Student support and welfare

As a mature student at the University of Sheffield, you will be entitled to access all the opportunities and resources open to any other student.

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Student support within the department

The Department for Lifelong Learning has a dedicated Student Support and Welfare team who provide specialist support and guidance to mature students. Some of the areas they are able to assist you with include:

  • Meeting deadlines, extension requests & managing unforeseen circumstances
  • Referral to University support
  • Planning workload
  • Personal worries or stress
  • Sickness, absence & compassionate leave
  • Disability support
  • Referrals to sources of financial advice
  • Understanding results
  • Taking time out from University

Student support at the University

All Department for Lifelong Learning students can also access the wide range of support services available across the university, including:

  • support with your study skills
  • access to a world of academic resources via the Library
  • representation in the Students’ Union
  • opportunities to get involved with a huge range of activities
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