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Applying to Sheffield Hallam University
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144-159 UCAS Points
Average range for Sheffield Hallam University entry requirements. Varies depending on the course.
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Sheffield Hallam University Reputation
Sheffield Hallam University has a reputation for being a progressive university that delivers innovative and quality teaching. In 2017 it was awarded Silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework and has received an overall student satisfaction rating of 86% in the 2018 National Student Survey results. The university has also been recognised for its strong industry links and dedication to student’s career aspirations.
Open days give you the perfect opportunity to find out what studying at Sheffield Hallam University is really like. You can speak to current students, explore accommodation options, talk to staff and take campus, and city, tours.
Book your place here for one of the upcoming open day dates:
- Sunday 7 October
- Sunday 28 October
- Saturday 24 November
Where is Sheffield Hallam University Located?
Sheffield Hallam University is spread between two campuses in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. The very central main City Campus is located opposite Sheffield train station and next to the main bus station. The University’s Collegiate Campus is a short 20-minute walk away in a popular student area. The city of Sheffield is right in the centre of the UK with London only a two-hour train journey away.
93% of graduates from Sheffield Hallam were in employment, or further study, within 6 months of graduation (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2015/16 survey). The university has a reputable careers and employability centre and provides students and graduates with access to thousands of internship and job vacancies.
Sheffield Hallam has invested over £100 million in new facilities in the last 5 years. As well as 24-hour libraries and study designed study areas, the university has the largest Sony PlayStation teaching lab in the world, 3D virtual radiotherapy rooms for healthcare students and flight simulators to inform aircraft design for engineering students.
What is Sheffield like?
Sheffield offers friendly community living in a big city environment. Students in Sheffield can enjoy a range of exciting music art and film festivals, as well as stylish restaurants and cosy pubs. There are plenty of independent shops to explore and Sheffield has been recognised as one of the most affordable cities in the UK to live. Sheffield is the UK’s greenest city, a third of which is covered by the Peak District National park. This provides a playground for outdoor enthusiasts and a convenient escape from busy city life.
Sheffield Hallam’s Student Union offers a diverse range of societies, meaningful volunteering opportunities, skills and training courses and valuable student support and advice services. As well as this, the university’s Go Global programme delivers a series of projects and events which enable students to experience other cultures, develop global skills and make new friends.
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Read Sheffield Hallam University Reviews
I can happily say that Sheffield Hallam is a great university. Pros: - Good range of courses. - lecturers/doctors that have solid experience in their fields. - Very close to town centre which is incredibly useful. - Decent student union with some fantastic societies. - big bonus at least on my course is the option of paid work experience for a year which a lot of unis don't offer. Cons: - 1 of my lecturers was garbage and I was better off just catching up from lecture notes, not ideal. - labs (at least computer labs) are a bit dated compared to some of the more prestigious unis. - feedback on work is oftentimes not very insightful. Don't let the cons put you off, I had to really pick my head to think of some. It's a fantastic university oftentimes gets a lot of stick for having to many students that focus on nights out more than their studies. If you crack on you'll love it!
Really great and welcoming university. After just completing my first year studying Sociology I couldn't be happier that I chose SHU; all the lectures are really supportive, friendly and approachable. The course is relevant and topical where it can be and this is futher supported by the fact that SHU has a large number of lecturers that are active in their field of study. I've made plenty of good friends whilst studying here and am looking forward to 2nd and 3rd year.
I am not the best example of an active member of the university but I know it's all there. I think there could be improvements to how people can get information about societies etc after fresher's fair because if you don't attend that circus I honestly don't think they offer other avenues apart from online. So try and be braver than me to make the most of what is on offer and attend as many of the fairs as you can.
Student Union barely bothered with our course, other than the Nursing Society team, more bothered with playing rugby than supporting students? Academic support from University is great though. Collegiate Campus is a great place to study.
Sheffield Hallam was the perfect choice, I wouldn't have rather have picked anywhere else! It's a very sociable university that promotes having fun and making as many friends as you can throughout your time there, whilst supporting your studies to ensure you achieve the highest possible degree you can. Sheffield Hallam also has evert facility you may need during your degree. There's a club/society for absolutely every past-time/sport. Varsity is the biggest sporting event of the year and is fun for everyone to get involved in (even if you don't play sport!). Friends from all other unis come to watch the Ice Hockey that completes the Varsity event, which is followed by an epic night out where everyone from both unis (Hallam and Uni of) enjoy together. It's location is perfect for students, centre of the city and close to everything! Everything is within walking distance from each other, making it the perfect choice!
