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Employability is built into your course

Employability is built into your course

Our courses are relevant to the workplace and already have employability built in. So from day one, you're gaining sought-after skills that make you much more employable when you graduate.

And our students agree. The autumn 2012 Student Barometer survey ranked us number one when asking students how satisfied they were that their learning will help them get a good job (out of 28 UK institutions which took part).

Activities on our courses that enhance your employability

Gain transferrable employability skills through

  • practical problem solving using real-world examples
  • getting involved in project work - including Applied Projects
  • presentation delivery and report preparation
  • completing group work - including peer and group assessment
  • leading student projects to gain leaderships skills

Get experience of and insights into the workplace through

  • going on external visits
  • attending employer presentations and guest lectures from industry professionals
  • going on work placements - including year-long 'sandwich' years
  • learning in facilities that replicate the workplace

Visit our online prospectus for more information about the content of our courses.

Our accredited courses are sought after by employers

Professional bodies accredit many of our courses, which means they meet industry-recognised quality standards. And some offer exemptions from professional exams to help you qualify faster in your chosen career. Find out which courses are accredited on our online prospectus.

Our teaching is informed by outstanding research

The University's research activities lead to new discoveries and understanding - and we feed this into our teaching. This means your studies are in line with the latest breakthroughs and developments, which will impress employers.

Gain valuable insights from industry professionals

A lot of our staff have experience in their industry, and some are still working within it. This means they can give you a unique insight and share the latest thinking. And that's something employers will value.

Build the skills to make successful job applications

You also learn how sell yourself in the competitive job market. Each course includes

To give yourself an edge over other graduates, you should also get involved in opportunities outside of your course. At Sheffield Hallam, there are loads of ways to do this. Find out how you can get hands-on experience and gain further skills to make yourself more employable.

You can also discover more by visiting your college web pages.

  • College of Business, Technology and Engineering
  • College of Social Sciences and Arts
  • College of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences
  • Sheffield Business School

You can read the University's employability statement here.

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