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Wednesday 8 July 2015

Student voice

Best wishes,

International Experience Team

SHU GoGlobal blog competition winner announced!

A big congratulations to Jessica Neves from Brazil for her winning blog entry! Jessica wins an iPad mini.

‘Studying and working in Sheffield Hallam gave me so many skills that now I am so much more confident in life. My English is so good now. When you think about it: How was I was capable of having a boyfriend from Germany? As he said to me one time: “I never thought that I would fall in love with someone that didn’t speak my home language.” We talk and understand each other so well that we have no problem with communication. You wanna know why? Keep reading this blog!!’ Jessica stated in her blog.

View Jessica’s blog

Working During Your Studies – Important Information

If you are in the UK with a short term study stamp or a short term study visa, you are NOT allowed to work in the UK.

If you do, you are breaking immigration rules and this can affect your immigration history and possibly your chances of returning to the UK.

Students on a Tier 4 General visa are allowed to work:
a) part-time during term-time (10 hours per week for courses below level 6 and 20 hours per week for courses at level 6 or above);
b) full-time during vacation periods (Easter, Christmas, and during the summer for undergraduate students).

You can also work full time at the end of your course once you receive your results, until the end of your visa (or up to 4 months whichever is shortest).

If you are unsure about your eligibility to work in the UK, contact an International Student Adviser at internationalsupport@shu.ac.uk or come to a drop in appointment in Student Services, Level 5, Owen Building.

Sheffield Hallam has gone global!

SLS-ISS-768-culture-connectSheffield Hallam is truly multinational, with students coming from more than 100 countries. By getting involved in SHU GoGlobal activities such as social events, trips, projects and volunteer work, all students (home and international) can meet people from around the world and enhance your cultural awareness. Nowadays intercultural skills are becoming more crucial in the workplace due to the effects of globalisation.

SHU GoGlobal has now gone live on the external Sheffield Hallam University website. You can view case studies, videos and information about extracurricular activities such as Culture Connect peer mentoring scheme and SHU Fest. It’s fantastic!’  Samantha Jane Logan, International Experience Team

Find out more at shu.ac.uk/global


Summer events

Everybody is welcome to join our summer events, they are a great way to meet new friends and explore Sheffield together.

Ice Skating, Wednesday 15 July, Meet outside the main University entrance (Owen) at 6pm

Meet our student crew for a fun evening at Ice Sheffield.  On Wednesday evenings students skate for £4 including skate hire (with your student card).  We will take the tram there so please bring £4 for a return fare.

Walk in the Peak District, Saturday 18 July, Meet outside the main University entrance (Owen) at 10.30am)

11169895_702594739862641_6558646308489970095_nA team of local people will take you to explore the beautiful Peak District.  We will take the bus so please bring £6 for the return fare.

Trip to Bakewell, Sunday 19 July, 10am-3pm, Meet outside the main University entrance (Owen) at 10am.

 We have organised  a trip to the delightful market town of Bakewell, famous for its pudding and market.  We will be taking the bus to Bakewell which is approximately £6 return.  Please pay on the day.

Register your interest for Culture Connect

Wherever you’re from, you belong!

All current UK and international students can apply to become mentors and mentees. Culture Connect is a great way to meet new people, develop cultural awareness and gain valuable experience for your CV. There will be regular training and social activities. The aim of Culture Connect is to help new students (UK and international) settle into life in the UK and have a positive university experience.

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.

This is a great opportunity to:

  • get to know someone through a one-to-one supportive mentoring relationship
  • get a learning set to discuss challenges and share helpful advice
  • develop your cultural awareness and learn about different traditions
  • attend social activities and regular soft skills training with other members
  • prepare for work in diverse organisations and add to your CV
  • gain eligibility for the Hallam Award which is recognised by employers

Register your interest, and to find out more, find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CultureConnectSHU

The formal application and selection process will begin in August-September. The scheme will start in October.

Congratulations to our Andrew Bromley!

Last night Andrew Bromley from11027125_376412872558326_3069465015257162347_n the International Experience Team collected his fourth Inspirational Teaching Award for Outstanding Student Support, as nominated by students.

‘Andrew is one of the nicest people I’ve met here at Hallam. International students are not treated as a group – each one of us is treated individually. He has motivated me to get involved with activities.’ Student comment.11713840_376247229241557_3979735521064591087_o

As he has won the award consistently for four years, he received a special Vice-Chancellor’s Award.

Well done Andrew!