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Sports Hall, Activity Room 1 Registration Event UCards Health Service Registration Admissions Service Postgraduate Taught Welcome Meetings

Erasmus & Study Abroad Regisration Meeting

The Essential Guide 201213 University precincts map

Elmfield Qualifications Verification Service Passport and visa scanning

Welcome Talks Module Enrolment

Registry Services Student Support & Guidance Taught Programmes Office Finance Department - Income Office

University precincts map

University parking (permit only)

One-way and other traffic restrictions

University information point

Caf Caf

Banks with cash dispensers

Restaurant

Supermarkets

Contents
Introduction 2 Equal opportunities policy for students 2 D Choosing modules E Registration E1 Welcome to the University meeting for new students 3 5 E2 Introductory academic meetings E3 Undergraduate unrestricted module enrolment E4 Verification of qualifications E5 Passport and visa scanning (overseas students) E6 The registration event F Postgraduate research students G The University Health Service 17 18 20 20 21 21 21 22 24 25

Section one: Registration explained


A Pre-registration B Intro Week registration

Section two: Before arriving in Sheffield


A Your pre-arrival steps B Your checklist of pre-arrival actions C Confirming your personal and course information D Meeting admissions requirements 6 8 8 9

D1 Providing evidence of your previous qualifications 9 D2 How do I know whether I need to have my qualifications verified? D3 What you need to bring D4 Qualifications verification service during Intro Week E Meeting immigration and visa requirements (overseas students) F Tuition fees, finance and payments F1 UK/EU Undergraduate students F2 Sponsored students F3 Fee status F4 Temporary registration G Choosing modules (undergraduate) or units (postgraduate) H Health information I Support for disabled students K Your Computer Account L Using your computer at University 9 9 9 10 10 11 11 11 11 12 12 12 13 13

Section four: Additional information


A Who to contact if you have a query about B Dates of Semesters 20122013 C University web pages 26 27 28

Registration Timetable
Inside back cover

Your key
Important information
Where this symbol appears, please STOP and READ the information in the box carefully.

Action needed
Where one of the following symbols appears, the box will contain information about a form or action you need to GO and COMPLETE as part of coming to the University. Some actions will need to be completed:

J Your university membership card (UCard) 13

Section three: Intro Week & registration


A Your registration steps during Intro Week 14 B Main registration events C Your registration checklist 16 17 ONLINE IN PERSON DURING INTRO WEEK
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Introduction
This publication is for new full-time students. It explains the registration processes for students who are due to commence study in September 2012 and sets out the actions you need to take both before arriving in Sheffield (referred to as Pre-Registration) and during Intro Week (referred to as Registration). Part-time and distance-learning students will receive information by email. Further information is also be available from: www.sheffield.ac.uk/registration Reading through everything now, following the instructions given, and taking the actions required by the deadlines given, will make the registration process simpler and quicker on arrival. Some sections in this booklet are highlighted in colour according to whether the information applies to the following student categories:

Undergraduate Short-Term Students Postgraduate Taught Postgraduate Research We look forward to welcoming you in person to the University in September.

Equal opportunities policy for students


The University of Sheffield is committed to the elimination of unlawful discrimination and to the promotion of equality of opportunity for students and prospective students. The aim of the policy is to ensure that all students and prospective students are treated equally. This policy is available online at www.sheffield.ac.uk/ssid/welfare/equal/policy. html The University also has an Equality and Diversity Strategy, which can be viewed at www.sheffield.ac.uk/equalityanddiversity You are not required to provide this information but you might find it helpful to know that all data collected on this subject is treated in the strictest of confidence, and processed in accordance with the rules governing the Universitys registration under the Data Protection Act. Additionally, religious identity data will not be held in your individual student record and will not be accessible or viewable by members of staff.

Monitoring of Equal Opportunities


To help us monitor the implementation and effectiveness of our Equal Opportunities Policy, we ask all new students to provide some personal information at Registration. We collect information on the ethnic background of all students, educational background, religious identity and the level and type of disability present in the student population as a whole.

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Section one:
Registration explained
Registration is the process by which an applicant who has accepted an unconditional offer of a place formally becomes a student at the University of Sheffield. The registration process at the University of Sheffield comprises two stages:

Pre-Registration (actions to be taken online


in advance of arriving in Sheffield);

Registration (steps to follow and actions to


be taken upon arrival at the University in Intro Week).

A Pre-registration
The pre-registration (pre-arrival) steps are detailed on pages 6-7. Once you have accepted an unconditional offer of a place, and within 2 months of the start of your course, you will be contacted by email by our pre-registration service (email from pre-registration@ sheffield.ac.uk) giving you instructions on where and how to complete the preregistration actions online. In order to ensure that you are able to undertake these actions, it is essential that we hold the right email address for you. Please make sure that you keep us informed of any changes to your email address:

email the Applicant Information Desk at


shefapply@sheffield.ac.uk before 1 September; or

email pre-registration@sheffield.ac.uk
after 1 September. Below is a summary of the actions which you can expect to take in advance of arriving in Sheffield. More detailed information is given in Section 2 of this guide.

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Pre-registration (pre-arrival) steps


Read the admissions requirements Confirm your personal and course information Upload a copy of your passport Upload a copy of your visa Pay your fees and/or set up a payment plan Complete a Financial Declaration Upload a copy of your tuition fees sponsors letter Upload a copy of a passport photograph Provide health information Provide bank details to receive financial assistance, if appropriate Choose your departments approved (also referred to as optional) modules Confirm your highest qualification on entry

Who
All students All students Overseas (non-UK/EU) students Overseas (non-UK/EU) students Self-funded students No action for SFE funded students All students Sponsored students All students All students All students In 2012, this applies only to students on a small number of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes All students

Please be aware that you have to undertake these actions in two separate stages and you may receive up to two emails from pre-registration@sheffield.ac.uk prompting you to take the required actions.

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B Intro Week registration


During Intro Week (Monday 17 September Friday 21 September), new students will be required to undertake a series of steps to enable them to complete their registration. Below is a summary of these main steps. More detailed information is given in Section 3 of this guide, and on pages 14-15.

Intro Week registration steps


Attend your University Welcome Meeting Confirm your programme of study at your departmental Academic Introductory Meeting, or meetings if you are on a dual programme (offered by two or more departments). This includes choosing or confirming your choice of approved modules Choose your unrestricted undergraduate modules

Who
All students All students

Undergraduate students on a programme of study which allows unrestricted module choice All students who have been informed it is a requirement of their admission All overseas students All students

Have your admissions/entry qualifications verified

Have your passport and visa verified Complete your personal and academic registration Confirm your identity and personal details Update your registration record with module information Confirm your highest qualification on entry (if not already provided) Complete your financial registration Pay outstanding tuition fees or; Set up a payment plan or; Supply a tuition fee sponsors letter Collect your UCard and Academic Diary Complete your University Health Service Registration

All students

All students All students

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Section two:
Before arriving in Sheffield
A Your pre-arrival steps UK/EU students
Undergraduate UK/EU Students
Complete most steps Online

Please identify your student category and familiarise yourself with the steps you will need to take before you arrive in Sheffield.

