Campus tour FAQs

Get answers to your questions about the University campus tours.

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

You should aim to arrive at our Students Union building 10 minutes before your tour start time. You can find details and directions to the Students’ Union using our interactive campus map. Our campus tour stand will be located inside the main entrance foyer, opposite the welcome desk.

Who can I bring with me?

You can bring a maximum of two guests from the same household to accompany you on your visit, as detailed on the booking form.

Will I get to see my academic department?

Our tour will focus on showcasing some of our multi-use buildings which host lectures, seminars and labs for students from a wide range of departments. We are unfortunately unable to take visitors inside specific department buildings, but opportunities for this may be available at some of our Open day and Offer holder events.

Can I see the accommodation?

We are currently unable to offer tours of our accommodation. Our 360° virtual tours of our accommodation sites and rooms are available to view online.

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

If you’re running late, please contact the Campus Tour team on 0114 222 9872. We’re unable to guarantee latecomers a campus tour but the earlier you let us know, the sooner we can try to make alternative arrangements and provide you with a self guided campus tour leaflet if required.

Who else will be on the visit?

You may be joined by other prospective students and their guests on your tour. 

Are welfare facilities available?

Toilet facilities will be available at the start and end of the campus tour in the Students’ Union building. 

Will refreshments be available?

A number of catering outlets are available in our Students' Union. Our tour guides and staff can provide you with further information on the day of your visit.

How do I get to Sheffield?

Find out more on our maps and travel information web page.

If you’re travelling by public transport, the Students’ Union is a 5 minute walk from the University’s stop on the Supertram which serves the city centre, Sheffield train station, and several park and ride sites.

Where can I park?

We recommend that visitors use the Q Park at Durham Road. The Students' Union building is visible to your right as you exit the car park. Explore details of other car parking options.

What should I wear?

The campus tour is a walking tour so please wear comfortable footwear and bring suitable clothing including waterproofs in case of rain, as much of the tour will be outside. 

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

We recommend using one of the 32 blue-badge parking spaces available in the Q Park at Durham Road.

Is the visit accessible for wheelchair-users?

The campus tour covers our central campus - an area approximately one mile across. The route makes use of lowered curbs and pedestrian crossings as much as possible. Welfare facilities in the Students Union are available on the Ground Floor and include accessible toilets. If you wish to discuss any additional requirements, you can contact the Campus Tour team by telephone 0114 222 9872 or email

What Covid mitigation measures are in place?

In line with government guidance, many of the controls that were previously required have now been removed, enabling us to return to a much more familiar campus environment. 

However, while ongoing safety measures and in particular the successful vaccine rollout enable us to remove some of the previous restrictions, the safety and wellbeing of our community remains our utmost priority.

We are therefore continuing to encourage all campus-users to continue washing or sanitising hands regularly, and to stay at home if they feel unwell (see question below re covid symptoms). Ventilation systems are still supplying the maximum amount of fresh air possible to buildings, and our heightened cleaning regime and touchpoint cleaning will continue, in line with government guidance. Our University contact tracing team will also remain in place until the end of April while we transition to the point where free asymptomatic testing ends. You can read more information on our webpages about how we are keeping our community safe.

Do I need to wear a face covering?

Face coverings are no longer legally required anywhere on campus. However, please respect others’ choices to wear face coverings.

What if I start to experience Covid symptoms?

If you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • a high temperature
  • a new continuous cough

you should email as soon as possible to cancel your campus visit. If this occurs on the day of the visit, please also contact the team at the earliest opportunity on + 44 114 222 9872. If you begin to experience any of the above symptoms during your visit, please notify your guide immediately so we can ensure you are able to leave campus and return home swiftly and safely. While you’re no longer required by law to self-isolate if you have Covid-19, the public health advice is that you should still stay at home and avoid contact with other people while you're infectious to others. This can be for up to 10 days from when your symptoms start.

Is the accommodation tour accessible for wheelchair users?

The accommodation tour features a first floor flat with no lift access. If you have any additional requirements, you can contact our Campus Tour team by telephone 0114 222 9872 or email

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