international film and arts festival. You can book to take part either online, or in-person at various venues across Sheffield.  


23–25 July, Hillsborough Park

Tramlines is Sheffield’s best known music festival. Each summer, the city comes alive with activity. Even if you aren’t able to secure a ticket, this is an exciting weekend if you’re living in Sheffield.

Support – get in touch

Our extensive range of support services for students are all available online.