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Starting your course in September 2021

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Starting your course in September 2021

It is a challenging time to be planning your journey to study in Sheffield from abroad, but we are working hard to offer a safe experience for you.  

Enrolment, arrival in the UK and starting your course

The University continues to monitor the Covid-19 situation both in the UK and overseas to ensure you are able to start your course as planned, with all the relevant flexibility and support, whether starting in September 2021 or January 2022. There is further information for international applicants here, concerning the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please read this information on the support that is available in your accommodation upon arrival

Summary of support on arrival

30 June - 25 August Chat with the International Experience Team. If you have further questions after going through the information in the pre-arrival guide (PDF, 8.4MB), come along to our weekly chat session. We are available every Wednesday 10am  12pm BST. Please contact us during these hours and our advisers will be happy to help with your questions.
Before 31 August Tuition fee payment. You must pay 50% of your tuition fees before you enrol. Please follow our guidance to calculate the correct amount. We recommend you make your payment online, as bank transfers may take up to four weeks.  

Please note that if you are intending to start your course in September, you must pay your 50% of your tuition fees even if you are still waiting for your visa. The university will refund any tuition fees paid if your visa is refused.
Before 5 September Activate your student IT account using this guidance. You can do this after 1 August 2021. Please note, your username is your Student ID with the first digit replaced by the corresponding letter, e.g. Student ID 30123456 would be c0123456
September onwards Welcome 2021 This is your guide to starting at Hallam, from preparation and enrolment to making the most of your first few weeks. Includes key dates at Hallam and a new starters' checklist. 
6 – 24 September
Online international student enrolment for new and continuing students. You will receive an email inviting you to enrol in August 2021. Please enrol as soon as possible and before the start of your course. This is so you can access your course timetable and engage with online teaching.

If, when you click on the enrolment link, you don’t see your course, there may be an issue with your payment. In such cases, you must email attaching evidence of payment.

6 September –
8 October*

Virtual Meet & Greet Desk for all international students in operation. You can contact the Virtual Meet & Greet Desk as many times you need to, while you are still at home, or after you have arrived in the UK. You will need your SHU login to access this service.

8 – 14 September* Manchester Airport pick-up service for new international students. If you are arriving in this period, we will collect you from Manchester airport and bring you to Sheffield, while helping you with the most important tasks you need to complete on arrival. Please make sure you book in advance.
13 – 24 September*
On campus Meet & Greet Desk for all international students. Our student ambassadors will be available on campus every weekday 10am to 1pm to help with any enquiries.
15 – 17 September*

(20 – 24 September – repeat sessions)
Orientation Programme for new international students, to make sure you have the best possible start as a Sheffield Hallam student. This will be a blend of online information sessions and on campus activities. You must join even if you are still at home. You will need your SHU login to access this service. You can register your interest at here and we will let you know when the bookings open.

20 – 24 September* Hallam Welcome Programme for all new students starting at Sheffield Hallam in September 2021 – details will be available in August 2021.

Course welcome schedule Full course welcome schedule will be available in September 2021. You must attend your course induction even if you are still at home. You will meet your course leader and tutors and will get important information about you course structure, content and assessment.

Engaging with your course Please make sure you have checked your timetable and are engaging with all course activities. You must be enrolled to access your timetable. If you have problems accessing the timetable, please contact Non-engagement with your studies may result in withdrawal from your course and your visa being cancelled.

After arrival
(and completing your quarantine, if applicable)

*All dates subject to change. 

Many of our start-of-year processes are now online, so you should be able complete them while you are preparing to travel.

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