Extra curricular activities

Students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of extracurricular activities during their time at University which; build their skills, provide social opportunities, look good on a CV as well as a productive break from study.


Student leadership

Students power the Students' Union. Decisions are made by elected officers, council members, committees and academic representatives. Find out more about how the SU is run and how you can get involved.

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Part time jobs

Getting a part-time job whilst at University has many benefits from; gaining work experience, develop your skills, meet new people whilst earning some money.

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As well as undertaking placements as part of a course, students gain valuable experience, develop key skills and often secure graduate roles by completing a short-term internship or placement outside their studies

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With 58 sports clubs or the flexibility of social sport sessions, getting active sport at Sheffield is designed for everyone.

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Sheffield Volunteering helps students to make an impact in our city through community volunteering. Join the friendly volunteering family of over 2,000 students and staff sharing their time, skills and enthusiasm within the Sheffield community. Develop your skills, discover your city and make fantastic new friends along the way!

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Raising and giving

Sheffield RAG is a working committee of students at Sheffield Students’ Union who organise bundles of fundraising events over the academic year. All fundraising is completely student-led, this means that the committee, and student groups they work with, choose exactly which events they want to run, and the charities that benefit.

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Societies and committees

Students run societies for every interest you can think of. From creative to craft societies, country or course-based, there is a passion for everyone. 

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Forge TV, Radio and press

Forge Media is the collaborative name for student media at the University of Sheffield, incorporating Forge Press (newspaper), Forgetoday.com (online), Forge Radio (radio station) and Forge TV (video). It brings together writers, editors, radio presenters, photographers, camerapersons, artists and bloggers under one banner and promotes a multimedia approach to journalism.

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Learn a language

Languages for All is a university-wide scheme for all students wishing to develop foreign language skills while at the University of Sheffield. This could be learning a new language from scratch, or continuing to build on a language started at school or college.

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