Who we are & what we do

Who we are and what we do

We are a small team dedicated to delivering a number of high profile events.

We have experience in organising a wide range of events on campus, nationally and overseas. These include Royal Visits, VIP visits, openings of buildings, launches of institutions, exhibitions, prestigious lectures, festivals, graduation ceremonies and much more.

We are responsible for:

  • Organising undergraduate and postgraduate graduation ceremonies both in Sheffield and overseas.
  • Arranging the full schedules for Honorary Graduates at graduation.
  • Organising and delivering the University’s prestigious lectures.
  • Organising alumni relations events and reunions.
  • Liaising between the University and Civic Offices regarding its involvement in legal and civic issues.
  • Organising prestigious and high profile events engaging with both internal and external stakeholders. The purpose of these events may include: cultivating potential clients, influencing and informing opinion leaders, publicising major new facilities, engaging with the city and cultivating alumni/potential donors.
  • Publicising University events through the What’s On web pages and the What's On leaflet, as well as through our Twitter accounts (@shefunievents and @SheffUniWhatsOn).
  • Providng expert advice to departments/faculties across the University on how to plan and execute a successful event.

Should you require any help or guidance from the team please click here.

Contact us

The Events Team
The University of Sheffield
Development, Alumni Relations & Events
40 Victoria Street
S10 2TN


Graduation enquiries

Email: graduation@sheffield.ac.uk

Tel: 0114 222 8828

What's On enquiries

Email: whatson@sheffield.ac.uk

Tel: 0114 222 1030

Team contact details

Job Title  Email Telephone
Wendy Hobson Head of Events and Associate Director of DARE w.hobson@sheffield.ac.uk 0114 222 8895
Polly Wilson Senior Events Manager p.j.wilson@sheffield.ac.uk 0114 222 5322
Natalie Billau Events Manager n.billau@sheffield.ac.uk 0114 222 8891
Nancy Hughes Events Officer nancy.hughes@sheffield.ac.uk 0114 222 1032
Helen Meadows Events Officer (Alumni Relations) h.meadows@sheffield.ac.uk 0114 222 1079
Sarah Barnes Events Assistant (Alumni Relations) sarah.barnes@sheffield.ac.uk 0114 222 1039
Jeanette Peat Events Assistant j.peat@sheffield.ac.uk 0114 222 1030
Gail Street Events Assistant g.street@sheffield.ac.uk 0114 222 8893
Andy Gregg Events Assistant a.gregg@sheffield.ac.uk 0114 222 8892
Tomas Jones Events Assistant t.g.jones@sheffield.ac.uk 0114 222 8894
Rachel Measures
Events Support Assistant r.measures@sheffield.ac.uk 0114 222 8028