things to do for students in Sheffield

Things to do for students in Sheffield this January

With the Christmas break over and exam season beginning, students are going to be making their way back to Sheffield. As a city that’s home to 60,000 students, there are a lot of events that take place throughout the year to keep you busy. Whether it’s arts, sport or music, there is plenty going on this January. Here are some fun things to do this month that won’t break your bank account.

Themed club nights at The Leadmill

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If you’re a student in Sheffield, you’ll be no stranger to the city’s longest-running live music venue and nightclub – The Leadmill. This January the club is hosting numerous themed club nights. Whether you’re an indie music lover or pop is more your scene, they have something for everyone. ‘Leadmill – Taylor’s version’ The Taylor Swift club night is taking part this weekend on January 7th, followed by the Arctic Monkeys Weekender on January 21st and 22nd. With drink deals as cheap as 80p for vodka mixers and £5 rounds, what are you waiting for?

Sheffield Vegan Market

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On Sunday 16th January the Vegan Market will be returning to Sheffield and taking over the Moor. Stalls will be running from 10:30-4 pm, selling a selection of street food, drinks, jewellery, handmade soap and much more. Whether you’re a long-time vegan, a new year’s resolution vegan or even not vegan at all, this is a great way to support small businesses and is worth checking out.

Go and see a football match

Sheffield is home to two football teams – Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough Stadium and Sheffield United at Bramhall Lane. Sheffield United are playing against Luton Town on 22nd January at home and you can buy a ticket here. Even if you’re not a football fan, this could be an opportunity to expand your interests in 2022 – you could also turn it into a fun day out with friends.

Go thrift shopping

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Sheffield has many vintage clothing stores and charity shops. Why not treat yourself to a new wardrobe for the new year?  You can read this article to find out which are the best vintage shops in the city. Thrift shopping is a great way to expand your style while being sustainable and not giving in to fast fashion.

Go to the Theatre

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Home to the largest theatre complex outside of London, Sheffield is a city with culture and art at its heart. This January there is a multitude of plays you can watch, varying in price depending on which theatre you choose to go to. David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny will be on at the Lyceum Theatre from Wednesday 19th  – Saturday 22nd January. If you’re more into ballet the Russian State Ballet of Siberia will be performing Swan Lake and The Nutcracker from the 10th– 15th January. If you fancy a classy night out with friends or even a date night, this is something different that students often overlook.

Bongos Bingo

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Bongos Bingo, the bingo club night with a twist is returning to Sheffield this January. With many dates throughout the month, this is the perfect night out with friends. From cheesy singalongs to dance off’s, this will be a night to remember. Their wacky prizes span from a mobility scooter to £1000 in cash, so who knows what you will end up going home with. Tickets are £12 on general sale and you can buy them here.

Sheffield has so many great events and places to offer. Whether it’s a walk in the Peak District or an iconic club night, there is something for every kind of student. If you’re still stuck for ideas, check out our student city guide to Sheffield.


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