Clubs, societies and sport

Joining the University of Sheffield is only the beginning of something very exciting. You'll become part of a much bigger, supportive, fun and vibrant community of like-minded people.

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Clubs and societies to get involved with at our Students' Union

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Clubs and societies

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There are over 350 clubs and societies to get involved with. You could help to write the student newspaper or climb a mountain. If there isn’t a club or society for you, then you can start your own.

You don't have to stick to one thing. If you think your Singers society should get together with the Beekeeping society, go for it, see what happens. If you don't have the time to go to anything regularly, our Give It a Go scheme lets you sample different clubs and activities on a pay and play basis.

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Volunteering

Student volunteering

Our award-winning Sheffield Volunteering scheme offers you the chance to work with schools and charities. You can develop all sorts of skills – coaching, project management, leadership – in your spare time. It's a great way to get involved with the wider Sheffield community. 

Thank you to our student volunteers

Each year, thousands of students from the University dedicate their time to help local organisations.

Sport

Sport can be anything you want it to be. Training to be a world-class athlete. Competing for fun. Or meeting friends and trying out something new.

We've got all the facilities to keep you motivated, including three full sized synthetic turf pitches, three small sided pitches and three squash courts, a fully equipped gym and fitness centre, and a fibreglass moulded bouldering wall. If you love the outdoors, the Peak District is right on your doorstep

The University of Sheffield's Students' Union wellbeing and sports officer

Sport is not just the match, the race or training – it gives individuals so much more and provides an important support structure, especially for students. Being part of the Black and Gold community helped me through my degree and the hard times that come alongside university. So don’t hesitate to give something new a go, it was the best thing I did!

Charlotte McGinley

Wellbeing & Sports Officer

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Find out what makes you tick

You don't have to be a sports enthusiast. You might discover a hidden talent for Ultimate Frisbee. Or join a walking club and fall in love with the Peak District. Whatever your ability or experience, you're sure to find something that you love.

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Gym and swimming

Our state-of-the-art fitness centre has a gym, fitness classes and heated indoor swimming pool with sauna and steam rooms.

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Compete in Sheffield Varsity

Every year our students compete in Sheffield Varsity. We're proud to be the holders of the 2022 Varsity trophy.

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I was amazed by how emotional I was - waving, shouting and feeling both joy and frustration, with hundreds of people sharing the same faith in our team.

Tansy Liu

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Join a sporting league

We run one of the biggest Campus Leagues in the country – with entries from around 400 teams.

Sign up as part of a University club or just get together with some friends and enter your own team.

Performance sport

You could represent the University in national competitions. Or you could represent the University of Sheffield against other universities by getting involved in our BUCS teams and taking on fellow students each week.

If you're an athlete competing at national or international level, our Elite Sports Performance Scheme (ESPS) will help you make the most of your talent.

Here alumna Bryony Page, who won silver at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, talks about her Olympic experience and her time at Sheffield, including the support she received from Sport Sheffield.

No barriers to getting involved

If you have any questions about getting involved in sport at The University of Sheffield, please get in touch our team are more than happy to answer your questions 

sport-sheffield@sheffield.ac.uk

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