Other University and external support

An outline of the relevant University and external support/advice services in Sheffield and how to contact them.

Accommodation Services

Services include:

  • Applying for University-owned accommodation.
  • Issues with lost keys, theft/security or concerns with fellow living partners.
  • House-hunting advice and helping you find accommodation

Chaplaincy Centre

Services include:

  • Information about various faiths and their relationship with academic life.
  • Facilities including prayer rooms, meditation and quiet reflection.
  • Links to Religious Societies and community events.

Disability and Dyslexia Support Service (DDSS)

Services include: 

  • Confidential advice about disability support in the University environment, including assistance to obtain diagnostic evidence (e.g. an SpLD assessment).
  • Individually-tailored support based on discussions with you about your requirements (from exam adjustments to 1:1 support, like mentoring).

International Student Support

Services include:

  • Visa and immigration concerns.
  • Settling in, acclimatising to Sheffield and UK culture through welcome sessions, community/student events and packages.
  • Queries relating to careers, family life/dependents and language queries.

Student Advice Centre

Services include:

  • Advice services independent of the University including academic, housing, money, legal and safety concerns.
  • Appointments with appropriate advisors.
  • Connections and information regarding Student Union events, activities and nightlife.

University Health Service

Services include:

  • Prescriptions, medical assessments and general GP service.
  • Additional services include blood tests, sexual health screening, mental health guidance and contraception advice (you must be registered with them).
  • You can consult with both GP's and nurses depending on need and urgency.

301 Academic Skills Centre

Services include:

  • Bookable workshops, drop-in sessions and online study skills tools.
  • A range of study skill-related classes and workshops including MASH (Maths & Stats), Presentation Skills, Writing Advisory Service and Mind-Mapping.
  • Developing your personal skills and gaining experience to help you succeed in your studies and after.

External support

There’s a range of support available in Sheffield. For information about the support available, visit: