Outreach at Sheffield Hallam University

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Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) was formed from Sheffield City Polytechnic in 1992. It is made up of two primary campuses; City Campus in Sheffield City Centre and Collegiate Campus near Ecclesall Road. The institution has also recently opened a building at the new Olympic Legacy Park.

Sheffield Hallam University is the 7th largest university in the UK with over 30,000 students. At SHU there are over 100 student-run societies, from Harry Potter and knitting to campaigning, scuba diving and table football. They also run over 30 sports clubs. SHU have exchange agreements with over 100 universities across the world you could spend time studying or working in places like Australia, Canada, China, Europe, India, Malaysia or the USA. SHU offers 19,000 work placements every year, giving you industry experience with top employers like IBM, Sony, the BBC and Adidas.

SHU’s vision is to be the world’s leading applied university, achieving outstanding outcomes for our students and the city of Sheffield, and showing the world what a university genuinely focused on transforming lives can achieve.

You can find more information about Sheffield Hallam University on their website.

See below the various schemes that Sheffield Hallam University run. You can also find more about these various schemes on the Schools and Community Outreach website.


You can speak 1-to-1 to student ambassadors at Sheffield Hallam University and find out everything you need to know about life at the University, from courses and placements to living in Sheffield and everything in between. You can also talk to the course enquiries team and the school and college engagement team are available for teachers. Start a chat.

SHU Progress provides support for applicants to Sheffield Hallam University whose personal circumstances might mean that there are barriers to going to university.

The scheme provides additional support in the year of application and throughout the application process, including your to transition to becoming a university student.

You can find more information about SHU Progress on their website.

Sheffield Hallam University have rounded up some of the best links and activities they have found (and tested) for young people aged from 4-13. These activities range from Dr Who themed science lessons to live streams from the ocean! This list is being updated all the time so please keep checking back. You can find a list of these on their website.

If you would like to join Sheffield Hallam University’s Community Engagement mailing list to receive a regular newsletter jam-packed with activities, events and ideas to educate and entertain children aged 4-13, then sign up for their newsletter.

UNI4U@Home has been specifically designed to support students in exploring their options after school or college. The pages contain information about higher education, to help students in making decisions about their next steps. Students can access UNI4U@Home at anytime, whether that be independently \’@home\’ or with the support of teachers, advisers or parents. You can find them on their website.

UNI4U Online is their new suite of activity for schools and colleges. They provide a single point of access for teachers and advisers looking to participate in engagement activity to support students in making informed choices about higher education. They aim to offer an inspiring and motivational programme of activity, designed to support all learners in understanding the opportunities available to them within higher education. You can find more information on their website.

Sheffield Hallam have virtual tours of their campuses online. Find the tours on their website.

Keep up to Date!

Twitter –  @SHUOutreach – Their Twitter account is specifically for Teachers and Advisers. They post regularly about higher education, Sheffield Hallam University and opportunities for you and your students.

Newsletters – Teachers and advisers can register for any of their newsletters, from Health and Social Care to Art and Design. They’ll keep you up to date with new and exciting opportunities for you and your students.

Instagram – They have now launched our new Instagram account for students.
We will be sharing advice, resources and information about applying to and starting university. There will be opportunities to interact and ask questions as well as chance to learn more about courses, campuses and support at Sheffield Hallam.