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Summer activities and events

10 May 2021

Look out for a range of activities and events on campus and online this summer, starting at the end of May.

The programme will offer a mix of social, academic and employability opportunities.

In June there will be lots going on around Hallam Square, turning it into a social hub where you can reconnect with course mates.

We will be sharing the full calendar in the next few weeks, but you can get an idea of what's on below.

Careers, skills and employability

Many of you have asked for a focus on careers and employability support.

Careers Connect will reopen from 14 June on Tuesdays to Thursdays for 1:1 appointments. Postgraduate drop-in sessions, employability skills workshops and resilience sessions will start late June. All of this will be available on campus and online. 
The Library and Skills Centre will be open over the summer on both campuses. It will offer on-site and online workshops, drop-ins, forums and blogs on a range of professional and academic skills. 

Social events

We will be putting on an outdoor performance of Awakenings in late June. There will be plenty of opportunities to get involved, including acting, making puppets, and helping with ticket sales.
Your Students’ Union has started a series of events called Back to Your Future. Many of these are linked with the wider Sheffield community, including

  • a visit Sharrow Vale Market,
  • a musical theatre event
  • self-guided trip packs for local attractions like Our Cow Molly
  • volunteering opportunities
  • a summer skills programme with a wellbeing focus
  • opportunities to link up with student societies.

Sport and physical activity

You will still be able to book sport facilities over summer. We will also continue our online classes, walking routes and activity guides.

Hallam Cafe pilot

In June and July, we will be testing the new Hallam Cafe brand at Hallam Central. Please let us know what you think – you can get a 50% discount if you share your views with us.

Festivals, conferences and summer camps

Sheffield Doc/Fest, the city's documentary film festival, runs from 4 to 13 June. You can book online screenings and events now. The organisers hope to announce in-person events in May.
Hallam will also be running and hosting a number of events for postgraduate research students, including:

Course activities and workspaces

You will still be able to access workshops, studios and other specialist spaces over summer. Lots of our courses are running drop-in sessions, assessment workshops, guest lectures and social activities. Look out for updates from your course teams.

Resuming face-to-face teaching

14 April 2021

Following the government’s April 13 update on in-person teaching, students who are learning online will not be able to return to campus teaching before 17 May.

This means that most of our undergraduate students will not have planned on-campus teaching before exams and assessments begin. 

Postgraduate students

For postgraduate taught students, we plan to resume on-campus teaching from 17 May. We will contact you directly with details.

Postgraduate research students can access specialist research facilities where necessary. If you do not need these facilities, please continue to study from home.

We are developing plans for further reopening of research spaces and other facilities. We aim to provide many campus facilities for research students from 17 May, and will update you through Blackboard and research institute communications.

International students

If you are an international student, whether in Sheffield or in your home country, our International Experience Team will contact you to discuss your options for the remainder of the academic year.

Teaching and learning in 2021–22

We are working hard to ensure opportunities to recoup delayed learning and practical experiences, whether over the summer or in the first few weeks of Semester 1 in September. We will update you as plans are confirmed.

Support for final year students

If you are graduating this year, we continue to develop our Class of 2021 offer. This is a wide-ranging package of support to help you address the challenges you’ll face as graduates and to make the most of the time you have left at Hallam.

Further information

We will give as much further detail as we can in our weekly Student Digest email, and your course teams will be in contact with you too. Please do keep checking your email and Blackboard sites for updates.

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