Public Health Society


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The Public Health Society was established by University of Sheffield students at the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) in order to:

Raise awareness of health issuesRaise money for health charitiesOrganise educational and social events for members

Public Health is defined as “the art and science of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts of society” (Acheson, 1988; WHO). According to the World Health Organization, the purpose of public health is to promote and strengthen public health services, increase wellbeing, and reduce inequalities. To achieve this goal, public health involves a diverse range of backgrounds and professionals from different sectors, including governmental and non-governmental, medical, educational, health professionals, scientists, policymakers, and many others. For this reason, we as a society of public health leaders, do our best to make an impact through our events and outreach to fight for our common goal of raising awareness of health issues.  

We are a group of purpose-driven individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds and knowledge, whose aims are to raise awareness of public health issues, by promoting health within the university and surroundings. We organise health presentations, debates, and sporting events, for the students in the university and memorable social events for our society members and interested individuals. We also stand out as an excellent and useful society in supporting charities associated with health. We are determined to make a positive impact in our community both locally and internationally. 



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.