One of the UK’s most progressive and innovative universities, Sheffield Hallam is a multicultural institution with a vibrant and diverse student population with over 4,000 international students from 120 different countries.
In the most recent International Student Barometer (2010/11) we were voted first amongst 59 UK universities for the quality of our laboratories, our virtual learning environment (blackboard), support for students with their finance when they first arrive. Second for the quality of our learning spaces, our learning technology, online library facilities and international student support, advice and information.
As well as attracting students from around the world we have a long tradition of working with international partners. We welcome, and actively seek, partnerships which are both broad in subject area and rich in opportunities for international students to obtain a University qualification. There are lots of ways of studying with Sheffield Hallam University including summer semester programmes, international exchange opportunities, courses validated and delivered in country through to integrated study in the UK whilst enrolled at your home institution.
Our staff are leaders in their field, many with current and previous industry or applied research experience, all committed to giving you the highest quality education. We design our innovative and career orientated courses to enhance your career, ensuring you gain the skills and knowledge demanded by the workplace. Many courses offer real life consultancy projects and work experience opportunities.
Our campuses have seen two World Wars – Collegiate Crescent was used as a military hospital from 1915-19, and when Collegiate Hall and the main building on Arundel Street were bombed during the Sheffield Blitz (1940), students rallied round to help wherever possible.
After World War Two, major educational reforms including the Education Act (1944), which increased demand for university places as more funding was available and more people were qualifying to enter higher education new Council for National Academic Awards (1963), allowing other institutions to award qualifications across a range of subjects invitation and submission of local education authority plans (1966-7) for college mergers led to the designation of three polytechnics – a new type of higher education institution – in 1969.