My name is Derek Burns; I am a Doctoral Researcher in Psychology at Sheffield Hallam University. As part of my PhD, I am currently asking for participants to take part in a study looking at students’ ability to monitor their knowledge and performance on language and problem solving tasks, in UK and East Asian international students (e.g. Chinese, Taiwanese, Malaysian, Hong Kong and Vietnamese).
This is a great chance to be part of and experience research in the UK. It is also hoped findings from my research may help guide teaching practices in relation to both UK and international students.
- All participants must be over the age of 18 and a student at Sheffield Hallam University.
- Participants must either be originally from the UK OR an international student from China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Taiwan or Vietnam.
What do you do?
As a participant you will do the following
- Complete two short self-report measures of metacognition (Thinking about thinking) and a questionnaire looking at the reasons why you attend university.
- You will be asked if you know the meaning of 44 English words.
- Complete 30 problem-solving tasks involving recognising patterns, these tasks will vary in difficulty. Each task will require you to identify a missing part of a pattern from the options provided.
- Answer 44 multiple-choice English language questions.
- For each question, in the problem solving and language task, you will be asked how confident you are in your answer. Further questions will ask how many questions you believe you answered correctly on both tasks.
- Give permission to the researcher to access your grades at the university
- Should not take longer than 60 minutes
Contact the main researcher Derek Burns via email before the 15th November 2017 on firstname.lastname@example.org and arrange a time to take part in the study.
Would you like to develop your academic English?
University English Scheme modules cover a range of topics designed to help students develop the language skills needed to succeed at Sheffield Hallam University. There are sessions on academic reading, writing and speaking, as well as workshops on topics such as effective proof reading and avoiding plagiarism.
More information on these modules can be found on the UES timetable.
It’s the best and most exciting time of the year for us at GoGlobal, we get to welcome all of our brilliant new students from across the world!
As we head into induction week this September, we’d like to extend a warm welcome to all of our new students, and greet those returning to study with us.
We look forward to helping to support you in your studies and can’t wait to hear about your achievements this coming academic year.
We will be sending you a monthly newsletter updating you on student stories, Sheffield Hallam news and study support resources so keep a look out! We also have our Orientation and Events calendar available online, and the Meet and Greet desk on level 5, Owen building is open until 22 September if you have any questions.
From all of us in the GoGlobal team, good luck for the year ahead.
If you do not book a one-to-one appointment to see an immigration adviser at least 2 weeks before your visa is due to expire, then we may not be able to assist you with your application and you will have to send your documents off yourself.
You must attend a visa eligibility appointment before you can book a one-to-one appointment.
It is important that you attend a visa eligibility appointment at least two months before your visa is due to expire. You will be unable to get a CAS application form if you have not attended this appointment.
You can book a visa eligibility appointment by contacting the Student Help team on 0114 225 3813.
Wherever you’re from, you belong – join our Culture Connect peer mentoring scheme and meet people from all over the world!
This mentoring scheme helps new students settle into university life. It is a great way to meet people from all over the world and learn about different cultures. You will be matched with a mentor who you will develop a one-to-one supportive mentoring relationship with.
If you are a returning student, then you can join as a mentor to help our students settle into life at university and in Sheffield.
You will share information about your cultures, experiences and traditions, as well as attend social activities and skills training sessions with other members.
Check out this great video from our mentors and mentees, where they talk about the benefits of joining the scheme:
To sign up, visit the main Culture Connect website here.
The annual Sheffield Fayre comes back to Norfolk Park for some good old-fashioned family fun!
The Fayre features a number of traditional British summertime activities, including a horticultural show, dancing and a range of fairground rides as well as food and drink.
Entry to the Fayre is free, but you should take some money along if you’d like to buy any refreshments or have a go on any of the rides!
The Fayre is on Monday 28 August and starts at 10am until 5.30pm. For more details, check the Friends of Norfolk Park website.
Join us as we explore the popular Ecclesall Road area with independent shops, restaurants and bars.
Ecclesall Road is well-known in Sheffield as one of the most fun places to visit, especially if you’re a keen shopper! There are a number of quirky independent retailers and bigger chains, meaning that there’s a huge choice of new and interesting stores for you to try!
We will continue to the beautiful Botanical Gardens where you will have free time to explore the 18 acre gardens and take in the beautiful scenery, all near the city centre!
This trip is free of charge and will be on Sunday 27 August. Meet us at the main entrance of the University at City Campus at 10am, and we will guide you, returning at approximately 2pm.
The Bridge is the skills support centre above Adsetts Library café. We run sessions on all sorts of topics, from improving your writing to stats help.
The University English Scheme (UES):
- 90 minute non-credit academic English classes
- 30 minute one-to-one appointments with a LAS tutor – book a place
- Grammar and pronunciation workshops
- 5 week writing courses on dissertations and assignments
- Masterclass – for students unfamiliar with studying at university level
These sessions run throughout the year, so if you’re ever in need of support, then the Bridge is a fantastic resource to use.
One of the best ways to meet people with the same interests – or to try something completely new – is to join one of the union’s societies.
There are over 40 to choose from, covering everything from darts to films and rock music to cheerleading. And if you can’t find the one you want, they’ll help you start your own.
It’s a fantastic way to meet students from the UK and abroad, and can help you to develop new and interesting skills too!
More information can be found on the Students’ Union’s website.
Liverpool is a World Heritage city with plenty of historic and cultural visitor attractions.
It is home of the Beatles as well as two world renowned football teams and two majestically different cathedrals.
Buy your ticket for £12 at tinyurl.com/Liverpool19Aug.
Meet at the main University entrance on Saturday 19 August. This trip will be from 8am–6pm.