In this week’s edition…
- There’s just a week left to create a blog about your global experience and to be in with the chance of winning an iPad mini!
- Sheffield Pride Festival is back for 2015! Celebrate diversity and show your support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community of Sheffield.
International Student Support Team
Saturday 4 July
Sheffield Pride is back for 2015!
This year the festival is moving and it will take place at Sheffield Students’ Union at the University of Sheffield. Pride is taking over the entire site (and it’s a BIG site!) to bring a whole day and night of fun, activities, music, and loads more.
For more information, visit the Sheffield Pride website.
Saturday 27 June, 11am – 5pm
St Mary’s Church, Bramall Lane
With over 40 stalls selling vintage clothes, jewellery, accessories and homeware, this has been described as the best vintage and craft market in South Yorkshire. Tickets £1.
Sunday 5 July, 10am – 2pm
Meet at the main entrance, City Campus
Join thousands of other cyclists as we take to the streets of Sheffield for a fantastic traffic free ride through the city. This is a free activity but places are strictly limited. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org – for further information, visit goskyride.com/SheffieldSkyRide.
Friday 3 July, 1.30pm-3.30pm
Meet at the main entrance, City Campus
This is a tour behind the scenes of Sheffield Cathedral, one of the city’s most historic and important buildings. Limited spaces available. Email email@example.com to book your place.
Thursday 2 July, 12pm – 2pm
Owen 1037, City Campus
Play this interactive business simulation game to test your business acumen and practise your organisational, customer relationship, management and decision making skills.
Wednesday 1 July, 6pm – 9pm
Meet at the main entrance to Owen building, City Campus
Meet new friends at one of our regular ice skating events. Whether you are an accomplished ice skater or have never tried it before – come along, everybody is welcome! On Wednesday evenings, students skate for £4 including skate hire with your student card. We will take the tram to ICE Sheffield so please bring £4 for a return fare too. You should register your interest at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday 28 June, 9.30am – 2pm
Meet at Peak Lecture Theatre, Level 5 Owen Building,
Come and find out why Sheffield is the greenest city in Europe as one of our British students leads a walk to the edge of the Peak District. Please wear comfortable shoes and waterproof clothes and bring a picnic.
It has been brought to our attention that Indian students are being targeted by scammers who call themselves “Crime Stoppers” calling on behalf of “Home Office”. They call the students and intimidate them, threatening with arrest and 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”. They may also claim that they have been asked by “Indian authorities” to arrest the student. The scammers ask for personal and financial details, and intimidate students into paying them large sums of money. They may claim this as being “home office fines” or as “bail bond for Indian authorities”. They threaten students with arrest and/or harm to their family in India 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 (passport number, address, family details). Please do not download any software they ask you to on your phone or computer. Cut the phone and inform the police immediately. If you are unsure, please feel free to contact International Student Support Team on email@example.com or call us on 0114 225 3813.
If you have already been a victim of this scam – please contact Hallam Union Advice Centre (firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0114 225 4148) as a matter of urgency.
Do you need any help with maths?
The ACES Faculty will be running some ‘Maths Help’ drop-in sessions just before and during the resits in July.
They will take place in the Adsetts Centre, Level 5.
The dates are as follows:
Thursday 9 July, 10am-12pm
Friday 10 July, 10am-12pm
Tuesday 14 July, 10am-12pm
Thursday 16 July, 10am-12pm
Monday 20 July, 10am-12pm
Tuesday 21 July, 10am-12pm