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Sheffield Hallam University
Sheffield Hallam is the sixth largest university in the UK known for its green credentials.
The city of Sheffield in South Yorkshire, traditionally known for its steel industry, is the perfect place to study. Its compact nature means that it has all the activity and excitement of living in a major city without the stress. It combines great culture and nightlife with a laidback village feel. This is aided by the city’s beautiful landscape, which comprises more green space than any other European city. Sheffield is also the UK’s safest major city and one of the cheapest for students to live in.
QS World Ranking (2021)
Times Higher Education (2020)
Complete University Guide (2021)
Guardian League Table (2021)
Teaching Excellence Framework
Green Credentials (2019)
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Sheffield Hallam’s history dates back to the opening of two 19th century schools which would later become the foundations for Sheffield Polytechnic. The campuses have seen two World Wars with Collegiate Crescent used as a military hospital from 1915-19. After World War Two the major educational reforms led to a new type of higher education institution in 1969.
The University has two campuses within the city of Sheffield in South Yorkshire. City Campus is located in the heart of the city centre, only two minutes' walk from Sheffield train station. It is the University’s main base and contains award winning buildings including the Adsetts Learning Centre. Collegiate Crescent Campus is about two miles away in an attractive and leafy green area, close to the city centre and next to the vibrant Ecclesall road in south-west Sheffield.
Faculty of Arts, Computing, Engineering and Sciences
- Department of Art and Design
- Department of Computing
- Department of Engineering and Maths
- Department of Media Arts and Communication
Faculty of Development and Society
- Department of Education, Childhoold and Inclusion
- Department of Humanities
- Department of Law and Criminology
- Department of Natural and Built Environment
- Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics
- Department of Teacher Education
- TESOL Centre
Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
- Department of Allied Health Professions
- Department of Biosciences
- Department of Nursing and Midwifery
- Academy of Sport and Physical Activity
- Department of Social Work and Social Care
Sheffield Business School
- Department of Finance, Accounting and Business Systems
- Department of Management
- Department of Service Sector Management
In the 2014 REF 65% of the University's research was judged to be world-leading or internationally excellent. Subjects that did especially well include Art and Design; Architecture, Built Environment and Planning; Education; Sport; and History.
The University has exchange agreements with over 100 institutions across the world. Countries involved include Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Japan, Sweden and the USA. There are opportunities for many students to complete an exchange programme as part of their degree at Sheffield Hallam. Where you can go depends on the subject you are studying, and students can find out about their own opportunities to study abroad by contacting their faculty exchange co-ordinator.
Fees & Finance
UK/EU Students (2020/2021)
Sheffield Hallam's High Achievement Scholarship of £1,000 is awarded to students who have achieved ABB at A-level or equivalent.
The University offers a support and scholarship programme for talented athletes. Scholarships of up to £6,000 are awarded to student athletes to help with costs such as course fees, accommodation, sport science support or competition expenses. In addition, students are given a high performance support package worth £2,500 and includes unlimited access to sport and fitness facilities and training, physiotherapy, sports psychology and lifestyle one-to-ones, nutrition and anti-doping podcasts, and financial assistance towards competing in BUCS competitions.
The Sheffield Hallam Financial Bursary of £800 per year of study is available to students with a household income of £25,000 or less.
The library contains over half a million books, 27,000 e-books, 48,000 e-Journals, and 40,000 video and audio resources. There is a learning centre on both campuses, which provide individual and group study spaces, access to print and electronic library resources, and IT facilities. Across the university there are 3,600 student PCs, Wi-Fi across both campuses, a wide range of equipment students can borrow, such as laptops, video recorders and cameras, and extensive assistive technology resources. The University’s online learning environment ‘Shuspace’ is where students can access course materials, the Library Gateway, self-help resources, take part in discussions and submit coursework.
The University Language Scheme offers the opportunity to learn a new foreign language from scratch or continue a language studied at GCSE or A Level. This may be learnt alongside a chosen course or as part of it. Languages students can choose from are French, Spanish, German, Italian, Chinese or Japanese.
City Campus has a gym with a recently refurbished fitness suite, free weights area and spinning area. There is also a Sports Hall which is suitable for many activities including badminton, table tennis, aerobics, circuit training and yoga. On the Collegiate campus there is a fitness suite, sports hall suitable for many activities including badminton, basketball, football, volleyball and trampolining. There is also a Gymnasium suitable for aerobics, circuit training, badminton, and table tennis, a studio for martial arts, aerobics, dance, spinning and yoga, a floodlit synthetic 5/6-a-side football pitch, and a strength and conditioning suite.