Postgraduate Taught UK/EU Students


p13 p12 p10 p10 p12 p9 p13 p8 p10
Complete most steps Online

9. Obtain a university computer account 8. Complete the online medical questionnaire

10. Obtain a university computer account 9. Complete the online medical questionnaire

p13 p12 p10 p10 p10 p12 p9 p13 p8 p10

7. Pay your fees 6. Complete the Financial Declaration 5. Read the information on choosing modules 4. Read the admissions requirements 3. Upload a passport photograph for your UCard 2. Confirm personal and course information 1. Apply to Student Finance England (SFE), or equivalent authority, for funding
undergraduate level Masters Degree (MMath, MEng, MChem etc.).

8. Pay your fees 7. Provide a Sponsor Letter (if you are a sponsored student) 6. Complete the Financial Declaration 5. Read the information on choosing modules 4. Read the admissions requirements 3. Upload a passport photograph for your UCard 2. Confirm personal and course information 1. Apply for a Career Development Loan

UK/EU fee-paying students who will be registering for a degree leading to a 11. Obtain a university i. Bachelor degree (BA, BSc, BEng, BMedSci, MBChB, BDS etc.) or ii. an computer account

UK/EU fee-paying students who will be registering for a degree leading directly to 11. Obtain a university a postgraduate Master qualification (MA, MSc, MScEng, MBA, MMedSci, etc.) computer account

Postgraduate Research Home/EU Students


Complete most steps Online

Undergraduate & Postgraduate Short Term (Visiting & ERASMUS) UK/EU Students
Complete Complete most most steps steps Online Online

8. Obtain a university computer account 7. Complete the online medical questionnaire

p13 p12 p10 p10 p10

8. Obtain a university computer account 7. Complete the online medical questionnaire (if you will be in the UK for more than 6 months)

p13 p12

6. Pay your fees 5. Provide a Sponsor Letter (if you are a sponsored student) 4. Complete the Financial Declaration 3. Read the admissions requirements 2. Upload a passport photograph for your UCard 1. Confirm personal and course information

6. Pay your fees 5. Provide a Sponsor Letter (if you are a sponsored student) 4. Complete the Financial Declaration p9 3. Read the admissions requirements p13 2. Upload a passport photograph for your UCard p8 1. Confirm personal and course information
UK/EU a fee-paying students undertaking a short-term programme of study 11. Obtain university not leading to a University of Sheffield award. computer account

p10 p10 p10 p9 p13 p8

UK/EU fee-paying students who will be registering for a research degree usually leading 11. Obtain a university to a doctoral qualification (PhD, DedPsy, DClinPsy, EdD, DEng, MPhil etc.) computer account

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The actions set out below are those that you need to take before you arrive at the University and certainly before you can formally register as a student at this University. You will find all the relevant information to enable you to take these actions at www.sheffield.ac.uk/registration and we will contact you by email to advise you of when you can begin this process.

A Your pre-arrival steps overseas students


Undergraduate Overseas Students
Complete most steps Online

Please identify your student category and familiarise yourself with the steps you will need to take before you arrive in Sheffield.

Postgraduate Taught Overseas Students


p13 p12 p10 p10 p10 p12 p9 p10 p13 p8
Complete most steps Online

10. Obtain a university computer account 9. Complete the online medical questionnaire

10. Obtain a university computer account 9. Complete the online medical questionnaire

p13 p12 p10 p10 p10 p12 p9 p10 p13 p8

8. Pay your fees 7. Provide a Sponsor Letter (if you are a sponsored student) 6. Complete the Financial Declaration 5. Read the information on choosing modules 4. Read the admissions requirements 3. Upload a copy of your passport and visa information 2. Upload a passport photograph for your UCard 1. Confirm personal and course information

8. Pay your fees 7. Provide a Sponsor Letter (if you are a sponsored student) 6. Complete the Financial Declaration 5. Read the information on choosing modules 4. Read the admissions requirements 3. Upload a copy of your passport and visa information 2. Upload a passport photograph for your UCard 1. Confirm personal and course information

students who will be registering for a degree leading to a 11.Overseas Obtainfee-paying a university i. Bachelor degree (BA, BSc, BEng, BMedSci, MBChB, BDS etc.) or ii. an computer account undergraduate level Masters Degree (MMath, MEng, MChem etc.).

Overseas fee-paying students who will be registering for a degree leading directly 11. Obtain a university tocomputer a postgraduate Master qualification (MA, MSc, MScEng, MBA, MMedSci, etc.) account

Postgraduate Research Overseas Students


Complete most steps Online

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Short Term (Visiting & Study Abroad) Overseas Students
Complete most steps Online

9. Obtain a university computer account 8. Complete the online medical questionnaire

p13 p12 p10 p10 p10 p9 p10 p13 p8

7. Pay your fees 6. Provide a Sponsor Letter (if you are a sponsored student) 5. Complete the Financial Declaration 4. Read the admissions requirements 3. Upload a copy of your passport and visa information 2. Upload a passport photograph for your UCard 1. Confirm personal and course information

9. Obtain a university computer account 8. Complete the online medical questionnaire (if you will be in the UK for more than 6 months) 7. Pay your fees

p13 p12 p10 p10 p10 p9 p10 p13 p8

6. Provide a Sponsor Letter (if you are a sponsored student) 5. Complete the Financial Declaration 4. Read the admissions requirements 3. Upload a copy of your passport information (if you are in the UK already, you should also upload your visa information) 2. Upload a passport photograph for your UCard 1. Confirm personal and course information
Overseas fee-paying students undertaking a short-term programme of 11. Obtain a university study not leading to a University of Sheffield award. computer account

Overseas fee-paying students who will be registering for a research degree usually 11. Obtain a university leading to a doctoral qualification (PhD, DedPsy, DClinPsy, EdD, DEng,MPhil etc.) computer account

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B Your checklist of pre-arrival actions


Before you come to register at the University, you need to have taken all the actions required of you set out in Your Pre-Arrival Steps on pages 67 of this booklet. Please use the boxes provided alongside each step to tick off the steps you have completed. You also need to have:

found somewhere to live checked whether you will need to bring your
qualification certificates for verification

read the information on Your Modules


and Choosing Modules or Units on pages 12 and 17-18.

