The University of Sheffield
Information School

Community Activities

The Information School has been involved in a number of activities which engage with the local community. These activities include:

Sheffield Help Yourself, the Community Information Resource. Help Yourself is an online directory of voluntary, community, faith sector, health & social care organisations in Sheffield. Hosted and maintained by the Information School, the information in The Help Yourself Database is managed and updated jointly by Sheffield Libraries, Archives and Information Services and the Patient Information Team at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.

SYFIT and Uni-Tech, provided hands-on ICT training for local unemployed people in South Yorkshire. The projects were responsible for providing training and practical experience for over a hundred trainees. Funding for the projects was provided by the Sheffield Centre for Full Employment (SYFIT and Uni-Tech) and the Barnsley Development Agency (SYFIT).

The aim of both projects was to assist in the development of the ICT skills base in and around South Yorkshire while providing valuable ICT training and experience for local unemployed people. Working in partnership with local intermediate Labour Market providers, the project used the wealth of experience and knowledge in University central and departmental ICT sections to provide high quality hands-on training and support for the trainees.

Have a look at a selection of our successful trainees, just a few of the many who have completed training.