University English Scheme

Sheffield Hallam students who are non-native English speakers can take advantage of the University English Scheme to develop their academic English.

What is the service?

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.  You can secure your place by booking through Unihub (click on ‘view workshops’ below), but it’s fine to come along and see if there are places left.

Blackboard site - timetable and resources

The University English scheme Blackboard site includes the timetable of workshops as well as a 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”.


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.

Please note, this service operates term time only and not during student holiday.

You can view a full list of workshops and book a place on UniHub by clicking on the ‘view workshops’ link below. You will be asked to register your details and enter your preferences when accessing it for the first time, just follow the instructions.

If you need help accessing unihub click here for a quick guide


For further information about academic English development for international students, please contact