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Student Sport Updates

Find out more about the Social Sport and Residence Life programmes, online booking help and how you can access sporting opportunities across the University at a low cost! 

Online Booking Help

We know a number of Students have been having issues when trying to access the new online booking system for student sport.

We are here to help!

If you are currently experiencing issues while trying to book upon Social Sport, Residence Life or general bookings, please contact the following;

Sport Sheffield Online Bookings

Tel; 0114 222 6996



Social Sport and Residence Life Booking Guide

Social Sport and Residence Life bookings can be made through

Here are a few key features to make things easier to understand with the new system.

Social Sport
Sessions will appear online 6 Days before the session takes place.

Residence Life
Sessions will appear online 4 Days before the session takes place.

For instance, Sunday Badminton 12-2pm will appear online the preceding Monday for Social Sport, and then Wednesday for Residence Life.

Please ensure that when selecting an activity, you navigate to the correct date of the session as displayed at the top of the timetable.


Sessions with availability to book will appear as yellow, allowing you to confirm your booking. Once an activity is fully booked, the session will appear grey and cannot be clicked upon.

All spaces are on a first come, first served basis. If you decide to book at the main reception and a session is full, you will unfortunately be turned away.

Please therefore use the website to pre-book and guarantee your attendance. If you are unsuccessful in booking a session for any reason, please keep trying throughout the year!


Student Ticket Deals

University of Sheffield Students have access to exclusive ticket deals to see the city’s professional sports teams. A percentage of the price goes to Sport Sheffield for each ticket sold, helping to support student sport at the University.

All student ticket deals can be gained through visiting the Student Union Box Office in person.


Sheffield Wednesday Football Club – The Owls are currently chasing promotion from the English Championship and have won their last 3 league fixtures on the bounce.

Home Fixtures – Hillsborough Stadium 
Price &15
Next Fixture – 17th October, 12.30pm, Vs Hull City

Sheffield United Football Club – The Blades set out as favourites for League 1 promotion and should surely get the job done this season.

Home Fixtures – Bramall Lane
Price &7
Next Fixture – 10th October, 3pm, Vs Rochdale

The Sheffield Steelers Ice Hockey – Last season’s Elite League Champions are in fine form and looking to defend their British title.

Home Fixtures – Sheffield Arena
Price &5
Next Fixture – 10th October, 7pm, Nottingham Panthers

For more Box Office details and opening times, click here.


Sport Everywhere

Sports equipment is available free of charge at convenient locations across campus, including at the Students Union reception, The Edge reception (Endcliffe) and The Ridge bar (Ranmoor). Everything from tennis rackets, table tennis equipment, footballs and frisbees can be borrowed upon bringing your U Card with you.

This is a great way to be active and play more sport across the University free of charge!

Please also refer to the Sport Everywhere maps for more great sporting opportunities right on your doorstep.

Goodwin Sports Centre

If you're new to Goodwin Sports Centre or you've been a hundred times before, there's still information you may need to know about Goodwin Sports Centre.

All enquiries should be directed to the Main Reception, located in the Swimming Pool/ Gym facility at Goodwin. 

The Membership Enquiries Desk, located in the sports hall facility, is used purely for memberships information and is only staffed at certain times of the day.

The Goodwin Sports Centre floor plans here should help you find your way around.



Wider Perspective


Closer Perspective

Bring Your U-Card

In February 2016, Sport Sheffield will be undertaking an audit of sporting provision and usage at Goodwin Sports Centre across all activities and sessions.  We will be asking that all students (over this two week period) bring their U-Cards for every sporting activity, session or class participated in. So whether you’re just going for a casual swim once a week, or playing 10 different sports every day, we want to find out.

Many sessions throughout the year will involve the scanning of student U-Cards as a register of attendance, so please get into the habit and bring your U-card with you to all sessions as good practice. 


What is Social Sport?

Sport England and The National Lottery have provided funding to The University of Sheffield for the provision of recreational sporting opportunities throughout the academic year. Low cost, equipment provided, minimum commitment and a relaxed atmosphere, you’re sure to find a new activity you will love!

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