The location for Tuesday's registration and all delegate speaker sessions on Wednesday-Friday will be:
University of Sheffield
Sheffield S3 7RH
Registration will be in the foyer and delegate sessions will take place on floor E, lecture theatres 5,6,7.
The location for Tuesday's opening address and plenary speaker sessions will be:
University of Sheffield
32 Leavygreave Road
Sheffield S3 7RD
The Diamond is a short walk from Hicks across the tram line.
The location for meals (excluding the conference dinner on Thursday evening) will be:
Interval Cafe and Bar
Sheffield Students' Union
Sheffield S10 2TG
Interval is located just behind Hicks.
Sheffield is at the heart of the railway network. Regular services operate between Sheffield and London St. Pancras (from just over 2 hours), Birmingham (1.25 hours), Leeds (1 hour), Manchester (1 hour) and Nottingham (1 hour).
To the university by tram
You can catch the Supertram to the campus from Meadowhall, the railway station and the city centre. Both the blue route to Malin Bridge and the yellow route to Middlewood stop at West Street and at the University. A discounted student ticket called the Unirider is available through the Stagecoach site.
To the university by bus
A number of regular bus services stop at or near the University. The most frequent of these are the 51, 52 and 95 from the city centre and the 120 from Sheffield Transport Interchange. A detailed list of all bus services that serve the University campus, their timetables and live departure information can be found by clicking any of the bus stops on the Travel South Yorkshire interactive public transport map. There are a range of ticket options available for young people and students through the two major bus operators in Sheffield – First and Stagecoach. Alternatively, multi-operator tickets are available from TravelMaster.
To the university by taxi
There are taxi ranks at the railway station and beside the City Hall. The journey to the University should only take five minutes, but can take 15 minutes if traffic is heavy. Expect to pay around £5.
We would advise you to arrive by public transport as there is limited parking at the accommodation. If you do decide to drive, please let us know and we can try to obtain a parking space for you.
From M1, M18
Approach Sheffield on the M1 and leave the motorway at junction 33, following signs along the dual carriageway A630/A57/A61 Parkway. After entering the 40mph zone, turn right onto the Ring Road at junction 1 – Cutlers Gate. Continue along the Ring Road following signs for 'University of Sheffield', 'Barnsley A61' and later 'Glossop A57', through junctions 10, 9, 8 and 7. At junction 7 – Shalesmoor – turn left and continue uphill along the Ring Road, still following signs for 'University of Sheffield' and 'Glossop A57'. Continue along Netherthorpe Road to the next roundabout – junction 6 – University Square. Take the first exit for departments in the Broad Lane and Mappin Street areas, and the third exit for the main Western Bank part of the campus.
From Manchester and the west
(via M60 and A628 Woodhead Pass) Leave the M60 (east) at junction 24 – signed 'Sheffield'. Continue following the 'Sheffield' signs along the M67 and the A628 Woodhead Pass. Join the A616 and follow signs for 'M1' and 'Sheffield A616' for 10 miles. At the roundabout, follow signs for 'Sheffield (North) A61' and later 'City Centre A61' for seven miles, passing through Grenoside and Hillsborough. At the Ring Road roundabout – junction 7 Shalesmoor – turn right onto the Ring Road, following signs for 'University of Sheffield' and 'Glossop A57'. Continue along Netherthorpe Road to the next roundabout – junction 6 – University Square. Take the first exit for departments in the Broad Lane and Mappin Street areas, and the third exit for the main Western Bank part of the campus.
National Express operates a comprehensive coach service to most parts of the country from Sheffield Transport Interchange, Pond Street. The fastest service to London takes about 3.5 hours. National express also offer a third off travel for students and young people holding a Young Persons' Coachcard. See travel to the University from the station, above.
Megabus coaches connect to destinations worldwide from Meadowhall Interchange, which is about four miles from Sheffield city centre. You can get a bus or train from Meadowhall into Sheffield city centre (then see above) or a tram direct to the University.
We recommend that international visitors fly into Manchester airport, as it is served by many domestic and international carriers and has direct rail links to Sheffield day and night. Once you arrive, follow signs from arrivals to the train station. There are direct trains to Sheffield from the airport once an hour; the journey is roughly 1 hour 15 minutes (see directions from train station above).
Both London airports (Heathrow and Gatwick) are reasonably accessible by rail with just one change of train. We recommend you to allow at least four hours travel time between either of these airports and Sheffield.
The RSC is an annual conference that is organised by students, for students, and open to PhD students or equivalent in any field relating to probability or statistics. The next conference will take place 24-27th July 2018 at the University of Sheffield.