Ours For Life

In 2016, Sheffield Student Union embarked upon the journey to develop our most far-reaching and bold strategy yet: one that will last us a generation. ‘Ours for life’ is our new 18-year strategy, which aims high in its ambition and scope, and sets out to change student lives for the better. You can read our strategy in more detail below.

Our Purpose

Representing, supporting, and enhancing the lives of University of Sheffield students.

Our Vision

We promise our students the best university experience: top quality education, life-changing opportunities and experiences that liberate and support them for the best possible future. All within a strong Students’ Union run by and for students.

Our Values

Owned By Students

Empowered through Inclusion

Committed to Sustainability


Our Strategic Themes

My Academic Life

My Social Life

My Place in the World

My Everyday Life

The Rest of My Life

Our Enablers

Student Leadership and Democracy

Strong Relationships


Digital and Data