People are important here at Sheffield Hallam. They believe that success is not about institutions or equipment but about giving individuals the opportunity and support they need to make a difference.
Their students, of all ages, nationalities and disciplines, make their community enriching and diverse place to live and learn.
Their courses provide them with the skills they need for modern working life and prepare them for careers, not just jobs. Our graduates go on to work all over the world in the public and private sector, many at senior levels, in global organisations.
Our staff have a depth of expertise, knowledge and experience which they use to encourage, guide and support those who learn here. Ground-breaking research in business, engineering, sport and healthcare wouldn't happen without our innovative researchers and our courses come alive through teachers who apply real-world knowledge to everything they do.
We're proud of our people, and hope that if you join us to learn, work, create or research, you'll be proud to be a Sheffield Hallam person too.
Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) is a public university in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. It is based on two sites; the City Campus is located in the city centre near Sheffield railway station, while the Collegiate Crescent Campus is about two miles away in the Broomhall Estate off Ecclesall Road in south-west Sheffield.
The university is the 11th largest university in the UK (out of 167) with 30,815 students (of whom 4,400 are international students), 4,494 staff and 708 courses.
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.
Ranking and Reputation
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 credential