|Motto Learn and Serve|
Academic staff 2,114
Phone +44 114 225 5555
Chancellor Robert Winston
Students 31,485 (2015/16)
Total enrollment 33,830 (2009)
Endowment 520,000 GBP (2015)
Vice-chancellor Chris Husbands
|Former names Sheffield Polytechnic
Sheffield City Polytechnic|
Established 1843 (Founded) 1992 (University status)
Address Howard St, Sheffield S1 1WB, UK
Notable alumni Nick Park, David Strettle, Howard Wilkinson, Richard Caborn, Sean Lamont
Similar University of Sheffield, Leeds Beckett University, Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Huddersfield, Nottingham Trent University
Sheffield hallam university uk
Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) is a public university in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. It is based on two sites; City Campus is located in the city centre, close to Sheffield railway station, and Collegiate Crescent Campus is about two miles away, adjacent to Ecclesall Road in south-west Sheffield.
- Sheffield hallam university uk
- Reasons to choose sheffield hallam university
- Foundation and growth
- University status to present day
- Research centres
- Lifelong Learning Network
- Rankings and reputation
- Notable alumni
- Notable staff
The university is the eighth largest university in the UK (out of 166) with 31,485 students (of whom 4,400 are international student), 4,494 staff and 708 courses.
Reasons to choose sheffield hallam university
Foundation and growth
In 1843 as the industrial revolution gathered pace and Sheffield was on the verge of becoming the steel, tool and cutlery making capital of the world, the Sheffield School of Design was founded following lobbying by artist Benjamin Haydon. The day-to-day running was controlled by the local council, whilst the Board of Trade in London appointed the head. Tuition began in a 60x40ft rented room off Glossop Road. In 1850 the School of Design was renamed Sheffield School of Art.
In 1905 the City of Sheffield Training College (later renamed Sheffield City College of Education) on Collegiate Crescent admitted its first 90 students.
In 1967 the Owen Building was constructed. Built in a functional 1960s design, it has since been modernised and comprehensively renovated with an atrium linking it to three adjacent buildings. In 1969 the Sheffield School of Design merged with the city's College of Technology to form Sheffield Polytechnic. In 1976 Sheffield Polytechnic merged with the city's two teacher training colleges (Sheffield City College and Totley Hall College) and was renamed Sheffield City Polytechnic. In 1987 Sheffield City Polytechnic became a founding member of the Northern Consortium.
University status to present day
In 1992 Sheffield City Polytechnic became Sheffield Hallam University (SHU), with the right to award its own degrees.
In 2005 SHU was reorganised into four faculties. The new Faculty of Development and Society, with an emphasis on 'people, places and spaces', brought together education, geography, humanities, law, and social sciences. At the same time, with the intention of further developing research and teaching in the new Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, a new Clinical Academic Group was launched. The building that had been designed and constructed to house the National Centre for Popular Music became the university's students' union building (the HUBS). The Nelson Mandela Building, the former students' union building, was sold and has since been demolished.
In 2007 SHU took over the teaching of nursing and midwifery from the University of Sheffield. These activities are now based at the Collegiate Crescent Campus. The following year the Psalter Lane campus (formerly the Sheffield College of Art) was closed, and the activities transferred to the City Campus. The £26 million energy-efficient Furnival Building opened in September (renamed Cantor Building in 2011 in recognition of a major donor to the university). The building, which includes teaching spaces and an art gallery has been described as "the impressive new entry point to the campus".
SHU is divided into four faculties:
SHU has 30 research centres, including:
Through the research centres a number of spin-off companies have been formed, including:
Life peer and fertility expert Robert Winston was installed as Chancellor in a ceremony at the Millennium Galleries on Friday 5 October 2001. Winston has a long history in academia, being a full-time faculty member at Imperial College London for the majority of his career.
Lifelong Learning Network
SHU is the lead partner for Higher Futures, the Lifelong Learning Network (LLN) for South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire and North Nottinghamshire.
Rankings and reputation
In the National Student Survey, several subject areas at SHU have performed very well in terms of overall student satisfaction with their courses: for example, architecture and geography have both been placed first, and planning has been placed second.
In the 2013/14 university league tables, Sheffield Hallam University was placed 73rd out of 116 UK universities by The Guardian University Guide; 62nd out of 123 by The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide; and 66th out of 124 by the Complete University Guide.
SHU received a First Class award and was ranked 15th out of 151 universities in the People & Planet University League 2015 which assesses universities on their environmental credentials.