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SHU Fest ’18 starts 5 March

The International Experience Team is proud to present SHU Fest 2018 – a week-long extravaganza of live music, dance, film screenings, crafts and much more!

Join us across both campuses as we celebrate the talent and diversity of our staff, students and special guests. Take in exhilarating performances of music and culture, and get involved in interactive workshops and social events.

The 40 act line-up opens with Professors Cranton, Eccleston and Sammon performing as Three Profs and No Piano. They’ll be playing rock, pop and folk with guitars, mandolin, ukulele and a sprinkling of good humour (but no piano).

Hallam Union’s Give It a Go series presents Salsa for beginners to get your hips moving! Come and dance, bake, crochet at various workshops, and test your knowledge in the SHU Fest Quiz. And of course, there is a whole host of musical acts from both home and international students.

To wrap up the week we invite you to vote for a day trip to either Newcastle or Oxford, both of which are well known for culture and diversity. We will decide the destination by a student vote on our SHU GoGlobal Facebook page, please vote for your favourite place by 5.00pm on Wednesday 28 February.

Get ready to GoGlobal on campus!

Download the 2018 programme: SHU Fest Booklet 2018

Scam warming – BEWARE

It has been brought to our attention that Indian students are again being targeted by scammers allegedly calling on behalf of the “Home Office”. They call the students and intimidate them, threatening with arrest and deportation, claiming that some formalities were not fulfilled by the student at the time of arrival in the UK and therefore the student was now a “criminal immigrant” and must apply for an AR (Alien Resident card).

The scammers ask for personal and financial details, and intimidate students into paying them large sums of cash via gift cards. They threaten students with arrest if the money is not paid or if the information is shared with anyone.

BEWARE – This is a very sophisticated scam! If they were to call you and you challenge their authenticity they may tell you to Google their phone number and verify their identity. They will have set up fake webpages and links to deceive you. They can be very forceful and authoritative in their tone, even more so if they sense that you are scared.

British Police or Home Office never contact students in this manner, and they never ask for money over the phone.

If you receive a call of this nature, please do not give out any personal details nor confirm any details they already have (passport number, address, family details).

Please do not download any software they ask you to on your phone or computer.

Cut the phone call and inform the police immediately.

If you are unsure, please feel free to contact International Experience Team on internationalexperience@shu.ac.uk or call us on 0114 225 3813.

If you have already been a victim of this scam – please contact Hallam Union Advice Centre (advicecentre@shu.ac.uk or call 0114 225 4148) as a matter of urgency.

Keep up-to-date with the SHU GoGlobal team

We will be changing our approach to sending you information about activities and projects that you can get involved in, but there are a number of ways that you can keep up-to-date with SHU GoGlobal.

Our GoGlobal newsletter will be sent on a more ad-hoc basis to promote certain events and projects rather than a monthly edition.

We will therefore be keeping you up-to-date through our Facebook account, and you can like our page now for regular updates from our team. We will also be keeping our blog up-to-date with all the information that you’ll need while you’re at Sheffield Hallam.

Trip to Liverpool/Beatles Museum

Liverpool is a World Heritage city with plenty of historic and cultural visitor attractions.

Roll up for the Magical Mystery Tour, a trip to the cosmopolitan city of Liverpool, including tickets to the famous Beatles Museum.

Buy your ticket for £24 at tinyurl.com/LiverpooltripNov.

Meet at the main University entrance on Saturday 11 November. This trip will be from 8am–7pm.

Conversation Club – British popular culture

Conversation Club is one of the best ways to meet new friends in Sheffield. It is fun, friendly and free refreshments are served.

Conversation Club on Wednesday 1 November between 5–6.30pm in Owen 1025 will be themed to fit into our British Cultural Month schedule of events, and will incorporate British festivals and celebrations such as Bonfire Night and St George’s Day.

Book your place now on UniHub.

 

The Hallam Careers Fair

On Thursday 26 October between 11am–3pm, Sheffield Hallam will host over 140 of the best local and national graduate employers – this is a great chance to find out what they have to offer and to get noticed!

There is a range of opportunities on offer from a variety of disciplines, with companies offering summer internships, placements and graduate roles.

Companies attending include international corporations such as IBM, Unilever, Rolls-Royce and many many more, and is a great opportunity to gather information, network and seek out what they have to offer you as a graduate.

You can find the Hallam Careers Fair Brochure here, and more information can be found on the Facebook event page.

Exciting new Commonwealth scholarship opportunities in Singapore

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore is offering four fully-funded Commonwealth PhD Scholarships – find out how to apply for this exciting opportunity!

This great opportunity is designed to nurture future leaders, with an emphasis on those interested in science and engineering. Four scholarships are available in any research specialism offered by NTU – you will not only have a fully-funded scholarship, but also benefit from international experience and cross-cultural exchange when studying and researching abroad.

Eligibility and how to apply

  • Citizens of any Commonwealth country are eligible to apply, excluding Singapore citizens and Singapore permanent residents
  • The scholarships fund full tuition fees, a living allowance of 2000 Singapore dollars per month and a resettlement & airfare grant of 2500 Singapore dollars.
  • Applications are open now and close on 31 January 2018. The scholarship start date will be August 2018.
  • More information on the terms and conditions can be found on the NTU website. Please read these before applying.

Applicants must complete the online NTU graduate research programme application and indicate on the form that they also wish to apply for the Commonwealth Scholarship. Applications should be made via the NTU website.

Trip to Graves Park and Bishop’s House

Join us for a trip to Sheffield’s biggest park!

There is plenty for you to visit and explore, including formal gardens, a rare breeds farm, ancient woodland, a cafe and more.

We will take the bus there so please bring £4 for a return bus ticket. You must register your interest with us here before the trip.

Meet our student crew at the Main University entrance,  Level 5 Owen building on Sunday 8 October at 10am, returning around 2pm.

Day out in Bamford

Visit a picturesque village in the heart of the Peak District with a guided tour led by Friends of Bamford Station.

They will show you local attractions and beautiful countryside landscapes. Bring your camera to capture the stunning scenery and wear comfortable shoes for walking.

We will be taking public transport to this event which will be approximately £8 return. Book your place on UniHub now.