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Our Civic University Agreement

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

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Our health and wellbeing

Covid-19 has had a devastating effect on health in our region and placed unprecedented pressure on our NHS and healthcare services. Even before the pandemic, poor health and wellbeing has been a key challenge in our region - with long-term sickness identified as the largest contributor to economic inactivity.

There are also significant health inequalities. On average, people in poorer parts of our region have a life expectancy 10 years lower than those from more affluent areas. The pandemic has exacerbated these problems.

As one of the largest healthcare training providers in the UK, and home to the world-class Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre, we are well placed to make an even greater contribution to addressing these challenges. We will expand our healthcare provision to equip the NHS for future challenges and address the chronic shortages in the workforce. We will also integrate our research and innovation with local health services, and work with communities to tackle health inequalities.


Two Sheffield Hallam healthcare students in uniform

Double our annual intake of students studying to become healthcare professionals at the University by 2025.     

Doubling our student numbers will play a major role in ensuring that loca NHS services can provide a full rane of vital care for people across our region.

A group of people taking part in an exercise class

Contribute to tackling the health inequality gap, partnering with local communities to address specific health challenges.

We will work with community groups in the Darnall and Attercliffe areas, providing expertise, research and resources to make a positive impact on the health of local people.

Two people talking in AWRC

Expand our research programme to create innovations to improve health outcomes for local people.

Expand our research programme to attract greater external funding and work with local partners to increase the quality of health outcomes and improve service efficiency.

Related projects

The front entrance of the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre

Our world-leading Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre

Helping people in our region lead healthier, more active lives
A student wearing a face mask, speaking to someone blurred out in the foreground.

Darnall Well Being research clinics in underserved communities

Supporting people in our region recovering from Long Covid
From left Harriet Nadin and Emily Woodbridge, some of the nursing and healthcare students who volunteered to join the NHS

Healthcare students volunteer to join NHS fight against Covid-19

Over 600 of our health students joined the NHS to fight Covid-19

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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