Outreach at the University of Sheffield

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The University of Sheffield is a research university with a global reputation for excellence.

Students at the University of Sheffield (UoS) study at a top 20 UK university (Complete University Guide 2024). They’ll see how world-leading research enhances teaching and changes lives – starting with their own. And experience three unforgettable years at a Russell Group university. A Russell Group university means it is one of 24 world-class research-intensive UK universities.

Students can get stuck into over 350 sports and societies, explore a new country on a study abroad year and enjoy the UK’s no. 1 Students’ Union. The University is home to 30,000 students from over 150 countries meaning the student experience at Sheffield is truly international.

The UoS is committed to raising skills across the region through our placement, apprenticeship and widening access activity alongside support for local employers to access talented graduates. UoS are working with regional partners to drive urban development across our campus and the heart of the city. Find out more on the University of Sheffield’s website.

The University provides a range of activities with schools and colleges to encourage engagement with the journey into higher education. Discover more on their Schools and colleges webpages.


Access Sheffield helps ensure that everyone who has the potential to succeed at University has the opportunity to do so. A lot of people might not think they’re eligible for support, but the University of Sheffield has a broad pathway to ensure able students can access education at Sheffield. Read about Access Sheffield.

The University’s dedicated virtual schools hub ensures that schools and colleges are kept up to date with the most relevant higher education information and guidance. There’s resources for teachers and advisers, transition videos, virtual presentations and so much more. Take a look at the virtual schools hub.

The University of Sheffield has a number of free, online taster courses to help you try a subject, meet academic staff and get a taste of university life. Even if higher education isn\’t your final aim, they can also be used to support your career development and professional ambitions. Explore FutureLearn at the UoS

The University is committed to ensuring that students get the support they need at each stage of your journey. Their team of experts are able to understand the often complex requirements that you may have if you’re care experienced or have become estranged from your family, and can offer a wide range of support. Support for care experienced and estranged students.

The University of Sheffield invites prospective students to campus to discover what Sheffield has to offer from campus, student accommodation, city and sport facilities. They also offer virtual tours where student vloggers show you the campus. Take a tour.

You can chat to student ambassadors and staff at the UoS to find what studying at Sheffield is really like. Chat to the UoS.