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Widening Participation and Outreach team

The Sheffield Hallam University Widening Participation and Outreach team deliver an engaging and wide-ranging programme of activities and events which help people of all ages increase their understanding of Higher Education (HE) study, in support of our Access Agreement commitments.

The team deliver both one off and repeat interactions with potential students, their families and advisers, to enhance our existing work with schools and colleges, external partners and local communities.

Our work includes school workshop engagement with Pre-16 aged pupils, supporting young people from vulnerable groups into Higher Education, providing students with paid on-campus work opportunities to support their studies and future employability, delivering inspiring community-based activities and homework clubs which will help them on their journey into Higher Education.

If you require more information about a specific area of our work, please click the link within the relevant section on our what we do page.

School and College Engagement Team

Who we are

The School and College Engagement Team is for potential applicants, schools, colleges and other organisations who are seeking information, advice and support in preparation for Higher Education, and in particular, to Sheffield Hallam University. We are a multi skilled, personable and adaptable team that provide a comprehensive and bespoke range of consistently high quality engagements, based on a foundation of collaborative and effective relationships.

How we can work with you

We offer a vast programme of subject specific activities including masterclasses and taster days. In each of our four faculties we have a senior schools and colleges engagement officer who can work with you and your academic colleagues on providing subject specific support and activities from 1 hour masterclass sessions or course talks to full taster days and competitions. More information on how we can support your school or college is available from our Subject specific activity booklet.

To complement our subject themed engagement our advice and transition team can work with you to provide sessions delivered under the following core themes

  • Applying to university
  • Student life
  • Choosing and preparing for university
  • Parent/carer support
  • Transition
  • Employability
  • Student finance
  • Careers Strands
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