Upcoming Events

Following the university’s decision to suspend face-to-face teaching, the iForge and any planned workshop and events for the rest of the year will be suspended until further notice.

Please refer to guidance from faculty leaders with regards to modules and final year projects.

Please email ryan.jones@sheffield.ac.uk with any queries.


Introducing… iFORGE@HOME, a collection of user-submitted makes that you can create from the comfort of your own home!🏠

Just because the iForge is closed doesn’t mean we have to stop making – bring the iForge to you, here. 

You will find inspiration and ‘how-to’s from upcycling furniture, to potting herbs, to creating your own Raspberry Pi adblocker…

Have an idea of your own?💡

You can submit your own makes to share with the iForge community here 👉 

Share things that you can make, science experiments, crafts or anything else you can think of that can be done at home with things you might have lying around the house. Your imagination is the only limit!

Don’t forget to share your recreations with us through our social media- we can’t wait to see them! 👀

Upcoming in the next Academic Year.

Academic Makerspace Forum

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Important Dates
Submission of proposals by the 31st May 2020
Author notification: 26th June 2020
Conference dates: 7th & 8th September 2020

Building a Community of Makers.

The second UNIMAKER conference will take place on 7-8 September 2020 at The University of Sheffield. Last year, this exciting forum attracted delegates from over 20 higher education institutions from across the UK with a diverse and dynamic programme.

Why not take a look at our highlights here. When you come to Unimaker you will explore how we can bring together a community of makers in Higher Education, a community that is growing rapidly as Universities increasingly see the benefits to their students of academic makerspaces. You will be able to see the iForge, the UK’s only student led makerspace in action for yourself. 

You will be hosted at the University of Sheffield’s Diamond Building which is an excellent conference venue and you will be able to experience its world leading practical teaching facilities.

Book your place here. 

See our UNIMAKER 2019 highlights in ‘Past Events’ section.