At Sheffield Hallam Active, you can enjoy a fantastic range of sport, health and fitness services at reasonable prices. Membership to the gym gives you free personal training advice and expertise, and Universal Wellbeing offers a physiotherapy service to all Sheffield Hallam Active members at a 40% discounted rate.
Team Sheffield Hallam is the home of competitive and performance sport at Sheffield Hallam University. Delivered in partnership between the University and Hallam Union, Team Sheffield Hallam offers you the chance to play in university sport leagues and tournaments, as well the annual Varsity competition. If you're a student competing at a high level in your sport the Performance Athlete Support Programme gives you all the support you need.
Sheffield Hallam Union (SHU) offers more than 50 societies to get involved in so there is something to suit everyone’s taste. Students can get involved in SHU’s Media with SHU Life, the monthly magazine, and SHU Sound, the university radio station. There is also the Students’ Union volunteering schemes that lets students contribute to the community through volunteer led projects in and around Sheffield.
Within SHU there is a Union shop, café, Bar Phoenix and a night club venue. There is something on every night, from films nights, quizzes, bar games to cheesy pop. Other events are put on throughout the year such as pub quizzes, comedy nights, DJ sets, secret cinemas and live music.
Health and Well-Being
Student Well-Being at Sheffield Hallam is there to make sure that all students get the most out of their university experience. Services include counselling including e-counselling, self-help materials including online resources, books and leaflets, and connections to external support agencies. All students new to the service can attend a drop-in appointment.
The disabled student support service can offer advice and guidance to pre-entry university applicants and current students about the support available, including information and support for students with specific disabilities. The service provides specialist induction events at the beginning of each academic year. This support service also offers psychological assessments and support for students with dyslexia, dyspraxia and specific learning difficulties. It assists in the organisation of specific exam, teaching and learning requirements, and provides information and training on IT and Assistive technology for disabled students.
Religion and Spirituality
The Multifaith Chaplaincy serves students and staff of all faiths and none. It offers confidential personal support to anyone of any faith wrestling with problems, uncertainties, ethical dilemmas or life questions.
It also offers opportunities to explore spirituality, faith and belief, and encourages understanding and respect for differences between people of all faiths and none. The network of chaplains and faith advisors is drawn from a wide range of faiths and spiritual paths. Services include Muslim prayers, Christian services, and quiet times open to people of all faiths and none. The Chaplaincy can also provide information about student religious groups in the university, or help find a contact or a place to worship in the city. The 'Faith in the City' guide lists places of worship of all major faiths in Sheffield and is available free to students. The Chaplaincy is based in the new Multifaith Centre on City Campus, which incorporates a 'quiet room' for prayer or reflection, a prayer or meeting space, and male and female Muslim prayer rooms.
The University has an experienced and professional careers service holding an extensive programme of careers-related events throughout the year, including recruitment fairs, employer presentations, skills sessions led by employers, external specialists and in-house experts. A career mentoring scheme matches students with mentors from a job role or organisation that interests them, and there is an Employment Service advertising hundreds of part-time and graduate vacancies online through the student portal. For those who already have a clear idea what they want to do services offered include health checking of CV and application forms, help looking for vacancies, help with job seeking in the local region and mock interviews.
The University’s Enterprise Challenge competition asks students to come up with ideas for a new business, with the winners receiving £5,000 to help turn it into a reality. The University helps students start their own business through The Hatchery, which offers advice, support and free desk space during your time at university and for up to five years after you graduate. You may also be able to set up a business as an accredited module on your course through the placement year entrepreneurship scheme, which lets you try out your ideas and see whether they work in a real business situation. Many courses also include an optional year spent on a paid work placement in a real company with real experiences in the industry.
Self-catered (per week) (2020/2021)
The University owns and manages some accommodation, while it also runs partnerships with private companies. The University managed self-catered residences Bramall Court and Charlotte Court are both a 15-20 minute walk from both campuses and offer a variety of rooms. There are also a number of University partnership residences spread throughout the city to suit different tastes. Students can also choose private housing or homestays, and the university Accommodation Services can help students to do this, as well as offering helpful advice on all accommodation options.
English Language Requirements
The University asks for IELTS scores of between 6.0 -7.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual skill, or equivalent.
There is a dedicated international student support team, supporting international students throughout your time at Sheffield Hallam. Services start even before you arrive with pre-arrival advice and information, as well as an airport pick-up service when you arrive and an orientation programme to help you from day one. The team provides advice and guidance on a range of issues affecting study and welfare. The education advisers can also provide guidance on course, assessment and financial issues, and can help you to work through any concerns you might have. Workshops run each semester to help you adjust to UK study methods and teaching styles. Students needing assistance with visa and immigration issues can book an appointment with the experienced international student advisers. The team also works closely with Hallam Union and other groups to provide activities and social events throughout the year.