Tips for New Students
Read Your Information
There is a lot to learn about your new University and much of that information can be found in the booklets that are sent to you: from housing arrangements to how to get your UCard, it´s all there.
Attend Intro/Freshers' Week Events
What a great time to meet and socialise with other new students to Sheffield. Great ways to find out about the people you going to University with or about new activities. Look for events in the Intro/Freshers Week booklet.
Try Not to Get Overwhelmed
It´s easy to be stressed by living in a new environment away from home and usual networks. Remember that you are surrounded by people in the same situation. Things do settle after the first weeks; there are quieter things to do, people to talk to.
Keep an Open Mind
You will be meeting other students from different parts of the United Kingdom and the world. Remember that we are all different and that is exciting. People may speak, act, dress, and believe different things from you…embrace it!
You are never going to know unless you ask. Intro/Fresher´s Week is a great time to ask questions of staff and students. Do not be afraid to ask questions, they were new, too, at some point. If you want to know, chances are, others will, too.
Bring Personal Touches
Your new living space may at first seem cold and bare-bring items from home like pictures to start making it feel like home.
Go to your local shops, walk around nearby streets, who knows what kind of things you´ll find!
Check Your Email
You will be a member of the New Student´s message board ad will be able to "talk" with other new students.
Leave time to find your classes before they start. Also remember to turn off your mobile phone during class times.
People to Help
There are people all over that are willing to help; look for Intro/Fresher´s Week workers who can answer any questions you have or talk to you about any problems you are facing.
The best way to meet new people is by getting involved. Attend events or join a club/society. smaller events can be useful for the times you may feel like chatting rather than partying.
Drinking at Events
Keep in mind that there are a lot of fun alcohol-free events during Intro Week.
See where you need to be...
Check out the customised google map showing a range of Intro Week events including registration, social and support services.
Just need to talk to someone
- Hall of Residence / University owned accommodation
- New Student Staff - e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- Student Services Information Desk (SSiD) Gallery 4, Level 4, Students' Union Building
- Intro Week Assistants
- The University Counselling Service