Student Support Adviser
Student Support Advisors can help with any pastoral issues during your time at university, this includes whilst you are on placement. Contact them through Hallam Help.
Academic Adviser / Placement Academic Adviser
Academic Advisers can help you with your academic progression, personal development, and professional development throughout your time at Hallam; enabling your successful transition into the working world. They can help talk you through your placement ideas and industry or job preferences and how you can best apply your degree on placement while getting the most out of the experience.
When you’re on a sandwich placement, you will have a Placement Academic Supervisor (or equivalent) – this is usually the same academic who helped you to get your placement approved. They are also there to help you set goals for the placement and guide you through the work you need to complete.
Employability advisers can help with your pre-placement preparation. They can support you with applications and interview preparation, along with signposting you to resources tailored to your personal placement search. They can also discuss how to secure long-term employment after placement and how you can apply your placement experience and learning to future graduate employment.
Your Employability Adviser is still available throughout your placement year if you need them.
Work Experience Team
For all types of placement, you have access to Work Experience Specialists from the Work Experience Team. This is the team who will help you to get your placement approved and they are available throughout your placement, in addition to your named student support triangle advisers and other specialist services. Contact the Work Experience Team if you have any questions about your placement.
Your line manager
Don’t forget, while you are on placement, your primary source of pastoral and developmental support will often be your line manager, but University staff are here too, to support you with the work you need to complete and answer any queries you have throughout the placement.
Bullying, harassment, discrimination, and abuse
Sheffield Hallam is a safe and tolerant community. We don’t stand for harassment or abuse. If you have experienced sexual violence, harassment, abuse, or hate crime report it either anonymously or get support from an adviser. The University’s report and support service is also available to you, should you ever need it or would like to make an anonymous report. More information can be found on the Report + Support website.