Sheffield students on...the Students' Union

Monika, Estonia

I find the SU an amazing complex that any university would be proud to have. The range of places to eat at is truly impressive, not to mention the souvenir shop to dress yourself from head to toe in black and gold. The services that the union offers are very good as well - I have received much-needed support regarding working part-time (Student Jobshop; Student Advice Center) and about my studies (SSiD). The union also has a cinema hall which offers really good movies weekly for just £2.50. The nights out at the union are by far my favourite in town.

Monika, MA Material Culture Studies, Estonia

Our Students' Union has been voted the best in the country and that is no surprise. It has great facilities for student support, fun activities and food. I have lunch at one of the many SU lunch places quite often as the food is tasty and very affordable. The SU is also a good place for group meetings and to spend time with friends. In addition, the Students' Union club nights are brilliant and I tend to prefer it to the clubs in town. My favourite club night is Roar as it's where most sports teams go after games on Wednesdays. Tuesday club is known around the country and hosts many popular artists like Hannah Wants and Bonobo.

Elina, BA Business Management, Finland

Elina, Finland
Polina, Bulgaria

The SU is your first stop for everything! Hundreds of societies to join, places to study, relax or meet up with friends, lots and lots of useful services. All the perks of being a student. I found it very nice to know that no matter what happens, I can go to the SU and find a service that will help me resolve my problem.

Polina, BA Journalism Studies, Bulgaria

The Sheffield University Students' Union is truly an award-winning Union which has also been rated 'the best Students’ Union in the UK' by the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey for many years running and it is student run! There are plenty of things to do in the Students' Union; there are lots of cafés to grab a bite to eat, shops, two bars for the occasional drink and 'pub grub' and four weekly club nights! Aside from entertainment, the Students' Union is the place to go if you need advice and support, or you want to get involved with volunteering or a club or society, and last but not least if you need careers advice and are looking for employment opportunities. It is truly an 'all-in-one' building that attends to all your student needs.

Catalina, MA Leadership and Management, Romania

Catalina, Romania
Andrei, Romania

I would say that the Students' Union is the living, breathing heart of Sheffield, not only the University, but the entire city! This statement might seem a little far fetched, but I assure you, it is not. No matter what you need or when you need it, be it a pen, newspaper, food, fun or company, you will find it at the Union, or in a definitely worst case scenario, you will get some good advice from the information desk on where to find it. With such a Students' Union, no wonder Sheffield University has been voted No.1 for student experience so many years in a row!

Andrei, MEng Aerospace Engineering, Romania

The Students' Union is huge! I don’t think I ever completely explored it during all my time in Sheffield before going on my year abroad. It's very modern and nice looking, with a gazillion outlets and random little corners to have a nice chat with friends. I even had a lecture in there in my first semester! It just feels so alive at any given moment. My personal favourites: Coffee Revolution, Interval and Pop Tarts (classic retro-pop club night).

Magdalena, BA International Relations and Politics, Germany

Magdalena, Germany
Paula, Malta

I remember I was so impressed with the SU. There is literally everything you can think of that will support you as a student such as support services, administration and financial services, student representatives, food & drink, seminars, cinema, parties, hang out rooms and finally the staff who organise days out, parties, etc... making student life that much more fun.

Paula, MA Landscape Architecture, Malta

The Students' Union has been elected the best Union in the country for many years in a row, and I believe there are good reasons why. They have and do everything that could possibly be needed at University.

Carmen, BA Modern Languages, Portugal

Carmen, Portugal
Fanni, Hungary

The Students' Union offers a place to socialise with your friends, plus the food (especially the salad bar!!) is great!

Fanni, BA Architecture, Hungary

Studying at the University of Sheffield means that you are part of an active, energetic and very dynamic Students' Union. People who visit for the first time are up for a great surprise with students' community and should definitely not miss it.

Alexandra, MSc Data Science, Greece

Alexandra, Greece