Our Chinese community


Our Chinese community

The University of Sheffield is home to over 4,000 Chinese students, a Chinese speaking Vice-Chancellor, the Confucius Institute of the Year and is a leading voice for China in the UK.

Our understanding of Chinese culture, along with our academic and business expertise, is helping to forge new partnerships, links and friendships between our two countries.

谢菲尔德大学是4000 多名中国留学生的家园,我们拥有一位会说中文的校长,我们的孔子学院被评为先进孔子学院,我们还是英国国内倡导中国的声音。


Confucius Institute 10 year anniversary celebration

China's Ambassador to the UK visits the University of Sheffield to celebrate 10 years of the Sheffield Confucius Institute.

Guide to Living in the UK for Chinese students

Accommodation Services at The University of Sheffield wanted to share a few useful hints and tips on what to do as a Chinese or international student when you move to the UK. You can select the English subtitles as this has been filmed in Chinese Mandarin. We hope you find this useful - please share with your friends who are in the same situation as you as this may hopefully help answer some questions and give reassurance on what to expect.

Dangers of bringing a rice cooker from China to the UK

Many Chinese students want to bring the luxuries of home with them when they venture to the UK. However, due to the difference in voltage power between the two countries - it is exceptionally dangerous to do so. Please watch our video so that you can understand the risks involved - we just want you to stay safe in University accommodation.

Our relationship with China

We spoke to Chinese students and staff, including Professor Li Xiao, Deputy Director of the Sheffield Confucius Institute, about the state visit of President Xi Jinping, the collaborations between the UK and China and also their experiences of Sheffield.

Featured articles

Sheffield Town HallWhat makes a great Sheffielder?

Professor Sir Keith Burnett, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield, discusses the profound impact the Chinese community has had on the city of Sheffield and the importance of being open to the world.

Rong Zou SelfieFrom China to the Speigeltent

Experiencing British culture is an important part of an international student’s time in the UK. Rong Zou, a Chinese student at the University of Sheffield studying Electronic & Electrical Engineering shares his expereince of volunteering at the University’s Festival of the Mind celebrations.

schoolSheffield Confucius Institute: 2016 in review

As we look ahead to new collaborations and initiatives, we reflect on 2016 so far at our Sheffield Conficius Institute.

Chinese operaAcrobatics, melody and mime — a trip to the Chinese opera

To mark Global Confucius Institute day, Sheffield Confucius Institute (SCI) welcomed an art troupe from Shanghai Theatre Academy, China, for a vibrant Chinese opera performance. Scroll through photos of the event and delve deeper into a fascinating art form.

BooksMandarin lessons from the age of five at Sheffield school (Yorkshire Post article)

A local Sheffield School has been praised for its work delivering Chinese language and cultural awareness teaching to its pupils, after teaming up with the University of Sheffield's Confucius Institute.