Support and guidance
Getting information and help
The Student Services Information Desk in the Students’ Union building is the gateway to all the academic and support services that are available to you as a student of the University. For a full list of support services and a selection of frequently asked questions please go to www.sheffield.ac.uk/ssid
Study skills support
You may want to enter higher education, but feel wary of writing essays, using the library and doing other academic tasks. However there is support in place for all these activities, and all the other things you need to know to study effectively.
One good starting place is The Academic Skills Hub; the website has extensive information and guidance on the practicalities of university study www.sheffield.ac.uk/studentskills/tash
We also provide a study skills support website which you can access without having to register for a particular module at: Learning to Learn website
TILL students are allocated a personal tutor. A personal tutor is an academic member of staff who you can contact for advice, support and guidance at any time. A personal tutor can help you make the most of your studies.
Disability and Dyslexia Support Service
This service provides support and advice to students with a wide range of disabilities including sensory impairments, impaired mobility, as well as unseen disabilities such as dyslexia and mental health difficulties.
For a full list of the services available please contact them on 0114 222 1303 or visit www.sheffield.ac.uk/ssid/disability
Student Advice Centre
The Student Advice Centre is a free, friendly Students' Union service, providing advice and information to all Sheffield University students.
They can help you apply to Student Finance England. They will also advise on a range of practical matters around your studies and student life, and are an extremely useful information resource. Please visit www.shef.ac.uk/union/student-advice-centre
English Language Teaching Centre
Study skills classes are put on specifically for TILL students, at a time compatible with study on other modules. The English Language Teaching Centre also offers support for students whose first language is not English. It offers free English classes in Academic Reading, Listening and Writing. For further information please visit www.sheffield.ac.uk/eltc
The Careers Service can offer help with career planning through a range of services including individual advice, events, activities and information resources, both face-to-face and online. The service provides easy access
to an extensive range of employers and has an online vacancy service. To find out more visit
The University Counselling Service provides a free confidential service for all students. Individual counselling can be arranged by appointment, drop-in services are available and group sessions (such as Exam Stress Workshops) are held regularly.