As one of the largest education providers and employers in South Yorkshire, Sheffield Hallam University is proudly a university of place, rooted in the heart of our region and with a long history of civic engagement. We want to be a beacon for what a university can do for and with its community.
To reaffirm our connection to our local region, we have set out a series of commitments to our communities in a Civic University Agreement. These commitments seek to address the key regional challenges we face; and drive positive change to improve the lives of residents and communities across South Yorkshire.
The creation of the agreement is a key recommendation in a report published by the Civic University Commission. The report sets out how universities have the capability, opportunity and responsibility to support the places where they are based.