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Starting Sheffield Hallam - making friends and finding support

Many of you will be preparing to move to a university in a new city, or maybe you’ve already moved into your accommodation. Alternatively you may be commuting to university from home or have decided to apply through clearing and are adjusting to your new plans.

Whatever stage you’re at, starting university is an exciting time full of new experiences. It’s important to allow yourself time to adjust to the new places you’ll be living and learning. In this thread, we’ve shared some ways Sheffield Hallam helps you settle in as a new student and some tips on making friends.

Have a read through our advice and useful links below, and ask us any questions you have about starting university. What are you most excited for when starting uni? Let us know below!

Making friends at university

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to meet new people - from the moment you move into your student accommodation, throughout freshers week, when you begin your course and beyond!

A great way to make new friends is to go to events and join societies and groups you’re interested in, and Sheffield Hallam offers a wide range of these.

:smile: Sheffield Hallam Students’ Union is a brilliant place to start when looking for ways to meet new people! It offers over 100 student-run societies and if you can’t find one you fancy joining, you can create your own! It also offers volunteering, work opportunities, employment advice and much more. Visit Sheffield Hallam Students’ Union web page to explore all the opportunities on offer.

:smile: You can visit our making friends at university page for an existing student’s useful tips on ways to meet other students when you first start.

:smile: Sport at Sheffield Hallam - Joining one of our sports clubs or teams is a brilliant way to meet new people! Sheffield Hallam runs over 35 social sport sessions a week in 18 sports and has over 30 sports clubs, so you’ll find a sport for you whether you want to play sports just for fun and to keep fit or competitively. Find out more on our Sport and fitness page.

Support for new students

We know that your last year of education has been challenging and you may be worried about how prepared you are for starting university and beginning to study at a higher level. From the moment your place at Sheffield Hallam is confirmed, you'll be supported in your journey to becoming a university student.

:smile: The Hallam Welcome - The Hallam Welcome is the student support programme we provide for all new students, to ensure you get off to the best possible start at Sheffield Hallam. You can find out about all the Hallam Welcome resources you’ll be provided with by visiting our Support for starting at Hallam web page.

:smile: As part of the Hallam Welcome, our digital welcome guide is an amazing resource for new students, packed with useful information for preparing for university, enrolment and exploring our campuses and Sheffield.

:smile: Student support continues throughout your time at Sheffield Hallam - and beyond! You can visit our Student support page for general information on the wide range of support we offer, from help with studying to tips for looking after your cost of living.

:smile: Accommodation support - if you’re staying in student accommodation while studying, you can visit our accommodation thread for lots of useful information on our accommodation options. Ask us any questions you have about accommodation on our dedicated thread and we’ll be able to help.

I hope you find this useful and let us know if you have any questions.

Thanks, Emily (official Sheffield Hallam rep)
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Original post by Sheffield Hallam University
Many of you will be preparing to move to a university in a new city, or maybe you’ve already moved into your accommodation. Alternatively you may be commuting to university from home or have decided to apply through clearing and are adjusting to your new plans.

Whatever stage you’re at, starting university is an exciting time full of new experiences. It’s important to allow yourself time to adjust to the new places you’ll be living and learning. In this thread, we’ve shared some ways Sheffield Hallam helps you settle in as a new student and some tips on making friends.

Have a read through our advice and useful links below, and ask us any questions you have about starting university. What are you most excited for when starting uni? Let us know below!

Making friends at university

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to meet new people - from the moment you move into your student accommodation, throughout freshers week, when you begin your course and beyond!

A great way to make new friends is to go to events and join societies and groups you’re interested in, and Sheffield Hallam offers a wide range of these.

:smile: Sheffield Hallam Students’ Union is a brilliant place to start when looking for ways to meet new people! It offers over 100 student-run societies and if you can’t find one you fancy joining, you can create your own! It also offers volunteering, work opportunities, employment advice and much more. Visit Sheffield Hallam Students’ Union web page to explore all the opportunities on offer.

:smile: You can visit our making friends at university page for an existing student’s useful tips on ways to meet other students when you first start.

:smile: Sport at Sheffield Hallam - Joining one of our sports clubs or teams is a brilliant way to meet new people! Sheffield Hallam runs over 35 social sport sessions a week in 18 sports and has over 30 sports clubs, so you’ll find a sport for you whether you want to play sports just for fun and to keep fit or competitively. Find out more on our Sport and fitness page.

Support for new students

We know that your last year of education has been challenging and you may be worried about how prepared you are for starting university and beginning to study at a higher level. From the moment your place at Sheffield Hallam is confirmed, you'll be supported in your journey to becoming a university student.

:smile: The Hallam Welcome - The Hallam Welcome is the student support programme we provide for all new students, to ensure you get off to the best possible start at Sheffield Hallam. You can find out about all the Hallam Welcome resources you’ll be provided with by visiting our Support for starting at Hallam web page.

:smile: As part of the Hallam Welcome, our digital welcome guide is an amazing resource for new students, packed with useful information for preparing for university, enrolment and exploring our campuses and Sheffield.

:smile: Student support continues throughout your time at Sheffield Hallam - and beyond! You can visit our Student support page for general information on the wide range of support we offer, from help with studying to tips for looking after your cost of living.

:smile: Accommodation support - if you’re staying in student accommodation while studying, you can visit our accommodation thread for lots of useful information on our accommodation options. Ask us any questions you have about accommodation on our dedicated thread and we’ll be able to help.

I hope you find this useful and let us know if you have any questions.

Thanks, Emily (official Sheffield Hallam rep)


Hi, I’ll be starting on the physiotherapy degree apprenticeship in March 23. Are there any groups or networks for physio degree apprentices that I can join? It’ll be good to network with others on this route.

Thanks in advance 😃
City campus, Sheffield Hallam University
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Reply 2
Hi, is there a group or a network for physiotherapy degree apprentices? I’ll be starting in March 23 and would like to meet other apprentices.

Thanks in advance 😃
Reply 3
I guess the answer is no… does anyone want to create a group or network? I’d be happy to be involved!

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