Programme of events

We have a varied programme of events and activities designed to help you settle into life in Sheffield and meet other students.


Programme of events

Global Campus semester one programme (Monday 25th September-  Friday 15th December 2023):

Our Global Campus programme runs from Monday 25th September to Friday 15th December 2023 and there are events and activities every day of the week.

The programme includes in-person chat and discussion sessions, as well as social events (including our weekly Global Cafe). All our events and activities are facilitated by our team of Global Campus Ambassadors (in bright orange shirts!)  and University staff who will make you feel welcome right away.

For more information and further details of our events and activities and to stay in touch with other members of the Global Campus community, you can follow us on Instagram (@SheffGlobal) and Facebook

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We look forward to seeing you soon!

Overview of the programme:

Crafts & Games:

Join our Ambassadors and fellow students each week for a fun session of arts and crafts or choose from a selection of board games.

Culture Compass:

An opportunity for students from around the world to come together and learn how we can communicate more effectively across cultures. The sessions are facilitated by Global Campus Coordinator Mubeenah Waheed and Global Campus Ambassadors.

Local History Walks:

Develop a greater sense of belonging to your new home city on these walking tours led by logical historian Dr Tim Cooper. There is a different walk each week, starting from central campus or the city centre. See the specific History Walks below.

Global Cafe:

The weekly flagship event for Global Campus. Drop in at any time for free tea and coffee and an opportunity to socialise and chat with our Global Campus Ambassadors and fellow students. A great way to keep making friends throughout the year!

Let’s Dance!

Get active and have fun with weekly dance sessions in which one of our Ambassadors will take you through trending choreographed routines. An excellent space to let off some steam, make new friends and have a great time!

See the schedule below for information on date, time and location of all of our events and activities: 


Crafts and Games, SU Activities Zone 16:00-18:00:

Monday 25th September

Monday 2nd October

Monday 9th October

Monday 16th October

Monday 23rd October

Monday 30th October, Pumpkin Carving Halloween Special

Monday 6th November

Monday 13th November

Monday 20th November

Monday 27th November

Monday 4th December

Monday 11th December     


Culture Compass, The Diamond 309 Classroom 1, 18:00-19:00:

Tuesday 26th September

Tuesday 3rd October

Tuesday 10th October

Tuesday 17th October

Tuesday 24th October

Tuesday 31st October

Tuesday 7th November

Tuesday 14th November

Tuesday 21st November

Tuesday 28th November

Tuesday 5th December

Tuesday 12th December     


Local History Walks, meeting locations below. 16:00-17:00:

Wednesday 4th October, Origins of the University: St George’s Campus (Meet at Diamond South Entrance)

Wednesday 11th October, Origins of the University: Firth College (Meet at Cathedral tram stop, West Street)

Wednesday 18th October, The River Don and Industrial Sheffield (Meet at English Language Teaching Centre)

Wednesday 25th October, Halloween Special: Sheffield General Cemetery (Meet at Students’ Union, main entrance)

Wednesday 1st November, Churches and chapels: Religion in Sheffield (Meet at Diamond South Entrance)

Wednesday 8th November, Revolutionary Sheffield (Meet at Cathedral tram stop, West Street)

Wednesday 15th November, Town Hall and the Peace Gardens (Meet at main front entrance to Town Hall, city centre)

Wednesday 22nd November, Portobello and Red Deer pub visit (Meet at Diamond South Entrance)

Wednesday 29th November, The Sheffield Blitz (Meet at Diamond South Entrance)


Global Cafe, Coffee Revolution 15:00-17:00: 

Thursday 28th September

Thursday 5th October

Thursday 12th October

Thursday 19th October

Thursday 26th October

Thursday 2nd October

Thursday 9th November

Thursday 16th November

Thursday 23rd November

Thursday 30th November

Thursday 7th December

Thursday 14th December     


Let’s Dance, The Diamond 309 Classroom 1, 18:00-19:00:

Friday 29th September

Friday 6th October

Friday 13th October

Friday 20th October

Friday 27th October

Friday 3rd October

Friday 10th November

Friday 17th November

Friday 24th November

Friday 1st December

Friday 8th December

Friday 15th December

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