Other sources of support
From iSchool Current Students
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:
|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:
- University Health Service
Tel.: 2222100 Website: http://www.shef.ac.uk/health
- University Counselling Service
Tel.: 2224134 Website: http://www.shef.ac.uk/counselling
- Disabled and Dyslexic Students
Tel.: 2221303 Website: http://www.shef.ac.uk/disability These webpages give information about services available within the University for visually impaired students, deaf and hard of hearing students, students with physical difficulties and students with specific learning difficulties including dyslexia. The webpages also provide detailed information regarding sources of financial help. If you require any further advice, or any information related to support offered by the School, please contact the School’s Disability Liaison Officer, Dr John Holliday.
- Nursery and Childcare
University Nursery Tel.: 2739361 Website: http://www.shef.ac.uk/union/nursery/
- Mature Students
- International Students
- Financial Help Available
These webpages give information about various sources of financial help including; Access Funds, University Bursaries, Short-Term University Loans, Career Development Loans, and Educational Trust Funds and Charities. Further information on financial support can be found here.
Further information about Higher Education Student Support provided by the government can be found at the following website http://www.education.gov.uk/.
- Faith Representatives and Chaplains
Tel.: 2228923 Website: http://www.shef.ac.uk/ssd/chaplains
- Drugs Information
Listening Tel: 2228787; Information Tel: 2228788
Nightline is the University of Sheffield’s telephone listening and information service and provides a confidential and anonymous service which is open to all students. It is run by trained student volunteers and operates from 8pm until 8am every night during term time.
English Language Teaching Centre
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. TheELTC 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.