Student Services information Desk (SSiD)
This is located in the Union of Students Building and provides a key central point for general information on many University services and on-line access to the University database for updating your own personal records. You can access much of the material by visiting the SSiD Web pages.
There are a number of libraries within the University complex, the main one being situated next to the Arts Tower at Western Bank. Your U-card can be used as a library ticket at any of the sites. Most of the libraries provide study facilities for your use.
St. George´s Library on Mappin Street will contain most of the technical books and academic journals that you will require. Use of its facilities should play a major role in your course, both in aiding your project work and in supplementing the material provided in the lecture courses.
There is a computer database (Star2) of books which can be traced by author or title. Access to this and abstract-based databases for searching the academic journal publications (e.g. Compendex and INSPEC and BIDS) is via any of the computers on the campus network.
Details of much of the facilities the library can offer, including the on-line search engines is available on the library web pages.
English Language Teaching Centre
The English Language Teaching Centre run a variety of courses and have other facilities to help improve your report writing. There are Academic Writing Classes available during term time to give general help on writing reports and dissertations. In addition there is a Writing Advisory Service where a sample of your writing is analysed for common grammatical and other errors. It is available to both home and overseas students. Details of the support that the ELT centre can provide are given on their web site.
It should be noted that, due to the large number of students that Computer Science attracts, the ELT centre runs specific classes for students in that Department. Data Communications students are also eligible to attend those classes, details will be supplied at the beginning of the course.
Computers on Campus
Corporate Information and Computing Services (CICS) provide networked computers for undergraduate use, including PCs, SUNs and Apple Macintoshes distributed about the campus with associated printing and plotting services. The nearest facilities to our department will be found in the `St George´s IT Centre accessed from D-floor of the Mappin Building. It is open 23 hours a day. Students must register with Computer Services to use these facilities who will then supply new users with a pack of information, provide a user-name and allocate disk space on the file server. A comprehensive selection of software is available including spreadsheets, word processors, maths packages, net browsers and electronic mail. CICS staff will be available in the St George´s IT. Centre Monday to Friday, 9 am to 9 pm to register users and give advice.
Both the EEE and Computer Science Departments have their own computing facilities which are used as part of some taught courses and for project work. These will be made available as necessary.
Careers Advisory Service
The University Careers Advisory Service is open 9:00-5:00 Monday to Friday, during term time and most vacations. It can be found at 8/10 Favell Road (opposite Computing Services, near the Hicks Building) and the phone number is 22-20900. Mr Paul Fennell is responsible for this Department (Ext. 20909).
Every day from 11:00-1:00 and 2.00-4.00 (2.00-4.00 during vacations), a Careers Adviser is available for brief discussion in the careers library, but longer appointments may be booked through the person in the careers library, with Mr. Fennell if required.
The Careers Advisory Service has facilities to enable you to:
- decide what you want to do.
- get information on types of work, employers, courses etc.
- identify job vacancies and available courses.
- deal effectively with all aspects of applying for jobs, attending interviews etc.
As well as talking with an adviser, the computer aided guidance program PROSPECT is available if you are in serious doubt about what you intend to do, or if you are thinking of jobs unconnected with your degree subject.
At the start of each term CAS produces a booklet called "Events" which contains details of employer presentations, talks, seminars and other activities. CAS also produces "Futures" which is available every fortnight contains all the latest job vacancies.
You may have particular needs (e.g. as a European, International or Mature student). CAS has well developed facilities and information and is committed to meeting the needs of all students in the University.
University Counselling Service
The University Counselling Service is open from 9:00a.m.-5.00p.m. Monday to Friday during term time to make appointments. It is also open during most of the vacations. Appointments may be made in person, by phone or requested in writing.
Both students and staff of the University are able to use the service which is confidential and the counsellors are consulted on a wide range of issues that are of concern to people. These include anxiety, depression, bereavement, abuse, phobias, academic problems, relationship difficulties, stress and so on.
Counselling may be described as a process through which one person encourages another to explore the dilemma in which he or she finds him or herself and seek out alternative strategies with which to tackle them. A session lasts 50 minutes and hopefully facilitates purposeful conversation in an understanding atmosphere. Several sessions may be necessary. You may ask for a male or female counsellor.
The service regularly runs a variety of groups, e.g. coping with stress, study skills, examination preparation and other workshops for staff and students.
The Service is located at 36 Wilkinson Street
Telephone: (0114) 222 4134
Fax: (0114) 222 4090
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Nightline is the University of Sheffield´s confidential listening and information telephone service. It is run by trained student volunteers and operates from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. every night during term time. It offers students everything from the phone number of a 24 hour taxi company, to exam dates, times and locations, and information about every issue that can be encountered within student life. It provides a vital support network for all students, so whatever you need to say, Nightline is listening and can be called free from phones in Halls of Residence. If you think you would like to volunteer for Nightline, email for more information.
email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Listening line: 222 8787
Information line: 222 8788