The Students' Union building has the spaces and rooms for any kind of event.

  • 8 Meeting Rooms
  • 4 Entertainment Venues – Foundry, Studio, Fusion and Raynor Lounge
  • High-tech 370 seat auditorium, lecture theatre and cinema

We can book The Octagon Centre on behalf of student groups, and will help you in planning your event.

Find out about booking spaces


Flash! is our series of inspirational talks sharing ideas & stories, from Arts to Politics, Lifestyle & Culture.

Guests have included Rob Brydon, Alastair Campbell, Howard Marks, Jeremy Paxman and more...

Flash! Can help market suitable events across campus and to the public.

Find Flash! on Facebook

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Students Union Events

We provide

    Advice and support to student events
  • A programme of arts and cultural events
  • Conferencing and venue hire services
  • Co-ordination of Students' Union events activity


Our In-house team can cater for all.

From a simple sandwich selection to one of our pick n’ mix buffets.


Room and Event Charges

Student societies, clubs, and Residence Life groups are eligible for:

  • FREE use of rooms within the Students' Union
  • the discounted tariff for Technical Services
  • security and event duty management services at cost

Charging for event services and facilities allows the Students' Union (a registered charity) to re-coup some of the costs of the services provided. This internal (student-only) tariff recovers the minimum, direct costs of operating the event.

Charges for Students' Union Venue Hires & Event Services

Typical evening event costs

Technical Equipment

The Students' Union's Technical Services Committee can provide technical support to your event – from a small PA system to an impressive light-show – as much or as little as is required to make your event go smoothly.

Technical hire tariff

Sheffield Students' Union, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TG
Registered Charity Number: 1147855