Congratulations to everyone who has recently found out they’ll be starting at Sheffield Uni this year. You’re going to love it! As a veteran student having now undertaken 4 years at uni (with another one to come) I’m going to give you a to-do list for your first month at uni so you can make sure you’re making the most of it!
Sheffield as a city, and the university itself, is absolutely fab for social and extra-curricular activities. There’s easily enough things available for you to do something different every day for a month, if you’ve got the energy! From the peaks to the restraurants, and the freshers fairs to the nights out – get ready for a very fun month!
1. Attend the Freshers Fair
If you’re new to the whole uni thing, the freshers fair is basically when companies come to ply students with freebies and competitions. If you’re not already sold there is FREE dominoes.
2. Attend the Activities Fair
If you go to the activities fair you will have the chance to find out more about the 300+ societies Sheffield uni has to offer, and sign up for as many as you like.
3. Try out places to eat around the University
If you’re ever struggling for something to do in your first month why not check out one of the places to eat in the SU? There’s Bar One, Interval, Grill and Go, New Leaf to name a few! Also within a couple of minutes walk from the SU is Notty House which does 10/10 pies, Harley for burgers, Street Food Chef for mexican food. So many options!!
4. Go on Sheffield Uni nights out
Sheffield Uni has won best SU in the country countless times and for good reason. Some of the nights out run by the SU are incredible. With Pop Tarts for cheesy old school music, ROAR for the sports teams, Tuesday Club for house/electro dance music and Climax the LGBT night there is definitely something for everybody. On top of these Sheffield boasts other infamous nights out at Leadmill and Corp.
5. Attend a Give it a Go session
If you’re not ready to commit to a membership with a society or sport you can attend one of the Give it a Go sessions where you attend a one of session on a pay-as-you-go basis. Previous Give a Go sessions included things like Boxing, BBQs, trips to Alton Towers etc.
6. Watch a Film at the SU Auditorium
Sheffield uni has it’s own Film Unit society which organises loads of films to be screened in the SU Auditorium for only £3. Examples this year were Beauty and the Beast, The Edge of Seventeen and the Seventh Seal.