Student life

As a student in the School of English, you're part of a vibrant arts community with access to unique opportunities in research, performance and creative writing.

Group photo of School of English students

There are many fantastic opportunities available to you as a student, both within and beyond your course, and we encourage you to engage with as much as possible during your studies with us. Here are just some of the exciting things you can get involved in: 

Route 57

Route 57 is the School of English's own creative writing journal, publishing innovative poetry, fiction, drama and literary non-fiction written by our students, staff and alumni. The journal is published annually and is edited entirely in-house by current students and academic staff. To read past issues and find out how you can get involved, visit the Route 57 website.

Route 57

Sheffield Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)

Through the SURE scheme, you have the opportunity to become directly involved in the research activity of the University. Work in partnership with an academic member of staff and assist them with their cutting edge research, or collaboratively as part of a research group. 

SURE scheme

Storying Sheffield

Storying Sheffield is a groundbreaking project based in the School of English in which narrative and storytelling are utilised to enhance our understandings of society, people, and culture. The project includes modules in which undergraduate students and people from the city with no family background in higher education work and study together to produce, record, and collect stories, fragments of stories, and many other diverse representations of the lives of Sheffield people.

Storying Sheffield

All About Linguistics

All About Linguistics is linguistics web resource for the general public, completely written and designed by Sheffield undergraduate students of all levels.

All About Linguistics


EngSoc is run by School of English students, for School of English students. They host a range of fantastic events throughout the year, including guest lectures, trips abroad and regular socials. 


Student groups and societies 

There are over 370 different student-run groups, societies and sports clubs at the University of Sheffield - including a number of creative and performing arts societies - so you are bound to find a space to explore your interests. 

Student groups and societies 

Related information

Single honours courses

Dual honours courses

Routes for mature students

Information for international students

Information for disabled applicants