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June 3, 2021

Coming up! CPD events and activities – June 2021

The Academic Development and Diversity Team present the June 2021 CPD programme of events and activities on behalf of stakeholders from across the university.

Further information can be found on the Academic Development and Events webpage.

Advance HE

Take a look at the Advance HE 2020-21 membership logo and benefits for our academic community.  All staff at Hallam have institutional membership, register for an Advance HE Connect account and get access to a wide range of webinars and events. 

Coming up! The International Collaboratory for Leadership in Universally Designed Education (INCLUDE) is pleased to announce our upcoming Professional Development Webinar series for 2021. Each month, a free 1-hour webinar will be hosted by INCLUDE.

Academic Advising

Take a look at the Academic Advising training and development page for details of all training and development opportunities for our academic adviser community. On behalf of Melissa Jacobi, Director Academic Advising, we are hosting:

Introduction to Academic Advising – read more

Attendees should have already completed the Being an Academic Adviser mandatory Blackboard Training. 

Fundamentals of Academic Advising – read more

Academic Essentials

  • Do you have trouble locating the right teaching and learning resources?
  • Would you or your course/module teams like an overview of the Academic Essentials website and its associated resources?

If you’d like us to come along to one of your departmental or course/module team meetings, contact Academic Development & Diversity.

Creating Knowledge

22nd – 25th June 2021 – The Creating Knowledge Conference brings together researchers from across the University, this year under the broad theme of Borderless Research. The four days will offer a range of sessions designed to showcase the excellence and diversity of Hallam’s research and innovation work, to share research practice and engender a supportive and inclusive research culture.  You can register for the event via Eventbrite

Digital Capability

Spring/Summer Digital Learning Seminar Series

The Digital Learning team are running a series of seminars this Spring/Summer looking at themes around student engagement and wellbeing, assessment and feedback, and readiness for semester one 2021. The sessions and their times are listed on their webpage – there is no need to book, just click the relevant link at the appropriate time to take part.

Inclusive Essentials

Visit the Academic Development and Events page – section: Digital Capability for a range of inclusive essentials workshops that focus on:

Inclusive Essentials: a range of 40 minute sessions to explore  the approaches and techniques you can employ to maximise the impact of your materials that cover your use of Word and PowerPoint.



External Opportunities



Take a look at the Digital Capability, Skills and Support overview for more details.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)


June 2021 The National Association of Disability Practitioners (NADP) are hosting their annual conference that will be held over the 5 weeks of June 2021 and each week will explore a theme connected with all our diverse roles – visit their events page for more details and to reserve your places

Inclusive Practice

8th June – Community of Inclusive Practice: A Hallam Guild Group. Taken from the Lean Coffee concept, the CIP Coffee sessions 2020/21 will be structured but without an agenda. The group will build topics for discussion together, depending on current issues. This way they can support real time concerns and focus on the needs of the group. 1:00pm – 2:00pm – Reserve your place


Pride Month – June 2021
Pride Month is celebrated every June in tribute to those involved in the Stonewall Riots, the protests that changed gay rights for a lot of people in America and beyond, and is dedicated to celebrating LGBT+ communities all around the world. It’s about people coming together in love and friendship, to show how far gay rights have come, even if in some places there’s still work to be done. Pride month is about teaching tolerance, education in pride history and continuing to move forward in equality. At Sheffield Hallam University, we welcome diversity and encourage everyone to be their authentic selves. You can find out more on our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion site


Take a look at the Inclusive Hallam Event Series to see more information on their ‘Let’s get comfortable talking about race’ series. 

The Academic Development & Diversity team has developed an asynchronous resource to support colleagues to explore this topic in more detail. ‘Micro? Aggressions – recognise, reflect, resist’ is an hour long interactive online session, seeking to identify and raise awareness of the nature and impact of microaggressions and micro-inequities in their various guises. The session proposes two ‘acts of resistance’ that can frame our responses to actions which foster change. 

Take a look at the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) overview for more details.

External Examining

For staff wanting to gain an EE appointment, take a look at the support and guidance webpage. Coming up! 

