Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield | Yorkshire and Humberside

Sporty Diverse local nightlife City

Ucas code: S21

Sheffield has all the excitement of a major city but the friendliness of a small town. The university and students' union work together to enhance the student experience; your employability is at the top of our agenda. We have lots of societies, sports clubs and volunteering opportunities, plus the largest number of students in Britain on courses with a year's paid work placement.
Source:Sheffield Hallam University Union of Students

What students say about this university

Dialog 906 comments (266 students)
    • Academic Experience

      The amount of contact time is good, but I was expecting a lot more lab work, more practical approaches. The lectures are good...

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      2013, 2nd year, Mechanical Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified

      Academic Experience

      The amount of contact time is good, but I was expecting a lot more lab work, more practical approaches. The lectures are good in the most part, pretty engaging, but some of the lecturers are a bit poor. We have mentioned this and it's taking them ages to try and sort it. The content is challenging, and sometimes you're left floundering a bit, but there are plenty of people who can offer help, such as the better tutors (who will always make time for you) and services like Maths Help. We do plenty of practice questions on topics, and the labs when we do get them are very good. We have to do reports and essays to make sure we've actually listened, but again, they're very engaging!! They used to count towards your overall grade, but now the course is a lot more exam based. This makes it hard to score the high marks, and with nothing to fall back on has caused some problems for friends on mine. Feedback is relatively quick, but some take an awful lot of time for some one word feedback, so sometimes it's a frustrating wait, but they're mostly alright!! The facilities are good (great workshops and lab areas), but some of the lecture halls just make you fall asleep, which doesn't help with a boring lecturer!!

      2013, 2nd year, Mechanical Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Student Union

      There are numerous societies, however the students union doesn't hold many popular nights

      2014, 2nd year, Physical Geography

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    • Everyday expenses

      Use and extend your student overdraft

      2013, 3rd year, Business Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Accommodation

      not local so not sure of accomidation for students in Sheffield.

      2012, 1st year, Physical Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The upside

      library is big, very applied course

      2013, 3rd year, Applied Mathematics

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    • Accommodation

      I have found the company I have rented with to be a company I would not recommend. They are very unwillinj to fix problems with...

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      2013, 2nd year, Training Teachers Secondary

      Accommodation

      I have found the company I have rented with to be a company I would not recommend. They are very unwillinj to fix problems with the flat which when I am paying such large amounts of money I should be able to get things fixed without hassle.

      2013, 2nd year, Training Teachers Secondary

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Diverse local nightlife

80%

HIGH

Creative

59%

MED

Varied union activities

64%

MED

Sporty

76%

HIGH

Political

48%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 94% MED
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Student score 77% MED

Overall student satisfaction

84%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

31,530

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

78%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

22%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

54%

of students are female

Young / Mature

17%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

11%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

56%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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