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About Us

About Us

By BzBarlow 30 Oct 2020

Joining the University of Sheffield is only the beginning of something very exciting! You will become part of a much bigger, supportive, fun and vibrant community of like-minded people. 

The Residence Life team are here to help you have the best student residential experience possible. We have 3 teams who work hard year round to provide you with a safe and inclusive community; Support and Wellbeing, Engagement and Development and Conduct. 

Support and Wellbeing Team

Moving to University can be one of the best and scariest times of your life. Our Support and Wellbeing Officers are here to make that transition as smooth as possible. They are trained in Mental Health First Aid, safeguarding and ASSIST and are qualified Sexual Violence Liason Officers (SVLO’s). They offer on-call provision and liaise with other departments across the University to ensure that you get the right support. 

Our Support and Wellbeing Team manage the Residence Life Mentors Residence Life Mentors (RLMs) are experienced students who offer peer support to students during their time in University accommodation.   RLMs can help with emotional issues, academic worries, disagreements among flatmates, or are simply available when students just need to talk to someone.

Our range of support articles with information about services can be found here.

If you have any questions or queries email:

Engagement and Development Team

When you live in University Accommodation, there's always something going on. Our Engagement and Development team offers a huge programmer of activities and events. We offer everything; sports, trips, arts and crafts, volunteering opportunities, life-skills sessions and awareness campaigns especially for you and all for free!

Every week there are loads of opportunities to get involved, from five-a-side football, dance lessons and weekly fitness classes to music lessons, film nights and cultural celebrations. You can meet new people and try new things!

We have our own team of Engagement and Development Assistants who run our events; a dedicated team of 5 

Look out for your weekly email for all the latest updates. If you'd like to get involved in events and activities or organise your own, send us an email:

Conduct Team 

Life in residences can also have its challenges, and the work of the Student Conduct Officers focuses on the discipline and conduct side of things. What we consider ‘misconduct’ in University accommodation can include any kind of behaviour that might be antisocial or dangerous, either to the residence itself, to you, or to the people around you. The conduct team looks into these issues, investigating reports, meeting with students, and imposing penalties where we determine misconduct has taken place.

The work we do helps to make life in our accommodation better for everyone, so please do call on Security and your Residence Life Mentors to report any issues you experience in accommodation.

Get in touch:

Management and Office Team

Our Management and Office team oversee the entire Residence Life Department and ensure that our teams run smoothly in providing exceptional services for our residents. 

The team engage University Departments and agencies effectively to organise welfare and educational campaigns and other partnership projects. They will attend conferences and give presentations around the world; undertaking knowledge exchanges with other Universities. They constantly work to improve Res Life for it's current and all future residents. 

For general queries email:

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