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Learning at Hallam

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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. 

Learning at Hallam

Wondering what your learning experience will look like? We've worked with our students to develop an approach that combines teaching and learning on campus with exceptional digital learning and support.

All of our students can expect an extensive on-campus teaching, learning and broader social experience  and we’ll continue to have measures in place to keep you safe on campus.

You’ll also have access to teaching, learning and opportunities provided online through our innovative digital learning platforms and apps. You’ll be able to engage, both in person and digitally, with our academic staff and wide range of support services.

Each course offers a tailored blend of opportunities so the amount of on-campus learning will vary depending on your course and modules  and has been developed in consultation with student reps from your course.

How you'll learn

Learning at Hallam is about acquiring knowledge and putting it into practice: knowledge applied.

Our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a structure and environment in which you can thrive.

We call this the ‘Hallam model’  a genuinely distinctive approach that gives you the opportunities and support you need to put the knowledge you learn into practice, preparing you for your future career.

Here are the five ways in which you’ll learn at Sheffield Hallam.

On-campus teaching

Experience face-to-face lessons by lecturers, industry leaders and technical experts on campus. Expect practical sessions, lectures, seminar groups, demonstrations and tutorials all delivered in a safe, inclusive environment. 

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Online learning

Our innovative digital platforms are designed to enhance your learning experience. Expect live-streamed lessons, online learning materials and student community apps, available for you to use and re-use whenever you want.

Learn online class

Learning by doing

Apply your learning in our exceptional suite of labs, studios, workshops and simulation environments - or externally on field trips, educational visits or through digital technologies. You’ll be directed or supported by our lecturers and technical experts and have access to our specialist equipment, whether you are working on or off-campus.

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Work experience

Take on real-world projects with industry leaders through placements, internships and volunteering activities. You can achieve this in a work setting using digital platforms, or at the University. Choose whichever option feels right to you.

Learn work experience

Independent study

Ready to explore your own project or work with other students on a joint venture? You'll get to use our learning spaces, libraries and digital learning platforms — all with our expert support whenever you need it. We're here for you.

Learn on campus

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).

Knowledge applied

Our teaching style can be summed up in two words: knowledge applied. We believe the best way to learn something is to put it into practice. Here's how you'll achieve that.

  • Work experience embedded in every year of your course
  • Opportunities to take a placement year, resulting in an applied professional diploma
  • A digital skills pathway within your course
  • A personalised support and employability package
  • A course designed with industry experts
  • Personal development tailored to your chosen course and industry
  • A curriculum designed for collaboration and cross-disciplinary learning

Your voice

Brilliance comes from asking questions. You'll be able to engage with academic staff, students and support services both in person and digitally. Collaborate with other students through group work and meet new people through our digital communities and online events.

Because students are at the heart of our teaching, your views mean everything to us. Expect to be included in discussions about how you're taught and have your say through the Students' Union's academic representation programme.

Support for starting at Hallam

We know that the last year of education has been challenging for many students. If you're starting university this September, you may be worried about how prepared you are for beginning to study at a higher level.

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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