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What you need to do next

Illustration of items you might need in your first week, including passport, money, alarm clock and medicine

Your essential step-by-step guide to what you need to do before you get here and in your first week.

  • Four things you need to do before you get here

    1. Pre-enrol online

    Look out for an email about 3 weeks before you arrive, which will tell you what to do. If you don’t receive an email, contact webenrolhelp@shu.ac.uk You’ll need to print out your pre-enrolment summary and bring it with you. Watch this guide to find out how to prepare for enrolment. 

    2. Get your health checks and vaccinations

    If you're moving to Sheffield, we recommend that you register with our medical centre. If you're staying at home you can choose to either register with us or stay with your own GP surgery.

    To register, complete the medical form included with the Insider's Guide and return it in the envelope provided. Then attend the medical centre during enrolment to find out what to do in an emergency and where to go if you feel unwell on campus.

    Book an appointment at your doctor to have your two MMRs and MenACWY vaccines. You can also get your vaccinations at the medical centre when you arrive.

    3. If you're moving into halls, complete the SHUstart programme

    Staying in University accommodation? Log on to SHUstart to find everything you need to know about moving in. You'll receive more information about SHUstart before you arrive.

    4. Put some money on your SHUcard

    When you get here you’ll be given your SHUcard at your enrolment. You can use it pay for things around campus. Load money onto it before you get here, and your family can top it up for you too. We'll send you an email with more details telling you what to do.

  • Ten things you need to do in your first week

    1. Pick up the keys to your house or hall of residence

    If you're moving into halls, make sure you arrive in your allocated timeslot and bring your halls of residence key release form.

    2. Attend your course induction

    Check the email you should have received from Admissions to find out when and where this is. Not got the email? Ring Admissions on 0114 225 5555.

    3. Go to your enrolment

    Enrolment is where you formally register as a Sheffield Hallam student. We'll tell you when and where to enrol at your course induction. Watch this guide to find out how to prepare for enrolment.

    4. Collect your SHUcard

    Your SHUcard is your student ID. You can also use it to pay for goods and services across the University. We'll tell you where to collect it at your enrolment.

    5. Activate your sport and fitness card

    If you’ve applied for a Sheffield Hallam Active membership, visit their City or Collegiate Campus reception to activate your SHUcard and access the facilities. Or sign up today online.

    6. Register with our medical centre

    Go to the medical centre to register, find out what to do in an emergency and what to do if you feel unwell on campus. You can also get your two MMRs and MenACWY vaccines if you haven't already had them.

    The medical centre is located in room 5110, Surrey Building, City Campus.

    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 the freebie fair 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.

    9. Register for Culture Connect

    The Culture Connect mentoring scheme is a way of making new friends from around the world. You're matched with a student who can help you with any questions you may have about living and studying in Sheffield.

    10. Make friends from around the world

    SHU GoGlobal offers a range of social events and trips to help you make friends and get the most of your first weeks. There’s also specialist projects throughout the year to help you develop your intercultural skills.

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