Nominations for Honorary Awards – Deadlines

In November 2017, six inspirational figures will receive honorary doctorates from the University. They join the select group of people who have been recognised each year since our first honorary fellowship was awarded in 1969.

Now is the time to start thinking about similarly inspirational people who we might want to recognise in the future.  We are looking for nominations for people who have achieved distinction or recognition in one or more of the University’s fields of activity and whose activities and reputation are compatible with the University’s values. People who represent the Hallam Difference.

For further details of the criteria and a nomination form please visit

Call for Readership and Professorial Applications

Academic staff are reminded that the deadlines for submitting to the next round of applications is as follows:

·         Readership applications: Friday 19 January 2018

·         Professorial applications: Friday 16 February 2018

For details of the applications process please visit


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Graduation 2017 – ACES Schedule

Faculty of Arts, Computing, Engineering and Sciences
Sheffield City Hall

13th November

11am – A&D, some engineering and Maths

3pm – Engineering

14th November

11am  – Computing

3pm – MAC

See the graduation webpage for further informationGraduation


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MOBILE SCIENCE LAB: A Sheffield inventor is working with Sheffield Hallam to help establish a mobile science laboratory

Dubbed Moti-Lab, the portable science lab, wants to encourage children to learn more science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects by providing an environment to learn through play. Entrepreneur Richard O’Neill is working with Sheffield Hallam to create teaching resources to accompany his portable ‘lab’. It has been covered in several regional media outlets, including Yorkshire Post, Sheffield Star, the North Yorkshire News, Harrogate Advertiser, Whitby Gazette and Dewsbury Reporter.

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HALLAM’S BIRTHDAY: Vice Chancellor’s column in Sheffield Telegraph celebrates University’s 25th birthday

In this week’s Sheffield Telegraph, Vice Chancellor Professor Chris Husbands writes about the extraordinary transformation the city has gone through in the 25 years since Hallam became a University. Prof Husbands looks at the shift in the city’s economy and the new developments to position Sheffield as one of the leading academic cities in the country

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AlgoMech Festival – 8-12th November 2017

Festival of Algorithmic and Mechanical Movement, in the heart of Sheffield.

Featuring the premiere of new algorithmic audio/visual work from 65daysofstatic, plus drum robots, , algorithmic dance music, hacked accordions, e-textiles, kinetic art, sonic machines…

– 65daysofstatic – Premiere of brand new work Decomposition Theory

– AlgoRave (Algorithmic Rave)


– Sonic Pattern – music from mechanisms

– Arts-Research Symposium

– Exhibition

– Workshops


Discounts for SHU students and staff:

– Festival concert pass – get a £10 discount with code: ALGODISCO

(includes Thursday 65daysofstatic show)

– Symposium of Unmaking – £10 including lunch – please email for details

Full info + booking:

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Success for the Department of Media, Arts and Communication (MAC)

Last month saw two events relating to the Media, Arts and Communication (MAC) department.  One of which was at the launch of the animated version of Christina Gabbitas’s children’s book,  ‘Share Some Secrets’, which encourages children, particularly those who may … Continue reading

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The Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey

The Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) collection period will be open from 8 November 2017 to 5 March 2018. This national survey asks recent SHU graduates what they are up to now that they have finished their course. This information informs current and prospective Sheffield Hallam students, but it also forms part of the Teaching Excellence Framework submission.

Staff members are also asked to take part in the DLHE survey and every response counts.  If you recently completed a course at Sheffield Hallam between 1 January and 31 July 2017, we want to hear from you. The DLHE collection period runs from 8 November 2017 to 5 March 2018, so look out for an email from us.

If you are still in contact with your most recent graduates (who have completed a course between Jan – July 2017) and want to help us with the promotion of the DLHE survey, please get in touch with us by emailing

Did you know that of SHU graduates that completed the DLHE survey last year:

  • 93% of graduates were in work or further study
  • 69% of graduates were in professional/ managerial roles

If you want more information about last year’s DLHE collection, check out the Source! If you would like any further information, please email the DLHE Team at

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Class of 2017 graduation campaign – #WeAreHallam

The Development and Alumni Relations team will be running an engagement campaign during graduation fortnight to encourage ongoing affinity and create a sense of pride in becoming a Sheffield Hallam graduate. They will showcase graduation and our graduates’ achievements to a wide audience of stakeholders.

They  will also raise the profile of key aspects of the alumni offer — including the Graduate Support Programme managed through DEEP for 2016/2017 graduates, wider careers support, postgraduate study options and self-employment support.

Between Monday 13th and Friday 24th November more than 7400 students will graduate from Hallam, in front of an audience of over 26000 family and friends at City Hall.  Campaign activities include:

  • FREE instant photos for our graduates who post their social media pictures to Twitter and Instagram with #WeAreHallam. There has been  huge success in the past using the provider SquareShare, the award-winning business of alumnus Tom Stayte, and last year we printed over 5,500 photos throughout the fortnight!
  • The Class of 2017 graduation film will be shown before each ceremony and shared across social media. The film is directed and produced by current students, Joe Georgiou, Ed Brooks, James Howe and Eddie Weller who have just entered their 3rd year on BA Film and Media Production course.
  • Social media activity during the fortnight including; two-way communication with graduates, inviting some of our Class of 2017 to post to Sheffield Hallam’s Snapchat story and a bespoke Snapchat geofilter for graduates to add to their own stories.

Please join in the celebrations and post about graduation on social media with #WeAreHallam, and visit for more information.

The graduation schedule can be found here, and from Monday 13th November the ceremonies will be streamed live throughout the fortnight.

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ENGINEERS: A group of female engineers have inspired Sheffield pupils to consider careers in the industry

Children at Sharrow Primary School, in Sharrow, met Liz Kettle the author of the WEST – Women in Engineering Science and Technology – book, Yes We Can Too, when she visited for an afternoon of activities, alongside two student engineers from Sheffield Hallam. Read more in The Star

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Our University turns 25 – celebrate with cake!

On Thursday 26th October Sheffield Hallam enters its 25th anniversary year as a university. 25 years ago Sheffield City Polytechnic, or ‘The Poly’ as it was affectionately known then, became a fully-fledged University and ever since we have continued to grow, diversify and extend our influence across the city and beyond.

And of course, no birthday celebration can be without cake; therefore on Thursday 26th October you can buy £1 birthday cupcakes from outlets at City and Collegiate with 40p going towards The Hallam Fund, which provides additional and much-needed support to our student and academic community so they can overcome barriers and access the best opportunities.

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