Things to do and know when you arrive as a student at the University of Sheffield.

New student checklists: all the essential tasks you need to complete


Check what you need to do each week to prepare for Sheffield. 

New undergraduate student checklist 

Postgraduate Taught (Masters)

Whether you’re joining Sheffield for the first time, or continuing on, here’s everything you need to get started. 

New postgraduate taught student checklist

Postgraduate Research (Doctorate)

If you’re starting out your PhD, check what you need to get ready.

New Postgraduate Research (Doctorate) student checklist

International students

Check what to do before you travel, and how to adjust to life in Sheffield once you've arrived. 

New international student checklist

Explore your University

Your number one Students' Union

Welcome to your Students’ Union, with more than 400 societies, clubs and interest groups to explore!

Discover your Students' Union

Sport at Sheffield

Check out our wide range of on-campus facilities and sports clubs!

Visit Sport Sheffield

An image of the inside of the Information Commons, comprising multiple levels of the building, with students studying

Your University library

Read our quick start guide for how to explore and access the libraries around campus. 

Get started with the library

Entrance to the Careers and Skills Hub based in the Students Union


If you’re looking for guidance on your future career or want to develop your skills, visit our Careers Service.

Meet your Careers Service

Students enjoying a workshop at 301

Study skills

Find online study skills resources to help you build and record your skills throughout your time at university.

Level up your academic skills

Help and support

Introducing the Student Services Information desk (SSiD)

Come to visit us at SSiD if you have any questions.

Visit SSiD

Setting up your IT account

All the essential information for setting up your IT account.

Student IT account help and essentials

Support for disabled and dyslexic students

Speak to our specialist and friendly team that supports disabled applicants and students.

Disability and Dyslexia Support Service (DDSS)

Things not going to plan?

There might be points during your studies where things don’t go right, here’s where you can go for help.

Things not going to plan?

Mental Health

Help is available if you need support with your mental health at any point during your time at Sheffield.

Mental Health, Counselling and Therapies Service

Wellbeing support

If you’re feeling down, overwhelmed or struggling to adjust to student life, we offer tailored one-to-one support to help you manage.

Wellbeing Service

Apps to download


Use the app to contact Security if you ever need emergency or non-urgent assistance or first aid, while on campus or at our residences. 

Download SafeZone


Access your timetable and stay up-to-date with events and news around campus.

Download iSheffield