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Your voice makes a real difference

Your voice makes a real difference

In response to your feedback* we have invested in what matters to you and improved the areas you felt could be better.

1. Excellent teaching and support

We are improving your teaching and assessment experience.

  • Staff awards for inspirational teaching, outstanding student support and academic advising are chosen by you every year
  • More teaching staff are achieving professional recognition for their teaching.
  • We provide an assessment schedule at the start the academic year so you know when assignments are due.
  • Your assessment results are clear and accessible through My Student Record.

We are supporting you in your studies.

  • Named Academic Advisors provide academic support to every student
  • Information Advisors in our libraries can help you find the information you need
  • Our Student Support Services and the Students' Union Advice Centres provide a range of specialist support which is available to all students
  • Careers and employment advisors provide support both locally and through Careers Connect


2. Improved facilities and resources

We are investing in the facilities you value and making them more accessible to your needs. Our new campus plan places students at the heart of what we do and our university at the heart of the city.

For information on how we are improving your campus and facilities, head to -


We are providing more resources that support your learning and making them easier to find.

  • Resources list online ensures texts recommended by staff are available.
  • We've increased the number of computers and provided more specialist software.
  • You can borrow laptops from the libraries and across campus we can help you find free computers via the SHUgo app.
  • All your Blackboard sites and resources from previous years are available.


3. Unique opportunities and partnerships

We are working with partners to provide activities that add value to your course and University experience

  • More courses now support academic societies.
  • Go Global provides events and opportunities for students from all cultures.
  • We are working with the Students' Union to develop the course representative system.
  • The Hallam Award recognises skills developed through extra-curricular activities.
  • The snug scheme ensures private sector properties comply with strict rules.


'I'm designing and building a formula series-type car to race at Silverstone as part of the Formula Student competition.' Max Vollans, BEng Mechanical Engineering. Max is part of our SHU Racing team which competes against universities all over the world in the Formula Student motor racing competition. Every year, students design and build a car to be raced at the Silverstone grand prix circuit.’

'Sport students have prepared the first team for training and monitored players using our specialist equipment.' Dan McCrea, performance coach at Sheffield Wednesday FC. Sport placements students have the chance to gain hands-on experience with SWFC. This provides a learning opportunity that can't be replicated in a lecture hall, and the chance to practically apply the theory learned in the classroom.’


Sources of student feedback*



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