Undergraduate Short-Term Students Postgraduate Taught Postgraduate Research

read the information on Your Tuition Fee,


Finance and Payments

read the relevant University Regulations


(www.shef.ac.uk/calendar/regs)

asked the University for a formal letter of


acceptance, if you need one (Postgraduate Research students only).

C Confirming your personal and course information


Once you have accepted an unconditional offer of a place, and before you arrive in Sheffield, we will ask you to confirm the personal and course details we hold for you, and supply additional information. An email from preregistration@sheffield.ac.uk will be sent to you by early September, requesting that you confirm the information we hold for you online, and providing you with instructions on how do this. Please make sure that you have provided us with the correct email address for you, and email shefapply@sheffield.ac.uk before 1 September or pre-registration@sheffield.ac.uk after 1 September if you think it needs updating on our records. You should also look out for this email and check your email in-box (and trash folders) regularly if you do not receive it. Please email us at pre-registration@sheffield. ac.uk if you have not received it by the first week of September . You will need to check the information we hold for you carefully, as any inaccuracy in this information could significantly delay or prevent your registration on your course.

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D Meeting admissions requirements


D1 Providing evidence of your previous qualifications
Before you can register as a new student, you must provide evidence that you have met: 1) the Universitys general entrance requirements and 2) the specific academic requirements of your course or the conditions of your offer. This includes evidence that you meet the Universitys minimum English Language requirement. All new students should read the Admissions Policy, which is available online for Undergraduate applicants at www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/policies/ admissions and for Postgraduate students at www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/info/ admissions or

D3 What you need to bring


If you need to have your qualifications verified during Intro Week, we require you to present the following document(s):

original certificates or transcripts


of your academic qualification(s), including those relating to your English Language level. These must clearly show the final result of your qualification(s);

certified copies of certificates or


transcripts relating to your academic qualification(s), including your English Language level. These must be authenticated by an appropriate authority (e.g. your school or previous university) with an official stamp and must also clearly show the final result of your qualification(s). We do not accept faxed, unstamped, photocopied or scanned copies of these documents. If your certificates or transcripts are in a language other than English, you must provide a translation by a reputable translation agency and have it authenticated with an official stamp from an appropriate authority. Please be aware that failure to provide formal evidence of the qualifications upon which your offer was based, if requested, may prevent you from registering.

D2 How do I know whether I need to have my qualifications verified?


Not all students are required to have their qualifications verified during Intro Week. Students whose qualifications and results have been supplied directly to the University by an awarding body or through UCAS do not require verification. If you do need to bring evidence of your qualifications, the Admissions Service will notify you in advance. If you are a Graduate of the University of Sheffield you will not need to bring your certificates.

D4 Qualifications verification service during Intro Week

The Admissions Service will operate a Qualifications Verification Service from the Elmfield building during Intro Week (see map on inside cover). If your qualifications have not been verified before you are due to register, please bring your qualifications documents to this service before attempting to register, as you may not be allowed to register until you have done so.
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E Meeting immigration and visa requirements (overseas students)


The UK Government operates a Points Based System (PBS) of immigration. Tier 4 is to allocate visas to students from overseas (outside the European Economic Area). Under this system, students need to score 40 points to secure a student visa: 30 points will be awarded for a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) produced by the University, and 10 points for maintenance and funds. Students on courses of more than 12 months must have sufficient funds to pay the first year tuition fee plus 7,200 (institutions outside London) to cover the first year in the UK. Information on the Points Based System is given at: www.sheffield.ac.uk/newstudents/ international/immigration The UK Border Agency, which manages the Points Based System, requires institutions to retain copies of students passport and visa information. These copies will be taken upon your arrival at the University (see Your Passport & Visa Scanning). In order to speed up the process, it is helpful if you provide a scanned copy of your passport pages and your visa /Biometric Residence Permit (BRP), if you already have one, before you arrive. You will be contacted in early September with further instructions, but you will find more information at www.sheffield.ac.uk/registration Please note that in order to remain a registered student you must have a valid visa that permits study at The University of Sheffield.

F Tuition fees, finance and payments


Essential information on tuition fee loans, maintenance loans, acceptable payment methods, instalment plans, full payment discounts and deposits is available at www.sheffield.ac.uk/registration/tuitionfees. Please follow the link relevant to you, and read the information provided carefully before completing your pre-registration actions (see pages 6-7). If you received an offer letter from the University, this will have included the rate of fee payable for your particular programme of study in 2012-2013. If you have not already done so, we recommend that you check your fee in advance of arriving by using the Fees Look-up tool available at: Undergraduate courses: www.sheffield.ac.uk/ssid/fees/ug Postgraduate Taught courses: www.sheffield.ac.uk/ssid/fees/pgt Postgraduate Research courses: www.sheffield.ac.uk/ssid/fees/pgr

Fees for future years of study will increase and you should budget for an increase of between 5% and 8% each year (except for Home/EU Undergraduates). Overseas undergraduates studying Medicine or Dentistry degrees will pay a higher fee for the Clinical years (for more information please see www.sheffield.ac.uk/ registration/tuitionfees and click on the relevant link for your particular category of study).

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You may be entitled to receive a scholarship depending on your student category. There are also alumni, sibling, spouse and academic merit scholarships available. For more information about eligibility, please go to www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/finance/ help/bursaries or www.sheffield.ac.uk/international

F3 Fee status
The level of fee you will be charged depends on your fee status. Your fee status is determined in large part by your residential history, nationality and personal circumstances. Information on fee status is available at www.sheffield.ac.uk/admissions/feestatus Please be aware that the University may change your fee status from home to overseas at any point during your studies, if it transpires that information you supplied during the admissions or registration process was incomplete or incorrect. It is important to raise any query relating to your fee status in advance of your arrival at the University (+44 (0)114 222 8030 or shefapply@sheffield.ac.uk). Fee status is only changed part way through a course, from overseas to home, in a small minority of cases and for a specific and limited list of reasons (please see: www.sheffield.ac.uk/admissions/feestatus). This list of reasons DOES NOT include cases where Indefinite Leave to Remain is granted after you have begun your course.

F1 UK/EU Undergraduate students


Most UK/EU Undergraduates pay their fees with a tuition fee loan provided by the Student Loans Company (SLC) following an application to Student Finance England (SFE). For full details about applying to SFE (and other equivalent authorities such as Student Finance Wales, Student Finance NI, Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Student Finance Services European Team) please go to www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance. If you are not applying to SFE for funding and you plan to pay tuition fees yourself, you will be asked to provide additional information when completing the Financial Declaration so that the University can confirm your fee status. More information is available on fee status at www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/finance/ fee_status If you are applying to Student Finance England but cannot provide written notification from SFE in advance or when you register or, if you are not applying to SFE and your fee status has not been assessed, you will be given Temporary Registration for six weeks.

