If your time to study in Sheffield is approaching, you’re bound to be thinking about the all-important Freshers Week. It’s one of the most important dates in the university calendar and one of the most fun ways to get to grips with student life. Whilst your student accommodation in Sheffield will offer you plenty of opportunities to meet fellow residents and students, Freshers Week is also a great way to meet different and like-minded people, particularly if you’re new to the city.

With Collegiate, you’ll be living in the heart of Sheffield – and within walking distance from both Sheffield Hallam and University of Sheffield – with a host of things to do right on your doorstep. Freshers Week typically falls around the time you’re moving, so it can feel like there’s a lot to take on board. That’s why we’ve put together a handy overview for Sheffield Freshers Week so you can have some idea of where to start.

We’ve taken a look at both University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam’s Freshers events, and scouted the city for some exciting activities that will help you get to know this great city.

University of Sheffield Freshers Week 2021

Freshers Week is known as Welcome Week at the Uni of Sheffield, with a full week of events and activities taking place from Saturday 18th September. Tickets for Freshers and welcome events are available to buy now and includes an impressive array of student nights in Sheffield. However, it isn’t all about the evenings, there’s a vintage clothes fair, activities and sports fairs as well as opportunities to learn about volunteering and jobs while you’re at university. Be sure to check out the Give it a Go sessions, where you can try a host of activities from archery and yoga to improv comedy and even sailing. Tickets are cheap and a great opportunity to try something new with no commitment. Of course, if you can’t make it to Sheffield’s Welcome Week, there’s always a host of online events for you to enjoy as well so you won’t ever feel like you’re missing out on that Freshers experience.

Whether you’re studying at Uni of Sheffield or Sheffield Hallam, be sure to check out the Sheffield Freshers Week website for the latest events and updates on what’s happening at your uni and around the city.

Sheffield Hallam Freshers Week 2021

Tickets for Sheffield Hallam’s Welcome Week are available to buy now, with events starting on Monday 20th September. The line-up is jam packed with markets, freebies, events and more, including the Hallam Square Takeover.  The takeover is a one stop shop for getting to know everything about student life in Sheffield, including meeting your Student Union team, finding out about societies, events, volunteering and getting to know what’s available to you at Sheffield Hallam’s Student Advice Centre.

Check out the Sheffield Freshers Week website for the latest events and updates on what’s happening at your uni.

Things to do in Sheffield

There’s so many fun things to do in Sheffield as a student, and plenty going on across the city to get you into the swing of things during Sheffield Freshers Week. We’ve rounded up a few of our favourites to get you started on exploring your new home.

Sheffield Student Festival

Since so many students missed out on a ‘proper’ Freshers Week in 2020, the Sheffield Student Festival promises to be bigger and better than ever. With tickets starting from just £10, you can enjoy resident DJs and performers over three venues in the city; Code, Sunken and Molly Malones – so there’s something for everyone.

Sheffield Waterfront Festival

The steel city of Sheffield welcomes a canalside festival every year with boat trips, canoe and paddle boarding sessions, as well as street food, performers and crafts. It’s an ideal mellow day out and a great chance to explore the city across the Sheffield and Tinsley Canal; Victoria Quays, Attercliffe and Tinsley Marina.


Marker’s Market

Just a ten minute walk through the city centre will take you to Orchard Square, a student and budget-friendly shopping spot that’s also home to the Creative Guild Maker’s Market. Every September and October, the market is home to local artists, creatives and crafters. It’s the perfect spot to get a head start on some Christmas shopping or treat yourself to something for your new student accommodation in Sheffield.

Sheffield Walking Festival

Being so well-placed for the Peak District means Sheffield is never short of lush green space for you to unwind in and enjoy in between studying. The annual Sheffield Walking Festival is a chance to explore the beautiful scenery surrounding the city but also to meet other like-minded people who don’t necessarily go to your university. Joining the walks is free, you just need to register your interest.

Sheffield Harvest Festival

Explore a new market-style event set up to celebrate Sheffield’s vibrant food scene, brought to you by the same organisation behind the annual Sheffield Food Festival. At the Sheffield Harvest Fayre, you can expect local, artisan produce and street food stalls across the Peace Gardens, Winter Gardens, Millennium Square, Town Hall Square and Fargate – so pretty much all on your doorstep!

 Student Accommodation in Sheffield

When you’re done exploring all the events and activities in Sheffield, and ready to chill or get studying, there’s no better place to do it than with Collegiate at The Moor. With a range of studios starting at just £130 per week, and with WiFi and bills included, you’ll find the space to suit your student lifestyle in no time.