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How we teach

Lecturer writing on a whiteboard.
Student standing in the library with an open book
Photography student with camera ready to take a photograph
A woman standing in a specialist engineering lab.

Our distinctive 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. At Hallam, you'll work on real-world projects, and have access to work experience in every year of your course. And you'll be taught by experts who inject lectures with their own cutting-edge research.

We promise you:

  • work experience embedded in every year of your course
  • the opportunity 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

What will I be doing?

No two days will be the same. Your day to day learning experiences could include lectures, seminars, workshops, field trips, roleplaying, self-guided research, hands-on projects and more.

Every course is different, so check the 'How you learn' section of our course pages to find out how we teach your chosen subject.

Your voice

Because you're at the heart of our teaching, your views make a meaningful difference to your course and university experience. Expect to be included in discussions about how you're taught, what you study and the learning spaces you need.

You'll also have a say in our teaching through the Students' Union's academic representation programme, which recruits and supports 1,500 course reps and 80 department reps every year.

Learning from experts

All of our teaching staff are active researchers. So as well as getting hands-on experience in your chosen field, you’ll be exposed to the knowledge and debates that are driving it forwards.

Tom Bassindale

Chemistry lecturer Dr Tom Bassindale conducts research into drug testing, both in sport and with the police.

'I use my research in my lectures every day. Using examples of what I'm working on keeps it up to date and interesting.'

Dr Bassindale's profile
Shalini Vohra

Dr Shalini Vohra is a marketing lecturer and an expert in consumer psychology.

'It's imperative for students to be aware of current research. I use examples from my own work to show how consumer psychology can be put into practice. It allows students to see the practicality of a concept.'

Dr Vohra's profile
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