Our events


Some of our projects and events are open to any students in the faculty, others are offered to specific groups of students, for example if funded by alumni gifts.

Below gives some examples of our main projects ranging from industry challenges to 70 hour internship opportunities.

Employability as part of your course

We work with your department to embed skills/learning into courses. Our team works across the Faculty and with stakeholders to develop a curriculum that enhances skills, attributes and abilities to secure the outcomes you seek and manage your onward careers with confidence. We help to align programme and curriculum developments with the changing employment landscape.

Workplace Insights - Easter Internship programme

Our short-term Internship programme enabling our students to make a real contribution to a business, charity or public sector organisation. On Workplace Insights (WI), students work on a project submitted by a partner organisation - one of our trusted and respected student employers - over the course of two weeks to gain work experience. Students will complete the project during the Easter vacation period, supported by a bursary payment paid by the Faculty of Social Sciences. 

Organisations- Click here to see some examples of projects from last year. Click here for further information for partner organisations.

City Connections - Business and networking visits in Sheffield and London
Students networking at London City Connections
Students networking at London City Connections

City Connections is an event designed to support students from under-represented backgrounds to develop their networking and communication skills, commercial awareness and enhance their career prospects. The project provides students with the opportunity to build connections with alumni of the University of Sheffield who have reached senior positions in major organisations, and who generously give their time to support the project. Students taking part gain an insight into a wide range of career sectors and hear first-hand from alumni how they have got to where they are today. Click here for further information and details of previous visits.

Meet the Professional's Speed Networking Events

Meet a range of professionals (including Sheffield University Alumni) at our informal events to find out more about careers in a particular sector. Some of the themes we have ran previously include Working with Children and Young People and Careers in International Development.

Over this academic year ‘Meet the Professionals’ running are:

  • ‘Tech’ Careers for Non-Tech Students 
  • Green Careers
  • Working in Mental Health
Business and Industry Challenge days

Challenge days are a opportunity to work with a business to develop your skills and understanding of a particular sector through team challenges and 'taster' workshops. In the past we’ve ran themed events that have included 'Marketing' and ‘Policy’.

Policy Industry Challenge - The Faculty of Social Sciences runs a Policy Challenge Day with Sheffield's own Department of Work and Pensions (DWP).

Students gain practical experience of real-world policy decision-making and insights into careers across a range of Government departments including Education, Health, and Justice.

The challenge involves students working in small groups while representing Government departments in a bid to win funding from the "Chancellor". Groups are  encouraged to agree cross-departmental bids and proposals are presented to the "Chancellor" who allocated funding to the winning bids.

When a student was asked about the highlight of the event:

Collaborating with individuals from different backgrounds to collectively decide and evaluate effective policy decisions and their impact on the specific department and also wide reaching impact on the lives of ordinary individuals.

Sana Khan

A first year Economics student

Marketing Industry Challenge with Pricecheck 

Pricecheck are a global wholesaler and distributor and are located locally here in Sheffield! They work closely with many recognisable brands such as L’Oreal, Adidas, and Disney.

Marketing is much much more than advertisement and you may already have the transferable skills needed in this industry such as creativity and problem solving! Most marketing roles are available for students from any discipline.