Category Archives: Student voice

Your chance to share your student experience or hear from other students.

Spanish and Chinese native speakers required for study

Spanish and Chinese native speakers are required for a study organised by Gary Dicks, a PhD student and demonstrator in Psychology.

The study involves reading and responding to English words from a computer screen while connected to an EEG (electroencephalography) machine in order to investigate the sequence of brain activity associated with orthography (spelling/form) and phonology (sound) during reading.  You will receive a £20 high-street voucher in return for your participation.

What is the criteria to take part?

  • 18 years of age or over
  • Right-handed
  • Native Spanish


  • Native Chinese
  • English as second language
  • IELTS of 6.5 or higher
  • No language/learning/neurological disorders

Please note: EEG requires special conductive gel on the head that has to be washed out (facilities are provided for this) but the procedure is entirely non-invasive.

If you would like to participate or would like more information, please email Gary at

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Enterprise Idea Competition

If you have an enterprising or innovative idea for a product or service, then this is the competition for you.

Who is eligible?

It is open to all current students of Sheffield Hallam University

When and how can I enter?

You can enter anytime between Monday 28 September and Friday 30 October.

 Visit the website to enter.

Create a 2 minute video addressing the following questions (you need to say each question on the video before you answer it):

– What is your idea?

– How will it work?

– Who are your customers?

– Why will they buy it?

– What are your next steps?

Workshops to help you:

The Enterprise Team are also running some workshops to help inspire you and come up with ideas to enter with.  

This isn’t another talk, seminar or lecture; this is your opportunity to develop skills that are relevant to your degree, your job prospects and employability, and for if you are considering setting up your own business. It is going to be a 2 hour interactive workshop, with hands-on practical skills development and the chance to have a bit of fun!

Workshop dates:  

Tuesday 13th October 4-6pm

Wednesday 21st October 4-6pm

Thursday 29th October 5-7pm


The winners of the Enterprise Idea Competition will be announced on Tuesday 17 November at the Global Entrepreneurship Week event ‘Hear from the Entrepreneur’

Want to know more about our main SHU GoGlobal projects?

Whether you are new to Sheffield Hallam or a returning student, if you want to know more about the International Experience Team’s main SHU GoGlobal projects, then watch these videos created by students and staff here at SHU:

Culture Connect


SHU Fest


ICE Club

Global Friends


Like what you see? Then get involved and go truly global at Sheffield Hallam University.


SHU GoGlobal Fair

Thursday 24th September 1.00pm – 4.00pm
Heartspace Café, Level 2, Atrium, City Campus

There are many exciting projects you can get involved in at Sheffield Hallam University. Come along to the SHU GoGlobal fair and meet students who have been involved in exchange programmes abroad, establishing a social enterprise and setting up a Students’ Union society.

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SHU GoGlobal Fair – 24 September 2015

Thursday 24 September
1.00pm – 4.00pm
Heartspace, level 2, Atrium

There are so many exciting projects you can get involved with at Sheffield Hallam University.  To showcase these projects we are organising a SHU GoGlobal fair where you can talk to people who have taken part.

Contributors include students who have been involved with,

–          Setting up a social enterprise
–          Bringing TEDx to Sheffield Hallam University
–          Erasmus exchanges abroad
–          Campus jobs
–          Balloon Kenya project
–          Culture Connect
–          Setting up a Students’ Union society

There will be a number of stalls and a series of talks on the day.  If you are interested in getting involved as a contributor please contact Andrew Bromley at

For information about opportunities at Sheffield Hallam University join our SHU GoGlobal Facebook site.

SHU GoGlobal blog competition winner announced!

A big congratulations to Jessica Neves from Brazil for her winning blog entry! Jessica wins an iPad mini.

‘Studying and working in Sheffield Hallam gave me so many skills that now I am so much more confident in life. My English is so good now. When you think about it: How was I was capable of having a boyfriend from Germany? As he said to me one time: “I never thought that I would fall in love with someone that didn’t speak my home language.” We talk and understand each other so well that we have no problem with communication. You wanna know why? Keep reading this blog!!’ Jessica stated in her blog.

View Jessica’s blog

Congratulations to our Andrew Bromley!

Last night Andrew Bromley from11027125_376412872558326_3069465015257162347_n the International Experience Team collected his fourth Inspirational Teaching Award for Outstanding Student Support, as nominated by students.

‘Andrew is one of the nicest people I’ve met here at Hallam. International students are not treated as a group – each one of us is treated individually. He has motivated me to get involved with activities.’ Student comment.11713840_376247229241557_3979735521064591087_o

As he has won the award consistently for four years, he received a special Vice-Chancellor’s Award.

Well done Andrew!