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Thinking about applying to University? We can help!

The Schools and Community Outreach Team at Sheffield Hallam University support students on their journey to Higher Education. You may have already met some of our team during a session at your school, on a visit to the University or at a community event. 

Below you'll find useful videos, frequently asked questions and links to where you can find out more.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I apply for Student Finance?

    No matter what your circumstances, anyone can afford to go to university.

    You can apply for a Student loan which helps cover the cost of your tuition fees, and a Maintenance loan to help with your living costs whilst at University.

    You can apply for funding on the Student Finance England website where you'll find further information about when and how to apply.

    For more information on applying for funding download our SHU How-to on Student Finance.

  • How do I apply to Sheffield Hallam?

    You can apply to Sheffield Hallam online, through UCAS. You can apply from mid-September through to the end of June, but you should aim to submit your application by 15 January, because after this date courses can be closed to applications. If you apply after the end of June, you should apply through clearing.

    In order to be accepted onto a course, you must meet the entry requirements. These include a certain amount of UCAS points from level 3 study and particular grades at GCSE level. Some courses may also require work experience or a portfolio. You should check entry requirements for the courses you are interested in on our website.

    For more information on applying to university download our SHU How-to on Applying to HE or UCAS and Entry Requirements

  • What are Higher Degree Apprenticeships?

    A degree apprenticeship is a particular type of job, which combines work with higher-level learning, and which leads to an undergraduate or postgraduate degree.

    Apprenticeships are an innovative combination of 80% work and 20% training – so you'll need a relevant job first. You'll then get to earn a salary while you learn, with no tuition fees to pay.

    To find out more about Higher and Degree Apprenticeships, download our SHU How-to on apprenticeships or visit our website.

  • What can I study at Sheffield Hallam?

    Sheffield Hallam offers hundreds of courses across dozens of subjects, from digital media to health and social care.

    There are many types of study available to suit all learners including, full and part time, foundation degrees, undergraduate degrees and postgraduate study.

    Unlike school or college, you choose to study a single subject at university. However, if you enjoy more than one subject, many areas have societies which you can join in addition to your studies. 

    For more information, search our courses

  • What is Clearing?

    Clearing is a way of finding a course at university starting this year. It can be used if you don’t already have a place at university, whether you’ve already applied or not, or if you want to change your chosen course or university.

    Clearing opens on the first on July and runs until late September. Many people make an application when they receive their results in August, although we can make you a conditional offer without them.

  • What is it like being a student at Sheffield Hallam?

    With 60,000 students in Sheffield, you'll never be short of things to do.

    We believe in combining learning with doing, and you'll experience that from the moment you join us. Many of our courses have work experience opportunities embedded in each year of study to help get you get work ready.

    You'll have tons of chances to get involved with your student community, through activities, sports, volunteering and your Students' Union. We have over 100 student-run societies from rock music and Harry Potter to campaigning, scuba diving and cheerleading. Or if you can’t find the one you want, we’ll help you start your own. We also run over 30 sports clubs and 35 social sports sessions every week – In everything from rugby to ultimate Frisbee.

    To find out more about being a university student, download our SHU How-tos on Why HE? or Transition to University.

  • What student support is available at Sheffield Hallam?

    In your first few weeks you’ll meet three dedicated advisers – one to help with your studies, one for any personal support or advice you need, and one to help you start your career. They’ll be with you every step of the way – right through to graduation and beyond.

    We understand that each student has different needs, so we offer a range of support services including; careers and employability, fees and funding, wellbeing, disability and many more. You can find out more about these services on our student support pages.

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