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Our Civic University Agreement

Our Civic University Agreement

We are working with our communities to improve lives across South Yorkshire.

Read our Agreement (PDF, 5.2MB)

Our Civic University Agreement

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. 

Our research in the community

Over the next few weeks you might spot our campaign which highlights some of our research projects making an important difference in our local communities, including opening a community nursery and research centre in Shirecliffe, to working with Darnall Well Being to help local people access the support they need to keep healthy.

To ensure our commitments deliver against the real priorities of the region, we identified four focus areas, through consultation with local communities and our key regional partners.

Explore our civic focus areas


The Sheffield city centre skyline viewed from above the train station.
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The latest news and progress on all our civic projects and themes, ideas, partnerships, challenges, and opportunities.

Our Civic University Agreement

We are working with our communities to improve lives across South Yorkshire.

Read our Agreement (PDF, 5.2MB)
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