Meet and Greet 2018

Information will be available for the September 2018 Meet & Greet at Manchester Airport in late June.  Please refer back to these web pages at that time.

Arriving in a new country can be a bit overwhelming – our Meet and Greet service, which runs during the main arrivals period in September each year, aims to make your arrival and journey to Sheffield as welcoming and relaxed as possible. If you use the service, our ambassadors will meet you at the arrivals gate at Manchester Airport and show you to our coaches, which will take you to Sheffield.

Meet and Greet Service 2017

PLEASE NOTE: BOOKINGS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR OUR MEET AND GREET SERVICE.  However, when you arrive in Manchester Airport you are likely to see our assistants (in bright orange t-shirts) waiting for booked students (if you arrive between 10-17 September, 8am-7pm). Please ask them for directions and, if there are any spare seats on the next coach, they will be able to take you for a payment of £30 (we will ask for payment during the first week after your arrival).

The service will run from 10 - 17 September 2017.  The first coach will usually leave Manchester at around 08:00 and will run throughout the day up until approximately 20:00, though this will depend on bookings.

Our Meet & Greet Ambassadors - in their bright orange t-shirts! - will meet you on arrival and wait with you while the coaches fill up.  Do not worry if there is a wait as they are great at helping you to make new friends and they always have plenty of ideas to help the time go quickly.

The Meet and Greet Services costs £25 per person and £30 for family/friends.  Make your booking from our online store

The drop-off points for the Meet & Greet coaches will be at the Students' Union building on Western Bank, Sheffield 10 and at Endcliffe and Ranmoor (University accommodation).  Our Ambassadors can arrange a taxi from the Students' Union building to your accommodation (you would be responsible for the payment of the taxi).

If you are not able to use the Meet & Greet service e.g. you arrive outside of the Meet & Greet operating dates/times or arrive into an airport other than Manchester, there is detailed information available about how to reach Sheffield on your own.

If you have any questions that are not answered on these pages, please contact us at

We look forward to welcoming you to Sheffield in September!