Extra Curricular Opportunities

Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR)

As employability becomes ever more a part of the fabric of the student experience, the tools for expressing the wider aspects of students' achievements grow in importance. HEAR is a formal, undergraduate university transcript which lists students' curricular and extra-curricular achievements, will be a key resource for helping employers and other third parties to appreciate the breadth of each individual's capabilities, in the face of an increasingly competitive environment. HEARs are being issued to all undergraduate students who commence study at Sheffield from September 2012 onwards.

Please visit the HEAR website for further information.

Global Opportunities in the Social Sciences (GLOSS)

GLOSS provides you with the opportunity to engage in global learning and take on challenges that help you understand your course in an international context. You could be actively engaging with international policy makers, stakeholders and partners, or get involved in international research undertaken within the Faculty of Social Sciences.
It comprises three strands:

  • The Global Leadership Initiative – providing undergraduate and taught postgraduate students opportunities to work as fully accredited policy analysts at major global summits;
  • The GLOSS Research Associate Scheme – offering undergraduate student’s international research experience in partnership with academic staff;
  • SIDshare – enabling all students to engage in a student-run social enterprise involved in international development

Find out more about GLOSS and how to apply for opportunities

Sheffield Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)

SURE offers you a chance to become directly involved in the research activity of the University, take part in 'real life' research projects in subject areas that are of special interest, and experience what it's like to work in partnership with academic staff or collaboratively in a research group.

The scheme is open to students in their penultimate year of undergraduate study, although those on a 4 year course may apply in their 2nd or 3rd year.
Find out more about the SURE scheme

Sheffield Volunteering

Sheffield volunteering is run through the Sheffield Students Union and supports students who want to get involved with volunteering projects across the city. Volunteering projects come in all shapes and sizes to suit all time options and interests. Volunteering is a great way to build up your experience, skills and network of contacts whilst helping a good cause.

Find out more about volunteering opportunities

The Sheffield Graduate Award

The Sheffield Graduate Award is open to all students and has been developed with the purpose of recognising and rewarding your extra curricula activities that help you to gain the Sheffield Graduate Attributes. The Award is endorsed by a number of employers who recognise that students who have achieved the Award will stand out from the crowd. By taking part in the Award, you can bring together all your different experiences, for example, volunteering, mentoring, organising clubs and societies, part time work, sporting activities and course representation, which will help employers take note of all your achievements that go beyond the academic.

Further information and on line registration for the Award