F4 Temporary registration
If you are unable to pay your fees in advance of, or at, Registration, or you are unable to provide a sponsor letter confirming who will be responsible for paying your tuition fees, you may be given Temporary Registration. You will then be given three weeks in which to satisfy these requirements (or six weeks if you are awaiting funding confirmation from Student Finance England).

F2 Sponsored students
If your studies are being sponsored by your employer, an external organisation or an Embassy, you will need to upload or send a letter from your sponsor to the University as part of your pre-registration set of actions (see pages 6-7). If your fee is 10,000 or more and your sponsor is new to the University, your sponsor will be subject to a credit check.

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G Choosing modules (undergraduate) or units (postgraduate)


If your course allows you to choose some modules (undergraduate level) or units (postgraduate level), it is important that you give careful thought to which modules or units you will select. More information on the module/unit choice process is given in Choosing Modules on pages 17-18. Please make sure you do this preparation before Intro Week as it will help you be better prepared and make an informed choice of modules. Advice will be provided by your department or departments at the Introductory Academic Meeting(s) but the process of confirming your modules or units will be much easier if you have considered the options and your preferences in advance.

H Health information
All students need to provide basic health information when they join the University to allow it to fulfill its duty of care towards them. You will therefore be asked to supply some advance health information online, before arriving in Sheffield, and you will be contacted via email by September with instructions on how to supply this information. International students may also be required to submit additional information please read carefully the Welcome to the University of Sheffield: International 201213. Thereafter, students who live at a Sheffield term-time address will be entitled to register with the University Health Service and further information is available in Your University Health Service section. Further information on the University Health Service can be found at: www.sheffield.ac.uk/health

This information will not be held against your student record and will not be available to staff outside the University Health Service.

I Support for disabled students


The University of Sheffield welcomes disabled students and is committed to effectively meeting any additional support requirements they may have. The Disability and Dyslexia Support Service (D&DSS) is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the academic support of disabled students. When necessary, the service liaises with academic departments and other University support services on behalf of individual students. If you have a disability, it is important that you make contact with both the D&DSS and your academic department as soon as possible in order to outline your support requirements, so that it can be ensured that you are quickly given appropriate advice regarding the support, equipment and facilities available to you here. Contact: Telephone: +44 (0)114 222 1303 Fax:+44 (0)114 222 1373 Email: Disability.Info@sheffield.ac.uk

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J Your university membership card (UCard)


As a new student, you will be entitled to a University Membership Card, known as a UCard. The UCard carries your photograph and gives you access to University facilities, including: For your personalised UCard to be ready for you to collect at Registration you simply need to provide us with a scanned passport-sized photograph of yourself. We will provide you with instructions on how to do this via the preregistration email in August/early September. Please make sure you provide us with a scanned copy of a photograph, so that we can provide you with a UCard at Registration, and you can access our services promptly.

services provided by the University Library


and the Union of Students;

access to some buildings including the


Information Commons and University residences;

the self-service photocopying and


printing service.

K Your computer account


All students are provided with a University of Sheffield computer account and a university email address. Activating your computer account before coming to Sheffield will give you a head start in the registration process and will allow you to access your University email account, and other online resources, as soon as you arrive on campus. We will provide you with instructions on how to do this via the preregistration email in August/early September.

L Using your computer at University


If you will be bringing your own computer to the University, before you connect your computer to the University network, you must make sure that its security features are up to date, including operating system security patches, anti-virus software and anti-spyware software. Instructions for connecting your computer and advice about computer security can be found on the University website at the web address below. There are also links to anti-virus, antispyware and other security software for PCs and Macs. To find out how to connect your computer and keep it secure, please go to www.sheffield.ac.uk/cics/connect

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Section three:
Intro Week & registration
A Your registration steps during Intro Week UK/EU students
Undergraduate UK/EU Students
Complete steps IN PERSON

Postgraduate Taught UK/EU Students


p25 p22 p10 p22 p23 p21 p21 p20 p20
Complete steps IN PERSON

9. Complete registration
with the UHS

8. Collect your UCard and


Academic Diary

7. Bring your University or College


Payment Advice document from Student Finance England

with the UHS 10. Collect your UCard and Academic Diary 9. Provide evidence of Career Development Loan 8. Provide a Sponsor Letter (if you are a sponsored student)

11. Complete registration

p25 p22 p10 p10 p10 p22 p23

6. Complete your University


Registration

7. Pay outstanding fees 6. Complete your University


Registration

5. Confirm your identity 4. Have your admissions qualifications 3. Choose and agree your unrestricted
modules verified

5. Confirm your identity 4. Have your admissions qualifications

2. Attend your departmental Academic


Introductory meeting

1. Attend the University Welcome Meeting

UK/EU fee-paying students who will be registering for a degree leading to a 11. Obtain a university i. Bachelor degree (BA, BSc, BEng, BMedSci, MBChB, BDS etc.) or ii. an computer account undergraduate level Masters Degree (MMath, MEng, MChem etc.).

p21 verified p17 3. Choose and agree your optional units in your department p20 2. Attend your departmental Academic Introductory meeting p20 1. Attend the University Welcome Meeting (if you are a new student at this University) UK/EU fee-paying students who will be registering for a degree leading directly to 11. Obtain a university a postgraduate Master qualification (MA, MSc, MScEng, MBA, MMedSci, etc.) computer account

Postgraduate Research Home/EU Students


Complete Complete steps IN IN steps PERSON PERSON

Undergraduate & Postgraduate Short Term (Visiting & ERASMUS) UK/EU Students
Complete steps IN PERSON

9. Complete registration
with the UHS

p25 p22 p10 p10 p22 p23 p21

9. Complete registration
with the UHS (if you will be in the UK for more than 6 months)

p25

8. Collect your UCard and


Academic Diary

7. Provide a Sponsor Letter 6. Pay outstanding fees

8. Collect your UCard and


Academic Diary

p22 p10 p10 p22 p23 p21 p21 p21

(if you are a sponsored student)

7. Provide a Sponsor Letter 6. Pay outstanding fees 5. Complete your University


Registration

(if you are a sponsored student)

5. Complete your University Registration 4. Confirm your identity 3. Have your admissions qualifications verified 2. Meet with your research supervisor and receive
information about the Doctoral Development Programme (DDP)

4. Confirm your identity 3. Have your admissions qualifications verified 2. Choose and agree your modules in your
department or at the Octagon Centre

p20 p20

1. Attend the University Information Session for New


Research Students

1. Attend the University Welcome Meeting


UK/EU a fee-paying students undertaking a short-term programme of study 11. Obtain university not leading to a University of Sheffield award. computer account

UK/EU fee-paying students who will be registering for a research degree usually leading 11. Obtain a university to a doctoral qualification (PhD, DedPsy, DClinPsy, EdD, DEng, MPhil etc.) computer account

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The actions set out below are those that you will need to take during Intro Week, upon arrival at the University. You will find all the relevant information to enable you to take these actions at www.sheffield.ac.uk/registration, and a timetable of events is included in the inside back cover of this publication.

