Undergraduate Research Network

Who are we?

Welcome to the Guild Group page for the Undergraduate Research Network at Sheffield Hallam University.

Our group’s aims

  • To build a community of staff and students with a passion for undergraduate research.
  • To share best practice, foster collaborative working and develop new and challenging opportunities for applied learning through research.
  • To develop and establish new opportunities for undergraduate student-led research that expand existing examples of creativity and excellence in applied learning.

Our objectives 

  • Build a network and forum for sharing best practice both within and beyond Sheffield Hallam University.
  • Host a successful TeachMeet event with an invited speaker, short presentations from academics and networking sessions for delegates.
  • Launch a university-wide undergraduate research journal.
  • Develop a portfolio of case studies and digital stories of successful undergraduate research projects and modules at Sheffield Hallam.
  • Create a student panel and working group, focusing on student insight and feedback on potential opportunities for undergraduate research
  • Create two e-toolkits (one staff-facing, one student-facing) to support undergraduate research.
  • Identify opportunities to build applied research into undergraduate curricula and modules.
  • Host a conference to showcase undergraduate research at Sheffield Hallam and provide an opportunity for students to disseminate their research findings.
  • Bid for funding to secure a pilot project for undergraduate research projects and attendance a national conference.


Dr Kirsty Hemsworth, Academic Skills Adviser, Library Services
k [dot] hemsworth [at] shu [dot] ac [dot] uk

Mathew Hare, Academic Skills Adviser, Library Services
m [dot] hare [at] shu [dot] ac [dot] uk