What makes us unique?

The University of Sheffield is unique in many ways. One important way in which we’re different is that we self deliver all of our catering, events and hospitality services.

Supporting our University

Our range of hospitality, catering and corporate services are operated by UNICUS, a wholly owned subsidiary of The University of Sheffield – we have no shareholders or dividend payments and operate on a service first approach. Any surpluses returned are reinvested into our University.


From #superfreshmilk delivered from just a few miles away by Our Cow Molly to our locally roasted coffee - we're committed to minimising our environmental impact and supporting the communities from which we source our products.

Our people

We are proud of our talented and award winning team. We’ve celebrated success and received industry acclaim at the TUCO competitions and CUBO awards for our skills in catering and hospitality. Our chef team includes three Master Chefs of Great Britain, one of the sector’s highest accolades, and we’ve welcomed many renowned local and celebrity chefs to collaborate with us at many fantastic, high profile events.

Our Services

We offer a wide range of services – from intimate meetings or dinners to conferences for thousands of delegates, to feeding our students and staff on campus every day through our range of cafes. Here’s a short overview of the services we offer.

Cafes & Bars

We operate a vibrant mix of 17 cafes & bars across campus - from traditional coffee shops to a real ale pub and burrito bar. Our venues are also home to the GeniUS reward scheme, giving you 5% back for every £1 you spend with us.

Conferences & Meetings

As one of the UK's leading conference and accommodation providers, we offer an extensive range of meeting and event spaces for hire, award-winning food and drink, competitive rates and an experienced sales and events team. Our unique range of venues offer the perfect setting for your events, whether it’s a conference, business meeting or seminar.

Delivered Catering

Delivering refreshments, snacks, lunches and buffets to a wide range of locations. Our highly skilled team take pride in the catering we produce for events across the University campus and beyond.

Dinners & Events

From awards ceremonies to school proms - Without a doubt, whatever the event, people always remember the food. Our award winning team will work with you from start to finish to create bespoke menus and the right atmosphere for your event – perfect for private dining or celebratory dinners when you’re looking for something unique.

Visitor Accommodation

As the largest provider of accommodation in Sheffield we can cater for a variety of business and leisure occasions, from residential conferences or a luxury stay in our boutique hotel, to individual bed and breakfast bookings.

Weddings & Occasions

Your wedding day should be perfect in every way and our dedicated team are passionate about making it truly unforgettable. We pride ourselves on our flexible approach and will strive to create your dream wedding. Three venues, each as unique as you. Contemporary chic or traditional luxury, our venues offer the perfect setting for your wedding reception.