Students’ Union Activites and Events

The Students Union have organised a range of events for you to get involved, these include:

Balloon Ventures:

Our 6 week international work placement opportunity ‘Balloon Ventures’ has opened for 2016.  The programme enables successful students to fly out to Kenya for 6 weeks to work with ambitious Kenyan entrepreneurs to grow businesses that change lives. Students can choose from Kenya, Ghana, Uganda or the Philippines. The Students’ Union pays £1,000 towards the trip and the students have to come up with creative ways to fundraise for the other £995. Applications are now open and the deadline is 10th February. For more information click here.

Innovation Award:

The Innovation Award is a funding opportunity for Sheffield Hallam University students and recent graduates to start or develop their own social enterprise. Students can apply for up to £500 through our Start Up Award to test out a business, or they can apply for up to £3,000 through the Grow It Award to develop an established business idea. Applications open on the 1st February and the deadline is the 9th March. For more information and previous case studies click here.

Skills Fest, 1st – 5th February 2016

Skills Fest is a week dedicated to employability and skills development workshops events and trips with a festival vibe. During the week students’ will be able to find out about the opportunities available to them whilst they are at university to enhance their employability. During the weeks students can expect a range of interactive and engaging workshops around CV’s, and interviews, entertainment, FREE food and drink, games and competitions and more…Find out more about the events during Skills Fest here.

Women in Leadership Conference: Thursday 4th February 2016,  3-7pm

An afternoon of speakers, workshops and discussions aiming to support women students to develop their knowledge, skills and confidence to take up leadership opportunities! Students will have the opportunity to hear from women who have excelled to leadership positions in politics, business, NUS and more locally in the Students’ Union. Students will also have the chance to develop practical skills in workshops on leadership and self-care. Throughout the afternoon, they’ll be able to meet like-minded people, ask questions, share experiences and consider how they can progress to further leadership opportunities! (Food provided)