Learning and teaching
We've adapted our teaching to make sure you continue to receive a world-class education from our teachers.
Teaching will take place in person on campus for the majority of programmes.
If you began your studies remotely
You need to tell us if you have already arrived in Sheffield or when you intend to arrive. Please read the information carefully and check your information and make any changes required.
Distance learning courses
If you're studying on a distance learning course, you will be able to continue attending remotely as planned. You do not need to take action to request remote study.
If you have any questions about your method of study, please contact your department.
Concerns about attending due to health reasons
If you are worried about attending learning and teaching on campus in person due to a health or disability related concern, please contact your academic department first to discuss your situation, and the options available to you.
For support with online learning, please read our guidance:
Download software to use at home
We have a range of software to support you while you work and study from home.
Accessing your emails
If you think you may have issues accessing your University Gmail account from home, you should set up automatically forwarding Gmail messages to your personal account (Gmail help). Contact IT Services for more information and help.
Undergraduate and postgraduate taught students
We recognise that, as a result of Covid-19, medical or personal circumstances might mean you’d like to explore the possibility of pausing your studies, and taking a period of leave.
If this is the case, please first discuss your options with your academic department to ensure that this is the most appropriate course of action for you. If, after you’ve considered your options, you’d prefer to take a break from your studies, you can apply to take a leave of absence for a set period. We will be supportive of requests that are made on the basis of coronavirus impacts.
Postgraduate research students
Support – get in touch
Our extensive range of support services for students are all available online.