Information for new students in 2021

Welcome to the Information School. We're looking forward to welcoming all of our new students in September. Here you'll find all the information you need to prepare for the start of your studies.

Students from above

Useful links

  • Intro Week Timetable: This timetable lays out our plans for Intro Week, which runs 20th-24th September.
  • Information School Student Handbook: the handbook is a central hub for all the department-specific information you need during your study here, from extensions and unfair means to information about student-staff committee and careers. We recommend you save this as a bookmark to refer to throughout the year.
  • 'Welcome to the Information School' Blackboard Modulewe've put together this module on Blackboard, our Virtual Learning Environment, to provide you with all the information you need for induction and during your first few weeks. You'll need to log in with your University username and password.
  • COVID-19 latest information: this is the University's central hub for all information and updates regarding COVID-19.
  • Sheffield tours: the University has put together a playlist of videos showing you around the city and University, so you can get a feel for what it's like here. 

Join our Facebook group!

We've set up a Facebook group for all Information School Postgraduate students in 2021/22. You can join it here and get chatting with your fellow students!

Become a student rep!

Want to become the voice of the student body, enhance your CV, develop some skills and directly influence the Information School? Why not become an student rep? You'll sit on the Student Staff Committee to voice issues raised by students directly to the staff of the School and represent your coursemates. Find out more here.

Become a student ambassador!

Want to represent the Information School to future students, gain valuable skills for your CV and earn some money? Apply to become a Student Ambassador to assist us on open days, create video content, post on our social media channels, take part in online Q&As, write blog posts and more! Find out more here.

Tell us where you're from!

We've set up a special Google Map for you to share where you're from in the world! (Please do not share your exact location, just somewhere in the general area you are from.)

  1. Please go to the Google Map linked above (you need to be logged into MUSE) and add a marker using the pin icon under the search bar.
  2. You need to add a title for your marker, please make this your name.
  3. Also you can add a description, perhaps 'my home town is ***'
  4. If you wish you can also add an image of yourself using the camera icon.
  5. Click 'Save' and your marker will appear on the map.

Follow our social media channels!

Key contacts

Teaching Support team:

Admissions queries:

General enquiries:

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