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Award Winning Teaching

Five star rating 


We have been awarded five stars in the latest QS Stars international rating system. QS Stars is a rating system that provides a detailed look at higher education institutions across the world, focusing on specific topics such as teaching strength, graduate employability, research strength, inclusiveness and innovation. 

The University achieved an overall five-star rating and was given the top mark in seven of the eight categories it was assessed on including teaching, employability, facilities, innovation, inclusiveness and in the specialist category of Hospitality and Leisure Management. 

Our distinctive approach to teaching mixes lectures and seminars with workshops, placements and real-world projects — so you graduate with the skills and experience employers want. 

University of the Year for Teaching Quality 


We were The Times and The Sunday Times University of the Year for Teaching Quality in 2020, which recognised our consistently high student satisfaction scores, as measured by the independent National Student Survey (NSS). 

Getting you work ready

Sheffield Hallam is committed to the employability of our students. We aim to ensure that every student is prepared for highly skilled employment or further study upon graduation. 

The Student and Graduate Employability Service offers free, impartial advice and guidance for all full and part-time students and recent graduates about career and educational choices. 

We can help you get work-ready skills that make you stand out when you graduate. We have expert advisers who will support you as you plan your future career, including advice on work experience, part time jobs, graduate careers, work ready skills and mentoring. 

Employability support you can access through our ‘Career readiness’ offer includes 

  • specialist placement and graduate job search advice, including assistance with applications, video interviews and psychometric assessments. 
  • extensive extra-curricular employability support including; the Career Mentoring Scheme, Career Impact programme, Hallam Award programme and the annual Hallam Careers Fair which last year had over 150 employers in attendance. 
  • our Campus Jobs offer provides students with the opportunity to further develop their skills and gain paid part-time work experience. 
  • business start-up support, self-employment advice, and access to our Hallam i-lab business incubator while you study here for up to five years following graduation

Supporting you every step of the way 

In your first few weeks with us you’ll meet three dedicated advisers – one to help with your studies, one for any personal support or advice you need, and one to help you start your career. 

They’ll be with you every step of the way – right through to graduation and beyond.

Find out more about how we support our students to reach their potential. 

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