Posted in All things 301, Intern advice, Written by Miranda

A brief intro!

Hello!

I’m Miranda, a final year law student, and as of January I’m one of the new Student Interns at 301! For those of you who are wondering “What is a Student Intern?” or “What is 301?” (or if, alternatively, you’re just looking for a good reason to procrastinate without feeling guilty because this is at least sort of educational…) then read on!

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So firstly, what is 301?

  • 301 (or 301 Student Skills and Development Centre) is a team of fantastic people dedicated to helping all students at Sheffield University with their academic needs.
  • We are located in the impressive building opposite the SU on Glossop Road (i.e. the road which Harley is on).
  • If you’re guilty of making “New semester, new me” resolutions which go out of the window after Week 2, or even if you just feel there are a couple of areas in your skills you could tweak to improve, then 301 could be the perfect answer to keeping you on track post-Christmas break. With the help of 301, this semester could be the one where you get organised early on and take the pressure off the dreaded deadline/exam season.
  • At 301 there’s many different workshops to book on to, to help students with commonly reoccurring issues/ areas for improvement, for example:
    • Proofreading
    • Critical thinking
    • Note taking
    • Dissertation Planning
  • If you have a more specific area of your research or study skills which you’d like to improve you can make an appointment with a tutor for a 30 minute 1:1 tutorial.
  • Also available is MASH, offering drop in appointments to help with your Maths and Statistics needs.
  • Check out the 301 website at https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/ssid/301/index for loads of useful online resources and more information about what you’re missing out on!

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What is a Student Intern?

  • Week 4 into the role, so far being a 301 Student Intern is proving to be a pretty perfect student job. The staff are extremely friendly and it’s a great way to gain an insight into how the different schemes at the university work.
  • It’s really flexible and the hours aren’t too much so it’s easy to balance alongside university work and social life. If anything having a part-time job is really useful in making sure you manage your time effectively!
  • The work is interesting and involves manning the reception desk, organising and collecting Workshop information and data, and maintaining the 301 social media accounts. 

How can I become one?!

  • Keep an eye out on our blogtwitter and the Sheffield career connect page!
  • Get to know more about how 301 works by taking advantage of the workshops and other tools available online and in the building. 
  • In the meantime if you’d like to get involved in other university programmes related to helping students develop their skills then why not apply to be a Sheffield University Mentor for new students and international students (applications for 2018-2019 open in March!), or see if you can get involved in the PASS scheme if your department runs one!

 

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We are 301 Student Skills and Development Centre and we give academic skills advice to our students at the University of Sheffield. We offer workshops and 1:1 appointments.

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