A Your registration steps during Intro Week overseas students


Undergraduate Overseas Students
Complete steps IN PERSON

Postgraduate Taught Overseas Students


p25 p22 p10 p10 p22 p23 p21 p21 p21 p20 p20
Complete steps IN PERSON

with the UHS 10. Collect your UCard and Academic Diary 9. Provide a Sponsor Letter (if you are a sponsored student)

11. Complete registration

with the UHS 10. Collect your UCard and Academic Diary 9. Provide a Sponsor Letter (if you are a sponsored student)

11. Complete registration

p25 p22 p10 p10 p22 p23 p21 p21 p17 p20 p20

8. Pay outstanding fees 7. Complete your University


Registration

8. Pay outstanding fees 7. Complete your University


Registration

6. Confirm your identity 5. Have your passport and visa scanned


verified 3. Choose and agree your unrestricted modules 2. Attend your departmental Academic Introductory meeting

6. Confirm your identity 5. Have your passport and visa scanned


verified 3. Choose and agree your optional units in your academic department 2. Attend your departmental Academic Introductory meeting

4. Have your admissions qualifications

4. Have your admissions qualifications

1. Attend the University Welcome Meeting

1. Attend the University Welcome Meeting

students who will be registering for a degree leading to a 11.Overseas Obtainfee-paying a university i. Bachelor degree (BA, BSc, BEng, BMedSci, MBChB, BDS etc.) or ii. an computer account undergraduate level Masters Degree (MMath, MEng, MChem etc.)

Overseas fee-paying students who will be registering for a degree leading directly 11. Obtain a university tocomputer a postgraduate Master qualification (MA, MSc, MScEng, MBA, MMedSci, etc.) account

Postgraduate Research Overseas Students


Complete steps IN PERSON

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Short Term (Visiting & study abroad) Overseas Students
Complete steps IN PERSON

10. Complete registration


with the UHS

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9. Collect your UCard and 8. Provide a Sponsor Letter


Academic Diary (if you are a sponsored student)

7. Pay outstanding fees 6. Complete your University


Registration

with the UHS (if you will be in the UK for more than 6 months). 9. Collect your UCard and Academic Diary 8. Provide a Sponsor Letter (if you are a sponsored student)

10. Complete registration

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7. Pay outstanding fees 6. Complete your University


Registration

5. Confirm your identity 4. Have your passport and visa scanned 3. Have your admissions qualifications verified 2. Meet research supervisor and receive information

5. Confirm your identity 4. Have your admissions qualifications verified 3. Have your passport and visa scanned 2. Choose and agree your modules in your department
or at the Octagon Centre

p24 about the Doctoral Development Programme (DDP) p20 1. Attend the University Information Session for New Research Students Overseas fee-paying students who will be registering for a research degree usually 11. Obtain a university leading to a doctoral qualification (PhD, DedPsy, DClinPsy, EdD, DEng,MPhil etc.) computer account

1. Attend the University Welcome Meeting


Overseas fee-paying students undertaking a short-term programme of 11. Obtain a university study not leading to a University of Sheffield award. computer account

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Undergraduate Short-Term Students

Postgraduate Taught Postgraduate Research

B Main registration events


Undergraduate Welcome Meetings Monday 17 September, Octagon Centre (see Registration Timetable) Postgraduate Taught Welcome Meetings Information Session for New Research Students Welcome Meeting (Erasmus, Study Abroad, Visiting Students) Undergraduate Academic (Departmental) Introductory Meetings in academic department(s) Undergraduate Unrestricted Module Enrolment Event Tuesday 18 September, Student Union Auditorium, Student Union Building Tuesday 25 September, 9.30am, Octagon Centre Monday 17 September, 3pm, Octagon Centre

Monday 17 September Tuesday 18 September (see Registration Timetable) Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 September, Octagon Centre

Verification of Qualifications Service Thursday 13 September (open 1pm5pm) & Friday 14 September (open 9am5pm) and Monday 17 September Friday 21 September (see Registration Timetable), Elmfield Building Passport and Visa Scanning Thursday 13 September (open 1pm5pm) & (Overseas students only) Friday 14 September (open 9am5pm) and Monday 17 September Friday 21 September (see Registration Timetable), Elmfield Building Registration (ID Confirmation, Fee Payments, UCard and Academic Diary Collection) University Health Service Registration (See Registration Timetable) Late Registration Event Monday 17 September Friday 21 September, Sports Hall 1, Goodwin Sports Centre Activity Room 1, Goodwin Sports Centre

Tuesday 25 September Thursday 27 September, Level 4, Information Commons

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C Your registration checklist


In order to complete the registration process, you need to have taken all the actions required of you which are set out in Intro Week Registration Steps on pages 14-15 of this booklet. Please also use the following list, to assure yourself that you have completed all these actions. Please use the boxes provided alongside each step to tick off the steps you have completed. Please check that you have: attended your University Welcome Meeting (see Registration Timetable) attended your Introductory Academic Meeting (see Registration Timetable) presented your qualification certificates (see Meeting Admissions Requirements) completed your module enrolment (see Choosing Modules) had your passport and visa scanned (Overseas students only see Passport and Visa Scanning) attended your Registration Event (see Registration Timetable) paid your tuition fees at the Registration Event (see Tuition Fees, Finance and Payments) collected your UCard and Academic Diary at the Registration Event collected your copy of the Code of Practice for Research Degree Programmes (Research Students only).

Introducing SSiD

General information and help


The Student Services Information Desk (SSiD) answers a wide range of student related enquiries and will be an important point of contact during your time at The University of Sheffield. SSiD is supported by a comprehensive website that will help you find the answers to your questions: http://ask.sheffield.ac.uk

D Choosing modules
Many students have the opportunity to choose some modules (undergraduate) or units (postgraduate) as part of their programme of study. In advance of registering, you should familiarise yourself fully with the regulations for your programme, as they set out the extent of module or unit choice your programme allows. The programme regulations for 2012-13 are available at www.shef.ac.uk/calendar/regs Information about how to choose modules can also be accessed via the Universitys web pages at www.sheffield.ac.uk/registration Additional information on the modules or units and make-up of your programme will be given to you by your academic department(s) at your Introductory Academic Meeting(s). You will receive advice on choosing modules, and you will be given a Module (Undergraduate students) or Unit (Postgraduate Taught students) Form. Over the course of Intro Week, you will use that form to agree your modules or units with your academic department(s) and, if you are an undergraduate student with unrestricted module choice, to indicate your selection of unrestricted modules. The selection of modules you list on Module or Unit Form will then be entered on to your student record:
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at the Undergraduate Unrestricted Module


