University of Sheffield
University of Sheffield
The University of Sheffield – offering a warm welcome to all our visitors
Like many 'red brick' universities, the University of Sheffield's estate is made up of an interesting and varied mix of buildings, from those traditional 'red brick' Victorian buildings, through to classic modernism and contemporary international.
With more than 25,000 students and 7,000 staff, we're very aware of the links between excellence in the built environment and academic excellence, and these links are at the heart of our ongoing programme to grow, develop and effectively manage our estate.
We are committed to meeting the expectations and needs of everyone using our buildings, amenities and services, identifying and removing any barriers to building use. Accessibility is at the heart of all our new building development. Ensuring that our older buildings are fully accessible is more of a challenge, but we continue to seek out innovative ways of re-organising and re-developing our older stock to ensure that it meets today's standards.
Our success in achieving our aims was recognised in the 2014-2015 Times Higher Education Student Experience Awards where, as well as taking top spot overall, the University also came first for its high quality facilities, a good social life, good accommodation and our Students' Union.
Support for students
The disability and dyslexia Support Service (DDSS) coordinate support for students who declare a disability or a specific learning difficulty.
The DDSS encourage all prospective students to come and meet them, explore the campus and discuss any individual support needs you may have.
For contact details and more information on the support available, please visit the DDSS webpage.
Support for staff
The University of Sheffield is committed to attracting, growing and engaging with talented people from diverse backgrounds at every level. This is recognised by our ‘Two Ticks’ status. We recognise the importance of inclusivity within the University community, to ensure that all can flourish and reach their full potential.
The university Workplace Health & Wellbeing Service work with the Human Resources Department to ensure that any reasonable adjustment and support needs for staff with disabilities are met.
Should you have queries about access or other reasonable adjustment issues in the workplace, please contact HR or the Workplace Health & Wellbeing Service.
Information for people visiting the University, including maps and directions can be found on our visitor pages.
Specific access information for University buildings can also be obtained from Estate and Facilities Management (EFM), who are responsible for maintaining the University's buildings and gardens, managing its property and facilities and procuring new buildings.
You can also contact them via the ‘AccessUs’ web form should you encounter any physical barriers during your time on campus or wish to provide any feedback or suggestions with regards to existing or future facilities or building features.
AccessAble – UOS
In addition to the online database of access information, we have also developed a free mobile app to make accessing this information even easier. 'AccessAble – UOS' has been developed in partnership with DisabledGo and is available for both Android and Apple devices.