Some students here are chilled out, interesting, clever and mature whereas some still act as if they are 15 years old and have only just discovered what drinking is... anyway, it’s a beautiful little city and the uni is modern, full of life and welcoming. Not too far from Uni of Sheffield so it’s easy to mingle with students in both uni’s. It’s a really chilled out place to study, you make it what you will of it! The friends I’ve made here are exactly like me and we’ve found a lovely little cafe/restaurant by the Graves Art Gallery where we chill out and then there’s all sorts of really cute pubs and vintage shops that we spend our weekends at. I moved to Sheffield with my boyfriend and we’ve found some gorgeous little restaurants and date places. There’s so much to do in sheffield! Definitely check it out, Sheffield Hallam is definitely worth it - lots of interesting people, the teaching is absolutely brilliant and the help services are there to help with everything.
My experience at Hallam was awful, I had several lectures that were rude and very unhelpful and I was denied help from a couple of them on several occasions. Some of the building are very fun down and even dirty. I felt very alone through out my time at Hallam and left feeling very low and had lost all my confidence.
Sheffield Hallam is a great uni but have areas that could be improved. As a disabled student talking to the disabilty support in a drop in session is like talking to a brick wall and they don't know what they are doing as it took me 3 months to get support after apprently sorting it out in may.
Enrolment process completely shambolic even when I had all the documentation and DBS check in advance. No proper induction. No support services for PGCE students available outside of school hours. No willingness to resolve major issues with placements. Then someone decided not to mark my last assignment despite it being submitted correctly and on time so I can't even get academic credits. SHU have wasted a year of my life and £9k. AVOID
Sheffield Hallam is a very poor university if I could go back and choose my uni's I would avoid this place at all costs! Lecturers are terrible and not supportive in the slightest whilst the actual facilities shockingly poor. However, the nightlife in Sheffield is really good as are the societies. Sheffield itself is a lovely place to live and is inexpensive. I recommend the city but not Sheffield Hallam University!
Absolutely Unprofessional! My academic transcript clearly showed my dissertation score. Nevertheless, they didn't bother looking at it and they wrote to me that my application wasn't sufficiently completed. I replied and explained how to find it. Yet, they ignored my reply, never got it back to me, never made an apology for their negligence. Avoid this educational institution guys! Several better universities for us to apply.
Nice campus, a bit of rivalry with (the better) Uni of Sheffield. I didn't realise that this uni had a bad-ish reputation otherwise I would have picked something else as I had the grades to. It seems like Hallam get all their students through clearing as many that I've talked to didn't get the grades required to get in
The University provides students with lots of free connections to training materials and courses from professional websites that are useful for supporting a student when working on their degree, they also have many high end computers and advanced facilities related to computing and games development in particular. The student union is not very large but it is quite active and many societies exists that students can join - I was not a member of any particular society The career service was very good at providing students with connections and opportunities available in many companies looking to hire either graduates or students for a placement year. The University's internet service is very reliable and speedy.
The problem with SHU is, no-one really wants to be there. SHU's academic rating is so low, it's likely a hindrance to your career to admit working there... so staff leave at any opportunity. All that seem to be left are incompetents. IT services were laughable ... no exaggeration, 1 day out of 8 they just wouldn't work; disinterested admin staff making the most basic tasks impossible; the facilities were all poorly managed and geared around making money from you ... but the 'academics'?! They'd be absent, they'd just leave (no fewer than 3 lecturers left from my course alone in 1 year), they'd be ... incoherent (the head of my department had such poor English they were indecipherable) or, frankly, stupid - their notes often made no sense of were factually ... like a_quick_Google_from_my_phone, factually *wrong* Nice people and Sheffield itself has loads to be proud of - but SHU (not to be confused with Secure Housing Unit in prison) was a waste of 2 years and 7 grand
Printing is way too expensive for £9K a year... very good facilities, careers service is really useful, the SU is tiny compared to others and the drinks aren't very cheap (may as well go to a pub), food at uni is quite expensive, like nearly 3 quid for a sandwich, staff are friendly and supportive. Language classes are available to students but cost a lot. Not a very big range of societies to choose from compared to other universities. City centre location is excellent, very difficult to park anywhere that's cheap though
Very little green space was my first reaction. There are a lot of clubs to join but the bar at the SU is pretty poor beside from on quiz night when there is not a seat in the building. The library is large and very confusing, books for my subject where dotted about on all different floors and places. The library is open 24/7 which does really help and there are many different working areas for different needs.