Enrolment Event at the Octagon Centre if you are an undergraduate student and you select unrestricted modules or;

take a note of the modules you are


particularly interested in and bring it with you to your Introductory Academic Meeting(s) and Unrestricted Module Enrolment Event, if you will choosing unrestricted modules. You should still attend your Introductory Academic Meeting if you are taking a course which has no or very limited module choice, such as Law or Medicine, for information and advice on your programme and the Department. If you are entering the University at Level Two, you must contact your academic department to make separate arrangements for selecting your modules. You will not be able to complete your registration process until your department(s) has approved your choice of modules and your Module Form has been fully endorsed. Please contact the Registration Helpline, tel +44 (0)114 222 1288 or email preregistration@sheffield.ac.uk if you are unable to access a computer and require a hard copy of the module information. See page 21 for further information about module enrolment.

at the Registration Event, if your


undergraduate programme does not contain unrestricted modules, or you are a Postgraduate Taught student. Taking this action in advance will give you a good idea of the modules you can sign up for when you attend your Introductory Academic Meeting(s) in your academic department(s) in Intro Week but please be aware that the modules you wish to take can only be confirmed once you have attended the meeting(s) with your academic department(s) and, if you are an undergraduate student with unrestricted module choice, the Undergraduate Unrestricted Module Enrolment Event.

Postgraduate Research students should refer to the information on DDP units given below.

Undergraduate students
Most undergraduate students can select modules as part of their programme. In addition to your core modules, which are modules you are required to take as part of your programme, you may be able to choose approved modules (modules typically offered by the department or departments which run your programme) as well as unrestricted modules (modules outside of your programme of study and offered by other departments). In advance of your Introductory Academic Meeting, you should:

Postgraduate students Taught


Postgraduate Taught students will be advised on any choice of units at an Introductory Academic Meeting with their academic department. A full years curriculum must be approved by your department and endorsed on your Unit Form before you can attend your Registration event. If you will be following a part-time course, Registry Services (preregistration@sheffield.ac.uk) will email you in due course to offer you the opportunity to register, remotely, online.

check the regulations for your


programme of study

read through the descriptions of the


modules you are entitled to choose and may be interested in studying

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Postgraduate students Research


Preparing for Doctoral Development Programme (DDP) Unit Choice
Postgraduate Research students are required to participate in the Doctoral Development Programme (DDP) and will need to choose units as part of this programme. The DDP will provide you with a range of skills and competencybased training opportunities orientated both towards your specific programme of study and towards future employment. On arrival at the University, you will need to collect your copy of the Code of Practice for Research Degree Programmes from your academic department. The Code of Practice will explain the process you need to follow to complete the DDP. Detailed information on the DDP can also be found on the Research & Innovation Services web pages at: www.shef.ac.uk/ris/pgr/ddpportal

Changes to module information


University courses are continually reviewed and revised. There may be changes to the modules on offer between the date you view them on the web pages and the time you complete your module enrolment during Intro Week.

E Registration
The Intro Week registration process is described on page(s) 14-15. All new students must attend the final Registration Event in person, at which they will formally register with the University with the guidance of dedicated staff.

The essential registration steps:


1. Welcome to the University Meeting (Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught Students) or Information Session for Research Students (Postgraduate Research Students) 2. Introductory Academic Meetings with Academic Departments 3. Undergraduate Unrestricted Module Enrolment Event (if your programme allows you to choose unrestricted modules) 4. Verification of Qualifications (see Verification of qualifications, page 21) 5. Passport and Visa Scanning (non-EEA students only) 6. The Registration Event 7. University Health Registration (optional).
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If your programme does not begin in September/October 2012-13


If you are to begin your studies at any other time than at the start of the 201213 academic year (September 2012), you can ignore the following instructions as you will be sent separate information about the registration arrangements which apply to you; upon your arrival at the University, you will need to visit the Registry Services office which is located on Level 1 of Edgar Allen House, in order to register.

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E1 Welcome to the University meeting for new students


We hold a series of Welcome Meetings for new students in Intro Week (see the Registration Timetable in the inside back cover of this Guide). They will outline the many opportunities available for your personal and academic development. They will also explain how the Union of Students operates and give you an insight into the many social and sport activities on offer.

Postgraduate Taught students should: NOT attend the Undergraduate Unrestricted Module Enrolment Event in the Octagon Centre during Intro Week, have their choice of units approved by their department before attending Registration. A full-time student on a Masters degree programme must take 180 credits, 120 credits on a Diploma programme and 60 credits on a Certificate programme. You will not be able to register for less than a full years credit load (usually 180 credits) if you are going to study full-time. It is recognised that some choices will be provisional and changes can be made subsequently, if necessary, during the Add/Drop periods at the beginning of each Semester.

E2 Introductory academic meetings

Undergraduate students
At your Introductory Academic Meeting, you will be given your personal Module Form and you will make your choice of approved modules. You may also be given important information about other introductory events and tutorial or laboratory classes. These Introductory Academic Meetings are intended to help you to start your studies effectively. It is essential that you attend this meeting (or meetings, if you are taking a dual degree programme). If your programme allows unrestricted module choice (modules offered by departments other than your own), you will need to attend the Undergraduate Unrestricted Module Enrolment Event and you should read the information on Undergraduate Unrestricted Module Enrolment on page 21.

Postgraduate students Research


Academic departments hold Introductory Academic Meetings for new research students during Intro Week or Week One of the academic session. In addition, all new research students are expected to attend a University-wide Information Session for New Research Students, which will take place at 9.30am on Tuesday 25 September 2012 in the Octagon Centre. You will receive advice about the Doctoral Development Programme (DDP). Following this Information Session, you should meet with your supervisor to discuss your training needs and DDP unit choices; this involves undertaking a Training Needs Analysis with your supervisor (or other appropriate person) to enable you to choose your units accordingly. Details on the DDP registration process can be found at: www.shef.ac.uk/ris/pgr/ddpportal/main

Postgraduate students Taught


Academic departments hold Introductory Academic Meetings for students undertaking postgraduate taught programmes during Intro Week. It is essential that you attend your meeting so that you can become familiar with the academic arrangements in this University, receive advice on the content of your year of study and complete your unit enrolment. Please contact your department before coming to Sheffield if you have not received details of the date, time and place for your meeting.

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Short-term students
(Erasmus, Study Abroad Programme and Visiting Students)

E4 Verification of qualifications
Before you are able to formally register at the Registration Event, the University must assure itself that you possess the qualifications which form the basis of your admission into the University. For many UK undergraduate students, this takes place automatically as your results are forwarded to us by the awarding bodies through UCAS. However, for many other students, particularly students taking qualifications other than A levels and for students beginning a postgraduate programme, the process is different, as they need to bring their original qualification certificates to the Verification of Qualifications Service which is based in the Elmfield Building (See the map on the inside cover). Please read Meeting Admissions Requirements on page 9 for more information.

