Sheffield Hallam pledges ‘civic’ action

Sheffield Hallam University has made a raft of new commitments to improve the lives of people living in South Yorkshire as part of a new Civic University Agreement.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Richard Calvert, degree apprentice Shelagh Carter, graduate mentor Mariya Masood, South Yorkshire Mayor Dan Jarvis MP, nursing student Helen Metcalfe, Greg Mattocks-Evans and degree apprentice Natasha Parcei

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Two robots at the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC)

Research network created to explore how robots can support frail elderly

Sheffield Hallam University has joined a new research network exploring how healthcare robots could support people living with frailty in the community.

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Bears of Sheffield

Three ‘talking’ bears in paw-sition around Sheffield Hallam campus

Three ‘talking’ bear sculptures – designed by Pete McKee, Morag Myerscough and Thoughts Make Things – have been placed around the University as the Bears of Sheffield trail gets underway.

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A view of Sheffield from the train station.

Sheffield Hallam announced as finalist in national social mobility awards

Sheffield Hallam University has been shortlisted for a UK Social Mobility Award in recognition of its work to advance social mobility through higher education (HE)

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Hallam in the media

Sue O'Brien, strategic lead at Sheffield Hallam's South Yorkshire Futures being interviewed on Sky News about the GROW mentoring programme.

Sky News highlight GROW mentoring programme

Sky News: The pioneering GROW mentoring programme, which pairs Year 10,11 and 13 pupils with Hallam graduate mentors, has been highlighted on the Trevor Phillips on Sunday programme on Sky News. Watch from 37 minutes in.

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Oasis Academy Don Valley pupils at the launch of the Beat the Street game at the Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park.

Sheffield gets ready to Beat the Street

ITV Calendar: Oasis Academy Don Valley pupils went down to the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre as part of a launch event for Beat the Street.

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Features and comment

Two nurses passing parcels to elderly man

What the pandemic has taught us about community

From checking in on elderly neighbours to furloughed workers delivering essentials to vulnerable people - a rediscovery of community spirit has been one of the few positives from the last year.

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An aerial drone shot of the city campus

Open to all? Using our physical and digital spaces to better engage local communities

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Richard Calvert, explores what role universities’ physical spaces should play in civic engagement and how digital technologies can support this.

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An electric car plugged into a charging point

Electric cars could make the roads safer – here’s how

Electric cars have the potential to help in our fight against climate disaster. But electric cars might also be able to address another issue that’s affecting people around the world.

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