Sheffield Hallam University

Institution Profile

We transform lives

Sheffield Hallam University one of the UK’s largest and most diverse universities: a community of more than 30,000 students, 4,000 staff and more than 280,000 alumni around the globe. Our mission is simple: we transform lives. We provide people from all backgrounds with the opportunity to acquire the skills, knowledge and experience to succeed at whatever they choose to do.


Based at the heart of friendly Sheffield, we rank in the top ten of all UK universities for the overall number of graduates in highly skilled employment or further study. We have five stars in the QS Star rating, achieving top marks in teaching, employability, innovation, inclusivity and facilities; we’ve invested £100m in our campuses over the last five years.

Our courses

Our courses are designed by industry experts to be collaborative and cross-disciplinary, and focus on making real-world impact. Our award-winning Highly Skilled Employability strategy guarantees that all of our students undertake a placement during their degree, and we provide award-winning teaching and student support to ensure every student can achieve their full potential.

Information for teachers and advisers

Our Schools and Colleges Liaison and Outreach Team works closely with teachers and advisers from across the UK and beyond, providing information, advice, and awareness-raising activities that support learners to make informed decisions about higher education, work, or training. The team offers a core range of engaging talks and workshops that can be delivered in-school or on-campus, as well as subject-specific activity that showcases the breadth of courses available at Sheffield Hallam University. Our core offer for Year 12, 13 and mature learners can be categorised into three main areas:

  • Deciding – talks and workshops designed to help students decide whether university is for them, or to consider their course options
  • Applying – interactive activities to help students navigate the application process for university or an apprenticeship, including personal statement and student finance workshops
  • Connecting – sessions designed to give students an insight into university life and support the transition to higher education
Our subject-specific offer is as varied and diverse as the courses available at the University, and includes course talks, academic-led taster sessions, and curriculum-linked workshops designed to support the delivery of Level 3 programmes. We work with hundreds of teachers every year to build bespoke activity programmes tailored to their students’ needs. You can sign up to our newsletters and find out more or get in touch through [email protected] to discuss how we can best support you and your learners.
3 Upcoming events

Schools and Colleges Liaison and Outreach at Sheffield Hallam University provides a single point of access for teachers and advisers looking to participate in engagement activity. We aim to offer an inspiring and motivational programme of activity, designed to support all learners in making informed choices about higher education and their post-18 options. Our team can work with you to develop a bespoke programme of on-campus activity for students In Y9 and above, combining general higher education messages and subject-specific activity. Contact us by email: [email protected] to find out more.