Sporty discount is on the cards

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Discounted sport, leisure and entertainment are on the cards for thousands of university students in Sheffield.

Sheffield International Venues is giving all Sheffield Hallam University students free lifeCARDs.

The cards normally cost £5 for adults and £3 for under-17s.

With the card Hallam’s 37,000 students will receive a 20 per cent discount at 10 SIV facilities for the duration of their studies.

The university’s 4,360 staff are also getting the card free for 12 months.

Students can sign up to the scheme online at or by visiting Ponds Forge, the English Institute of Sport Sheffield, iceSheffield or one of SIV’s promotional points around campus.