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Freshers' Fair

Freshers' Fair

Get stuck into life at The Sheffield College

Students attend the Fresher's Fair at Hillsborough campus

As a new student, we want to kick off the start your journey with a bang and give you a little taste of what college life at The Sheffield College is like.

When is it?

Join us on Thursday 13th September from 10am - 2.30pm.

Where is it?

This year's Freshers' Fair will be held at both City and Hillsborough Campuses.

Don't worry if your usual campus is Olive Grove or Peaks, you're more than welcome at City Campus to join us for the festivities! We'll be putting on a free bus for students who are normally based at Peaks Campus, so you don't have to worry about getting to or from the event.

What to expect

It just wouldn't be a proper fair without some excellent food and drink, entertainment and giveaways! We'll have everything you need to enjoy yourself, including:

  • Food from local suppliers, including Whirlow Hall Farm and Streetfood Chef
  • Free pizza
  • Freebies and giveaways from Nando's, Subway and Coca Cola
  • Live DJ set
  • Photo booths (with free printouts!)
  • VR gaming experience
  • Fairground games*
  • Table football
  • Exclusive student deals from Pure Gym, Exercise4Less and Prime Mover*
  • Opportunities to join societies and sports teams
*Campus dependent 


New students attend a packed Freshers' Fair in 2017
Students dancing at Freshers' Fair 2016

What else can I do at Freshers' Fair?

Although it might surprise you, there's more to a Freshers' Fair than just food and freebies! When you come down you can also find:

  • Health and well-being stalls to keep you safe and happy during your time with us
  • Information about the Students' Union, how they can support you and opportunities to get involved 
  • Your opportunity to order your NUS student card, which entitles you to discounts at 100s of stores and restaurants
  • Student offers on public transport
  • How to apply for a bursary
  • Information about:
    • What you could do after college (be it another college course, an Apprenticeship, university or your first step into a career)
    • College services such as SEND, Student Support and Finance
    • What to do if you're not enjoying your course or want to change areas