Campus life

The University of Sheffield campus is in the heart of the city and has everything you need within walking distance. You’ll find excellent facilities, study areas and the number 1 Students’ Union in the country.

Join in from day one at the International College

The University of Sheffield International College is located on the main campus. As an International College student, you are welcome to join in with many of the events held by the University and Students’ Union. You can join societies, start your own club or get involved in campaigning for a better future as an associate member of the Students’ Union. 

No. 1 Students’ Union

Students rate the University of Sheffield Students’ Union as the very best in the UK – it has been voted number 1 for the past five years in a row (2017-2022) by the Whatuni Student Choice Awards.

What's on campus?

The Students' Union has its own bar, café and restaurant run by students. It’s a great place to meet friends or grab some lunch. The Union is also about representing the issues that matter to you most. The student council helps you get your voice heard and has a dedicated officer for international students.

Everything you need:

  • 350 clubs and societies
  • Bar, café and restaurant
  • Box office for tickets to concerts and performances
  • Events
  • Student council
  • Support services

Explore the campus

Take a virtual tour of the International College, the University and Sheffield.

Take a tour

Student clubs and societies

There are hundreds of university clubs and societies on campus. You can try something new, build a new strength and make new friends. If you aren’t sure what you want to try, the ‘Give it a Go’ programme is a great way to sample different societies on a trial basis. You simply buy a ticket to attend an activity once and then you can see if you like it. 

Develop leadership skills volunteering at schools and charities, write for the student newspaper or try out the bouldering wall on campus. You’ll definitely find something that interests you.

Opportunities to get involved include:

  • Sheffield volunteering
  • Film making
  • Engineers Without Borders
  • Fashion
  • Faith groups
  • Sheffield Entrepreneurs
  • Natural History
  • Dance
  • DJing
  • Sports.

University of Sheffield facilities

Sheffield has everything you need to study, relax and socialise:

  • Western Bank Library — home to new media, digital works, texts and research materials
  • The Diamond — provides exceptional engineering facilities as well as study areas for all undergraduate students
  • iForge - students can benefit from access to the UK's first student-led makerspace, with facilities include laser cutters and 3D printers. The iForge is open to all students, regardless of what they are studying
  • 24-hour access to the innovative Information Commons — a multi-purpose learning environment and library
  • Plus many restaurants and cafes on campus.

Sport

The Goodwin Sports Centre has excellent facilities for students at the University and International College:

  • State-of-the-art fitness centre with gym, fitness classes and heated indoor swimming pool with sauna and steam rooms
  • Sports pitches
  • Multi-purpose sports hall
  • Bouldering wall
  • Squash courts
  • Tennis courts.

International community

You will be part of a community of international students as the University is where the popular 'We Are International' campaign began. Sheffield students wanted to highlight the importance of welcoming international students to world-leading universities, and now the award-winning campaign has been taken up across the UK. Follow the popular #WeAreInternational hashtag for updates. 

Born in Iran. Made in Sheffield.

There are societies for all nations in Sheffield. I think joining the societies helps the homesickness. We have Sheffield Iranian film nights every Monday. We play Iranian films and we have an Iranian discussion.

Golshan

International Foundation Year in Business, Law, Social Sciences and Humanities

BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management and Economics

Accommodation

Explore accommodation options for while you’re studying at the International College, including our newest development in a beautiful converted church – St Vincent’s Place.

Accommodation

Living costs

Sheffield is an affordable city in the north of England. Find out how much it will cost to live in Sheffield.

Living costs

Student support

We are here to support you from the moment you decide to join us to the moment you progress to your degree. Find out about student support. 

Student support