level 1 year tutor 2018 onwardsNew Undergraduate Students 2021-22

Hello and welcome to the School of Biosciences! Firstly, congratulations on securing a place at Sheffield University. Coming to Sheffield marks the end of school education and the beginning of a new chapter in your life.  We hope the next few years will be enjoyable as well as fruitful. I wish you a safe journey to Sheffield and I am looking forward to meeting you!

You must have received emails from the university regarding registration and accommodation. However, please find time to visit the 'New Students' page on the Student Services Information Desk (SSiD) website that contains details on the things you will need to know and do prior to arrival and during your first few days at the University. You will find there comprehensive information on registration and important student support topics under “Welcome and life at Sheffield”.

The Accommodation Office will deal with queries about where to live. The Students’ Union will also be in touch with you regarding their activities. Please check the latest university update on coronavirus when planning your travel to Sheffield and taking part in academic and social activities.

This webpage, though, is from the School of Biosciences and lists information and events to help make your transition to university life and learning as smooth as possible. Students’ wellbeing is a priority for the school, so the first blue tab below introduces wellbeing and support services to you (click on it to reveal further information). We strongly suggest that you visit these resources and familiarise yourself with the support available for you.


Wellbeing and Learning Support

Please take time to visit the “Welcome and life at Sheffield” pages where you will find a comprehensive list of links to resources and support services that will not only support your learning but also enhance your university experience. Many of these resources and services will be covered in both the Introduction and Induction Weeks.

Of immediate relevance to new students is the Signposting Our Support page and in particular the Wellbeing section. The Student Wellbeing Service offers a range of wellbeing events and information, and there is an introduction to the Service during Introduction Week. You are strongly encouraged to visit these pages before you arrive.

If you have a disability or think you might have an undiagnosed disability, please see the presentation below from the Disability and Dyslexia Support Service (DDSS).

Sheffield Mentor Applications Live

Coming to University can be a daunting prospect but we are able to help. You can apply for a mentor from your academic department who is a current student and has experienced the transition to University before. They can help answer those niggling questions you might have and offer lots of friendly help and advice on student life, navigating campus and settling in to University.

You can apply for a mentor via your pre registration activities or directly using this link

Teaching in the School uses a variety of digital tools tools and platforms including the state of the art Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) called Blackboard (BB). Through Blackboard, you will access materials such as lecture presentations, lecture recordings, timetables, assessments and submit coursework. Therefore it is important that you are able to access your Blackboard account and explored the tabs in the left hand side panel before your arrival

Getting started with IT and Digital Learning

 The Google Slides presentation below provides an overview of all the online resources at the University of Sheffield to help get you started.

BIO IT Starter Pack

We have put together a programme of events for Intro Week (commencing on the 20th of September) and Induction Week (commencing on the 27th of September), which we hope will help ease your transition to university life and learning. The events will cover academic and pastoral topics. There will be few events in each day but they will not take up the whole day and will be spaced out to allow for rest breaks. Furthermore, the events will be tailored to your programme of study.The tab below lists the events taking place in Intro and Induction weeks, make sure to check it before your arrival.

Introduction and Induction Week Activities

The links below are for the timetable of the activities taking place during Intro and Induction weeks. Click on the appropriate link for your programme of study. Please keep in mind that the timetable is subject to change (make sure you revisit this tab before arrival).

All talks will be recorded for the benefit of those arriving late or unable to come to Sheffield. However, please let us know if you are coming to Sheffield but are likely to miss any of the lab sessions. We may be able to place you in a different session. Send an email to biosciences@sheffield.ac.uk.

Timetable - Intro week and Induction week

BioMed Introduction Week Timetable (Activities taking place during Introduction Week - commencing Monday 20 September)

BioMed Induction Week Timetable (Activities taking place during Induction Week - commencing Monday 27 September)

OrgEnv Introduction Week Timetable (Activities taking place during Introduction Week - commencing Monday 20 September)

OrgEnv Induction Week Timetable (Activities taking place during Induction Week - commencing Monday 27 September)

MolBiol Introduction Week Timetable (Activities taking place during Introduction Week - commencing Monday 20 September)

MolBiol Induction Week Timetable (Activities taking place during Induction Week - commencing Monday 27 September)

Your Level 1 consists of modules many of which are compulsory (or core) for you to take. However, your programme allows you to choose few modules from a specific list.

Completing your optional module choice is mandatory for completing registration. Please press on the appropriate link below for your programme of study, you will find there the information you need to choose your optional modules as well as a list of recommended textbooks.