International student live webchats

Whether you have already applied for a place here at Sheffield or are just thinking about it, why not join in one of our online webchats? They are a great way for you to get your questions answered in an informal and easy way.

University staff and current students will be taking part in webchats throughout the year. We will be able to answer your general questions about applying for study at Sheffield, your offer from Sheffield, preparations for arriving in the UK and much more.

Our schedule of webchats is below.

Taking part

If you are currently an applicant to the University of Sheffield or are in receipt of an offer, please note that specific details about your application cannot be discussed in the chatroom as there will be other applicants participating at the same time. However you will be able to follow up any personal enquiries directly with the members of staff participating following the chat session.

  1. Use the list below to find out which webchat sessions are taking place. When you have found the webchat you would like to join, click the link to join.
  2. When the webchat is about to take place, or has already started, login as a guest.
  3. After you've logged in you will see your own name on the right hand side of the screen as well as the usernames of other chatroom users. You can contribute to the general discussion that takes place on the main screen, or speak to someone privately by clicking their name and inviting them for a private chat.
  4. Please note that the chatroom can be busy at times and it is not always possible to deal with every user individually or answer every single query. If your query has not been covered during our webchat please do contact us by email.

2016 Upcoming online chats

Topic of the web chat Who you will be chatting with Date and Time (UK Time) How to join
Applying for University accommodation Accommodation Services and staff from the International Office

10 May 2016

14:00-15:00

This chat is in the past. 

View a transcript of the Q&A session here

Applying for your CAS Admissions and staff from the International Office

17 May 2016

11:00-12:00

This chat is in the past.

View the recording here and the Q&A transcript here

Coming for pre-sessional English Courses at the ELTC The English Language Teaching Centre and Accommodation Services and staff from the International Office

24 May 2016

11:00-12:00

This chat is in the past.

View the Q&A transcript here.

Finding accommodation in the private sector Accommodation Services, Student Advice Centre and staff from the International Office

1 June 2016

11:00-12:00

This chat is in the past.

View the Q&A transcript here.

Visa advice International Student Support and staff from the International Office

7 June 2016

14:00-15:00

This chat is in the past

View the recording here and Q&A transcript here. 

Pre-departure The International Office

10 June 2016

11:00-12:00

This chat is in the past

View the presentation recording here and the Q&A transcript here

Applying for your CAS Admissions and staff from the International Office

14 June 2016

14:00-15:00

This chat is in the past.

View the recording here and the View the Q&A transcript here.

Arrival and orientation International Student Support and staff from the International Office

21 June 2016

11:00-12:00

This chat is in the past.

View the Q&A transcript here.

Careers and looking for part-time work Staff from the Careers Service, Job Shop and Student Advice Centre

28 June 2016

14:00-15:00

This chat is in the past.

View the recording here and the View the Q&A transcript here.

Applying for University accommodation Accommodation Services and staff from the International Office

30 June 2016

11:00-12:00

This chat is in the past. 

View the Q&A transcript here.

Applying for your CAS Admissions and staff from the International Office

5 July 2016

11:00-12:00

This chat is in the past.

View the recording here and the View the Q&A transcript here.

Visa advice International Student Support

12 July 2016

14:00-15:00

This chat is in the past.
View the recording
here and the View the Q&A transcript here.
Pre-departure The International Office

14 July 2016

14:00-15:00

This chat is in the past.
View the recording here and the View the Q&A transcript here.
Finding accommodation in the private sector Accommodation Services, Student Advice Centre and staff from the International Office

19 July 2016

14:00-15:00

This chat is in the past.

View the Q&A transcript here.

Arrival and orientation International Student Support

26 July 2016

14:00-15:00

View the recording here and Q&A transcript here.

Arrival and orientation International Student Support

9 August 2016

11:00-12:00

View the recording here and Q&A transcript here.
Department of Materials Science and Engineering - International & EU student web chat

This is your opportunity to chat with this Department about their courses and what it is like to study here in Sheffield. 

Dr Russell Goodall, Lauren Ashton, Louise Mason, Ricardo Belstan and Gemma Greenup from the Department will be answering your questions.

29 February 2016

09.30 - 10.30 UK time

Click on this link on the date and time shown and log in as a guest: 

https://sheffield.adobeconnect.com/internat/

Transcripts for 2015 web chats
East African student ambassador presentation and Q and A web chat for prospective students One of our International Student Ambassadors shares his experiences of studying in Sheffield in a presentation followed by a question and answer session.

28 October 2015

16.30 - 17.30 UK Time

Download the transcript

Watch the presentation with audio again

Pre-departure web chat Staff and students from the University of Sheffield answered your pre-departure questions before you come to Sheffield.

18 August 2015

11.00 - 12.30 UK time

Download the transcript

Listen again to the recording of the pre-departure presentation

Arrivals and Orientation web chat International Student Support and International Office staff were on-hand to answer questions about coming to the University, arriving and settling in.

5 August 2015

11.00 - 12.00 UK time

Download the transcript
Finding Accommodation in the Private Sector Staff from PropertywithUs and the Student Advice Centre were on-hand to answer questions about private accommodation in Sheffield.

16 July 2015

14.00 - 15.00 UK Time

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Pre-Departure web chat Staff from the International Office answering pre-departure questions before you come to the University of Sheffield. 14 July 2015 Download the transcript
Arrival and Orientation web chat International Student Support staff and International Office staff was on-hand to chat about pre-arrivals, arrivals and orientation at the University of Sheffield. 07 July 2015 Download the transcript
Careers and Part-Time Employment web chat Careers, Jobshop and Student Advice staff were on-hand to help answer international offer-holders' questions about careers and part-time work while studying.

30 June 2015

15.00 - 16.00 UK Time

Download the transcript
Pre-Departure web chat Staff from the International Office answering pre-departure questions before you come to the University of Sheffield. 12 June 2015 Download the transcript
Finding Accommodation in the Private Sector web chat Staff from PropertywithUs and the Advice Centre came to answer your questions about finding private accommodation in Sheffield, alongside International Office staff. 10 June 2015 Download the transcript
SCHARR (School of Health and Related Research) web chat Paul Bissell from the Department made a presentation on his Department and their courses 2 June 2015 Listen to recording of presentation
Visa/immigration web chat A trained visa adviser from the International Student Support team and International Office answered questions about the visa process. 27 May 2015 Download the transcript
ELTC pre-sessional web chat International students asked questions about the ELTC pre-sessional courses to staff from the ELTC, Accommodation and International Office. 12 May 2015 Download the transcript
Applying for University accommodation web chat Accommodation Office and International Office staff will be on-hand to answer your questions about University accommodation. 19 May 2015 Download the transcript
Visa/immigration web chat Trained visa advisers from the International Student Support team and International Office answered questions about the visa process. 16 June 2015 Download the transcript
Applying for University accommodation web chat Accommodation Office and International Office staff will be on-hand to answer your questions about University accommodation. 23 June 2015 Download the transcript
Visa/Immigration Web Chat A trained visa adviser from the International Student Support team and International Office staff was on-hand to answer your questions relating to visa and immigration. 21 July 2015 Download the transcript

Previous chat transcripts

After the webchats have taken place, we will make the transcripts available.

Suggestions

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Terms and conditions

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