City, Culture and Public Engagement

We partner with core city cultural institutions to drive cultural vibrancy and link our research and academic expertise with city and regional needs. We also deliver a year-round programme of public engagement events, exhibitions and activities in the city and via the University Player.

Performer and crowd at Together in the Square festival

Cultural vibrancy

Raj band

We’re working with creative and cultural partners to co-create projects and activities which add to the region's vibrancy, from festivals and exhibitions to green space and regeneration initiatives. We work with partners to showcase the strengths of the city as well as supporting the recovery of the cultural sector. 

Enhancing cultural vibrancy

Public engagement 

Girl wearing VR headset

We deliver a year-round programme of events, exhibitions and activities, in the city and online, to engage the public with our world class research.

Engaging the public

The University Player

The University of Sheffield Player

The Player is a new platform where you can discover and explore videos, podcasts and digital exhibitions all about our research. Anytime, anywhere. 

Explore the Player


Crowded Octagon venue
  • Off the Shelf Festival of Words - annual festival which celebrates books, words and ideas.
  • Festival of the Mind - where the brightest University minds collaborate with the city’s cultural and creative industries to bring their research to life in exciting, entertaining and innovative ways.


A global reputation

Sheffield is a research university with a global reputation for excellence. We're a member of the Russell Group: one of the 24 leading UK universities for research and teaching.