Information for Students
Welcome to 301!
301 Academic Skills Centre provides opportunities for students to develop the essential academic and study skills which underpin their learning at University.
Based at 301 Glossop Road (opposite the Students’ Union), 301 provides an accessible space for students to explore and develop their learning skills. With a variety of face-to-face and online options to choose from, covering topics relating to all aspects of university study, 301 has something to offer for every student at Sheffield.
We help all students in all years and on all courses with:
- progressing with university-level study and becoming a successful independent learner;
- advice on getting ahead with assessments;
- support with planning, writing, and researching for assignments, dissertations and projects;
- strengthening the numerical and statistical skills needed for studying and beyond
- understanding yourself as a learner and identifying what strategies and techniques are best for you.
301 is open throughout the year, so come in, pick up some resources and speak to our friendly reception staff about how we can help you. Alternatively, you can browse our website to access learning content and book onto sessions.
We look forward to meeting you soon!
Study Skills Workshops and 1:1 Tutorials
Study Skills Workshops will provide you with strategies, techniques and ideas to apply to your course. Topics include:
- Managing Your Time and Avoiding Distractions
- Planning and Delivering Presentations
- Critical Thinking and Writing
- Essay & Lab Report Structure and Planning
- Dissertation Structure and Planning
- Reflecting on Your Academic Pro
Facilitated by a team of specialist tutors, workshops cover a range of key areas including academic writing, assessment and personal effectiveness.
Workshops are complemented by daily 30-minute 1:1 Study Skills Tutorials, offering the opportunity to receive tailored advice on any area relating to your academic work.
Maths & Statistics Workshops and 1:1 Tutorials
Maths and Statistics Help (MASH) offers free mathematics and statistics support to enable you to perform well during your time in Sheffield.
We provide one-to-one advice sessions that will help you look at particular issues you may be encountering and consolidate your learning in mathematics and statistics.
We are open every day in term-time from 10-1pm for Statistics advice and from 1-4pm for Mathematics advice. We have a large range of materials available for you to take away from our workspace in 301 or to download from our website. In addition MASH run workshops in mathematics, statistics, maths anxiety and numerical reasoning for job applications.
Find out more by visiting the MASH webpages here.
Undergraduate Research Hub
The Undergraduate Research Hub highlights opportunities to take part in undergraduate research through 301, the University and beyond.
These include SURE (Sheffield Undergraduate Research Experience), which offers funded summer scholarships working in partnership with an academic on a dedicated piece of research.
We can also advise you how to showcase any research you do during your time at Sheffield through journals, awards schemes and conferences.
Peer Learning is an opportunity for students to come together in a relaxed environment to share knowledge and experiences. Your peers are a great source of information relevant to a module, a course, or to making the most of University life. If you are hoping to set up a study or discussion group with students at the same level, or with students at higher levels who have gained relevant experience, the Peer Learning team in 301 can offer advice, support and resources in making this happen.
Study Skills Online
Study Skills Online is a rich and comprehensive digital resource covering all areas relating to your academic work. Browse information, advice, hints and tips, download print resources and engage with interactive media to enhance your approach to learning and assessment as part of your independent study.
The Skills Resource Bank is a live database of resources and opportunities available across the University to develop your academic, professional and everyday skills. Browse all available opportunities or apply filters to customise your own skills development programme. Not sure where to start? Take the 301 Skills Audit to find the resources that are most appropriate for you.