Visitor Information

Thank you for taking the time to visit the Student Services Information Desk whilst you were at the University of Sheffield. We hope that we were able to answer your questions and queries.

As your visit was unplanned, you may not have had the opportunity to see everything you wished, such as accommodation or the library. This page contains useful links to information including; virtual tours of the library and accommodation, University scholarships and bursaries, and the Applicant Information Desk who will be able to answer any admissions related questions you have. There is also a feedback form if you wish to comment on this service, as well as our contact details if you want to get in touch.


Further Visits

The University offers 5 central Open Days a year. If you are unable to attend one of these, a Campus Tour is a great opportunity to have a structured visit of the Campus. Remember, if you are offered a place on a course, you will be invited to visit.

Open Days and Campus Tours

The Library

There are 5 library sites at the University, including the Information Commons (IC). The IC set a new global standard for libraries and learning spaces when it opened in 2007. Access is restricted for external visitors.

Library Sites


Our accommodation was voted the Best in the UK in the 2011 Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey and we've recently been named Best Student Housing at the 2012 College and University Business Officers (CUBO) awards.

Scholarships and Bursaries

The University offers a number of bursaries and scholarships. Check out what is available, and use the calculator to work out what you could be entitled to.



The Applicant Information Desk is your first point of call for applicants to the University. If you’ve already applied and would like an update or further guidance, get in touch with them.

Application FAQs


The University’s web pages have a section dedicated to information aimed at the parents of students – giving an insight on what to expect.


We hope that this information has been useful. If you would like some more information, or forgot to ask a question whilst at our desk, please feel free to contact us. Feedback on this service is also welcomed.