University English Scheme

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Update on 31/03/20:
The University English Scheme workshop programme is currently suspended, but the Language Advisory Service is delivering appointments via telephone, skype and email.  Students can book appointments via the UES Blackboard site – see instructions for how to find or enrol onto the site.

Sheffield Hallam students who are non-native English speakers can take advantage of the University English Scheme and the Language Advisory Service to develop their academic English. The series of Masterclasses are open to all university students
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University English Scheme workshops & classes
Students choose from a range of free modules, workshops and classes to help develop academic English for undergraduate and postgraduate study. Classes and workshops run over the course of the semester in Arundel building, room 10212A.  Attendance at weekly sessions is advised, but not a requirement.  View the UES timetable.

You can secure your place by viewing workshops and booking your place through Unihub You will be asked to register your details and enter your preferences when accessing Unihub for the first time, but it’s fine to come along and see if there are places left.

Language Advisory Service appointments
The Language Advisory Service (LAS) offers one-to-one appointments with an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) lecturer to discuss improvements to spoken or written work. The lecturers are able to provide guidance on a range of issues such as text organisation, grammar, vocabulary, argument construction and pronunciation.

To book a LAS appointment please enrol onto the University English Scheme Blackboard site and book your appointment using the Doodle poll within in the Language Advisory section of the site.

For further information, please contact


Blackboard site English Language resources

The University English scheme Blackboard site includes a wide range of resources for students who want to develop their academic English across a variety of different formats.

For enrolment on this Blackboard site, simply access the university website: Search for “University English Scheme, follow the information on the first page, click on the “enrol” button and then “submit”.

Watch this video if you need further help to access the Blackboard site.



We also offer a range of Masterclasses.  These stand-alone sessions are open to all, but will be of particular interest to students returning to study or from outside the UK. Session topics include critical reading and writing, effective paraphrasing and referencing, and proofreading strategies. View these here.


If you need help registering with UniHub, see this guide

Please note, this service operates term time only and not during student holidays.
For further information about academic English development for international students, please contact