The University of Sheffield Students’ Union has introduced the living wage.
It is also paying all casual staff members the ‘over 21 minimum wage’ rate regardless of their age.
In a move mirrored by the university’s Commercial Services arm, Unicus, the base pay for all contracted staff has been increased to £7.85 per hour - an increase of more than 20 per cent for around 75 staff.
Students’ Union President Christy McMorrow said: “We are incredibly proud that both the Students’ Union and Unicus are taking the steps to greater support their staff by paying a living wage.
“We must acknowledge the significant effort that both staff and students who are passionate about this issue have put in to make it happen.”