Cost of living support for students

Find all the support on offer from the University and Students’ Union - from financial help, to free facilities and discounts across campus.

Financial support

The University is committing up to £3 million to support students facing financial difficulties due to the rising cost of living.

All eligible students can apply for financial support to help cover unpaid placement costs, employability-related costs, graduation costs, IT equipment, living costs, energy costs and house hunting costs for students with dependents.

Apply for financial support

Facilities on campus

University Library

Support is available during your studies, including free to access books, and warm, welcoming study spaces.

Support from the University Library

Loan equipment for your project for free

The Creative Media Service provides equipment, facilities and training to support you with your video, audio, photo and other digital media projects. All equipment is free to book and borrow. 

Loan equipment

Borrow a laptop for free

You can borrow a laptop in the Diamond or Information Commons (IC) for free. Find out how to pick one up and what you can do with your loaned laptop.

Loan a laptop

Use a PC for free

University Desktop PCs are also available for use in one of our open access rooms on campus.

Find a PC

Facilities on campus

Find out where you can access free hot showers and device charging stations.

Access facilities

Free events

Three Sheffield students drinking coffee in Coffee Revolution

Global campus

A programme of free, regular events open to all students with opportunities to make friends and socialise in warm spaces on campus this autumn/winter.

Find activities

A group of Residence Life mentors

Residence Life events

If you live in University accommodation, there are regular, free events to meet new people and try new things, from five-a-side football, dance lessons and weekly fitness classes to music lessons, film nights and cultural celebrations.

Find out what’s on

Support from the University and Students’ Union

Mental health and wellbeing

Understandably, this may be an anxious time. If you need mental health or wellbeing support, help is available.

Wellbeing Service

Mental health support

Support from the Students' Union

Read what your Students’ Union is doing about the cost of living crisis.

Cost of living support

Discounts and offers

Sheffield Students' Union

Students’ Union offers and discounts

Look out for money saving meal deals in our Students’ Union outlets to help you in the current financial climate.

View deals

Internal shot of The View Deli

We're freezing our prices

We are currently freezing the 2021/22 pricing in all of our cafes and bars across campus and in the residences until the end of July 2023.

Find our venues

GeniUS reward scheme

Financial and career advice

Working while you study

The Careers Service and Student Jobshop can support you in finding a part-time job that fits around your studies and boosts your skills.

Find part-time work

Managing your money

Find support and advice to help you manage your finances, budget and save money while at university.

Help and advice