Whats Available

The School of East Asian Studies is committed to supporting students throughout their degree programme. The table below outlines some of the key services available to students at the University of Sheffield.

University Health Service

The University Health Centre is located at 53 Gell Street; tel.: 0114 222 2100; email health.service@shef.ac.uk. All students of the University are entitled to register with the University Health Service for NHS care, from a Sheffield address, but dependents can only be accepted if they live within the practice boundary and are resident in UK.

International Students – please see

Counselling Services

The University Counselling Service is a free confidential service available to undergraduate and postgraduate students and to all members of University staff. It is located at 36 Wilkinson Street; tel. 0114 222 4134 ; email UCS@sheffield.ac.uk Mon-Wed, Fri 9.00am--4.00pm; Thurs 9am-6:30pm during term time. Times may vary during vacations. The webpage contains comprehensive information about all aspects of student support.


Sheffield University Nightline is a telephone listening service run by trained student volunteers. You can call anytime between 8pm and 8am any night in term time, on 0114 222 8787 for listening or 0114 222 8788 for information. There is also an email listening service, so you can email nightline@sheffield.ac.uk any time about anything, and they will reply within 48 hours. (Your email address will be hidden so you remain completely anonymous).

Student Online Support

The Student Online Support website offers thoroughly researched self-help support for students. Designed as part of a digital communication strategy for student mental health and wellbeing it has a self-check facility which allows students to take a psychological test which then directs them to appropriate support. It is a comprehensive guide offering support materials and signposting for common issues affecting students.

Student Advice Centre

The Centre provides a free, professional and confidential advice service for all students. It is located in the Union Building; tel. 0114 222 8660; email advice@sheffield.ac.uk. You can book an appointment, or for urgent or brief advice, there are drop-in sessions between 12pm-4pm to speak to an adviser.


The Harassment and Bullying Support Network is made up of University and Union staff from across the campus who are available for advice and support. You can contact the Network by phone: 0114 222 9621 or by email: harassment@sheffield.ac.uk

Disability and Dyslexia Support Service

The Disability and Dyslexia Support Service (DDSS) is a friendly and confidential service. It provides support and advice to students with disabilities, with the aim to enable all students to access their studies and university services. SEAS Disability Liaison Officer: Dr Ziyi Wei

International Students

The International Students Support website provides advice and information on a range of issues from visas to life in Sheffield. SEAS provides structured English-language support for international students. Please email the SEAS office (seas@sheffield.ac.uk) for the timetable.

Academic Skills

The Academic Skills Hub (TASH) collects links to materials that will help you learn more effectively, from Open University’s Revision and Examinations guidance to the University of Sheffield Enterprise Skills Build. Module tutors may point towards some of this in lectures and seminars, but it’s well worth exploring it on your own as well.

English Language Teaching Centre

The English Language Teaching Centre (ELTC) is there for international and home students, offering Online Language Support Materials and the popular Writing Advisory Service for essays and other assignments.
ELTC staff also lead academic English classes for SEAS’s international students – see noticeboards for details