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After your application

Your student accommodation

At Sheffield Hallam, we guarantee to find you a place to live. So once you've secured a place, it's time to think about your new home. 

After your application

With so much to think about, going through clearing can be a challenging experience. So it's good to know what to expect after you've submitted your application. Start by exploring your next steps below. 

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What happens next 

So you've submitted your application, but what happens next?

Those who apply by phone for non-shortlisting courses can expect a decision on the spot. We respond to online applications within a working day.

If you haven't been successful, we'll let you know by email so you can consider your next steps right away.

Successful applicants will receive an offer letter in which you’ll be directed to UCAS Track to refer yourself. Afterwards, you'll receive an official notification  UCAS Track, which forms your final, legally binding offer.

Shortlisting courses and selection events

If you’re applying for a shortlisting course, you’ll be referred to an academic to arrange an online interview. We’ll let you know if this applies so you can start getting prepared right away. 

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Preparing for your selection event

Be prepared to attend the selection event at short notice, possibly even the same day. Details of what you will need to prepare will be included on your invite to interview email.

Get your accommodation

At Sheffield Hallam we guarantee to find you a place to live, but it's a good idea to think about your accommodation once you've secured a place.

You can apply online and track your application progress using the student ID in your offer email. But please be aware that you may need to wait 48 hours after receiving your offer.

If you're applying for accommodation before A level results day, make sure to accept your offer on UCAS Track first. For additional support, we'll be in touch within two weeks of you accepting your place on UCAS Track.

If you've any queries before A level results day (10 August), call our accommodation helpline on 0114 225 4503. You can reach us on 0330 024 6390 after A level results day. 

SHU Progress

If you need additional support through clearing, our SHU Progress Scheme is here to help.

Support for starting at Hallam 

From the moment your place at Sheffield Hallam is confirmed, you’ll be supported in your journey to becoming a university student. We call it the Hallam Welcome.

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Feedback and appeals

If you want to appeal a decision or make a complaint, email us at admissions@shu.ac.uk using the subject heading 'APPEAL'.

Please address your appeal to Phil Bloor and explain why you're appealing the decision with any supporting evidence attached.

We aim to acknowledge receipt of an appeal within 48 hours and will respond in writing following a full review within 21 days.

View our Appeals and Complaints Procedure for Applicants.

Your student accommodation

At Sheffield Hallam, we guarantee to find you a place to live. So once you've secured a place, it's time to think about your new home. 

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