Tag Archives: Monday 1 February 2016

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.

Sign-up for the Hallam Award

12039238_10153532471010041_5655890262496162251_nDo you take part in SHU GoGlobal activities such as

  • ICE Club
  • Culture Connect
  • Conversation Club
  • Global Friends
  • SHU Fest
  • And more?

Get recognised for your achievements and reflect on your skills. The Hallam Award will help you practise how you might explain to future employers how your volunteer experiences have helped you become more employable.

Sign up now.


Upcoming Social Events – subscribe to our events!

We have some upcoming events for you to explore Sheffield and different cultures too!11214211_10156255500920596_4156981382209206437_n

Upcoming events include:

  • Ice Skating – Wednesday 3 February, 6.30pm – 9.30pm. Meet at the Main Entrance, City Campus
  • Walk to Heeley City Farm – Sunday 7 February, 10am – 2pm, Meet at the Main Entrance, City Campus
  • Trip to Bakewell – Saturday 13 February, 10am – 3pm, Meet at the Main Entrance, City Campus

We recommend you ‘like’ our Facebook Page SHU Go Global and subscribe to our events for the latest news and updates.

Chinese New Year celebration at Sheffield Hallam University

Friday 5 February, 3pm-5pm, Owen 1239

Join us for a Chinese New Year event organised bycny-delhi a group of events students.  Learn about Chinese New Year and how it is celebrated.  Free food will be served along with cultural performances, crafts and dumpling making.

This event is free and open to all staff and students at Sheffield Hallam University.

Can you help British Teaching Students?

A lecturer called Helen Thompson has 40-50 home undergraduate students doing TESOL modules who need to work with international students and complete an assignment which explores the English proficiency of a language learner. It’s a great way to practice your English!

International students in classes and lectures
International students in classes and lectures

The students would need to meet  you about 4 times 1:1 and do speaking, listening , reading and writing activities and teach a one to one English lesson between now and the end of April.

If you are interested,  please email Helen Thompson H.M.Thompson@shu.ac.uk

The Bridge – a brand new skills hub


If you’ve ever needed some skills support, then your luck is in: they’re now all in one handy, easy to find place! The Bridge is above Adsetts Library cafe, and from 25th January 2016 it’s where you can find Academic Skills, the University English Scheme and Maths and Stats Help.

Bringing these services together should enable you to find more easily the advice you need – when you need it.

For more details on what workshops are available, and the  schedule of events coming up, check their page here: https://students.shu.ac.uk/shuspacecontent/support_for_learning/get-help-academic-work

There are also some great online resources available to help if you’re not in university: http://libguides.shu.ac.uk/skills

Visa application fees

On 6 April 2016 visa application fees are set to increase.

The full list of proposed new fees can be found here.

These are the ones that will directly affect you if you need to extend your visa, or replace your BRP:

  • Tier 4 visa extension (including dependants) is likely to increase to  £448
  • BRP Replacement is likely to increase to £56

We will keep you updated on when the changes are confirmed.

SBS Graduation Ball

The mystery of the night: it’s the Sheffield Business School Masquerade Graduation Ball!

The ball will be held on Sunday 29th May 2016 at Magna, Sheffield… once one of the biggest steelworks in the world! Expect a night like no other with amazing productions and special effects with special performances from Live Bands, DJ’s, fire breathers, stilt-walkers and much more! Tickets are at £45.00 and will go on sale on at Stoddart Deli.


There will be transport to and from the venue. This will be £5 and will have pick-ups from the following locations: Sheffield Hallam University City Campus, Sheffield Hallam University Collegiate Campus and Sheffield United Football Ground. These can be bought when buying your ticket so make sure there is £50 on your SHU Card!

Details about the event can be found in the poster below or at www.tinyurl.com/SBSGraduation2016

masquerade ball


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.