Students helping students

By Dr Andrew Hirst, Senior Lecturer in Business Development and Module leader for Supporting Entrepreneurial Ventures in the Business and Enterprise group of Computing As lecturers and module leaders we often forget the effectiveness of peer supported learning. We forget that tacit learning can be passed from one student to another, and that students can…

Revalidation reaps rewards for all

The first year of the revalidated degrees for computing are now underway and one module is proof that revamping and updating a module can be beneficial for everyone. Entrepreneurial Theory and Practice (ETP1), the personal and business development strand of the degrees that represent Business and Enterprise, is now rolling through the degree courses; Business…

ACES Student Mentors begin their new role

Each semester, student mentors are recruited in ACES to support new international postgraduate students as they settle into their course and life in a new country. The mentors are senior students who have been at Sheffield Hallam for at least one semester These newly recruited ACES student mentors began their role in January following their…

Talented Dan scoops design award

Dan Schofield, a graduate from our furniture design course, has won the Furniture prize at this year’s New Design Britain awards held at Interiors UK. Dan graduated in 2011 and then worked with The Hatchery to set up and run his own business. The Hatchery is Sheffield Hallam’s business incubator, providing young entrepreneurs with a…

Jordan’s film on the right track

Three film students from ACES have moved up a gear in their professional careers by making a video to showcase a 24-hour cycling grand prix at Silverstone. Film-maker Jordan Carroll, 22, was approached by Sportsworks via the University’s Venture Matrix scheme to make the short film. Jordan, from Beverley, East Yorkshire, enlisted Matthew Sturdy and Jess…

A field trip with a difference.

Good field trips for Computing and IT students are often difficult to achieve. This isn’t down to a lack of host partners or any unwillingness on the part of students. It’s because normally there isn’t much to see. But one Business Information System student came up with an idea for a field trip with a…