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Sheffield Hallam University
  • No. Students: 31508
  • Frgn. Students: 4085
  • No. Staff: 4530
  • Study mode: 89 On campus
  • Languages of instruction: English
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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 sixth largest university in the UK (out of 165) with 31,508 students (of whom 4,085 are international student), 4,530 staff and 708 courses.

Foundation and growth

In 1843 as the industrial revolution gathered pace and Sheffield was on the verge of becoming the steel, tool and cutlery making capital of the world, the Sheffield School of Design was founded following lobbying by artist Benjamin Haydon. The day-to-day running was controlled by the local council, whilst the Board of Trade in London appointed the head. Tuition began in a 60x40ft rented room off Glossop Road. In 1850 the School of Design was renamed Sheffield School of Art.

In 1905 the City of Sheffield Training College (later renamed Sheffield City College of Education) on Collegiate Crescent admitted its first 90 students.

In 1967 the Owen Building was constructed. Built in a functional 1960s design, it has since been modernised and comprehensively renovated with an atrium linking it to three adjacent buildings. In 1969 the Sheffield School of Design merged with the city's College of Technology to form Sheffield Polytechnic. In 1976 Sheffield Polytechnic merged with the city's two teacher training colleges (Sheffield City College and Totley Hall College) and was renamed Sheffield City Polytechnic. In 1987 Sheffield City Polytechnic became a founding member of the Northern Consortium.

University status to present day

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.

In 2007 SHU took over the teaching of nursing and midwifery from the University of Sheffield. These activities are now based at the Collegiate Crescent Campus. The following year the Psalter Lane campus (formerly the Sheffield College of Art) was closed, and the activities transferred to the City Campus. The £26 million energy-efficient Furnival Building opened in September (renamed Cantor Building in 2011 in recognition of a major donor to the university). The building, which includes teaching spaces and an art gallery has been described as "the impressive new entry point to the campus".


UK requirements for international applications

Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


In the National Student Survey, several subject areas at SHU have performed very well in terms of overall student satisfaction with their courses: for example, architecture and geography have both been placed first, and planning has been placed second.

In the 2013/14 university league tables, Sheffield Hallam University was placed 73rd out of 116 UK universities by The Guardian University Guide; 62nd out of 123 by The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide; and 66th out of 124 by the Complete University Guide.

SHU received a First Class award and was ranked 15th out of 151 universities in the People & Planet University League 2015 which assesses universities on their environmental credentials.

Sheffield is a welcoming, safe and vibrant city located in the friendly region of Yorkshire in the North of England. The city is also just over two hours from London and one hour from Manchester by train. One in every ten Sheffield residents is a student so everything about the city is developed with students in mind.
Sheffield offers one of the lowest costs of living of any major city in the UK. There are special discounts for students in shops, restaurants, cinemas and on public transport. We recommend students have approximately £800 per month to cover basic living expenses.
 

Many students work part-time throughout their studies to earn extra money. If you are studying with a Tier 4 (General) student visa, you may work part-time for up to 20 hours a week during term time and full-time in vacation time. You must demonstrate that you have sufficient finances and that you wish to work to gain experience.

Students often work in restaurants, bars, shops and call centres. We can help you find part-time work through our employment service, which advertises local part-time jobs.

EU nationals may work unlimited hours. If you are studying with a short-term study visa (for a course lasting less than six months), you are not allowed to work alongside your studies.
The University has modern learning and teaching spaces with more than £100 million invested over the past ten years. Both our City Campus and Collegiate Campus offer a wide range of food outlets, offering a choice of global cuisine including Halal food, Fairtrade products and vegetarian meals. There is also a multifaith centre which provides information about faith groups in the University and city community. Both campuses offer Muslim prayer rooms and there are also further quiet rooms for worship and meditation.

The University has modern learning and teaching spaces with more than £100 million invested over the past ten years. Both our City Campus and Collegiate Campus offer a wide range of food outlets, offering a choice of global cuisine including Halal food, Fairtrade products and vegetarian meals. There is also a multifaith centre which provides information about faith groups in the University and city community. Both campuses offer Muslim prayer rooms and there are also further quiet rooms for worship and meditation.

More than 60,000 students live in Sheffield, and it's easy to see why they love it here.

It's the UK's fifth largest city, and yet everyone's so friendly you'd be forgiven for thinking you're in the UK's biggest village.

We have a strongly independent spirit, with thriving underground scenes in music, art and culture to immerse yourself in.

A third of the city is in the Peak District national park, creating a unique combination of exciting city and unspoilt countryside.

And there's always something going on, from massive festivals to one of the biggest student sporting tournaments in the country.

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