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05 September 2022

From Sheffield Hallam to presenting at hometown Games

When Hallam graduate Ayo Akinwolere isn’t breaking world swimming records and winning prestigious broadcasting awards against the odds, he’s encouraging diversity and improving the cultural intelligence of the nation.


02 September 2022

A tribute to the ‘Queen B’ of basketball

Betty Codona OBE was a Sheffield sporting legend – she was the founder of the UK’s first female basketball club, City of Sheffield Hatters, and a pioneer in the women’s game.


01 July 2022

Inclusive design trailblazer inspires students at Hallam

Dr Patricia (Pattie) Moore, who has been described as ‘the mother of inclusive design’ and was awarded an honorary doctorate by Sheffield Hallam last November, visited campus last week to receive her award in person and speak at the Lab4Living Festival of Design4Health, four days of symposia recently hosted by the University.


24 June 2022

As a working-class woman and carer, I want to help others by being visible

Louise Powell is a working-class writer, filmmaker and director from Middlesbrough. We recently met Louise to hear more about her experience of studying at Sheffield Hallam and her success since completing her studies. 


23 June 2022

Supporting Sheffield Children's Hospital and fighting childhood cancer

Arron and Lucy both graduated from Sheffield Hallam in 2021 after juggling full-time work and parenting with studying part-time. Amazingly, they have also found the time to raise £14,000 for Sheffield Children’s Hospital.


23 June 2022

Teaching mathematics in East Africa

Kevin Morley studied secondary mathematics education before spending time in Eritrea, a small country in East Africa, where he taught mathematics. His account of life as a teacher in Ethiopia and what he’s achieved since is truly inspirational.


16 December 2021

Helping young people to shape their own futures

Hundreds of Sheffield Hallam alumni volunteered their time in 2021 to support current students and young people through guest speaking, mentoring and advisory roles at the University. Hear from Daniel Rhodes about his experience of volunteering.


15 December 2021

Travel broadens your career prospects – as well as the mind

We caught up with recent graduate, Matt Dowley, about how his international placement helped him kick-start his career and how he’s now working with the University to create similar opportunities for the next generation of Hallam graduates.


21 October 2021

Join the Students' Union Board of Trustees

The Sheffield Hallam Students' Union has a big ambition to build their position as one of the leading Students' Unions in the country, and are looking to recruit new trustees to help them meet future challenges.


25 June 2021

Alumni roles models help our students realise their potential

Alumni have a special connection to the University which goes beyond their time studying on campus. This connection, combined with the alumni’s breadth of experience enables them to help students understand how to bridge the transition between university education and professional employment. Find out how alumnus Terry has recently reconnected with the University and is now mentoring our current students.


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