Tag Archives: 18th February 2016

SHU Fest – Selfie Competition!

This year’s SHU Fest Selfie Competition is bigger and better than ever!

If you fancy yourself as a bit of a Kim Kardashian-level selfie master then this is the SHU Fest event for you.

If you take a selfie with our booklet or at a SHU Fest event then you could win a prize! Post or share your selfie on Twitter or Facebook

Check out the rest of the SHU Fest schedule here.

SHU Fest is coming!

SHU Fest, our massive week-long festival packed with fun and exciting events showcasing the talent and diversity of our students and staff, is almost upon us.

We now have a schedule of events, which can be found here so make sure you know where you need to be and when! We will be posting our highlights of this year’s festival as well as ones to look out for in upcoming newsletter, so until then, have a look at what you fancy and check last year’s videos out:


Student Volunteering Week

Student Volunteering Week takes place between the 22nd and 28th February 2016. Sheffield Hallam Students’ Union Volunteering have organised a range of opportunities to get our students out in the community as well as some exciting activities to celebrate the great year they’ve had so far!

They’re aiming to get our students putting in 300 hours of volunteering across the week – can you help them reach their target?

Check out their full schedule of events for the week: here.

Outlines Festival – Discounted Student Tickets

Outlines is a brand new, one-day festival dreamed up by the brains behind Tramlines to add a dose of winter festival fun to some of Sheffield’s best venues.

Expect a genre-spanning mix of established names and breaking talent, as artists take to the stage at venues including The Harley, Queens Social Club, Plug, O2 Academy and Skate Central’s roller rink, where the shows come complete with skates. 2016’s lineup will feature UK hip-hop pioneer Roots Manuva, post-punk icons Gang of Four, electronic pop upstart Shura and BBC Sound of 2016 longlister Loyle Carner.

Sheffield Hallam students can get tickets for £14 (normally £25). Just enter your University email address when buying your ticket.

Get your ticket

Work While You Study Fair

Coming up is the fantastic Work While You Study Fair from the Careers team!

If you fancy earning some extra cash while you study, getting some vital experience to get you ahead of the pack and meeting some top employers then this is the event for you.

Every year the fair helps students get in contact with employers looking for motivated and enthusiastic  people like you: what opportunities will you find? Only one way to find out!

The fair will be held in the Careers and Employability Centre (just outside the main entrance to the Owen building) on February 24. Check out the Careers Central site on shuspace for more details.


Trip to Cambridge, Newcastle or Nottingham – you choose!

The power in in your hands for this SHU Fest event!

To wrap up SHU Fest we invite you to vote for a day trip to one of the above cities, all of which are known for culture and diversity in the UK.  All three of the cities offer lots of fun and interesting things to do, and help to give you a sense of England’s history.

Please vote for your favourite place by 5pm on Wednesday 24 February. To vote, visit go.shu.ac.uk/shufestvote

The winning location and price will be confirmed after voting closes on the SHU GoGlobal Facebook page. Tickets will be available from the Student Services Centre, level 5 Owen Building.

Check out the rest of the SHU Fest schedule here.

New Non-credit Academic Courses – now open!

The TESOL Centre is running two new non-credit courses for international students:

  • Writing your master’s thesis

This course is for international students who are currently writing or about to start writing their master’s dissertations. Sessions will cover, for example, structuring the text, writing abstracts and introductions, reviewing the literature, and making claims.

  • Writing your undergraduate assignments

This course is designed for undergraduate international students who would like to improve their written assignments and exams.

Sessions will include, for example, how to use an assignment question or topic to frame your answer, how to structure different types of assignment (essays, reports, case studies) and the language of different text types.

Courses start Monday 29th Feb and run for 5 weeks.

Day Activity Time Room
Mon, Feb. 29th Writing your master’s dissertation 16:00-17:30 Both classes will be in the classroom on the bridge in the Adsetts Centre.
Wed. Mar. 2nd Writing your undergraduate assignments 16:00-17:30

Important! You must sign up in advance for these courses:

To sign up for “Writing your master’s dissertation”
Email Lisa McGrath:

To sign up for “Writing your Bachelor’s assignments”
Email Brett Clifton: B.Clifton@shu.ac.uk

Welcome from your International Experience Team

We offer specialist advice, guidance and activities to help you make the most of your time here. We won the Sheffield Hallam Award for Outstanding Student Support 2014.

Come and see us if you have any questions. We are based at Student Support Services at City Campus where we offer one-to-one and group support for international students.

Every fortnight we will keep you up to date with immigration, social activities and opportunities to enhance your employability.

Want to work in the UK after your studies?

Would you like some visa advice? If yes, then book a place on our Working in the UK after studies workshop.

We will look at all the possible visa routes for international graduates into full time work including:

  • Tier 2 Scheme
  • Tier 1 graduate entrepreneur
  • Tier 5

The workshop will also focus on how to improve your employability and how you can make the most out of your time at Sheffield Hallam University. We will explain the visa rules and how to maximise your chances of success.

The next workshops will take place in the Careers and Employability Centre (unless otherwise stated):

Follow a link above to book onto the session.