Information for Delegates

Conference Details:

UNIMAKER, 15-16 September 2021

A conference for anyone working or studying in and around Higher Education who loves making, creating, designing, inventing, building and exploring using a range of different tools and materials.

Venue Details:

The Diamond

32 Leavygreave Road


S3 7RD

Telephone Number: 0114 222 9134


Programme / conference details

UNIMAKER 2021 – UNIMAKER ’21: Agenda* – UNIMAKER (

Biography of speakers


Exhibitors and Sponsors

The following companies are exhibiting or sponsoring at the conferences:

  • EMCO
  • Autodesk
  • Electronic Micro Systems
  • Trotec
  • RS Components
  • Create Educate

Registration Details:

Upon arrival, report to the main reception where you will be directed to the registration area.

You will be checked in and given a delegate badge, Tote bag, eco bamboo coffee cup, eco water bottle and eco pencil.

Online Content:

If you have registered to attend remotely, your contact details have been provided to our Technical Team and you will be sent a unique link for you to watch the content via Zoom.

Key Conference Contacts:

Pete Mylon, UNIMAKER Conference Lead – 0114 222 5805

Emma kenny-Levick, Conference Coordinator – 0114 222 0424

Health and Safety

We strongly encourage you to wear face covering at all times apart from when you are eating or drinking.  We can provide you with a spare face covering if you lose your own.

Please maintain 1m social distancing at all times.

Please follow the one-way systems that are in place throughout the building.

If you are feeling unwell or displaying an Covid related symptoms, please do not attend the conference.

Prior to attending the conference, please undertake a Lateral Flow Test.  If the result is positive then please do not attend and take a PCR test.

On Wednesday 15 September, there will be a fire alarm test between 10.30-11.30am.

If you hear the fire alarm at any other time, please evacuate the building and gather at St George’s Church, a member of staff will be on-hand to assist you in the event of an evacuation.

Getting Here

Getting around on foot

Sheffield is a very pedestrian-friendly city, and you’ll find the train station, most hotels, and the conference location are all within walking distance of each other.

The Practical Engineering Education Conference PEE21 and Unimaker will be held in the Diamond Building in Sheffield, S3 7RD, UK. The University’s Maps and Travel pages can help you to find the location of the Diamond building with other maps for the campus and the city. Access and evacuation information in The Diamond can be found here.

Sheffield also has several convenient transportation options:


The Sheffield Supertram crosses through the heart of the city, it stops near the Diamond building (University of Sheffield stop). You do not need a ticket before you enter the Supertram; there is a controller inside of each tram to collect the fare (day tickets are available).


Sheffield has several taxi stands throughout the city; there is a taxi stand at the front entrance of the train station and many other places in the city centre. Taxis can also be reserved with City Taxi Sheffield (+44 114 239 3939) or another taxi company.


Sheffield has a number of bus services that travel through the city centre and the suburbs. Glossop Road/Regent Terrace on west street and Broad Lane/Beet Street are the closest bus stops with lots of buses including 51, 52, 30a, 120, 257, 271, X57, X30, 10, 95 and  181


Sheffield has some parking options; when booking your hotel, consider their parking possibilities and also consider walking or using public transportation to get around – it may be easier than you think.

There are a few options for parking near the Diamond Building, e.g. Q-Park Rockingham Street, Q-Park, Durham Rd or the NCP Solly Street.


Sheffield boasts a wide range of hotels near the University. A list of the closest hotels to the University is provided for your convenience. The information provided below is for your information only, therefore the conference organisers accept no responsibility for issues concerning accommodation. 

Leopold Hotel Sheffield 2 Leopold Street, Leopold Square, Sheffield S1 2GZ, Phone: +44 (0)114 252 4000.
Cutlers Hotel George Street, Sheffield, S1 2PF. Phone: +44 (0)114 273 9939.
Mercure St Pauls Hotel & Spa 119 Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2JE. Phone: +44 (0)114 278 2000.

Mercure Sheffield Kenwood Hall & Spa Kenwood Road, S7 1NQ SHEFFIELD, UNITED KINGDOM, Phone: +44 (0) 1142583811

Best Western Plus The Quays Hotel Sheffield Victoria Quays, Furnival Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S4 7YA, England, Phone: +44(0) 844 387 62 40
Premier Inn Sheffield City Centre Angel St  Angel Street, Sheffield, S3 8LN. Phone: +44 (0)871 527 8970.
Hampton by Hilton Sheffield West Bar Green, Sheffield S1 2DA. Phone: +44 (0)114 399 099.
Hotel Novotel Sheffield Centre 50 Arundel Gate, Sheffield, S1 2PR. Phone: +441133969005.
Hotel Ibis Sheffield City ‎Shude Hill, Sheffield, S1 2AR. Phone: +44 (0)114 241 9600.
Travelodge Sheffield Central ‎1 Broad Street, West Sheffield, S1 2BG. Phone: +44 (0)871 984 6305.
Holiday Inn Express Sheffield City Centre Blonk Street, Sheffield S1 2AB. Phone: +44 (0)114 252 6500.
Hotel Hilton Sheffield Victoria Quays, 2 Furnival Road, Sheffield, S4 7YA. Phone: +44 (0)2039668654.
Jurys Inn Sheffield Hotel 119 Eyre Street, Sheffield, S1 4QW. Phone: +44 (0)114 291 2222
Holiday Inn Royal Victoria Victoria Station Road, Sheffield, S4 7YE. Phone: +44 (0)114 276 8822.
Rutland Hotel Sheffield 452 Glossop Road, Sheffield S10 2PY. Phone: +44 (0)114 266 4411.

For additional hotels please visit:

Visitor Information

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