Facilities and Support
We aim to provide a secure, friendly and academically stimulating environment.
Whether you're with us for a semester or a year, your contribution to campus life is valued, and your welfare is important to us.
A team of advisers in Student Support and Guidance works closely with colleagues throughout the University and the Union of Students to provide the best possible services for you.
There's an extensive network of welfare and advice services to help you adjust to life here and give practical help when you need it.
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The Information Commons
The Information Commons is the ultimate workspace for students.
It provides computing and library resources and offers a diverse and innovative range of workspaces to cater for your individual and group study needs.
With secure 24/7 access, a cafe, vending machines, toilets and a shower, the Information Commons provides the perfect environment for the evolving study needs of University of Sheffield students.
You will get a University email account, secure server space and free access to the internet and software applications.
There are staffed and unstaffed computing facilities across the campus and in some of the halls of residence.
Modern Languages Teaching Centre
We offer language teaching in French, German, Italian and Spanish, at all levels to all students who are not studying a languages course.
We also have a Self-Access Language Learning Centre offering open learning facilities to all members of the University.
Learning Resources Centre
Our dedicated Learning Resources Centre, providing University students with access to a huge range of electronic and non-electronic learning facilities which are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Student Services Information Desk, based in the Union of Students building, is an important point of contact for you throughout your time at the University.
SSiD's staff are trained to deal with a wide range of enquiries and the office is a key central point for general information on many University services.
University Health Service
The University Health Service is a comprehensive general practice within the National Health Service.
The University also offers an eight-bed, in-patient clinic with full nursing cover during term time and a confidential counselling service to help you if you feel stressed during your time with us.
Nursery and Childcare
The Union Nursery is a non-profit making establishment providing a subsidised service to students. There is also a holiday playscheme available and information about the financial assistance available to help with childcare.
Students of many different faiths and none study with us.
If you would like to find out more about a particular faith group at the University, make contacts or learn about how students observe their religion in a multicultural, predominately secular environment, visit our website.
Counselling provides an opportunity to think and talk in confidence, about difficulties, experiences, feelings, thoughts and problems that may be concerning you now or have done in the past.
Counsellors work to provide the most useful service to each individual. This may include helping you to gain a clearer understanding of your concerns, provide emotional support or help you locate appropriate ways of coping.
We offer a service that includes individual counselling, groups and workshops on relevant topics, and training for those involved in helping others in the University.
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