Student Status Confirmation and Verification Service

The Student Service Information Desk (SSiD) provides a student status confirmation and verification service for official documents for past and present students using delegated authority from the University Secretary.

University of Sheffield Documents

Official Documents verified by SSiD on behalf of the University Secretary:

External Organisations wishing to verify student status

SSiD provides the main verification service to external agencies such as banks, government agencies, local authorities, embassies, etc.

Academic Verification

From time to time organisations request verification of current and past students' attendance and qualifications.

Career Development Loan

If you are currently receiving a Career Development Loan and wish to reapply for funding, SSiD can confirm your student status and sign your application form. 

Erasmus Arrival

If your home university requires you to have a 'certificate of arrival' or learning agreement signed, please visit SSiD.

Jury Service Deferral

You may obtain a Jury Service deferral letter to support your deferral request by visiting SSID on level 3 of the Students’ Union Building.


SSiD can confirm your status as a student for the purpose of applying for a Railcard.

Right to Rent Letter

The Home Office require the letter to include the name and address of the landlord, and the address of the prospective property, so you must update this information through MUSE before you come to SSiD.