Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) is a public university in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. It is based on two sites; City Campus is located in the city centre, close to Sheffield railway station, and Collegiate Crescent Campus is about two miles away, adjacent to Ecclesall Road in south-west Sheffield.
The university is the eighth largest university in the UK (out of 166) with 31,485 students (of whom 4,400 are international student), 4,494 staff and 708 courses.
In 1992 Sheffield City Polytechnic became Sheffield Hallam University (SHU), with the right to award its own degrees.
In 2005 SHU was reorganised into four faculties. The new Faculty of Development and Society, with an emphasis on ‘people, places and spaces’, brought together education, geography, humanities, law, and social sciences. At the same time, with the intention of further developing research and teaching in the new Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, a new Clinical Academic Group was launched. The building that had been designed and constructed to house the National Centre for Popular Music became the university’s students’ union building (the HUBS). The Nelson Mandela Building, the former students’ union building, was sold and has since been demolished.
SHU is divided into four faculties:
Faculty of Arts, Computing, Engineering and Sciences (ACES)
- Art & Design; Business Systems & IT; Communication & Media; Computers & Computing; Engineering & Technology; Mathematics & Statistics; and Multimedia & the Internet.
Faculty of Development and Society (D&S)
- Architecture; Built Environment; Education; English; Geography & Environmental Science; Humanities; Law & Community Justice; Planning; Social Sciences; and Performing Arts.
Faculty of Health and Wellbeing (HWB)
- Biosciences; Diagnostic Radiography; Nursing & Midwifery; Occupational Therapy; Operating Department Practitioners; Paramedic Studies; Physiotherapy; Radiotherapy & Oncology; Social Work; and Sport.
Sheffield Business School (SBS) – formerly known as the Faculty of Organisation and Management
- Business & Management; Facilities Management; Finance; Food & Nutrition; Language & Culture; and Tourism, Hospitality & Events Management.
Entry requirements vary depending on the course. UCAS tariff points system used for undergraduate entry.
Policy is to accept a range of qualifications, skills and enrichment activities, including work experience, life skills and non-traditional qualifications.
Successful balance between widening participation and retention.
Vocational courses promote employability, with strong employer links via placements. Course design aligned to employer requirements.
Forward thinking in terms of learning methods and techniques with students using the latest e-learning techniques to support their studies.
Sheffield Hallam works with around 59 professional bodies, and with business and industry leaders.
Teaching is first rate. Top rated subjects: Maths, Nursing, Paramedical Practice, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Radiography, Radiotherapy, Biosciences, Tourism, Transport & Travel, Planning, Housing & Regeneration, Engineering, Sport Science, Food and Nutrition, Law, Management.
A dedicated Careers and Employability Centre at the University’s City Campus provides support and advice for students and recent alumni.