Humanities In Action: Our Student Stories 

Humanities In Action: Our Student Stories 

From poetic films in Canada to podcasts at international festivals, we encourage all our students to take on bold, imaginative projects. This means they can build distinctive portfolios, collaborate with industry leaders and gain the real-world skills employers are looking for. All while doing their bit to advance social and environmental causes.
This is humanities in action. Get inspired by our recent projects. 

We made film poems in Canada

A group of students studying film and media production, animation and English travelled to Montreal, Canada to make film poems.

We created an international podcast

Acting and performance students from Sheffield Hallam and Melbourne’s La Trobe University created a podcast that aired at international festivals.

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We helped children write with Grimm & Co.

Maia and Holly spent their placements at this unique charity providing creative writing workshops to school children and young people.

I went from movie stardom to wordsmith

Film actress Letty Butler brought together famous authors and fellow students to create an annual collection of prose and poems.

Letty Butler

Other recent projects

Showroom Cinema

Podcasts for the Showroom

5 film studies students were given the opportunity to develop a new podcast for Sheffield's iconic Showroom Cinema.

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September in the rain

Off the Shelf performance

SHU graduates Josh and Emily performed Jon Goldberg's September in the Rain for Off the Shelf Festival of Words.

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Earthly Matters

A digital space for change

PhD students Rose and Elin created an online space where undergraduate students could meet, mingle and merge ideas.

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Award-winning teaching

We were The Times and The Sunday Times University of the Year for Teaching Quality in 2020. The award recognised our consistently high student satisfaction scores, as measured by the independent National Student Survey (NSS). We also achieved five stars in the QS Stars rating, with top marks in the teaching, employability, facilities, innovation and inclusiveness categories.

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