The uni itself is fantastic, almost everything they offer helps you improve your employability. The library is fantastic and accommodates all types of students, quiet or loud or groups, for any kind of project. Essay writing, group posters, silent reading; whatever you want to do, you can do in the Sheffield Hallam Library. Also the automated renting system is fantastically impressive.
I enjoy the university. I am at collegiate campus which is really nice and every where is easy to find, not to intimidating like other universities and campuses. Great to find cheap food nearby and things to do. However, the library is far too small for a university and the food they sell at the campus is expensive (to say they are supposed to be accommodating for students). Could be better.
Love Sheffield Hallam university, the people, the city.. everything. would definitely recommend joining a club or society in first year to make as much friends as possible because it can get quite lonely if you limit yourself to your flat.
Everything is really good at the university. I am based at collegiate campus doing a sport course. The only let downs were although I went to the sport society opening. It was a bit packed and struggled to find what I was looking for.
I've not been to the clubs and societies, but people that i know who have say that they're really good. I also haven't yet used the wifi there, but people do use tablets and laptops in seminars and lectures and they haven't complained yet! I'm in love with the uni, it's a great place and has a lot to offer, especially since the library is huge, theres plenty of resources you can use.
So glad I came Hallam as the experience I've had is so far been amazing I'm so glad I've carried on with my sport as if I didn't I wouldn't of made such amazing people. All facilities are kept so well and looked after on both campus
I love Sheffield Hallam University. Although it is not a campus uni, the university building are all very close together, and are right in the centre of Sheffield making a short trip into town very easy. My main fault with the uni would be the students union as it is not a very big building and does not advertise many events, activities etc. too well.
Sheffield Hallam is a great university in an exciting city. From my time there I have found my course to be really interesting and engaging and there are plenty of options to learn more about what interests you. Hallam has a placement year option available for almost every course making sure you are an employable graduate by the time you leave. There is a dedicated careers and employability centre and lots of events and talks throughout the year to provide students with the relevant information and contacts they need to get where they want to be in industry. There's loads of great sports facilities and even our own Sportspark. I have enjoyed my time at Sheffield Hallam so much and I would definitely recommend it to anyone.
Hallam has been great! If you live in sheffield then you will know the hallam v uni of rivalry. I personally got the grades for uni of and still chose hallam. I study languages with TESOL and the course seemed more suited to me as I could base my languages around teaching and it also gives me the option of spending 18 months abroad where I would only have had a year at uni of. The uni is pretty relaxed, they won't chase you if you're not turning up to things so you just need to take that responsibility and you'll be fine! The uni is very sociable and there is always many nights out(it's normally hard deciding where you want to go on a night out as there's normally a couple of club/student nights on each day) the location is great as it's in the city centre and very close to everything. I've not had to once a bus at all. Student union only has a bar which does an awesome smart phone quiz on a Monday but there's that many student nights it's not an issue at all.
Hallam is alright. There should be a part to rate the organisation of the university i.e. admin etc... because that has been TERRIBLE in my experience. But if you take away the lack of organisation then my experience at Sheffield Hallam has been completely positive.
The support network for final year students is outstanding. I feel confident in being able to access the support that I need while I have the opportunity to engage in fantastic programmes including student socials, societies and academic support.
Sheffield Hallam University is a great place to study. It has a fantastic range of courses to choose from. The lecturers are supportive. The halls of residence are located in a lovely part of the city near to the campus. It is an inexpensive place to live. The amenities and nightlife offer many opportunities to socialise and make friends. There are many parks and green areas and it is next to the Peak District National Park. The people are friendly too.
Tutors and Lecturers can be rude and lazy, only a couple that actually care about your understanding but instead more concerned about just you knowing the answer and not how to get there. If you can, go University of Sheffield.
Excellent university! As a Bioscience student, the labs we use are first-rate, with many of the same facilities as are available in research labs and industry. The library is filled with excellent computers (with a very good booking system) and all the books we need. Any journals we need but that the uni don't have can be ordered in for us, free of charge. Wifi is VERY fast and works perfectly. Staff are supportive and helpful, and usually lecture in the area they are researching. Very knowledgable and always seem enthusiastic. Lots of support available for careers, ie how to get jobs and how to be the best applicant, hence why such a high percentage of graduates are in work or further study. The Union is good but the building itself could be improved. They provide good support for students and always have a wide range of activities to sign up for. Societies are run well, and the number is always increasing so there are loads to join. I'm incredibly happy here!
I would never recommend this university to anyone. The lack of organisation not only rubs through the faculty aces, but also you can feel it in the uni as a whole. The health service and student support are good however. Great support.