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This Week’s News

Monday 20 July 2015

In this week’s edition…


Best wishes,
International Experience Team

Your Responsibilities as a Tier 4 Student

If you are a Tier 4 student, please see our shuspace page and familiarise yourself with the information on there which concerns your responsibilities.

It is important that all international students on a Tier 4 visa know their responsibilities while they are a student at Sheffield Hallam University.  You can also read about the University’s responsibilities on these pages.

Upcoming trips

Saturday 25 July 2015, 8am – 6pm,
Meet outside the HUBS

Leeds is a cosmopolitan city in West Yorkshire with loads going on. You will get to explore the city’s vibrant shops and you’ll also have the opportunity to visit the city’s wide array of museums and galleries.

Ticket Price: £10

Tickets can be purchased from the Finance Office in the HUBS which is open 10am – 4pm Monday – Friday


Cheshire Oaks Shopping Centre
Saturday 1 August 2015, 8am – 6pm
Meet outside the HUBS

Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet is the UK’s largest outlet centre, with 145 stores. Explore and browse the wide range of designer goods at a discounted price. And if you need a break from the shopping, Cheshire Oaks even has its own aquarium.
Ticket Price: £10

Tickets can be purchased from the Finance Office in the HUBS which is open 10am – 4pm Monday – Friday

Air BnB Email Fraud

The Advice Centre at Sheffield Hallam has been made aware of email fraud linked to the Air BnB accommodation booking website. 

Please be aware when using this website that payments are made through the site and not via a bank transfer. 

Students are receiving emails from fake Air BnB accounts asking for payments to be made outside of the website to a personal bank account.

Air BnB’s terms and conditions state that this is not how they take payment. You can find extra guidance on this on the Air BnB website.

Always read the terms and conditions before making a payment online.  If you have any doubt when booking accommodation please come to the Advice Centre and an Advisor can talk you through how to spot fraud.

If you are worried you may have made a payment to a fraudulent account please come and see us at the Centre or visit the Action Fraud webpage for further details.

Follow this link to find out how to protect yourself from fraud.

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):

Why join Culture Connect?

Wherever you’re from, you belong!

The aim of Culture Connect is to help new students settle into life in the UK and have a positive university experience. All current UK and international students can apply to become mentors and mentees. There will be regular training and social activities for all members.


You may need help meeting new friends and adjusting to a new culture and social norms. Your mentor will help you integrate into the community and meet people from different countries, as well as introducing you to the wide network of support available at Sheffield Hallam University and beyond.


We encourage students who have taken part in extracurricular activities to get involved as mentors. Culture Connect is a great way to meet new people, develop cultural awareness and gain valuable experience for your CV.

Watch a video made by students about Culture Connect

Register your interest, and to find out more, find us on Facebook. The formal application and selection process will begin in August-September. The scheme will start in October.

Is your visa due to expire soon?

If you do not book a one-to-one appointment to see an immigration adviser at least 2 weeks before your visa is due to expire, then we may not be able to assist you with your application and you will have to send your documents off yourself.

You must attend a group session before you can book a one-to-one appointment.

It is important that you attend a group session at least 2 months before your visa is due to expire. You will be unable to get a CAS application form if you have not attended a group session.

The next group sessions will be taking place as follows:


  • Tuesday 21 – 10am
  • Thursday 30 – 2pm


  • Tuesday 4 – 10am
  • Tuesday 18 – 10am
  • Thursday 27 – 2pm

Please come to the Student Services Centre, Level 5 Owen or Heart of the Campus to book on to a group session.