Local and Commuter Students

This page provides information, support and advice for students local to Sheffield who may also choose to commute to University.

Local students


We understand that COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on student experience and learning.

Whilst the most extreme phase of the global measures is expected to be time limited, the medium and long-term impacts are likely to be felt for a long time.

The effects are more devastating for the physically vulnerable, but there have been varying impacts on different groups in society. We understand commuter students may have specific challenges; such as those connected with travel, finances and family situations.

For further information on The University' response to COVID-19, visit Coronavirus Covid-19: latest information

University Support

A lot of our students decide to study locally and commute onto campus each day from their family home. Where you are worried about missing out on campus life by living at home, we have a range of support services and activities to help ease your transition.

Please provide us with your details on the form below so we can send you information about specific support and events.

Request for Local Student Information

Where you require specific individual support, information or advice please get in touch with a member of the Central Welfare and Guidance (CWAG) team.

Tips for During Your Studies

Where you are worried about settling in to University life as a local student living at home, we have provided some useful tips to ease your transition.

1. Familiarise yourself with your department and events

All departments have departmental student societies who organise a range of events during the year, these are a great way to get involved and meet other students on your course.

Keep an eye on your departmental notice board and emails.

2. Use University facilities between lectures

If you don't want to go home between lectures, there are a range of University facilities you can use.

3. Keep up to date with what's happening in the Students' Union

The Sports and Activities Zone located in the Students’ Union provides information about University events and activities.

Alternatively, you can sign up for Umail to receive newsletters and texts about upcoming events.

4. Check the Jobshop for job vacancies

The Jobshop can help you find a part-time job to fit around your studies, either on campus or around Sheffield.

Local Student Experiences

The page below provides some further tips and advice from existing local/commuter students based on their own experiences at Sheffield.

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