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The university experience

Whilst your qualification will be your main focus, we know that having access to a university experience is just as important. You want more, expect more and we're here to give you more. It's all about opportunities.

Find out more about studying at university level

Click on the links bellow to find out more about UC Sheffield


Looking to live with other students?

As we are an associate college of Sheffield Hallam University, you will be eligible to apply to move in to their student accomodation and live the student lifestyle.

There is also a range of private student accomodation across Sheffield which you will be able to access.

Students' Union and Student Voice

Have your say on all pressing matters across the college by joining our Students' Union and Student Voice. Our Student Voice is comprised of reps from each course; all of whom are invited to training, monthly campus meetings, termly university level student forums and programme committees.

Our students are key contributors who drive programme changes and college improvements.


Each year, we go all out to celebrate the graduation of our university level students with a graduation ceremony at Sheffield Cathedral.

Our graduations are an amazing occasion with special guests, alumni speakers, and caps and gowns which represent the colour of the institution that validates your degree. They're a fantastic opportunity to celebrate your hard work and achievements with your loved ones.

Your own space

At our City and Hillsborough Campuses, we have invested in common room spaces for all UC Sheffield students. The common rooms include spaces for group work, whilst our Hillsborough common room also has a kitchenette and table football table.

The idea of a common room was first raised at a Student Voice meeting which just goes to show that we are making improvements to your experience based on your recommendations.

Join a club or society

We have a number of clubs and societies across the college, including our ever-growing LGBTQ+ Society, Film Club, Debate and Politics, and a Games Club. We will also help you set up your own if it doesn't exist yet!

Fitness facilities

Keep yourself fit and healthy with free access to our gym facilities, or hire out our sports hall and all-weather 3G pitches.


Our students are eligible to enter the British Universities and Colleges Sport competitions. If you perform at a high level, our membership allows you to compete against university students from across the country - including, for the second year running, our men's basketball team!

Trips and visits

Everyone loves a good trip, don't they?

We put on visits to workplaces, locations around the country and even further afield to broaden your knowledge of different cultures and influences.

Previously, we've organised trips to New York, Florence, Berlin, Amsterdam, Beijing, London and lovely old Whitby.

Please note: some trips may incur extra costs.


Being a university level student at UC Sheffield entitles you to exactly the same discountsand benefits that all university level students receive, including:

  • council tax discounts
  • free prescriptions
  • student bank accounts and 0% interest overdrafts
  • shopping discounts, including ASOS, Amazon, Spotify and more
  • access to NUS Totum Card
  • free Microsoft Office packages