Visiting students
You will need to attend the Welcome Meeting in the Octagon Centre on Monday 19 September at 3pm. Additionally, your host academic department will give you details of any other meetings you need to attend. Please contact your department if you have not received information from them before you arrive.

Study Abroad Programme & Erasmus students


Please read the Study Abroad and Erasmus Handbook which will be sent to you separately. Study Abroad and Erasmus students are also invited to attend the general Welcome Meeting in the Octagon Centre on Monday 17 September at 3pm.

E5 Passport and visa scanning (overseas students)


The UK Border Agency requires that higher education institutions retain a copy of the passport and visa information for all overseas (non-EEA) students. Before they can register, and before attending the Registration Event, all overseas students are required to attend the Passport and Visa Scanning event in the Elmfield Building so that their original documents can be verified. Providing a copy of your passport and visa information in advance of arrival and online will speed up the verification process. See Meeting Immigration and Visa Requirements on page 10 for further information. Overseas students MUST bring their passport and visa to be scanned in advance of the Registration Event. The University will retain copies of these documents to satisfy UK immigration requirements. Overseas students who do not have their passport and visa at the Registration Event will not be permitted to register. The study visa must show

E3 Undergraduate unrestricted module enrolment

Undergraduate and visiting students


After you have attended an Introductory Academic Meeting and collected your personal Module Form, new undergraduates and some visiting students may need to attend the Undergraduate Unrestricted Module Enrolment Event in the Octagon Centre (see Registration Timetable) in order to choose unrestricted modules before they can finally register. Representatives of academic departments will be available at the event to advise you on your choice and to sign you up for modules. Faculty Officers will also be present to offer further guidance and advice.

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the University of Sheffield reference number and students whose visa does not show this will not be permitted to register. You should get your documents scanned at the Elmfield Building (during Intro Week) from Thursday 13 September in advance of registering. Further information about immigration requirements is available at www.sheffield.ac.uk/newstudents/ international/immigration

The principal purpose of the Registration Event for new students is to confirm your identity, the detail of your programme of study and to ensure that arrangements are in place for the payment of your fees. You will also be able to collect your university student card (UCard) and your copy of the Academic Diary. The Registration Event takes place in Sports Hall 1 at USport, Goodwin Sports Centre, Northumberland Road, during Intro Week and the Registration Timetable is available in the inside back cover of this Guide. Please refer to this timetable for your designated time to go to the Registration Event. The length of time it will take you to register will depend largely on the actions which you have taken before arriving in Sheffield.

E6 The registration event

What to Bring to the Registration Event Identity documentation (see Confirming your Identity, page 23) Passport and visa (obligatory for Overseas Students only) Proof of your address Your UCAS Personal ID or Applicant Number Your Module or Unit Form, with the required number of authorised modules on it A copy of your Student Finance England (or equivalent authority) University or College Payment Advice (UK/EU Undergraduates only) All financial documentation (see Tuition Fees, Finance and Payments) Copies of your qualification documents, if these have not already been verified (see Meeting Admissions Requirements) Your University offer letter, if you have received one The Registration Timetable (see inside back cover) and the Registration Checklist Any registration referral slip provided to you by the Admissions Service.

Please note that during the first week of Semester One, Registration will move from the Sports Hall to Level 4 of the Information Commons. At other times, you should consult Registry Services or refer to the website www.sheffield.ac.uk/registration If you are a Research student and you begin your programme on or before 1 October 2012, please go to the Registration Event in Sports Hall 1, Goodwin Centre (see Registration Timetable) to complete your registration. If you begin your programme at any other time, please go to the Registry Services office which is located on Level 1, Edgar Allen House, in order to register.

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Confirming your identity


We require that all new students confirm their identity in person at the Registration Event. You will not be allowed to register before this step has been completed. For this, we require that students bring identity documentation. Your academic record will reflect your name as shown on your passport (for all international students), and your passport or birth certificate for all other students. Please bring with you one form of identification from the following list:

If you miss your registration event


You must attend registration at your scheduled time. The Registration Timetable helps us to keep queues to a minimum if you attend when expected. If you fail to do so, please do not come at another time, as it may not be possible to register you then. Instead, please come to the Late Registration Event which will be held on 2527 September in Level 4, Information Commons. More information will be available at http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/newstudents/ registration/late-arrivals Overseas students who do not register during the main registration period will be reported to the UK Border Agency, which may affect their immigration status.

Passport (preferred) EU National Identity Card Identity Card for Foreign Nationals (ICFN) /
Biometric residence permit

Driving Licence (UK) (Full or provisional) Isle


of Man /Channel Islands; either photocard or paper (a photo card is only valid if the individual presents it with the associated counterpart licence; except Jersey)

Your university email account


Once you have your computer account, do not forget to check your University email account regularly for important communications from the University. These emails will not be issued to any of your other email accounts.

Birth Certificate (UK & Channel Islands) issued within 12 months of date of birth full or short form acceptable including those issued by UK authorities overseas, such as Embassies, High Commissions and HM Forces

Adoption Certificate (UK and Channel


Islands).

If you have any enquiries


If you have any difficulties or queries, please ask for assistance. The staff at the various Registration Events will be pleased to help. The Registration Enquiry Desk at the Registration Event will assist you with any queries about Registration or Fees, including the replacement of lost documents. Enquiries on topics other than Registration or Fees can be raised throughout the year with the Student Services Information Desk (SSiD) www.sheffield.ac.uk/ssid

Paying your fees


If you have not arranged payment of your tuition fees in advance, you will be asked to do this at the Registration Event. Please see Tuition Fees, Finance and Payments (page 10) for more information.

Temporary registration
If you have not provided complete financial information or do not begin to pay fees for which you are responsible, you may be granted temporary registration for a limited period; in that case, you will be informed of what you need to do to become fully registered. You will be expected to take action promptly and to keep Registry Services informed of your position.

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F Postgraduate research students


Code of Practice for Research Degree Programmes, 201213
The Code of Practice for Research Degree Programmes will be issued to you by your academic department upon your arrival in Sheffield. This booklet contains all the information you will need, from day one of your research degree programme, to the award of your degree. It is essential that you retain it for future reference throughout your degree programme.

Research & Innovation Services, Research Degree Support team


The Research Degree Support Team is part of Research & Innovation Services. The Team is responsible for supporting research students progression once they have registered with the University. The services provided by the Team, along with staff contact details, are detailed in the Code of Practice and on the website.

