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Support for research students

Graduate School team

The Graduate School team are responsible for supporting graduate research across the College. This includes support for

  • the Graduate School and research students
  • the head of the Graduate School and postgraduate research tutors
  • Graduate School Committee

Members of the research support team are

  • Bev Chapman (student support officer) works Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (am)
  • Christy Bannister (student support officer) works Wednesday (pm), Thursday and Friday
  • Pam Hibberd works Monday and Tuesday
  • Claire Jenkins works Monday, Thursday and Friday (9.30-2.30) and all day Wednesday

Graduate School
College of Social Sciences and Arts
Sheffield Hallam University
Unit 9, Science Park
City Campus
Sheffield S1 1WB

Phone 0114 225 3669
or 0114 225 5056
or 0114 225 3671
or 0114 225 6236
Fax 0114 225 3673

Research tutor contact details

Natural and built environment Professor Paul Stephenson
Housing, regeneration and labour markets Will Eadson
Education Dr Gill Adams
Humanities Professor Niels Petersson
Sociology and psychology Dr Lynne Barker
Law and criminology James Marson

Events and seminar programmes

A regular programme of events and seminars provides opportunities for researchers to present and discuss their work. They are regarded as an essential part of the research student experience.

Funding information

Funding of a research degree programme is always a challenge. Regrettably, funding of research degrees is in short supply and therefore very competitive. Most students who are working on their research part-time while in paid employment are able to support themselves. As far as full-time degrees are concerned there are several other possible sources of funding

  • the University or Faculty itself is sometimes able to offer bursaries in specific subject areas
  • Doctoral Student Loans are available, click here for more information
  • it may be possible to take out a bank or building society loan to cover some of the expense of a research degree
  • if you have a Sheffield Hallam University undergraduate or MA degree you may be entitled to a 10 percent discount in PhD fees

Life of a research degree student

Please see our life of a research student page to find out more about admission, enrolment, confirmation of registration, examination, submission of thesis, conferment, and other stages.


A Faculty research student newsletter is produced on a regular basis and emailed to all current research students.

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