11 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 plan your journey in advance. Bring your halls of residence key release form with you.

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.

Check here for enrolment information

Our guide to enrolment

4. Collect your SHUcard

Staying in University accommodation? Log on to SHUstart once you have accepted your room offer to find everything you need to know about moving in. You'll receive more information about SHUstart before you arrive, so keep an eye on your emails. Not yet applied? It’s not too late, we are still taking applications for our halls.

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 Refreshers 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.

9. Hallam Big Read

Pick up your free copy of the Hallam Big Read's special edition book 'My name is Leon' by Kit de Waal. It will be available in student accommodation and the Adsetts and Collegiate libraries. It's there for you to read, enjoy and talk about with your friends.

10. Are you an international or an Exchange student?

Our dedicated meet and greet desk for international and Exchange students is open for the first week and there’s lots of events to get take part in through our orientation programme. 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 around campus

Be the first to know what’s happening on campus 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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