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Work Placements

For over 10 years, we have partnered with the University of Sheffield on Work Placements for Medical Students for six weeks. You can read about what students get out of their experience by following this link

"The Medical School has a longstanding collaboration with SRSB whom host fourth year medical students for a 6 week placement. During their placements student doctors have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the work of the charity and to learn more about sight impairment. This is invaluable exposure which helps to inform future doctors about the broader issues people with sight impairments experience, which they can take forward into their future clinical practice". Dr Joanne Thompson 3A SSC Module Lead.


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Sheffield Students' Union

Consistently rated as the best in the country - Sheffield Students' Union has been voted number one for the past eight years in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey (2009–2016) and also best Students’ Union in the UK (National Student Survey 2012-2015).



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Sheffield Volunteering

We work with Sheffield Volunteering on a wide range of projects. Their teams of student volunteers offer to give their time for initiatives such as an annual Teadance for our clients, Assisted Shopping Trips, we have arranged visits to our centre for different societies to spend time with our clients. For example, we have had visits from the Singapore Society, Music Societies, the For the Love of Books group, we have worked with Forge TV to produce an overview movie for us and also helped many students with research and individual projects. We really enjoy working with students and our clients get so much out of spending time with young people, hearing about their projects and courses. It is reciprocal relationship too, as the students seem to get a lot out of supporting and being with our clients.

“It's always a delight to partner with a charity like SRSB and be able to offer clients different student-led events and activities. Our student groups receive a warm welcome and come away inspired by their volunteering time at SRSB. And those positive experiences help us to encourage more student-led groups to contribute to the local community." 

Helen Giorgi, Co-ordinator, Sheffield Volunteering


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We have been lucky enough to be chosen as one of the charities that the Bummit project has supported on two occasions, both in 2011 and 2016. Bummit is a charity hitch hike, which raises funds for several charities by hitchhiking from Sheffield to a different location each year. In 2011 they went to Krakow, and in 2016, they went to Ljubljana. Since it began back in 2003 thousands students have taken part and hundreds of thousands of pounds have been raised for local charities in South Yorkshire. We have also been supported by the fundraising of other societies in the past.

“Bummit certainly is a challenge – it can test your determination, stamina and resolve. But more importantly it can challenge your perceptions of the world. It will teach you that ultimately the world is full of kindness and generosity, whether it’s an elderly lady dropping some coins in your bucket on Fargate or a young student driving you a hundred miles out of his way in Germany. Bummit exists to help the communities of Sheffield and South Yorkshire in overcoming some of their own challenges. This is why supporting the Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind, along with our other charities, has been such a privilege this year.”

Jamie Boughen, Charities Officer 2015/16, Sheffield Students' Union Bummit Society









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