Transition to University

Starting university can feel exciting, but it can also be challenging. We are here to help and support disabled applicants to make the transition to the University of Sheffield.


A transition event for autistic applicants: Introduction to university support and preparing for university

Monday 8th July 2024, 9:45am to 4pm

This transition event is specifically for applicants who identify as autistic (including applicants who are currently seeking an autism diagnosis). 

By attending this on-campus event, we hope that you will feel more prepared and confident about starting university.  

The event will include the following:  

  • Current autistic students will talk about their experience of university and accessing support. The students will be available throughout the day to answer your questions and to provide advice about preparing for university. 
  • The Disability and Dyslexia Support Service will deliver an information talk regarding the support available for autistic students.
  • The Specialist Mentors will facilitate a workshop to focus on preparing for university.  
  • Clare Thompson, a Disability Adviser for autistic students, will be present throughout the event and you’ll have the opportunity to ask her questions. 
  • Residence Life (the university’s accommodation support service) will deliver a talk to explain their role in supporting students. 
  • An opportunity to meet other applicants. 

Register to attend the event

This event requires advance booking in order to attend. If you would like to book your place, complete and submit the booking form. The deadline for submitting the booking form is 1pm on Friday 21 June 2024.

All applicants who register to attend the event will be emailed during the week commencing 24 June with further information, including the timetable for the day.  

If you have any questions about the event, email

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