As the National Union of Students (NUS) conference gets underway
at Sheffield City Hall this week, new figures show Sheffield
International Venues (SIV) has welcomed more than 10,000 students
in last 12 months generating over £1m in economic impact for the
SIV, venue operator of Sheffield City Hall, has been a key host
for a number of student events, including the prestigious UK School
Games 2011 and the British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS)
Championship 2012 - an event which has been held across the city
for the last five years.
The company also hosts the Sheffield Hallam University
graduations each year as well as numerous student balls and
The three-day annual NUS Conference (Tuesday 24 April to
Thursday 26 April 2012), which will attract 1,500 students from
across the country, is the pinnacle of student events. It was
secured by the SIV Events team after the successful delivery of the
Liberal Democrat Spring Conference at the City Hall back in March
NUS will also bring its national conference to the city in April
2013, with both events set to generate £2 million for
Dominic Stokes, General Manager of SIV Events said; "Sheffield
is undoubtedly becoming the destination of choice for student
events. From major sporting competitions to national conferences,
SIV has shown that it has the facilities and event management
expertise to deliver events.
"Securing both the 2012 and 2013 NUS Conferences has been a real
coup, not only is it great business, but it also exposes the next
generation of decision leaders to Sheffield."
The high profile NUS conference gathers student leaders from
across the UK to set NUS policy for the year ahead and elect
national student representatives.
Liam Burns, NUS President, said: 'We are delighted to be
bringing the NUS National Conference to Sheffield. It's a fantastic
opportunity to visit a great city and we look forward to being
welcomed by the people of Sheffield."