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Welcome Week at The University of Sheffield International College

Posted 08 September 2016
A DJ at the Welcome Week party

There will be lots of events happening during your first week, here are just a few!

Your first week at the University of Sheffield International College will be an exciting time. While you meet new people and get to know your new home and campus, it might also be overwhelming. With all the things you need to get done during your first week on campus, be sure you’re taking time for yourself! Campus events and extra activities are a great way to meet new people and get to know your classmates better while helping you to explore Sheffield.

The University of Sheffield International College has planned some exciting, special activities for international students.

Trips to Meadowhall shopping centre

Meadowhall is an indoor shopping centre. It is the largest shopping centre in Yorkshire and the eighth largest in the UK. Meadowhall is located 20 minutes from the city centre via the tram and has over 280 stores, a food court, cinema and more. A trip with your classmates to Meadowhall is a great way to learn how to use the tram, while also giving you the opportunity to pick up anything you may have forgotten from home!

When and where?

  • Monday 12th September
  • Thursday 15th September

Meet at 5:30pm outside the International College. Make sure you have £4.00 in cash to pay for your tram ticket.

Welcome Party!

Celebrate the start of term at the International College in style with your fellow students. There will be pool tables, a photo booth, karaoke and a DJ so you can dance the night away! Be prepared for an entertaining evening!

When and where?

  • Friday 16th September, Bar One (below the Students’ Union) from 7:30pm

Pick up your ticket from a College Assistant at the end of the USIC Extra presentation. If you are unsure where the venue is, meet outside the International College at 7:15pm.

Autumn Walk to Mayfield Alpaca Farm

For a great day out, join your classmates on a quick bus drive to Ringinglow, a small town on the outskirts of Sheffield and the edge of the Peak District. Once there, you will take a picturesque walk to Mayfield Alpaca Farm, where you can meet all the alpacas and other animals. This trip will give you a unique look into life on an English farm. Make sure to wear sensible shoes for walking, warm clothes and bring a packed lunch!

When and where?

  • Saturday 24th September

Meet at 10:45am outside the International College. Sign up at USIC Reception by Friday 23rd September at 4:00pm. Make sure you have cash to pay for your bus ticket and entry to the farm.

Tour of the Peak District

The Peak District National Park is one of the largest national parks in the UK and an easy journey from the University of Sheffield. The Peak District is known worldwide for its history, sweeping landscapes, and prominence in literature.

We’ll visit Ladybower Reservoir, the market town of Bakewell (home of the famous Bakewell tart), the historic Chatsworth House and scenic Monsal Head. Wear comfy shoes and warm clothes, and remember to pack your camera!

When and where?

  • Saturday 1st October

Meet at 9:45am outside the International College. *Sign up and pay £5.00 at USIC Reception by Thursday 29th September at 5.30pm.

Plus more!

There are a lot more events being hosted by the International College during your first week. Find a full list of events and more arrival information on the website.

Win £50! Upload your photos from your arrival to social media with #BigSheffieldWelcome in the caption and tag the International College. The student who takes the best photo will win prizes up to the value of £50 from the Students’ Union. You can also be entered for a chance of becoming a student ambassador for the International College! 

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