Graduation 2018

It's a time to mark your achievements and reminisce with the people and places you have grown so fond of during your time at the University of Sheffield.

Prepare for what promises to be a very special day in your life…


Congratulations from your president

Congratulations on graduating from myself and everyone at Sheffield SU! I hope you have a lovely time at your graduation, and take the time to reflect on how far you've come since you first arrived in Sheffield. You deserve to be proud of everything you've achieved.

I hope your time studying at the University of Sheffield was a happy one, and you'll be able to carry what you learned here and the experiences you had with you on the next step of your journey. Sheffield is a special place, and no matter where you end up, it'll always stick with you. The SU really is a family, make sure you stay in touch!

Well done, have a fantastic day!'

Kieran Maxwell,
Sheffield Students' Union President 2017/2018 

Robing and official photography is open from 7:30 daily. You can view our opening times for our various food and drink outlets here. The timetable of ceremonies can be found here. View the Graduation Map, including ceromony locations here.

You can find essential information relating to your day on the University’s Graduation website, including ceremony times, travel arrangements, and security details.

Please note in the interest of the safety and security of visitors we will be implementing heightened security procedures. Bags larger than a small handbag will not be allowed into the building. Please do not bring large bags or suitcases to the Octagon Centre or the Sheffield Students' Union during Graduation.

Food and Refreshments

Whether you want to celebrate with a drink, or treat yourself to a bite to eat, we will have the food, drink, and atmosphere to match the occasion. On our newly refurbished concourse outside the SU we’ll have our champagne bar and live music to entertain you and your friends and family.

Graduation 2018 Facebook follow and win

Follow our Graduation 2018 Facebook event for information and updates on what you can look forward to on your day. We’ll be celebrating with prizes for lucky followers including a free night in Sheffield’s Holiday Inn Victoria + Curzon cinema tickets.

Order your 2018 Graduation Hoody

Commemorate your time at The University Of Sheffield in style with your official "Class of 2018" Graduation Hoody. Available in navy, burgundy, black or grey, you can place your order to collect at your Graduation (or ship internationally).

Souvenirs and Gifts

Celebrate your new Graduate status with University of Sheffield crested souvenirs and Graduation hoodies, official photos, fresh flower bouquets, or even a 3D model of yourself in your Graduation robes!

NUS Extra

Graduation is your last opportunity to purchase an NUS Extra card and grab savings for the next 1-3 years! You can buy yours as long as you still have an active student email account (account closes approximately one month after Graduation), and enjoy discounts from big companies like Amazon, Spotify, National Express, ASOS, until the card expires.

Life Membership

Sad to be leaving the best Students' Union in the UK? You don't have to! Become a Life Member for just £10 and gain access to the Students' Union building, its bars and club nights, after you’ve Graduated! You can even sign in a friend. Purchase Life Membership from the Sheffield Students’ Union Store on the day.

Nights Out

It's the culmination of all your hard work and we're putting on a party every night, so no matter which day you're graduating we've got you covered with a ROAR & Pop Tarts combo! The best part - parents & guardians go free! Simply bring them along on the night and walk them in with your ticket!