Orientation 2020 

Orientation 2020 is the gateway to life in Sheffield for new students! Covid-19 means we'll be running the programme largely online but we're confident that this means you'll be able to keep in contact with us more than ever as you settle in to your new home.

Starting a new life in a strange city is a challenge at the best of times. This year is no different except that social distancing rules mean we are going to be working harder than ever to give you the information you need to get up and running in Sheffield as quickly and successfully as possible. The full programme will be going online on 1st September - in the meantime, please register your interest here or contact us at orientation@sheffield.ac.uk.

You can also start to familiarise yourself with Sheffield, and meet current students and staff, by joining our Global Hangouts which take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 12.00 UK time and by liking our Global Campus Facebook page. - Tim Cooper & Akash Sehdev, Orientation 2020 Team. 

Orientation 2020 will launch in early September and the majority of resources will be available right through to the end of the year. During the main arrival periods - 14th to 25th September and 12th to 23rd October - there will be a full programme of information sessions, social events and opportunities to connect with your fellow-students and members of the International Student Support Team. During these periods our team of Orientation 2020 Ambassadors will be on hand to welcome you to Sheffield and to help guide you on your way through your exciting new life in Sheffield!

The programme will include:

  • Tours of the campus, Students' Union and city
  • Information sessions - including immigration, registration procedure, libraries and University Health Service
  • Workshops - including study skills, managing your money and understanding British culture
  • Social events - including Global Cafe, Games Nights, Movie Nights, Craft Evenings, Dance & Yoga sessions
  • Community building - including Global Hangouts, Faculty Hangouts, Meet the Ambassadors and Discussion Forum

Please note that Orientation 2020 is not a compulsory programme but it is a great opportunity for any student who wants to start settling in to life in Sheffield before the busy period of Intro Week. It also gives you a chance to start making friends from all around the world! 

You do not need to register for Orientation 2020 as it will be open to all students and is free of charge. Please register your interest here to get updates. If you are unable to access this link from your country, please email us at globalcampus@sheffield.ac.uk. You can also contact us at orientation@sheffield.ac.uk with general orientation enquiries.

We look forward to welcoming you to Sheffield soon!