Hallam Fund 2021
As the UK’s largest provider of access to higher education for students from unrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds, Sheffield Hallam is committed to ensuring opportunity for all for its student community through its degree programmes and student experience. In response to the challenges and inequalities facing our students right now, this year’s Hallam Fund will focus on two core areas of support and we hope many alumni will consider making donation as part of this year’s Telephone Campaign which is running from 21 February until 14 March 2021.
Many of our students stand at a crisis point. During the pandemic, lockdown measures have meant that many have lost flexible, part-time work opportunities which sustained them through their studies; we have found that some students are suffering digital poverty, with no access to WIFI or a laptop for online learning, whilst others have been impacted by isolation due to illness or estrangement from their home. Our emergency hardship funds are already making a difference, enabling the University to deliver a rapid response to ensure the support is in place. But demand is growing, and we must do more.
We are committed to raising an additional 50 scholarships to support the most vulnerable students through their studies at the University. This extra support will enable students to focus on life as a student, taking away the additional burden of self-financing and will benefit students such as estranged students, care leavers, mature students and students from widening participation backgrounds.
Thank you for considering support for the Hallam Fund
We cannot know what the future will bring but what we do know is that Sheffield Hallam University can make a difference. As demand for hardship support is growing and the need for scholarships has never been clearer, we are a university committed to breaking down barriers and tackling inequalities. That is why we are asking all our alumni to make the Hallam Difference by supporting this year’s Hallam Fund campaign.