SHU is top for working while you study


A national student satisfaction survey indicates that Sheffield Hallam students feel their experience here gives them a flying start with their careers. Students placed Sheffield Hallam first out of 24 universities for opportunities to work while studying, and second for students satisfied that their learning during their studies will help them get a good job when they graduate.


A huge 93.2% of students were either satisfied or very satisfied with their overall university experience.

The Student Barometer survey is administered by the International Graduate Insight Group (i-graduate), and tracks the opinions of students at higher education institutions at 24 of the UK’s universities. Results are from the latest survey which tracked opinions in autumn 2014.

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Students demonstrate high interest in working while they study

We held another Work While You Study Fair in the Careers and Employability Centre a few weeks ago at the end of February. We know from previous years and enquries from our students that many of them are keen to find some kind of work to supplement their income while they’re studying, which also provides them with experience to have on their CV.

In just three hours we welcomed  over 500 students and the feedback from employers, students and staff was excellent. Here’s a flavour of what they told us…

BSKYB “Very nice centre, very modern and well equipped”

G4S “Excellent hospitality with a warm welcome from the Team at SHU along with very good approachable students” they also said “can you improve on excellence?! A most enjoyable venue with constructive, successful events”

Whitbread / Premier Inn said “Excellent service very caring, friendly and professional”

Ant Marketing “Your staff were welcoming and ensured we had everything we needed”

Transline Group “The students were great, friendly and open about work opportunities”

And our students told us…

“Great opportunities and good that the University arranges this type of event”

“This was really helpful, I hope to hear back for the jobs I have applied for today”

“Very informative and helpful, the fair showed me opportunities I may not have previously considered”

“Lots of choices and opportunities to choose from.  All very insightful and informative”

If you’re interested in finding part time work while you study here, contact our team in the Careers and  Employment Centre.