Other sources of support

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The School has a wide support network available, to try and help you with any issues you may be having - either academic or personal. In addition to the support listed below, you can also speak to your Personal Tutor or Supervisor, or the Research and Resources Administrator or the PGR Tutor about any matter affecting your studies.

Alternatively, you can contact the Student Services Information Desk

This is a list of roles assigned to members of Staff in the School. Any student who requires advice or guidance in areas that are met by the following roles is encouraged to approach the named member of staff:


Role Name Notes
Careers Liaison Officer Ms Pam McKinney Provides advice and guidance relating to careers and jobs in the library and information sector
Director of Alumni Relations Ms Sheila Webber
Director of Research Prof Paul Clough
Director of Learning and Teaching Dr Peter Stordy
Director of Postgraduate Recruitment Dr Angela Lin
Director of Postgraduate Research, Research Student Staff Committee Chair Dr Andrew Cox
Director of Postgraduate Research (Deputy), Research Student Staff Committee Chair (Deputy) Dr Paul Reilly
Disability Liaison Officer Dr Skye Xin Zhao Provides advice and guidance of a general nature to students with particular support needs
Equality and Diversity Officer Dr Briony Birdi (sem 2)
ERASMUS Officer Dr Jorge Martins Provides advice and guidance to students thinking of/wishing to participate in the Socrates/ Erasmus exchange programme
Examinations Officer, Postgraduate Dr Jorge Martins Provides advice and guidance relating to all aspects of postgraduate assessment and examinations
Examinations Officer, Postgraduate (Deputy) Dr Peter Stordy Provides advice and guidance relating to all aspects of postgraduate assessment and examinations
Head of School Prof Peter Bath
Head of School (Deputy) Prof Stephen Pinfield
Health and Safety Officer Mr Andrew Stones Provides advice and guidance relating to all aspects of health and safety within the Department
International Student Advisor Dr Skye Xin Zhao Provides advice and guidance of a general nature to overseas and EU students
Liaison Librarian for Information School Ms Maria Mawson
Library Coordinator Dr Laura Sbaffi
Part-Time Student Advisor Prof Stephen Pinfield Provides specialist advice and guidance to part-time students
Research Ethics Coordinator / Chair of Research Ethics Review Committee Dr Ana Vasconcelos Provides advice on research ethics and processes research ethics applications
Research Ethics Coordinator (Deputy) Dr Angela Lin Provides advice on research ethics and processes research ethics applications
SIC Coordinator Dr Angela Lin
Student Society Coordinator Dr Paula Goodale
Student Staff Committee Chair Dr Ana Cristina Vasconcelos
Student Placement Tutor Dr Christopher Foster Provides advice and guidance to students participating in student placement scheme
Study Abroad Advisor Dr Jorge Martins Provides advice and guidance to undergraduate students thinking of/wishing to participate in the Study Abroad exchange programme with partner university institutions in the USA and Japan
Unfair Means Officer Prof Peter Willett
Unfair Means Officer (Deputy) Dr Robert Jaschke


Religious Holidays and Examinations

Any student who is not able, for religious reasons, to take examinations on any day on which examinations may be set during the year (including Saturdays but not Sundays) is asked to complete `Request for Examination Arrangements to accommodate Religious Days of Observance ́ Form. These forms are available from SSiD or from the School’s Website via the Forms section.

If forms are not submitted by the end of week 3 of the Semester in which the examination(s) is to take place, there is no guarantee that your request will be able to be accommodated.

Central Support and Welfare

The University Student Services Department has a Central Support and Welfare Section which provides information and support for a wide range of needs. More detail about this can be found on the University's Central Support and Welfare website. The services and information available include:

English Language Teaching Centre

Tel: 2221780
Website: http://www.shef.ac.uk/eltc

The services of the English Language Teaching Centre (ELTC) are provided free of charge (with the exception of two pre-registration courses) to all students registered at the University. International students are invited to make maximum use of the Centre's services and facilities. The

ELTC offers:
  • a writing advisory service;
  • part-time classes in academic writing, thesis writing and oral skills;
  • advice on English language tests and qualifications.

Students should also note that English Language Skills classes run by an ELTC staff member will be held on a weekly basis during semester 1 for the sole benefit of students on Information School programmes of study.

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