A message from the society:
‘Sheffield Hallam Students’ Union (SHSU) Indians Society also known as Desi Indians began in April, 2015 with the guidance and support from SHSU. It was created with a basic aim to bring together all students at SHU together and promote the rich Indian cultural facet, to explore the variety and variance in India, where language and food undergo change for every step taken. This society will promote Indian festivals, food, culture, sports, music and traditions amongst all students in Sheffield Hallam University giving them an opportunity to learn and accustom them to know more about eastern culture.
SHSU Indians also aims for students to get to know and explore Sheffield, by arranging trips around the city, as Sheffield is filled with places for tourist attractions, sporting events, and food festivals.
SHSU Indians also is dominantly present on social networking websites like Facebook and Instagram. The Facebook page named SHSU Indians is a very good online platform to connect with all students and spread the message of any event conducted by the society.
The first event which the society initiated was the online photography competition, where in all the members of the group where asked to upload photos and the theme being “Your most amazing photo” and the photo which gets the maximum likes would be declared as the winner. The society received a decent response to start with, the winner of the competition being Tam Do with 29 likes for her photo captioned as “Catch me of you can”.
The Facebook page would also be shared with the admission authorities in India, so that they can provide it to all Indian students arriving in Sheffield for the first time. SHSU Indians society will aim to help, resolve and guide any issues and concerns posted by new joiners on the page regarding accommodation, travel or university issue. The society will direct them to the correct channel to help them setup their life in Sheffield with minimum hassles and maximum support.
Establishing the society is only part of the journey, however support and guidance from the university and students will act as a major factor for the success to achieve the objectives. The society aims to get maximum registration from all the students. Please do register on the Hallam Students Union website under the cultural tab, Indian. The steps to register have been posted on the Facebook page. In case of any issue please post your queries on SHSU Indian group on Facebook or you can email on firstname.lastname@example.org.’