Get ready for uni life

Coursework, exams and late night study sessions are a big part of university life, but they aren't everything - there's also a huge range of exciting societies, groups and activities to take part in.

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Joining a society 

The university of Sheffield has over 350 societies and sports clubs to get involved with - from crafts to extreme sports, cinema to hitchhiking, there's something available for everyone at the SU.  If there isn’t a club or society for you, then you're more than welcome to start your own!

If you don't have time to get stuck in to a society on a regular basis, you can get a taster for different groups and societies with our one-off Give it a Go events.

Meeting new friends

You will have the opportunity to meet your fellow journalism course mates at your introductory sessions and coffee morning during intro week. To make friends with other students across the university, you may also want to download our app: Umii. Umii connects you with students from Sheffield University based on your course, interests and societies. 

Download it and start meeting friends today!

International student checklist

If you're an international student, we've compiled a handy checklist of things to do before and after you've arrived - there are also some ideas of things to do that will help you get settled in your Sheffield. Check it out here. 

Where to find us

We've recently moved to our new home in the Wave - our purpose-built social sciences building.

The Wave
2 Whitham Road
S10 2AH

Contact us

If you have any questions that we haven't answered here, please contact us at 


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Our outstanding reputation for journalism

We're ranked as one of the top 5 universities to study journalism in the Guardian and the Complete University Guide - we're also 1st in the Russell Group for learning resources, student voice and learning opportunities according to the National Student Survey. 

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International scholarships

We offer a generous package of financial support for international students, including undergraduate and postgraduate taught scholarships towards the annual tuition fee. Applications are open for existing offer holders.