Teachers and advisers

We have a number of ways that we can help and support teachers and advisers and keep you up-to-date with the University.

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Advancing Access

The University of Sheffield is a partner in Advancing Access, a collaboration between 24 leading universities working with schools and colleges to support students' progression to Russell Group universities. The partnership achieves this by providing free, high-quality resources for teachers and learners, online and offline Continuous Professional Development (CPD) conferences, CPD sessions delivered in schools and colleges and a regularly updated blog. It supports teachers and careers advisers to guide young people who are making their key stage 4, key stage 5 and university choices. 

The free CPD resources cover topics such as

  • Writing effective UCAS references

  • Supporting students with personal statements

  • Post-16 and post-18 choices

  • Helping students with interviews and additional admissions tests

  • Understanding contextual admissions policies

You can access the online resources directly at the Advancing Access website

For more information about how the University of Sheffield works with Advancing Access, email us at partnerships@sheffield.ac.uk or ring 0114 222 1027


We hold a number of events on campus specifically for teachers and advisers, as well as being able to visit schools and colleges. These include;

  • Schools Conference
  • 1:1 teacher/adviser meetings
  • Visits to campus
  • Bespoke CPD activity
  • UCAS Exhibition
  • Higher Education Fairs

For details and to discuss your needs, email us directly at schoolsliaison@sheffield.ac.uk

Access Sheffield

Depending on circumstances, we may be able to give undergraduate applications additional consideration when we receive them.