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!
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:
- 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!
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 blog, twitter 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!