Starting university in September? Become a mentee and chat to one of our students!

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to Sheffield Hallam in September.

Do you have any questions about living and studying in Sheffield?

We offer a wide range of support services to help you prepare for travelling to Sheffield and settling  into life in the UK. With the start of term a few months away, we would like to offer you the opportunity to sign up to our Student Connect scheme.

The scheme provides you with the opportunity to be matched with a student currently studying at Sheffield Hallam who can answer any questions you have about living and studying in Sheffield.

Discussion topics include

  • what you should bring with you from home
  • accommodation options and how far they are from campus
  • travelling to the campus and around the city
  • buying food and eating out
  • what can you see and do in Sheffield
  • how easy is it to make friends from around the world
  • any other questions you have

How to apply for Student Connect?

To apply for the scheme, please complete the online form. The application deadline is Sunday 23 July 2017.

When you are matched with a student mentor you will both receive an email with each other’s contact details. You will both agree the best form of communication such as Skype, Facebook messenger or WhatsApp, and the best date and time to talk.

The scheme runs until September so you will have the opportunity to speak with your student mentor on several occasions before you arrive. On arrival, you will progress onto our Culture Connect scheme.

Please note places are limited. If you do not get a place on the Student Connect scheme, you are still eligible to sign up to our Culture Connect scheme when you arrive in September.