Hallam Guild

Events organised by a range of Hallam Guild groups. All staff are welcome to attend. View the Hallam Guild events calendar for more details.  Coming up this month!

  • Tuesday 8th June, 10.30am-2pm – Pracademia: Connecting with Professional Practice Conference.  More details and booking  
  • Monday 21st June, 1.00-2.00pm – Aspiring PFHEA series: Getting started with PFHEA – sharing work in progress/exchanging experiences. More details and booking

Higher Education Progression Partnership (Hepp)

17th June – a virtual CPD event from 5pm – 5.45pm which will include discussions around whether university level education is still worth it post Covid-19. Aimed at parents and carers of students aged 11+ (or those interested in this topic) are invited to join us answering the following questions:

  • Is university level education still worth it?
  • What are the benefits in 2021 and what are the financial implications?
  • How can I help my young person know more about their progression options after school and beyond?
  • Reserve your place

In Conversation

A series of short video podcasts showcasing our academic colleagues’ experiences of delivering teaching and learning during the pandemic. Each podcast is structured around a specific theme where colleagues can explore the challenges of delivery in the digital void, provide practical solutions and share best practice.  


9th and 11th June 2021The New Beginnings Project, run by Voluntary Action Sheffield, supports asylum seekers and refugees’ integration into Sheffield life through volunteering, employment, education, and mentoring. 

Hallam staff have for many years mentored people who are settled in the UK and ready to work or study, but we’re now looking for more volunteers to be mentors, as part of our commitment to supporting access to higher education for refugees. The role is open to all staff with support and guidance available. Mentoring requires a small commitment from you but can make a transformational change in someone’s life.

To find out more about what’s involved, please refer to the FAQs. If you are interested and would like to find out more, Voluntary Action Sheffield are holding briefing sessions on Wednesday 9 and Friday 11 June at 10am. You can find out more and register via Eventbrite.

Online Tutorials

Monthly opportunities to view screencasts and videos that provide a ‘how to’ or provide you with recordings of past activities that align to the university’s strategy.

Module Evaluation Questionnaires (MEQs)
Race Equity
Student Data

Development sessions: Bitesize sessions – a range of online tutorials and past resources to guide you through The Source.

Staff Wellbeing

9th June Life after lockdown support workshop: As we continue with the journey out of lockdown and the easing of restrictions, HROD has partnered with IAPT to deliver an online workshop, supporting staff and students to adjust and adapt to a ‘new world’. The session aims to provide advice and support to help you calm your body, find a new routine and feel more confident in returning to your usual activities. Read more and book your place.

Take a look at their free live webinar series that are exclusively for our partners focusing on looking after your mental wellbeing. Coming up in June 2021:

  • 8th June 2021How to Foster a Growth Mindset:3:00pm.
  • 16th June 2021 – Thrive + Prostate Cancer UK – Prostate Cancer & Mental Health Panel Discussion: 11:00am. Hosted by Andres Fonseca, Consultant Psychiatrist plus John Robertson, Specialist Clinical Nurse at PCUK and John Rebholz, guest with lived experience.
  • You can also watch their previous webinars

Sign up to Beat the Street
June 2021 is ‘Move More month’ and getting out and about as much as possible is good for both your physical and mental wellbeing.

One way to get active is to sign up to Beat the Street, Sheffield – a City-wide mass participation game to get everyone moving. It starts on Wednesday 16 June and runs for 6 weeks but you can sign up now so that you’re ready to take part. You can register as an individual or together as a team to earn points, raise money for charity and win prizes as you walk, cycle, run, scoot or roll across the area. There are Beat Boxes to tap all over Sheffield and round about the University. Find out more on the staff Health Wellbeing and Welfare site.

TALENT – Professional Recognition Scheme

Whether you are considering applying for an Advance HE fellowship or have already started your application, a range of online workshops and writing retreats are available to support you, along with opportunities for mentoring support. The TALENT events calendar lists all available dates for staff applying for Associate Fellow, Fellow and Senior Fellow, along with deadline dates for submission.  To book, please contact  We also support staff applying for Principal Fellowship.

Call for Expressions of Interest: National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) and Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) 2022 – read more!