11th December 2020

Covid-19 Advice and Guidance

The Students’ Union understands that many students will have concerns and questions about their academic, financial, housing situation as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. We are also aware that students’ wellbeing and mental health may also be affected. In fact this year your student experience as a whole has been seriously impacted and we are trying to ensure that your student experience is the best it can be.

  1. Supporting students
  2. Housing
  3. Money
  4. Exams
  5. Immigration
  6. Welfare

Supporting students

We are here to advise, support and represent you as well as provide some much needed social activity, albeit still mainly online. Our elected student officers are also representing students’ interests at meetings with the University and feeding into local and national campaigns to try and ensure that ‘students are not forgotten’. They recently secured a rent refund for students in University accommodation.

Our Student Advice Centre is also here to offer independent and specialist advice to you at this difficult time. We know that students will face different challenges and issues depending on their personal circumstances and so may require different types of advice and support at this time. We have provided links to University Support services and other specialist agencies which may also be useful to you.

The situation is constantly evolving and policies and guidance are subject to change sometimes without much notice. The University’s COVID pages are a good source of information and they also have a comprehensive set of FAQ’s and latest guidance for students.

You should also check latest Government Covid 19 Guidance.

The following information is based on what we know at the current time. We have based the frequently asked questions on the most common issues students are contacting us about. However, if the information below does not answer your query, please email advice@sheffield.ac.uk and one of our advisers will get back to you as soon as they can.