All posts by Krassimira R Teneva

Hallam wins NCUK funding to offer PAL mentoring in partner insitutions abroad

We are starting an exciting project to introduce the role of the peer-assisted learning mentor to students on Sheffield Hallam courses in Sino-British College, Botswana Accountancy College, the School for Higher and Professional Education, Hong Kong, the School for Continuing and Professional Education, Hong Kong, Suzhou Health College and Hunan  University of Science and Technology, China.

Current Sheffield-based student volunteers will be trained to deliver one-to-one guidance and group sessions to Sheffield Hallam students in our partner institutions. The PAL mentors will cover topics related to:

  • accessing Hallam learning resources and online databases
  • using Blackboad
  • study skills
  • peer mentoring

The PAL mentors will spend 1-2 weeks in each instutution and will engage with study and social activities with students and staff.

Over 400 overseas nominations received for the Inspirational Teaching Awards

The second transnational student experience survey, which measures the satisfaction of students on SHU courses delivered in partner institutions in Botswana, China, Malaysia and Sri Lanka, closed on 9 April.

Over 560 of you shared your experience of studying with us remotely and gave us feedback which will be compared to the experience of students studying on our Sheffield campus.

And 413 of you nominated your teachers for the Sheffield Hallam Inspirational Teaching Awards, and the winners will be announce by prof. Chris Husbands, Vice Chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University, in May.

Have your say in the Student Experience Survey

Having a great time being a Sheffield Hallam student in our valued partners in China, Malaysia, Botswana, Sri Lanka?

Please let us know about it by filling in the Student Experience Survey.

What should I do?

  1. Check your emails and find the one from Prof. Roger Eccleston, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Global Engagement in Sheffield Hallam University
  2. Click on the link in the email and fill in the survey
  3. Don’t forget to nominate  the teachers who have made the biggest difference to your experience for the Inspirational Teaching Award

Please fill in the survey by 9 April 2018

Congratulations to all the winners of the Inspirational Student Award

The Inspirational Student Awards recognise and celebrate students who have made a contribution to the experience of their fellow students, or who have supported staff in delivering their roles and thus enriched the learning experience of all students on their course. The Awards also celebrate the achievements of students who have had to overcome significant difficulties in order to take part in their course.

We are proud to announce the list of the winners at our overseas partner institutions. Congratulations to all!

Aobakwe Oteng Nkoni Botswana Accountancy College Student of the year
Hope Matthys Botswana Accountancy College Course community development
Realeboga Moesha Mashadi Botswana Accountancy College Student voice
Veronica Keneilwe Modisang Botswana Accountancy College Student of the year
Tavonga Muchuchutu Botswana Accountancy College Student of the year
Peo Jamie-Lee Morris Botswana Accountancy College Student voice
Tlotlo Motlamme Botswana Accountancy College Course community development
Mpho Bright Semommung Botswana Accountancy College Student of the year
Kago Keotshwaetse Botswana Accountancy College Student voice
Tshephang Modise Botswana Accountancy College Course community development
Ho Yee Yan Vivian SCOPE Student of the year
Law Ho Yin SCOPE Student voice
Chan Koon On SHAPE HK Student of the Year
Ching Tsz Yung Stephanie SHAPE HK Student Voice
Ho Wing Ka SHAPE HK Student Community
Lam Ting Kwan SHAPE HK Student Community
Li Chun Hei SHAPE HK Student of the Year
Wong Oi Wai SHAPE HK Student of the Year
Xie Mariana Cristina SHAPE HK Student of the Year
Chan Angel Ka Ki SHAPE HK Student voice
Lui Man Ting Joan SHAPE HK Student voice
Najeeb Deen SLIIT Course community development
Sahan Perera SLIIT Student voice
Lim Ji Liang TARUC Student of the year
Lee Lixin TARUC Student Voice
Amira Fauza Ibadillah INTI Malaysia Student of the year
Ong Yu Xin INTI Malaysia Student of the year
Mashiat Fariha Alam Sino-British College Student Voice
Jennifer Joey Harris Sino-British College Student of the Year


Sheffield Hallam pilots a 3D lecture theatre

Sheffield Hallam University has teamed up with an innovative online business to deliver a 3D online lecture theatre experience. The Alis Online application makes interactive online lectures possible. Using the internet, students can attend the virtual lecture, and engage with the teacher in the same way they would if they were all in the same lecture hall.

Using ProQuest Online Journals Database

Did you know that Sheffield Hallam University offers free access to ProQuest Central database of online journals to all its students?

The database includes 17,000 full text journals across all major subject areas and you should be using it when you are researching for your assignments.

Follow the steps below to start using ProQuest Central on your course:

  1. Find the link to the database. It should be saved in your secure VLE site (e.g. Blackboard course site, or your Moodle site). If you can’t find it, please ask your library for it
  2. Watch the video tutorial in this article to learn how to search in the database.
  3. Start searching! You will have access to hundreds of full-text articles covering your topic!

Please let us know if you have difficulties using ProQuest Central by emailing us on

SHU students at INTI Malaysia semi finalists in the ADAA 2016

Liang Hiang (pictured), Jenny Teoh and Jia Ni, studying Sheffield Hallam’s  BA (Hons) Graphic Design in INTI,  were semi finalists in the International Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2016.

The ADAA is an international digital media competition for student creators. This award is connected to industry professionals, academic leaders, and top brands, and its aim is to launch the next generation of student careers.

Three entries from ICAD BA (Hons) Graphic Design, 3+0 Sheffield Hallam University out from the total 5304 entrants worldwide were selected as semi finalists.


Skills4studycampus Skills4studycampus is now live on the Academic Skills Resources  page on Blackboard (you can find it under blackboard organisations, or by searching for Academic Skills Resources in shuspace.  All students are automatically enrolled. It includes a range of interactive online activities, video files, FAQs, diagnostic tests, and modules to work through.  It remembers your progress whenever you log in and can be used to make notes to remember later. Topics include:

  • getting ready for academic study
  • reading and note making
  • critical thinking
  • academic writing
  • referencing and understanding plagiarism
  • group work and presentations
  • exam skills
  • projects, dissertations and reports
  • employability and personal development
  • confidence with numbers
  • time management

For more information please go to the Academic Skills Resources  page on Blackboard