18th September 2020

Welcome to our Sheffield SU building

Our SU Building is open, with many of our favourite outlets and services accessible in person, alongside a host of new Covid-19 safety measures to ensure you have a safe and welcoming experience.

  1. Our safety measures
  2. What’s open
  3. What’s missing and why?
  4. Which SU building entrances to use

Our safety measures

When you visit any part of our building* you’ll be greeted on the door by one of our team. They’ll scan your UCard (or take your email address if not available), for Test and Trace purposes.

(*excluding Coffee Revolution take away service)

Throughout the building you will see hand sanitizer stations, social distancing signage and floor stickers, and increased cleaning of spaces by our staff. As with buildings across the University campus, you will need to wear a mask inside our building unless eating or drinking in one of our outlets.

All of our outlets are now cashless to reduce the risk of contracting Covid-19 from handling money. Pay for items via card, phone, or in our cafes and bars, through our new Student Orders app.

Bar One, Coffee Revolution, and the Interval Kitchen + Bar are now using our new Student Orders app. This allows you to browse our menus, order, and pay directly from within the app. Your food and drink is then delivered to your table. Why not download and register in advance of your visit:

We’ve reduced the number of entrances to our building to control its capacity and ensure those inside can social distance. View our map or see the What’s Open section for how to get to the service or outlet you need.

Visitors are required to use face masks throughout the building (as across most other University campus locations), except when eating and drinking in one of our cafes or bars.

What’s open

Use SU Main Entrance

Use our main entrance to access our Welcome Desk and other services like Our Shop, Coffee Revolution (seated), Sheffield SU store and more.

To see what’s open when visit our Opening Times Page

Use SU Main Entrance

Packed with all the essentials, snacks and drinks you need to get you through your day. Just pick up what you need and pay at one of our many self service checkouts.

Use Coffee Revolution Concourse Entrance

Eat and drink, Use SU Main Entrance

The SU’s own coffee house, committed to great coffee, good ethics and local suppliers. We’ve extended our floorspace into the Activities and Sports Zone to allow customers to sit and enjoy food and drink safely. Ordering is quick and simple via our new Student Orders app.

Use Glossop Road Entrance

Serving drinks, delicious burgers and sides, all ordered via the new ‘Student Orders’ app. Choose from lots of socially distanced tables inside or outside in our spacious garden.

Use Graves Building Entrance

Serving drinks and fresh stonebaked pizzas, wraps, and sandwiches, all ordered via the new ‘Student Orders’ app. Choose from lots of socially distanced tables inside or outside in our spacious garden.

Use SU Main Entrance

The place to visit to stock up on all your official University of Sheffield merchandise available both in our building and online. Browse branded clothing, accessories, stationery and gifts. Leaders in sustainable sourcing, they have an extensive Eco-friendly range which is also vegan friendly!

Your SU Officers will be contactable both online, through @su_officerteam on instagram or via email. Where appropriate, you can also request to meet with individual SU Officers in person in the SU Building. Please speak to the Welcome Desk team or email the officer you would like to speak to for more information.

Use SU Main Entrance

Grab a take away burrito, pitta or wrap with your choice of fillings from jerk chicken and tikka to feta, falafel or tofu, accompanied by salad and sauces.

Our Student Advice Centre has a comprehensive set of advice webpages on matters relating to your course, finances, housing and wellbeing. If you need more assistance you can contact the Student Advice Centre by email (advice@sheffield.ac.uk) and one of our expert staff will respond to you with further information or the offer of a video appointment.

Find links to all our existing societies, sports clubs, volunteering and fundraising opportunities, and Give it a Go programme on our Activities and Sports pages.

More coming from 28th Sept including:

New Leaf

Student Support Services

View Deli

What’s missing and why?

Our focus has been to reopen where able, those services which cannot be delivered remotely, such as cafes and bars. However there are various services and spaces that we cannot currently operate due to Covid-19 guideline limitations or financial constraints.

In some instances we cannot provide a service and adhere to the Government’s Covid-19 guidelines at the same time. We need to ensure visitors are able to effectively social distance, that spaces are kept clean between different users visiting, and that indoor gatherings are limited to maximum of 6 people. This limits some of our activity.

In others circumstances, the financial impact is too great. Sheffield SU is a registered charity, and Covid-19 has had a devastating impact on our finances. All our income generating outlets were forced to close for months, and the University, concerned with their own financial position, has had to cut all faculties and services budgets by 15%, which includes the SU’s block grant. This has inevitably led to staff and budget cuts. There are also additional costs in making certain facilities Covid-19 safe, meaning some are not currently viable.

We’re working hard to bring you more of what you love soon but in the meantime please bear with us! And if you do want to further support the SU please consider making a donation, and remember that money spent in the SU stays in the SU.

Coming Soon:

Nights Out: Our extensive club night and live music programme is poised to return as soon as national guidelines allow. Join our mailing list to find out more

Bookable Rooms and spaces: As we open up more areas in our SU, we’ll be reviewing if we can reopen bookings for student groups.