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

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    • The downside

      Student union gathering area, could be a bit better as it smells like an old pub.

      2012, 1st year, Business Studies

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    • The upside

      Extremely kind and approachable.

      2012, 2nd year, Quantity Surveying

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    • The downside

      Parking

      2013, 2nd year, Adult Nursing

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    • 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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    • The downside

      Providing powerpoint slides for lectures before the lectures

      2012, 3rd year, Physiotherapy

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    • The upside

      The uni has a great, welcoming an friendly atmosphere. Everyone is treated as equal. The facilities are also excellent and the...

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      2012, 3rd year, Event Management

      The upside

      The uni has a great, welcoming an friendly atmosphere. Everyone is treated as equal. The facilities are also excellent and the location in the city centre is brilliant and easy to get to.

      2012, 3rd year, Event Management

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 12,500 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

84%

HIGH

Creative

62%

MED

Sporty

76%

HIGH

Political

49%

MED

Varied union activities

69%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 95% MED
Average graduate salary £17.5k MED
Student score 79% MED

Overall student satisfaction

86%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

34,720

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

78%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

30%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

55%

of students are female

Young / Mature

18%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

14%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

57%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

University images

  • The Owen building

    The Owen building

  • The Hub

    The Hub

  • Library

    Library

  • Basketball

    Basketball

  • Student at work

    Student at work

  • Lecture

    Lecture

  • Student Accommodation

    Student Accommodation

  • Students at work

    Students at work

  • Student Volunteers

    Student Volunteers

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