The University of Sheffield, in partnership with the Students' Union, prides itself on the 'can-do' attitude of those students who are keen to develop themselves and contribute to the community, beyond their course of study. We are committed to providing support and guidance for students pursuing their passions, realising their ambitions and pushing the boundaries of innovation and enterprise.

Getting Started
Sheffield University, together with the Students' Union, does offer lots of advice, support and funding if you are a student organising activities or events. If you want to set up a project, start a business, or bring together like-minded people to make a difference, then please contact one (or more!) of our student-friendly staff teams.

In certain cases, funding will be available to help you get your idea off the ground – always ask what grants might be available and, how and when to apply.

Sometimes your activity/event cannot be supported or approved by the University or Students' Union because it carries too much risk (e.g. financial or safety risk) or because it would require too much staff time to help you with your project.

Probably the best people to contact first are either the Students' Union (SU) or the University of Sheffield Enterprise (USE):

Contact the Student Union's Activities & Sports Zone to:

  • Set up a new society or sports club
  • Start a community volunteering project
  • Fundraise for charity
  • Organise activities in your residences


E: activities@shef.ac.uk
T: 0114 222 8520
F: activitieszone
T: @activitieszone
Location: Level 3, Students' Union

Contact the University of Sheffield Enterprise to:

  • get advice, funding and support for your business, whatever stage you're at
  • improve your enterprise and entrepreneurship skills
  • make your ideas happen
  • learn about social innovation


E: enterprise@sheffield.ac.uk
T: 0114 222 4044
F: UShefEnterprise
T: @UShefEnterprise

Location: Enterprise Zone, 210 Portobello, S1 4AE

Other departments that may be able to help you are:

  • 301 Student Skills & Development Centre
  • University Outreach
  • Chaplaincy
  • Careers Service
  • Sport Sheffield
  • SIIDShare
  • Alumni Foundation
  • Your department or faculty