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My experience of learning remotely so far

Due to many personal reasons and of course, COVID-19, I have decided to live at home for my final year of university and only travel to Sheffield when necessary. Not only has this been a large adjustment for me in terms of learning to study online, but also adjusting to the work demands in my…

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Erasmus + Traineeship Abroad Mobility Programme

Want to know what it is like to take part in an Erasmus exchange? Our #HallamInsider Zhanna has written about her experience to show you what is involved and how you can apply whilst studying at Hallam. Dear Sheffield Hallam students, I hope you know about and wish to participate in the Erasmus + exchange…

What it’s like to be a commuter student

The new semester has begun and many of you may be commuting to campus this year so we have a few tips to help you get the most out of your journeys. Commuting can get lonely, especially if you have a long journey ahead so it’s great to find fellow commuters to chat to when…

Hallam Insider top tips for new students

  Our #HallamInsiders Daniela, Rhianne, Alex and Zhanna have put together some top tips for all our new students to help with the first year of their University life.     Daniela’s top tips: Get involved, in events happening on campus and online. Participate at workshops, conferences, anything that you can find to keep yourself…

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My top 5 (COVID friendly!) themed flat-nights

Having a themed night within your flat is one of the best ways to break up the days and bond with your new flatmates. I really enjoy them personally and some of my favourite university memories are from themed flat nights. They’re also a really great way to stay safe and socially-distanced whilst still partaking…

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Easy group cooking ideas

Cooking together is one of the best bonding experiences when you move into a new flat. I’ve really enjoyed cooking with my flatmates as it is quite cheap and often creates a lot of laughs. Below I’ve included some of the meals that I think work best when cooking as a group and a few…

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My society experience

Joining a society can be a fantastic way to meet new, like minded people to yourself. Luckily for us, the union is home to a range of different societies from the ‘Knit like your nana’ society to the ‘Afro Caribbean’ society, among a range of others including academic and personal interest societies. In this blogpost…

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Setting up your workspace

Having a dedicated workspace, whether that be at your university halls or home, is crucial to your productivity and therefore success at university. For the past two years, I’ve lived in halls and this year (my final!) I’m staying at home and commuting. I think there are challenges to both circumstances. For example, distractions from…