Societies Handbook2019-10-03T12:05:30+00:00

Societies Handbook


Law Student Community website

The Law Student Community website is a hub of information for current students. Here you will find information about extracurricular activities and events, study abroad information, course/module information etc. There is a page dedicated to Societies – please check this page and let us know about any updates or changes to information by emailing

Social media

The School of Law is happy to share appropriate news/events that you post on your Society’s Facebook group/page. If we see something on Facebook, we will usually share it, but if you definitely want it sharing please let us know via the news submission form


The School of Law sends all law students two newsletters a week during term time: the Careers and Employability newsletter and the Bart Beat newsletter.

To submit a story for these newsletters please complete the news submission form

The Careers & Employability newsletter is sent out on Mondays. The deadline for submissions is Friday 5pm.

The Bartbeat newsletter is sent out on Fridays. The deadline for submissions is Thursday 5pm.


Bartolome House Basement

If you are planning to use Bartolome House basement for bake sales or for selling tickets/memberships, please ensure that you adhere to Sheffield SU health and safety procedures when planning an event.  Please also ensure that the Bartolome House Porter is aware in advance, especially if you need tables and chairs. Please notify Reception staff if the Porter is not available. The Porter can be found in the small office at the entrance to the building.

Please let us know about your events by completing the news submission form so that we can help promote them.

Booking Rooms for Society Events

You can find out about booking rooms here

If you would like to book the Moot Court in Bartolome House please email with a clear description of the event you are planning and whether there are any external speakers or guests attending.

Society events may have to be moved if other events take priority (e.g University Open Days).

Society banners

The School of Law has banners for a number of societies, which you can borrow for events. These are the property of the School and must be returned to us after your event. To borrow your society’s banner, please email

Events with external Law Course Providers 

We ask that you do not use University channels (including the Law Student Community Facebook Group) to promote courses run by external providers or events intended to promote these courses. Competitions and networking events are designed to increase brand awareness to promote the courses that they offer and we do not publicise these. If you are holding an event with an external provider, we ask that you do not hold the event in Bartolome House.

Car Parking

When inviting external speakers or guests to Society events, please note there is no visitor parking in Bartolome House. The car park is monitored regularly and visitors who park in Bartolome House car park without a permit may receive a parking fine. Please direct external guests to Durham Road Q-Park car park.

Societies involvement in events at the School of Law

Date Activity What is it? How to get involved
September / October Law Activities Fair This is a chance to promote your society to first year students and tell students about the events you are planning. Societies and pro bono groups each have a stand at the fair. Reply to the invitation emailed to you over the summer.
October Employability & Skills Initiative (E&SI) starts E&SI is a programme of events, talks and workshops that aim to boost your employability and offer useful careers advice. Check out the E&SI page on the Law Student Community website for a full list of workshops/seminars.

If your society is running a Careers event that you would like to be added to the E&SI programme please let us know here

October Sheffield Law Fair The Sheffield Law Fair brings together firms of Solicitors, Barristers Chambers and Public Sector legal employers, for the promotion of recruitment and training opportunities to all undergraduates and postgraduates looking for positions within this sector. This is a great event to promote to your society members, and to attend yourselves!

The event will be advertised in the Careers and Employability email newsletter and on the Law Student Community website.

November and May Civic Engagement Committee Meeting Societies, pro bono groups and staff involved in Civic Engagement in The School of Law meet bi-annually to discuss updates and events. Your Presidents will be invited via email.