My trip to Tokyo: cultural differences

By Jess Brown, BA (Hons) Graphic Design and Illustration, 2nd year   Last month I spent 3 days in Tokyo as part of a University trip with Illustration, Graphic Design and Fashion. It was truly life changing and we went around visiting galleries, talking with illustrators like Blood Bros (who you should check out on…

4 ways yoga improves your mental health

by Daniela Baicoianu, BA (Hons) Public Relations Have you ever thought yourself a yogi after having only done a few random YouTube videos? I did. Soon enough I started to realise I had no idea what I was doing. I slowly became frustrated with my level of flexibility or total lack of it. I had pushed…

Vegan and veggie places to eat

By Laura Dowson, BA (Hons) Illustration, 2nd year This is for the vegetarians, vegans, those considering these lifestyles and pretty much anyone who loves food.  If you live in Sheffield then congratulations because you are literally surrounded by veggie and vegan paradises! I want to share with you just a few places you may not have…

Six non-sporty reasons to enjoy this year’s Varsity

Published on behalf of Kamila Zielinska. Singing along to Queen at the top of my lungs… Throwing my hands in the air… And spilling my drink out of the overfilled plastic cup. I can see a group of students in front of me with their arms wrapped around each other. There’s a big chance they’ve…

6 ways to prepare for graduation

By Rachel Measures, BA (Hons) Media, 3rd Year. After three years at Sheffield Hallam University, you can soon see the end mark, the light at the end of the tunnel, the start of the rest of your life… which means that you’ll be graduating very soon, and it will come faster than you think! Like…

你好 (Nǐ hǎo)

Here is your captain speaking Julie from France! I’m going to give you a little tour today of a community I cherish deeply in my heart, Sheffield’s Chinese community.   But first of all, even though it is a bit late, happy Chinese new year! Remember that the dog is the Chinese zodiac representing 2018, lucky…

5 ways to start volunteering at Hallam

By Rachel Measures, BA (Hons) Media, 3rd Year. Being a student means that you don’t always have that much spare time, but there are so many opportunities awaiting avid volunteers, here are five ways you can start volunteering… 1 – Volunteer as course rep This role, while important to the wellbeing and improvement of your…

Are you a polymath too?

By Chandni Soren, BA (Hons) Interior Design, 2nd Year. I recently attended the first of four events put on by Sheffield Creative Guild in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University and the Students Union. This was a brilliant event where I had the opportunity to meet lots of creatives, from budding illustrators to fine artists, who…

Loving yourself this Valentine’s

By Lizzie Midgley-Peters, BA (Hons) Creative Writing, 2nd Year. So it’s that time of year again. Everywhere we look we see people splashing out and making romantic plans for their loved ones. Now, I might be an embarrassing romantic at heart, but this year, I wanted to focus on another way we could use this…