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This week’s news

Monday 18 January

  • Want to broaden your horizons, improve your cultural awareness and develop your global skills? Come along to Go Global Week!
  • Are you taking part in extracurricular activities whilst studying at Sheffield Hallam? Apply for Hallam Award!
  • Are you interested in working full-time in the UK after you graduate? Working in the UK after studies sessions provide information about Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 5 visa routes.
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Best wishes,

International Experience Team

Go Global Week

Go Global Week is part of SHU GoGlobal – a project for students who want to meet new people, experience other cultures, develop their global skills and potentially gain life-changing eWeekGoGlobalxperiences.

As part of SHU GoGlobal you’ll be the first to find out about social events, trips, extracurricular projects and volunteer work. Like the Facebook page at fb.com/GoGlobalatSHU

Come along to our Go Global Week events to find out more about how you can benefit from joining SHU GoGlobal. There’s no need to book – simply turn up!

Download the GoGlobal Week booklet

Masterclass 2016 – Semester 2

12-Week-Online-Marketing-Master-ClassMasterclass is designed to support students who may be unfamiliar with study at university level, or need to update their skills particularly in independent research and writing.

All students are welcome, but these sessions will be of particular interest to those returning to study or from outside the UK. All sessions will be held on Thursdays. All classes are free, and you only need to come to the specific sessions that interest you.
You must sign up in advance for each Masterclass.

There will be five sessions in total:

Session 1 – Avoiding Plagiarism
Monday 1st February at 11-12:30 & Wednesday 3rd February at 12:30-14:00 in Howard 5422

Session 2 – Writing a Critical Review
Monday 8th February at 11-12:30 & Wednesday 10th February at 12:30-14:00 in Howard 5422

Session 3 – Synthesising Sources
Monday  15th February at 11-12:30 & Wednesday 17th February at 12:30-14:00 in Howard 5422

Session 4 – Proofreading & Feedback
Monday 22nd February at 11-12:30 & Wednesday 24th February at 12:30-14:00 in Howard 5422

Session 5 – Preparing for Assignments & Feedback
Monday 29th February at 11-12:30 & Wednesday 2nd March at 12:30-14:00 in Howard 5422

Our January – February events calendar

jan-feb-events-booklet-2We’ve arranged a number of social activities and events to help you settle into university life and meet new friends as quickly as possible.

Key Events Include:

  • Wednesday 20th January, 6.30pm – 9.30pm – Ice Skating. Meet at main entrance, City Campus
  • Friday 22nd January, 1.45pm – 3.30pm – Tour of Sheffield Cathedral, Meet at main entrance, City Campus – You must register to attend this event so please email goglobal@shu.ac.uk
  • Sunday 24th January,  9.30am – 3.00pm – Walk to the Peak District, Meet at main entrance, City Campus

For further information, download our events calendar here

Students’ Union Activites and Events

The Students Union have organised a range of events for you to get involved, these include:

Balloon Ventures:

Our 6 week international work placement opportunity ‘Balloon Ventures’ has opened for 2016.  The programme enables successful students to fly out to Kenya for 6 weeks to work with ambitious Kenyan entrepreneurs to grow businesses that change lives. Students can choose from Kenya, Ghana, Uganda or the Philippines. The Students’ Union pays £1,000 towards the trip and the students have to come up with creative ways to fundraise for the other £995. Applications are now open and the deadline is 10th February. For more information click here.

Innovation Award:

The Innovation Award is a funding opportunity for Sheffield Hallam University students and recent graduates to start or develop their own social enterprise. Students can apply for up to £500 through our Start Up Award to test out a business, or they can apply for up to £3,000 through the Grow It Award to develop an established business idea. Applications open on the 1st February and the deadline is the 9th March. For more information and previous case studies click here.

Skills Fest, 1st – 5th February 2016

Skills Fest is a week dedicated to employability and skills development workshops events and trips with a festival vibe. During the week students’ will be able to find out about the opportunities available to them whilst they are at university to enhance their employability. During the weeks students can expect a range of interactive and engaging workshops around CV’s, and interviews, entertainment, FREE food and drink, games and competitions and more…Find out more about the events during Skills Fest here.

Women in Leadership Conference: Thursday 4th February 2016,  3-7pm

An afternoon of speakers, workshops and discussions aiming to support women students to develop their knowledge, skills and confidence to take up leadership opportunities! Students will have the opportunity to hear from women who have excelled to leadership positions in politics, business, NUS and more locally in the Students’ Union. Students will also have the chance to develop practical skills in workshops on leadership and self-care. Throughout the afternoon, they’ll be able to meet like-minded people, ask questions, share experiences and consider how they can progress to further leadership opportunities! (Food provided)

British Council Research – Opportunity to win an iPad Pro!

We will be sending you an email from internationalexperience@shu.ac.uk about a research project they are running.British Council logo

They are interested  to learn more about the influences and decision-making process for international students in the UK.

Your answers will help the UK university sector to improve the communication of its offer to students like you from around the world.

Below is an online link to a simple survey which asks about your own thoughts and experiences.


The survey will take about 10 minutes and will remain open until the 24 January.

Please answer as fully as you can.

Everybody who completes the survey will be entered into a prize draw. Two winners drawn at random will each receive a brand new iPad Pro worth £700.

Right to Rent Checks

Are you living in privately rented accommodation?

If so then you need to be aware that from 1st February 2016 onwards, landlords of private rental accommodation will be responsible for carrying out ‘right to rent’ checks to ensure that their tenants have the right to reside in the UK. The requirement to carry out right to rent checks applies to all adults (aged 18 and over).

Therefore all students living in private rented accommodation will need to present their original passport, or a combination of acceptable documents to prove they have the right to reside in the UK for the duration of their tenancy agreement.

International students will also have to present their visa and biometric residence permit (see List B).

Landlords are required to keep copies of the documents they check.

This will not affect students living in halls of residence as they are not subject to right to rent checks.

If you have further questions about this you can speak to an International Experience Adviser in a daily drop in appointment.