Campus tours FAQs

Find the answers to your campus tour questions here.

If you have any further questions or queries, get in touch with our campus tour team by telephone 0114 222 9872 (weekdays 9am-5pm) or via email

How long does a campus tour last?

Tours last for approximately one hour and 15 minutes.

What time should I arrive for the campus tour and where do I need to go?

All of our organised campus tours depart from the Students’ Union reception area at 1pm. Please look for the green campus tour sign to find your tour guides and register your attendance on arrival. The main entrance to the Students’ Union is central to the university campus. 

Visitors should arrive at the Welcome Desk at least 15 minutes before the scheduled 1pm start. This will give you time to register your details and meet your guide before the tour begins. 

Why can I not see the date I want to visit on the booking form?

If the date you’d like to visit doesn’t appear on the booking form, this means it’s fully booked or that there is no tour taking place on that particular date. 

Who should I contact if I think I’m going to arrive late?

If you don’t think you’ll be able to make the 1pm tour, you should contact the UK/EU Recruitment team at the earliest opportunity on 0114 222 9872. 

We are unable to guarantee latecomers a campus tour but the earlier you can let us know, the sooner we can try to make alternative arrangements for you. 

If we are unable to organise a guided campus tour for you, you can take our self-guided campus tour. Copies of this can be obtained from the campus tour welcome desk upon arrival. 

You can also download a copy of our self-guided campus tour booklet.

Self-guided campus tour (PDF, 55KB)

Who will be taking me on the tour?

You will be guided around the campus by one of our trained Student Ambassadors. Feel free to ask them any questions you may have regarding being a student in Sheffield and the course that they are studying. 

What should I wear?

The campus tour is a walking tour so it is advisable to wear some comfortable footwear. Also we would advise you to bring some suitable clothing if it is raining as most of the tour is outside. 

Will I be able to go to an academic department as part of my visit to the University?

Although the campus tour will take you past most of the academic buildings, if you wish to visit a specific department and speak to a member of staff, then you will need to contact them directly at least two weeks prior to your visit to the University. 

Find the contact details for your specific department

Will I be able to visit any of the accommodation?

At certain times of the year we are able to offer optional accommodation tours following the campus tours. If this option is available to you we will inform you of this in your confirmation email when you sign up to the tour online.

Alternatively, if you apply to study here and are successful in being offered a place, you will be invited to an applicant open day.  

Accommodation virtual tour

Does the campus tour include a look around the sports facilities?

The University's sports facilities are approximately a 10 minute walk from the central campus, but the sports facilities are not included on the campus tour.  As tours take place during a working day visitors are usually welcome to look around the facilities, provided there are no events that day.

Sport Sheffield

I am a blue badge holder and will be travelling to the University by car. Where can I park?

If you or a member of your party is a blue badge holder, please contact us at least 48 hours before your visit and we will try to arrange a parking space for you.

You can contact the campus tour team by telephone 0114 222 9872 or email