Tag Archives: 14 March 2016

Medal haul for SHU students at university championships

Every year, British Universities and Colleges Sports organises its annual championship and this year part of it was held at the English Institute for Sport in Sheffield, where we sent a team of sports hopefuls.

We had a cracking year this time around, winning a fantastic 11 gold medals, three silvers and four bronzes. Our swimming team won an impressive eight gold medals, with Max Litchfield, who is hoping to go to Rio 2016, even breaking the individual medley record!

“There’s no other city in the country that can rival Sheffield’s sporting pedigree so it was great to be in front of a home crowd.” – Max Litchfield

Sheffield has agreed to host the event for the next three years, so keep an eye out as you could be watching future Olympic champions right on your doorstep!

There are still events this week though, Sheffield will be hosting the BUCS Big Wednesday event on 16 March, for more information, have a look here the event is free, too.

Tier 4 visa application fees increasing on 18th March 2016

On 18 March 2016 visa application fees are set to increase.

The full list of proposed new fees can be found here.

These are the ones that will directly affect you if you need to extend your visa, or replace your BRP:

  • Tier 4 visa extension (including dependants) will increase to  £448
  • BRP Replacement will increase to £56

Please speak to the International Experience Team if you have further questions

Cultures Collide Week

Cultures Collide Weeks is a series of events hosted by Sheffield Hallam Students’ Union and is held to celebrate the diversity and range of cultures of our students.

They’ve got a fantastic range of activities and sports that you can try out, from badminton to Irish dancing! Every day has a fantastic event so check out their schedule and see what you fancy doing: you may pick up a new hobby!

The events range from free to a few pounds so there’s a little something for everyone; we’ll see you down at Phoenix Bar for a bit of karaoke!

Find the full schedule and more details here

Staying in Sheffield over Easter? Join our Easter Vacation Programme!

We have organised a range of events for everyone who is staying in Sheffield over Easter.

Staying in Sheffield over Easter 2016 pictureKey events include:

  • Conversation Club, Wednesday 23 March, 5 – 7pm in Owen 942.

This will be our last Conversation Club for this academic year which is one of the best ways to meet people in Sheffield.

  • Holi Festival comes to SHU, Thursday 24 March, 6 – 8pm and Meet at the main University entrance.

Celebrate the Holi festival, one of the most famous celebrations in India.  At this Hindu festival people celebrate the good over bad and the beginning of spring.  We will provide some colours to help you celebrate in style.

  • Trip to Bakewell, Saturday 9 April, 10am – 4pm and Meet at the main University entrance. 

We have organised a trip to the delightful market town of Bakewell famous for its pudding and streets.  We will be taking the bus to Bakewell which is approximately £6 return, please pay on the day.

More events and activities can be found in our calendar here and subscribe to our event on our SHU Global Facebook page.

Printed copies of the programme will be available to collect from the Student Services Centre, Level 5 Owen Building from Monday 14 March.

Trip to Oxford

As part of our Easter Vacation Programme we have organised a trip to Oxford!

Radcliffe Camera and All Souls College, Oxford University. Oxford, UK
Radcliffe Camera and All Souls College, Oxford University. Oxford, UK

Date: Saturday 2 April 2016

Time: 7.45am – 8.00pm

Tickets cost only £12 and can be purchased from the Student Services Centre, Level 5 Owen Building.

Oxford is renowned for its medieval university and is known as the ‘city of dreaming spires’, which refers to the beautiful architecture of the university buildings. Many have starred in films especially, Harry Potter. There are plenty of shops, museums and gardens to explore along with the largest single room devoted to book sales in the whole of Europe, which is in Blackwell’s bookshop.

International student Taruka Srivastava – one of the SHU’s Inspirational Women

To mark 8th March, the International Women’s Day, staff and students were invited to nominate Sheffield Hallam women who inspire them. We are delighted that Indian student Taruka Srivastava is in the final list in recognition for her achievements.

Says Andrew Bromley from the International Experience Team:

“I have rarely seen such an active and dedicated student. She is an active member of our ICE CLUB, Culture Connect and regularly attends Conversation Club and other social activities. She has also found part-time work with Disney and secured a prestigious opportunity to work with Manchester United TV station.

Taruka is a positive and enthusiastic person and an inspiration to all who meet her.”

And here’s what Taruka said about her accomplishments:

“It was quite difficult for me to adjust in the beginning. I even wrote to SHU Wellbeing complaining of depression and anxiety attacks. However I was told in Culture Connect that it was normal for an international student to go through such experiences. So I developed a new outlook and motivated myself to make the most out of my time in Sheffield.

I became more involve in my college life and attended conversation clubs which helped me gain many friends. I also got an opportunity to work with Manchester United Football Club TV. Plus I started my blog where I covered lot of local stories and interviewed people. My interview with Sheffield Wednesday Star Jose Semedo got published and I am also invited by Paul Blomfield to visit Parliament in June this year.”

We’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate Taruka on her fantastic achievement; the dedication and application that she has put in has been brilliant to see.

If you’d like to read about any of the other nominees on the day, then check out the page here.

SHU Fest Selfie Competition – the Results!

Some might think the Golden Globes or Oscars are the most prestigious prize-giving event of the year, but we at SHU Go Global know differently!

Without further ado, here at the winners for each category:

SHU Fest Selfie Competition from home:

Kiran Chanda - 1st - £50 Amazon Voucher
Kiran Chanda – 1st place – £50 Amazon Voucher
Daniel Vasey - 2nd
Daniel Vasey – 2nd – £30 Amazon Voucher
Rachel Cotton - 3rd
Rachel Cotton – 3rd – £20 Amazon Voucher
Daniele Mizuno - 4th place
Daniele Mizuno – 4th place – SHU Fest T-Shirt
Masha Rumyantseva - 4th
Masha Rumyantseva – 5th – SHU Fest T-Shirt







SHU Fest selfie competition abroad:

Nelum Seneviratne - 1st
Nelum Seneviratne – 1st – SHU Fest T-Shirt
Gita Dwijayati - 2nd
Gita Dwijayati – 2nd – SHU Fest T-Shirt






Lucas Leung Ana Clara Nolasco - 3rd
Lucas Leung/ Ana Clara Nolasco – 3rd – SHU Fest T-Shirt
Padmanabhan Subramanian - 4th
Padmanabhan Subramanian – 4th – SHU Fest T-Shirt






Yose Foejisanto - 5th
Yose Foejisanto – 5th – SHU Fest T-Shirt

SHU Fest selfie competition staff:

Verity MacGregor - 1st
Verity MacGregor – 1st – SHU Fest T-Shirt
David Hasnip and Yat Tang - 2nd
David Hasnip and Yat Tang – 2nd – SHU Fest T-Shirt






Sonia and Ruchika - 3rd
Sonia and Ruchika – 3rd
Yat Tang cycling
Yat Tang cycling – 4th






Andrew Bromley - 5th
Andrew Bromley – 5th







Many thanks to everyone that entered the competition this year and well done to all those that won; to claim your prize, please email Sam Logan, and she will be able to arrange for you to receive it.