Outreach at the University of Sheffield

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University of Sheffield (UoS) is a Russell Group university, which means it is one of 24 world-class research-intensive UK universities. the University of Sheffield was developed from three local institutions: the Sheffield School of Medicine, Firth College and the Sheffield Technical School. The university as we know it now was founded in 1905.

UoS is extremely diverse, with 29,000 students attending from over 140 countries. In 2013, UoS started the #weareinternational hashtag to celebrate and highlight their diverse student and staff communities. It is now a campaign involving over 160 universities and organisations in the UK. In addition to this, the UoS students union has been voted the best in the country for the last 11 years.

UoS is committed to raising skills across the region through our placement, apprenticeship and widening participation 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, alongside growth of the Sheffield City Region Innovation district.

You can find more information about the University of Sheffield on this website.

The University of Sheffield runs various schemes for schools and colleges. You can find more about these schemes via the information below or by visiting the UoS UK Recruitment and Widening Participation website.


You can talk to current University of Sheffield students about their experience at university. Ask them anything about Sheffield, student life or anything else you would like an answer to. Talk to them by visiting this website.

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 before you make a decision. These courses are available to anyone, free to take part in, offer a wide selection of subjects and allow you to work alongside thousands of other learners across the world. They are also an excellent way to evidence your learning and interest in a topic, especially when considering an application to university. Even if higher education isn’t your final aim, they can also be used to support your career development and professional ambitions. You can find more by visiting this website.

To ensure that schools and colleges are kept up to date with the most relevant higher education information and guidance, the University of Sheffield has created a new Virtual Schools Hub. This contains all their resources for teachers and advisers, transition videos, virtual presentations, myth busters, study skills sessions and much more. Content will continue to be added to the hub so please do revisit over time. You can find more by visiting this website.

The University of Sheffield is committed to ensuring that their students have the opportunity to speak to an experienced member of staff at each stage of their journey of the application. They have a team of experts who are able to understand the often complex requirements that students may have if they’re currently in or leaving local authority care, or have become estranged from their families. You can find more on this website.

The University of Sheffield have virtual campus, accommodation, sport facilities and city tours on their website. Watch the tours by visiting this website.

The University of Sheffield have recently brought together their policies on the consideration contextual data into an overarching Access Sheffield scheme.

The scheme covers:

Applicants on the Post-16 Discover and Realising Opportunities programmes
Applicants from Low Participation Neighbourhoods
Care Leavers, estranged students and carers
Applicants studying additional qualifications (eg an EPQ or Core Maths)

Depending on a student’s circumstances, they may also be able to make an alternative offer lower than their standard entry requirements. This is in addition to their existing Disrupted Studies policy.

Please visit at the Access Sheffield website for more information.