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.
Hi! I’m Laura and I’m currently studying a Masters in Journalism at Hallam. I enjoy photography, blogging and gaming in my free time. I’m also slightly obsessed with historical dramas, Game of Thrones, the great outdoors, cold weather, adventures and all types of cheese. You can find me on all social media channels and lots of events and goings-on across campus, come say hi!
Hi, my name’s Rachel. I’m a postgraduate student studying a Masters in PR. I keep myself busy with volunteering, part time work, societies and exploring what has become my favourite city, Sheffield. I fill every second with something, making sure to experience everything I can at university while I still have the chance. @rlbmeasures
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
Hi, I’m Christian, I’m a postgrad student studying Digital Media Management. I’m involved in numerous societies, sports and martial arts. I love film and photography, and I am always looking to build on my media experience and get people involved with various new and exciting projects! Catch me on Twitter @cjhassell
Lizzie Midgley- Peters
Hey, I’m Lizzie, a third year Creative Writing student. My main drive is to put my skills in writing towards helping to end the stigma attached to mental illness, and to provide helpful and honest advice on coping with mental health difficulties in today’s society, especially as a student! Find a little more about me on my Instagram @elizamidgley
Hi, my name`s Henry, I’m a third year student studying Public Relations and Media. When I’m not at Uni or studying, I’m going to gigs, watching football or out at the pub with my mates. In my spare time I fill it up watching Netflix… mostly binge-watching Peep Show to be honest! You can follow my Twitter and Instagram accounts on @hpwilko
Hi, I’m Kirstie, and I’m a third year Creative Writing student. From (mostly) scientifically accurate sci-fi novels like The Martian to medieval biblical texts, I’ve probably written an essay on it! I’m also the representative for 2018/19 LGBT+. I was born and bred in Sheffield, which means I can tell you the city’s top hotspots for a night out, the best places to find good value vintage gear, and where to hunt for a part time job! Find me on Twitter @KirstieRutter
Hi, my name’s Kate, and I’m a third year creative writing student. I’m from Cheltenham, Gloucestershire – a boring but beautiful town in the south west, where long walks are pretty much the only way to kill time. Sheffield, on the other hand, is a dynamic, kind-spirited city with tons of things to do and see, and so I’m not in any rush to leave when I graduate! My interests include writing as well as reading, and playing guitar, singing and cooking. @katethemate9
Hi I’m Clare, sometimes known as Clarry. I’m a second year Mental Health Nursing student and at age 42 am allegedly mature! I commute to Sheffield (or Barnsley for placement) as I live with my husband, 4 kids and various pets. I’m a course and departmental rep, on the Students’ Union volunteering committee, and massively involved in Girlguiding. I love trying different things and hope to bring a different perspective to the Insiders this year! You can find me on Twitter @mannersofmarple
Hi! My name is Jack, I’m a third year Creative Writing student. I enjoy writing about being a student in the city and experiencing everything it has to offer. I also love sharing those experiences through my writing! If you love obscure television comedy then let’s become best friends. Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter for all things Sheffield! @jackpaulstuff
Hi my name’s Paul, I’m in my 2nd year studying Creative Writing. I write about walking in the city and countryside. I spend a lot of time in the Peak District as we are fortunate to have it is so close to the uni, so if you need to know anything just ask! I record my day on social media. Sometimes it’s about the weird and wonderful to be found around the city. Often it’s about my day and what’s happening at Uni. And there’s quite a lot about my dog Scout. Find me on Twitter @paulbesleywrite and Instagram @paulbesleywriter
Hi I’m Jess, I’m a Graphic Design and Illustration student originally from Chesterfield. I have a passion for writing and music, and I love to explore new places and cultures, and as well as taking part in charity work. My favourite places in Sheffield are the parks, and I often go there with friends to draw or paint! @jessmeupfam
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.
Hi my name’s David! I’m a second year Computer Science student and I’m interested in computers and hobbyist electronics. I spend most of my time programming, and occasionally you can find me in Sheffield Hackspace! I’m interested in sustainability and reducing waste. I like to try new things and craft- I’ve always got an idea for a new project. I also travel a lot to Germany and hope to work there in the future! @Newham_
Hi, I’m Hannah. I’m currently in my second year studying Business & Enterprise Management at Hallam. I enjoy blogging, reading and binge-watching Friends & The Big Bang Theory! I also spend most of my time practising my makeup skills. Come and say hi if you see me around City Campus! You can follow my twitter @ParkerHannah11 and my Instagram @myunilifeinsheffield