Say hello to Sheffield

Say hello to Sheffield, your new home and place of study! You're now part of a friendly and diverse international student community at the English Language Teaching Centre, University of Sheffield. Did you know you that you are also a member of our Students' Union, where you can find fun things to do, make new friends, and get advice and support about life in the UK?

Your Students' Union building on Western Bank is at the heart of student life. You can eat, drink, meet, chill, work, shop, bank and get advice all within the Students’ Union Building! It’s a safe space you can relax or work in and practise your English.


Get together

Students from 125 countries have made Sheffield their home and we are also the birthplace of the #weareinternational movement. Meet other students and make new friends by joining in with social activities like Give it a Go. Find out more about our International Students’ Committee and if you are staying on for a course in September, why not check out what our Postgraduate Society does. Look out for our exciting Intro Festival in September too, if you’re starting a new course then.


Help if you need it

Our friendly Student Advice Centre offers help and information about everything from housing to visas. We understand that sometimes life doesn’t go to plan and our advisers are here to help you deal with any problems. We can give you support with your course, advice about housing, money or visas, and if there’s something we can’t help you with, we can direct you to someone who can. This confidential and independent advice service won’t share details of anything you discuss with anyone else.

Open: Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm

Where: Level 3, Students' Union building


Places to go in the Students’ Union building

Coffee Revolution: our very own coffee shop, with delicious drinks, cafe food and tempting desserts.
Open: Mon-Fri 8am-5.30pm
Where: Entrance of Students’ Union building

Interval Cafe Bar: our laid-back kitchen bar, serving stone-baked pizzas, craft beers and speciality gins. Kids eat free all summer (one free kids’ meal with every adult meal bought).
Open: Mon-Thurs 11am-7pm and Fri 11am-9pm
Where: Level 2, Students’ Union building

Pearls: the only bubble tea cafe on campus! Choose from over 20 flavours.
Open: Mon-Fri, 11am-3pm
Where: Level 3, Students’ Union building

Proper Pasty: try one of our fresh Cornish pasties, a traditional British treat.
Open: Mon-Fri, 11am-3pm
Where: Level 3, Students’ Union building

New Leaf: build your own salad or wrap from fresh ingredients or try a tasty hotpot.
Open: Mon-Fri, 11.30am-2.30pm
Where: Level 3, Students’ Union building

Our Shop: a mini market of everyday food, including takeaway lunches and international foods for a taste of home.
Open: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm
Where: Level 3, Students’ Union building

Our Zero Waste Shop: buy food essentials, cleaning products and gifts with no packaging that are kinder to the environment.
Open: Mon-Fri, 12pm-5pm
Where: Level 3, Students’ Union building

Sheffield Store: University of Sheffield-branded clothing and gifts: baseball caps, hoodies and mugs. Get 15% off everything using the code ELTC 2019* until 14/7/19 (*online store only).
Open: Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5pm
Where: Level 3, Students’ Union building