Meet the Insiders

We’re the #HallamInsiders – a team of students who blog about life in Sheffield and on campus. We’ll be posting on these pages regularly, so check back here for the latest updates. You can also follow our social media accounts where we’ll share our hints, tips and experiences of life as Hallam students. Just search #HallamInsiders on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to find us.

Argo Turner

Hi! I’m Argo and I’m a second year illustration student at Hallam. Within my illustration I have a passion in particular for animation, graphic novels and video games! In my spare time I enjoy going on evening walks and writing! You can find me on Instagram @_argoko and Twitter @argoko_

Tom Pratt


My name is Tom and I am a second year Journalism student. In my spare time away from studying, I play different sports including cricket, football and golf.  I love being outdoors exploring new places and keeping active as possible. Twitter:TomPratt_.



Mirela Tanase


Hey. My name is Mirela, I’m from Romania and I am currently in my second year of International Tourism Management. I love travelling, swimming, reading and keeping myself busy with societies events and volunteering projects. I enjoy adventures, meeting new people and exploring different cultures. If you have a passion for coffee, wine, crafts or travelling find me on Instagram @mirela.flori2000 or Snapchat mirela.flory00. I’m more than happy to talk to you!


Natalie Blehova


Hi everyone! My name is Natálie and I’m currently studying a Master’s in Digital Media Management. I am learning new things about digital technologies, marketing, design and other exciting stuff! However, I did my Bachelor’s degree in Illustration which I LOVE and definitely want to do in the future! Other than that, I love traveling and exploring new places, trying new foods, dancing and meeting new people! You can find me on Instagram, either through my personal account @natalisssssss or illustration @natalie.blehova! 🙂

Stera Ahmad

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Hi, my name is Stera, and I am a master’s student studying Technical Architecture. When I’m not studying; I like to spend time in the kitchen baking goodies such as cakes, brownies, and cookies. When the weather is looking nice, I like to go for walks with friends and family. I love travelling and visiting new places, and I also love photography. You can always find me taking photographs of buildings and anything else that catches my eyes when I’m outdoors. Feel free to follow/ contact me on Instagram @pink_archi


Adam Westwood


My name is Adam Westwood and I’m a final year Journalism student. When I’m not running the Steel Student Media society, I’m watching wrestling shows and cooking! @Westw0od



Chandni Soren


Hey, my name is Chandni and I am a third year interior design student.  In my spare time I salsa dance and do a martial art called Jiu Jitsu. I love being outdoors and exploring new places, as well as keeping fit and eating a lot! I try to immerse myself as much as I can into the university experience, I love trying new things and can’t wait to see what adventures are to come this year. @chandni_soren


Daniela Baicoianu


Hello everyone! I’m Daniela, born and raised in Romania, based in Sheffield. I’m currently in my second year as a Public Relations international student. I gain my energy from travelling, practicing yoga and working with young people! If you’re interested in foodie & wine delights, concerts and green destinations, find me on Twitter @DaniiAlina and Instagram @danielabaicoianu



Joel Arthur

My name’s Joel and I like to keep myself busy. I came up from Leicester but since being here, I’ve moved friends from all over. As a 2nd year, going on to my 3rd, I study Games Design. Whilst I love digital art, sitting in front of the screen all the time isn’t the healthiest thing for inspiration. I love to explore the outdoors, taking my sketch pad with me and drawing when I can. When the evening comes, it’s a different story, you can often find me playing gigs with my band. If you ever need any help, with art in particular, drop me a message at or instagram @dragoelxart or @dragoelx_music


Max Blackburn


My name is Max and I’m in my first year of studying business and management. Other than studying I love to keep fit, play sports, socialise and of course play some video games. Find me on Instagram @max_cameron_blackburn or email me at see you soon.



Rhianne Saunders

Hi, my name is Rhianne and I am 21 years old. I am about to enter my final year of university and am studying for a degree in Events Management and Experiential Marketing and have loved my time in Sheffield and at Sheffield Hallam University. In my free time, I enjoy exploring the outdoors with my two gorgeous labradors, grabbing a drink with my friends, creating artwork and writing. I also have completed a fair amount of volunteering to compliment my learning at University. If you want to contact me please email

Emma Redfern

Hello, I am Emma and I am studying Fashion at Sheffield Hallam University. I have just completed my placement year where I have had the opportunity to set up my own business with support from Hallam’s Enterprise team. Using the creative skills that I have learnt during my degree I decided to develop a brand called The Calm Club that provides practical mental health support to those who need it most. I have really enjoyed my time living in Sheffield and I have discovered lots of great things about the city that I would love to share. You can also find me on Instagram here @thecalmclubco.