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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Positive student feedback on our Careers and Employment Service


We asked students recently for their views on the Careers and Employment Service, and were hugely pleased with their response! Students who attended appointments with our advisers over a two week period in October were asked for feedback, and 179 students responded.

Some highlights:

  • 100% of students who had an appointment at the Careers and Employability Centre or the Heart of the Campus said that they would recommend the service to a friend
  • 100% of students who had an appointment with an Employment Adviser in their department said that the session met their expectations, they felt more confident, they were made to feel welcome and comfortable, and the advice and support they had received was helpful

A summary of all of the responses:

% of all responses:Strongly agree/Agree
The session met my expectations 99%
I now feel more confident about this issue 97%
I was made to feel welcome and comfortable 98%
The advice and support has been helpful 99%
I am clear about what to do next 97%
I would recommend this service to a friend 99%


Here is a selection of the students’ fantastic, positive comments:

Very helpful and reassuring                                      …gave me a clear path  

          Really analysed my CV                                                                                    Fantastic

I left the meeting with a clear, targeted action plan 

                                                                     Went above and beyond what I expected

Easy to talk to

Did  not try to steer me towards a career I am not interested in

                                                           Even at 9 in the morning the adviser was wonderful

            Provided clarity 

                                                                   Really knows what he is talking about

                     Enthusiastic adviser with lots of ideas

…gave me confidence in my ability

Opened my eyes to a wider field of work

                        It’s always good to talk to someone!