Freshers week in Sheffield offers students some amazing nights out every day of the week, but with so many to choose from how do you know which one to pick? Here’s our list, we’ve picked the best nights from the biggest venues and compiled them into a tasty list to help you decide.
Sunday the 17th
Code have paired up with BCM to kick off freshers week with the BCM world freshers tour on Sunday the 17th, boasting the biggest dance party tracks it’s set to be a brilliant night to kick off Freshers week with you and your new flatmates, however if dance music isn’t your thing there’s always…
Corporation is one of Sheffield’s best known nightclubs and has stood the test of time, it’s been a staple of Sheffield nightlife since it opened in 1997 and has boasted a plethora of live bands through its doors over the years. It’s a must attend for Rock and Punk fans, with five rooms playing different music and the classic ‘corp pints’ on sale, The Official Freshers Opening Party at Corp is set to get you kicking for more as the week progresses.
Monday the 18th
For you pub quiz enthusiasts out there Bierkeller‘s weekly Monday pub quiz has a special guest presenter – Mark Labbett from the Chase. Bierkeller is extremely friendly to your student budget, offering £4 steins and if you book in advance a free sharing platter for you and your team to line your stomachs with before the first big night of freshers. The quiz starts at 8pm and doors open at 7pm, after the pub quiz Bierkeller is then open until the early hours, but if you decide not to stay until they close up there’s a huge variety of events going on across the city, our favourites are…
West Street Live are open as per usual, with live music until 11pm then a DJ playing a mashup of some club classics will have you grooving until the early hours. Wezzie live are famous for their drinks menu, offering the biggest selection you’ll find in Sheffield at cutthroat prices.
Tuesday the 19th
Sheffield Hallam’s official Urban night unveils itself for the first time at The Harley. Double Yellow is set to be a staple of Sheffield’s Grime, Hip Hop, RnB and Afrobeats crowds. The Harley itself doubles as a pub during the day serving up Twisted burger company‘s insane burgers and loaded fries, it’d be a shame not to visit, even if it is during the day to recover from a deathly hangover to get you ready for the next night.
If Yellow lines doesn’t sound like it’ll be your cup of Tea, grab tickets to Tuesday Club‘s opener, with a lineup of Toddla T, Shadow Child, Coco, Voltage and Andy H playing sets throughout the night Tuesday Club is set to come back hard after a Summer off. The night is hosted in The Foundry, which is located under the University of Sheffield’s student union, but fear not it is open to non-students/Hallam students too, so you don’t have an excuse to miss out on the fun.
Tuesday also offers another Tuesday reopening – Chaos at Code is being opened by MC Devvo for their 1st year anniversary, last year Code Tuesdays were a go-to night for charts lovers, paired with cheap drink prices it’s usually a sellout on a normal Tuesday.
Wednesday the 20th
There’s only one event we’re going to this Wednesday during Freshers, and that’s Skool Disco at Corporation. Grab your white shirt, old school tie and some black jeans or a skirt and your set. Skool Disco has taken over Wednesday’s for Sheffield’s students, which is no surprise, the music is a mashup of Rock anthems, Indie classics and as the theme suggests, school disco anthems (yes we’re talking Busted and Smash Mouth). If you’re lucky enough you’ll also be able to bag yourself an interview for Corp TV too. (maybe skip sending that one to mum though) Because it’s a freshers Skool Disco they’ll be opening the mystical corp secret room, so get your tickets. Now.
Thursday the 21st
Thursday’s headline event has to be the NorthVsMidlandsVsSouth bar crawl, tickets are nearly sold out and include an exclusive bar crawl t shirt, give free entry to seven venues on West Street for the night and then everyone heads across town to Code. It’s guaranteed to be a messy night, but hopefully we can all agree that the Midlands is just a cop out for southerners trying to be northern.
Alternatively Thursday offers a warehouse rave hosted at Yellow arch studios by Decibel, their first event in March was a massive hit and a sellout, so be sure to get your tickets for this if you like deep house and techno. Yellow arch studios itself is an old converted metalwork factory, so the venue is a perfect match for the event.
Friday the 22nd
If you’ve survived this far into the week well done. Friday is the end of Freshers week, so why not see it off with Gaga’s Neon festival at Leadmill, with Indie classics blaring out all night, or Hip Hop in room 2 it’s a shame to miss out. Leadmill Friday’s are always big, and you always somehow end up going home with a photo in your wallet of you and your mates in the photobooth (who can resist a £1 photoshoot?). Leadmill has a rich history of great bands and a previously very sticky dancefloor until they replaced it this summer (I’m still trying to get my hands on a piece of the old dancefloor).
If that doesn’t take your fancy, there’s always West Street Live (Fun fact, Sheffield Hallam’s current MP was a founding member of the club).
Check back soon for more articles on what to do in Sheffield and how to recover from Freshers Week 2017! We’ve also got more local interest and history based articles and reviews coming real soon, so keep them 👀 peeled! 🤘🏻
Important finishing note: Sheffield Hallam’s medical clinic, University of Sheffield’s clinic and Sexual Health Sheffield give out free condoms all year round, so be safe and wrap up kids.
Oh and don’t forget to check our Tips for Students new to Sheffield to really get the best start in the City.