Sheffield Intro 2018 is a festival of activities for new students, run by your Students’ Union. It’s your introduction to student life, helping you to discover things that make you happy, make friends and connections, find support, and have a fantastic time.




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Nights Out

Club Nights & Live Gigs

If Sheffield’s bustling during the day, it really comes alive at night. Foundry at the Students' Union plays host to award-winning club nights every week and some of the best gigs in the city.

Intro kicks off a packed season of nights out. Book your tickets as soon as you can: Intro nights always sell out.

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Give it a Go

Activities & Day Trips

Ever wanted to give something new a go but weren’t sure how? Our Give it a Go programme allows you to try new activities and sports on a pay as you go basis.

The programme runs throughout the year, and during Intro, you can try out over 80 different activities, all for little or no cost. It’s a great way to make new friends while you find your feet.

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Intro Week Fairs

Intro features no fewer than five welcome fairs, all in your new Students’ Union!

Find something you love at our Activities Fair, get active at our Sports Fair, or try out our food outlets at Tastes of the SU.

Our big Freshers’ Fair is always packed full with offers and giveaways. Or why not give something back and get productive at our Part-Time Jobs and Volunteering Fair?

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Arts & Culture

Talks, Cinema, Theatre & More

If all the world’s a stage, or you see life through a lens, our programme here at Sheffield Students’ Union will satisfy your arts and culture cravings.

From the latest Film Unit cinema shows, to powerful dance and theatre, and inspiring speakers: your Students' Union’s much more than bars and club nights.

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This is Sheffield

Welcome to Sheffield: a friendly, creative, and thriving city. From conquering the final frontier, to going for gold, extraordinary former University of Sheffield students like Helen Sharman and Dame Jessica Ennis have gone on to change the world.

The city’s feted music scene has launched the careers of the Arctic Monkeys, Pulp and Toddla T. Our reputation as a destination for ideas is growing, thanks to citywide festivals like Tramlines, DocFest and Off the Shelf. With the Peak District on our doorstep, the city really has the best of both worlds. There’s so much to explore…

Getting Around
in Sheffield
Getting Around
in Sheffield

Do something

Sheffield Students’ Union offers
so many possibilities...

Get involved

Sheffield Students’ Union offers so many possibilities...

Join a Society

Are you mad about mountain biking? A citizen journalist or would-be yogini? Your social life is about to get a lot more interesting! With over 350 societies and committees to choose from, every taste and pursuit you can think of is catered for at the SU.

Get Active

Always wanted to play for a Uni team or prefer keeping fit at your own pace? You can join one of our 58 sports clubs or enjoy the flexibility of social sport sessions whenever you feel like getting active. Whether you want to keep your wellness meter topped up, or compete against top teams from other Unis, sport at Sheffield is designed for everyone.

Make change

Sheffield Students’ Union is run for and by students. That means you make change happen.

A team of elected officers, council and committees represent your interests and views while you study.

You can get involved and have a say in how things are run yourself - from your course, to a society you’re part of, or even become an SU officer.

Volunteer your time

Do good. Sharing your skills can really make a difference to others’ lives. Over 2,200 students make up our Sheffield Volunteering community, giving their time and skills to help local people. Last year our student committees RAG and BUMMIT raised over £100,000 for charity!

Eat, drink & Shop

You can eat, drink, meet, chill, work, shop, bank and get advice all within the Students’ Union Building! With ten different venues, ethical places to shop and tons of free space to relax.

Student views have shaped what we sell. We offer free water fountains instead of selling bottled water. And Our Zero Waste Shop is a one of a kind.

You can feel good knowing that every penny you spend in your Students’ Union goes straight back into the business of supporting students.


Your Intro,
Your Choice

Your Intro,
Your Choice

Intro is an exciting time full of new experiences and sometimes it all can feel a little overwhelming. Inside the Students’ Union and across campus, you’ll find support services to help you throughout your time here. If at any time you feel you need some help or someone to talk you, visit the Student Online Support pages.

Remember, you’re joining a supportive community. We have many groups that represent students and champion issues that matter to you. Just seek out those you connect with and join them.

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for life

Yours for life

We promise our students the best university experience: top quality education, life-changing opportunities and experiences that liberate and support you for the best possible future. All within a strong Students’ Union run by and for students.


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