Student Life – Sports Clubs and Societies

It’s important to take a break from studying. Sports Clubs and societies are one of the most popular ways to do this whilst at university. Both The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University offer a wide range of activities and sport for students to participate in.

Joining clubs and societies is a fantastic way to meet new friends, build your confidence, try something new and develop transferable skills. Whether you’re training to become a world-class athlete or fancy some fun there is something for everyone. In this section, we’ll explore some of the opportunities available to students in Sheffield.

The University of Sheffield Students Union

Becoming a Sheffield student is all about trying new things, testing your strengths and discovering what you’re passionate about. Your students’ union is here to make sure nothing stands in your way.

Sheffield Hallam University Students Union

All Sheffield Hallam University students are automatically members of the Students’ Union. They are part of a community where they are supported and empowered to fulfil their potential.

The University of Sheffield – Societies

University societies tend to fall into three categories:

  • Activities and hobbies e.g. Drama, Video Gaming or Comedy
  • Course groups e.g. Mathematics Society, Law Society or Medical Society
  • Interest groups e.g. International Groups, Religious Community or Charity Groups

Take a look at the video above to find out what some of The University of Sheffield’s societies get up to!

Sheffield Hallam University – Societies

Sheffield Hallam students can pick from over 100 student-run societies, covering a huge range of hobbies and shared interests. Joining societies is a lot of fun, but they can also be about meeting like-minded people who are passionate about changing our world. Watch the video above about Sheffield Hallam students who volunteered on the School Bus Project which is a mobile education service which seeks to help refugees who would otherwise be secluded.

The University of Sheffield – Sports Clubs

In this video, hear students from The University of Sheffield talk about their experiences of joining sports clubs and the benefits of giving it a go.

Sheffield Varsity

The Sheffield Varsity is a showcase and celebration of student sport in the city. Since 1996, sports teams from Sheffield Hallam University and The University of Sheffield have competed against each other. There are over 70 events, 15,000 spectators and 1000 athletes. This video shows the excitement and passion felt by participants from both universities.

Relive the best moments of our HeppFest higher education festival from February 2023 here!