The Code of Practice contains details of: time limits for your research degree, information regarding your academic progress, how to submit your thesis and how you will be examined, etc; your responsibilities as a research student; the responsibilities of your supervisor and your academic department; the facilities available to you as a research student, including details of the Graduate Research Centre; information regarding the Universitys Doctoral Development Programme (DDP); contact details for relevant University services. The Code of Practice is updated annually and all the information in it can also be found on the following website: www.sheffield.ac.uk/ris/pgr/code

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G The University Health Service


The University Health Service is a comprehensive National Health Service General Practice which is available to all students who are registered at the University of Sheffield, provided they live at, and can supply, a Sheffield address. Further information on the University Health Service can be found in the Welcome to the University of Sheffield 201213 (International version for International students) booklet or at www.sheffield.ac.uk/health The process of registering with the University Health Service involves: 1. completion of the on-line pre-arrival forms (including a confidential online medical questionnaire) before you arrive in Sheffield, or register as a student (see Health Information) 2. completion of the NHS Registration form (known as the GSM1 form) by attending an interview at the University Health Service Registration event. The Health Service registration interviews will be carried out during Intro Week immediately after you have formally registered with the University. Please see the timetable for the University Health Service Registration on the Registration Timetable which you will find in the inside back cover of this publication. The interview may involve:

an interview with a doctor or nurse


(if appropriate);

testing your blood pressure (if appropriate).


To the interview, you will need to bring with you either:

The name and address of your


current doctor OR

International students who have not


previously been registered with the NHS will need to tell us the date you first arrived into the UK. If you have been registered with a doctor in the UK before, you will need to let us know the name and address of your previous doctor. International students may also be required to submit additional information please read carefully the Welcome to the University of Sheffield: International 2012-13.

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Section four:
Additional information
A Who to contact if you have a query about ...
In all cases it will be helpful if you have your UCAS Personal ID or University Application Number to hand

Registration, tuition fees and completing Registration Helpline your Financial Declaration Tel: +44 (0)114 222 1288 Fax: +44 (0)114 222 1582 Email: student.registration@sheffield.ac.uk Your application or information Admissions Service about verifying your qualifications The University of Sheffield Level 2, Arts Tower, Western Bank Sheffield S10 2TN UNITED KINGDOM Tel: +44 (0)114 222 8030 Email: shefapply@sheffield.ac.uk Accommodation (if you have not received Recruitment Support Team your accommodation pack) The University of Sheffield Level One, Arts Tower Western Bank Sheffield S10 2TN Tel: +44 (0)114 222 1015 Email: commsenquiries@sheffield.ac.uk Accommodation Accommodation & Campus Services (after you have applied for housing) The Edge 34 Endcliffe Crescent Sheffield S10 3ED Tel: +44 (0)114 222 4488 Fax: +44 (0)114 222 8919 Email: accommodationoffice@sheffield.ac.uk www.sheffield.ac.uk/accommodation/prospective

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Information for Disabled and Disability and Dyslexia Support Service Dyslexic Students The Hillsborough Centre Alfred Denny Building Sheffield S10 2TN Tel: +44 (0)114 222 1303 Fax: +44 (0)114 222 1373 Email: disability.info@sheffield.ac.uk www.sheffield.ac.uk/disability Other parts of the University University Switchboard Tel: +44 (0)114 222 2000

You may also find the database of Frequently Asked Questions about living and studying in Sheffield http://ask.sheffield.ac.uk useful.

B Dates of Semesters 20122013


Autumn Semester
24 September 2012 to 15 December 2012 (4 weeks Christmas vacation) 14 January 2013 to 2 February 2013 4 February 2013 to 16 March 2013 (3 weeks Easter vacation) 8 April 2013 to 8 June 2013

Spring Semester

Students on Postgraduate Programmes generally attend for twelve months, often taking classes during semesters and completing a dissertation at other times.

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C University web pages


Admissions www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/policies/admissions.html Corporate Information and Computing Services (CICS) www.sheffield.ac.uk/cics Disability and Dyslexia Support Services (DDSS) www.sheffield.ac.uk/disability/ddss Equal Opportunities www.sheffield.ac.uk/ssid/welfare/equal/policy.html General Enquiries ask.sheffield.ac.uk Immigration www.shef.ac.uk/international/welcome/visasandimmigration International Office www.sheffield.ac.uk/international Module Selection www.sheffield.ac.uk/newstudents/registration Registration www.sheffield.ac.uk/registration Regulations www.sheffield.ac.uk/registration Student Services Information Desk (SSID) www.sheffield.ac.uk/ssid Student Support and Guidance (SSG) www.sheffield.ac.uk/ssd/ssg Tuition Fees www.sheffield.ac.uk/ssid/fees University Health www.sheffield.ac.uk/health

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Registration events and Intro Week planner


You may wish to use the following form to set out your intro week registration schedule. You should highlight the events, venues and times which are relevant to you and add the additional information which applies specifically to you. Event
Information Session (Research Students) Welcome Meeting (Erasmus, Study Abroad, Visiting Students) Welcome Meetings (Undergraduate Students) Welcome Meetings (Postgraduate Taught Students)

Venue
Octagon Centre Octagon Centre Octagon Centre

Your date
Tuesday 25 September Monday 17 September Monday 17 September

Your time
9.30am 3pm See Registration Timetable

Student Union Auditorium Octagon Centre

Tuesday 18 September

See Registration Timetable

Introductory Academic Meeting(s) (All students) (see Registration Timetable) Undergraduate Unrestricted Module Enrolment

See Registration Timetable

See Registration Timetable

See Registration Timetable

Octagon Centre

See Registration Timetable

See Registration Timetable

Verification of Qualifications (if required)

Elmfield Building

Thursday 13 September (open 1pm5pm) Friday 14 September Monday 17 September Friday 21 September (open 9am5pm) Thursday 13 September (open 1pm5pm) Friday 14 September Monday 17 September Friday 21 September (open 9am5pm) See Registration Timetable

Please attend at your choice of time, as soon as possible and before you register

Passport & Visa Scanning (Overseas Students only)

Elmfield Building

Please attend at your choice of time, as soon as possible and before you register

Registration

Goodwin Sports Centre, Sports Hall 1 Goodwin Sports Centre, Activity Room 1

See Registration Timetable

University Health Service Registration

See Registration Timetable

See Registration Timetable

A reminder Please bring the required identity, admissions qualifications, University offer letter and financial documentation (see What to bring to the Registration Event, page 22) You will collect your UCard and your Academic Diary at the Registration Event

Useful Numbers
Registration Helpline +44 (0) 114 222 1288 University Switchboard +44 (0) 114 222 2000

Registration Helpline +44 (0)114 222 1288 or email student.registration@sheffield.ac.uk


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