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Botswana Accountancy College’s International Finance and Banking Society hosted the first ever Annual Banking and Finance Competition on Friday 5 October. It is led by Mrs Cynthia Chakahwa, who is a Senior Lecturer at BAC’s School of Business and Leisure.

The competition seeks to capture the contestants’ hidden talents through an industry skills competition. The BA (Hons) International Finance and Banking students were given current work-place scenarios and asked to present clearly outlined expectations and outcomes for each situation.

The responses from these problems will be assessed by industry partners and  selected individuals will be awarded a ticket to the firm’s graduate trainee program.

Good luck to all those who entered!

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.

How well can you judge your own performance in tasks? – Research opportunity


My name is Derek Burns; I am a Doctoral Researcher in Psychology at Sheffield Hallam University. As part of my PhD, I am currently asking for participants to take part in a study looking at students’ ability to monitor their knowledge and performance on language and problem solving tasks, in UK and East Asian international students (e.g. Chinese, Taiwanese, Malaysian, Hong Kong and Vietnamese).

This is a great chance to be part of and experience research in the UK. It is also hoped findings from my research may help guide teaching practices in relation to both UK and international students.


  • All participants must be over the age of 18 and a student at Sheffield Hallam University.
  • Participants must either be originally from the UK OR an international student from China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Taiwan or Vietnam.

What do you do?

As a participant you will do the following

  • Complete two short self-report measures of metacognition (Thinking about thinking) and a questionnaire looking at the reasons why you attend university.
  • You will be asked if you know the meaning of 44 English words.
  • Complete 30 problem-solving tasks involving recognising patterns, these tasks will vary in difficulty. Each task will require you to identify a missing part of a pattern from the options provided.
  • Answer 44 multiple-choice English language questions.
  • For each question, in the problem solving and language task, you will be asked how confident you are in your answer. Further questions will ask how many questions you believe you answered correctly on both tasks.
  • Give permission to the researcher to access your grades at the university
  • Should not take longer than 60 minutes

To participate

Contact the main researcher Derek Burns via email before the 15th November 2017 on  and arrange a time to take part in the study.

Innovation Award drop-ins

17th & 24 February, 3 – 5pm

18 & 25 February, 3 – 5pm
Students’ Union space, Heart of the Campus

The Innovation Award is a funding opportunity for Sheffield Hallam University students and recent graduates that have new and innovative ideas for social enterprises.

There are two funding rounds a year where you can apply for up to £500 under our Start Up award to test out a business idea or run a project, or you can apply for up to £2,500 through the Grow It award for an established business idea. For more information and for examples of projects we have funded please check out the case studies.

The Innovation Award drop-ins give you the chance to discover more about the award and to speak to the Student Union’s Social Enterprise Team about your idea.

You can also attend a session to help you write a successful  application form  for the Innovation Award.

Check out this video about social enterprise, too: