11 things you need to do in your first week

1. Get prepared to move into your accommodation

If you're moving into halls, we'll provide you with clear instructions on what to do when you arrive, with a welcome pack and guidance as part of your Welcome Module. We've also introduced a staggered arrival time to allow for greater flexibility and safety in the current circumstances.

If you are an international or exchange student we have developed a set of comprehensive FAQs where we cover your arrival into the UK, quarantine and self-isolation, as well as the support we've put in place to help you transition into life in the UK.

2. Attend your course welcome online

You will have received an email on how to access this. You'll also be able to find them on our welcome blog site  – you'll need to use your student log in details to gain access to this.

3. Enrol online and top up your SHUcard

Look out for an email from the 14 December which will tell you what to do – it'll ask you to enrol and upload your picture ready for your SHU card, which will then be sent to you in the post. If you don’t receive an email, contact webenrolhelp@shu.ac.uk or phone 0114 478 1478. You'll also be able to download the SHUcard app and top up to receive loyalty benefits and 10% off in our catering outlets.

Our guide to enrolment

4. Print your council tax letter and bank letter from My Student Record

Once you've enrolled you'll be able to access these two documents to prove that you're a student. These can be used to open student bank accounts and show that you're exempt from council tax if you're a full-time student.

5. Find out more about our sport and physical activity

We offer everything that you'd traditionally expect from a university but also link into Sheffield's vast sporting heritage. Whether you are making use of Sheffield's green space or representing Team Hallam in competitive sport we're confident you'll find your place. Visit shu.ac.uk/sport for more details.

6. Register with our medical centre

If you're moving to Sheffield, register with our medical centre online at campusdoctor.co.uk/shu If you're staying at home you can choose to register with us or stay with your own surgery.

7. Find out about disability support

As well as including students with physical, visual or hearing impairment, you may be classed as a disabled student if you have a long-term medical condition, dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, an autism spectrum condition or mental health difficulties.

Find out more about Disabled Student Support.

8. Get to know your Union

From Welcome Week events to checking out our societies, you'll become familiar with our Students' Union in your first week. It's run by students for students! Find out more about what it has to offer on their website.

9. Welcome Week

Make sure you check out our vibrant and exciting schedule of online and on-campus events, with each day following a new theme. You'll be able to book onto events from 14 September on our Welcome Week 2020 page.

10. Are you an international or exchange student?

We understand that planning to travel in the current circumstances is challenging. We have developed a set of comprehensive FAQs where we cover your arrival into the UK, quarantine and self-isolation, as well as the support we've put in place to help you transition into life in the UK.

We will also be in touch at regular points by email to let you know if there are any updates in relation to your arrival. Our dedicated meet and greet desk for international and exchange students will be open online for any questions you may have. There’s lots of events to take part in through our orientation programme, and new international students are matched with a mentor through our Culture Connect mentoring scheme.

You can also join SHU GoGlobal to make friends from around the world and get the most out of your first weeks.

11. Find out what’s going on at Hallam

Be the first to know what’s happening at Hallam by following us on Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter. Add us on Snapchat via our username sheffhallamuni.

You can also read our Hallam Insiders blog for handy tips, funny stories and great advice from our students.

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