Deutscher Verein Society


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Hallo, Grüß Gott, Moin, Grüezi

Herzlich Willkommen im Deutscher Verein Sheffields!

We are the University of Sheffield Students' Union’s society for students of German, German-speaking natives and those who have an interest in Germanic culture. Originally solely a departmental society, DV has progressed to much more!

Worried about how COVID-19 may affect your university experience? Keine Sorge! We are ready with Fresher’s socials to keep the DV spirit alive digitally. Our social media pages will have details of all this.

Our traditional DV socials will be running in some form this year. Stammtisch shall return! Our regular German drink and chat social will be COVID-secure, so there will be no missed opportunity to show off your German or practice if you’re a beginner. All are welcome. In less chaotic times we have our  Weihnachtsessen, where we come together to relax after the joys and challenges of Semester 1. In Semester 2, we hope to be able to bring you hits such as Blau Sein and Currywurst and Corp (Daumen drücken). As soon as May arrives, the SLC Ball allows us to get our glad-rags on and celebrate the year gone-by.

Not a drinker? We have your back! Our array of alcohol-free socials hopefully will tick your box. German film and quiz nights and organised cultural events are among what we have in store. Our social secretaries want fun for all the DV family!

Bist du sportlich? SLOG and SLOGin will be your thing. Our captains are going to extra lengths to make sure both football and netball can be played as safe as possible when it returns. You don’t have to be the next Mesut Özil to take part, the only requirement is to have a bit of fun! The Sauerkraut Cup is also an important part of the DV calendar, when we shall prove ourselves to be better than other German departments at the beautiful game.

Here are your Deutscher Verein Committee Members for 2020/21, please feel free to say hallo:

Präsident – Brad Hampshire

Vizepräsidentin – Alisha Mallya

Sekretärin – Nina Briggs

Schatzmeister – Ollie Dunn

Inklusionsoffizierin – Rachael Norman

Sozialsekretärinnen – Connie Rigby & Eavan Churchill

Öffentlichkeitsarbeiterin – Grace Liney

SLOG-Mannschaftskapitän – Moritz Walter

SLOGin-Mannschaftskapitänin – Jenny Schneidermann

Our Facebook (Deutscher Verein-Sheffields) and Instagram (deutschervereinsheff) are where you can get the majority of DV-related news, plus our secretary will drop updates straight into your University e-mail inbox, so DV is never too far away. We hope you can join us for a jam-packed calendar of German-related fun.

If you want to get in touch, email us at or send us a quick Facebook or Instagram message!

How much does DV membership cost? £5, that’s right, a whole year of DV-Spaß for a fiver! Membership will also help you gain access to the amazing members’ extras we have too!



All of our clubs and societies are run by a committee.

A committee is a team of people that lead, organise and publicise a group within your Students' Union.

It can be really rewarding as well as being a great way to gain experience and invaluable skills for your future career.