Remote attendance in Semester 1: New students

We very much hope that you will be able to join us in Sheffield for the start of your course. All our regular courses will have face-to-face classes as part of the blended learning model we'll be using next academic year, and so you will only enjoy the full Sheffield experience if you attend on campus. You can find more information about teaching next year, and the safety measures we're putting in place, on our webpages:

Autumn term 2020

We understand, however, that you may not be able to travel to Sheffield until later in Semester 1 or the start of Semester 2, for example because of international travel restrictions, medical reasons or a disability. We're committed to ensuring that you won't be excluded or disadvantaged if you can't attend in person. You will be able to access our induction activities and all our digital learning online, until you're able to join us later in Semester 1 or at the start of Semester 2.

If you're due to start at the University in the autumn, and you will be unable to arrive by 2 November 2020 (for courses beginning in October) or 19 October 2020 (for courses beginning in September), please let us know by completing our form as soon as possible, and no later than the course start date. If you're already registered as a student at the University, you don't need to complete our form. You should let us know that you'll be attending remotely via a new section in myRecord, which you can access through MUSE.

Remote attendance notification form

We'll share the information you supply with colleagues in our student support teams. If you need a visa to study in the UK, it will also help us to arrange your CAS number. CAS numbers are valid for six months from the date of issue, so even if you will be attending remotely in Semester 1, we would encourage you to apply for your CAS number as soon as possible. See our CAS application webpages for more information. If your course requires ATAS clearance, you still need to receive this clearance before you register, even if you'll be studying remotely in the first semester.

We may ask you to confirm your arrival date as part of your registration activities.

Course exceptions

Unfortunately, it won't be possible to study remotely on the following courses, because they include clinical placements or practical training, or for professional accreditation reasons. If you have an offer for one of these courses and you are unable to join us in person in Semester 1, please contact your academic department to discuss your options.


  • BSc Bio-dental Science and Technology (B750)
  • HEDip Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy (DENU03)
  • BDS Dental Surgery (A200)
  • Intercalated BMedSci
  • BMedSci Orthoptics (B520)


  • MMedSci Diagnostic Oral Pathology (DENT12)
  • DEdCPsy Educational and Child Psychology (EDUR136, EDUR138)
  • MSc Genomic Approaches to Drug Discovery (BMST27)
  • MSc Human Anatomy with Education (BMST34)
  • MSc Molecular and Cellular Basis of Human Disease (BMST05)
  • MSc Neuroscience (BMST11)
  • MMedSci Physician Associate Studies (MEDT50)
  • PGDE Secondary Education (EDUT207, EDUT199)
  • MSc Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (BMST02)