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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Going to uni as a mature student

There is lots of support available for mature students which you can find here as well as joining the Sheffield Hallam Mature Student Facebook group where you can access guidance and support from fellow mature students studying at Hallam. Here our #HallamInsider Zhanna talks about her experience. Mature students are students aged 21 at the…

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3 easy vegan recipes when you are on the go

Whether you’re starting your vegan journey now or you’re already there searching for new delicious meals, these three recipes are for you. Vegan omelette This is perfect if you are missing your normal omelette or just eggs in general. You’ll need: 2 tbsp olive oil ½ red onion ½ red bell pepper 2-3 chestnut mushrooms…

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Money saving – top tips

For many people going to university is their first time being financially independent and having to budget and pay their own bills. All of this can be very overwhelming so we have a few top tips to help you save money where you can! Budgeting It’s important to know how much your outgoings add up…

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Preparing for University and Making Friends

Starting university can make you feel unsure but this year in particular poses many unusual situations. Some of the common socialisation and typical ‘fresher’ options may not be available or may be adjusted and you may even feel anxious about moving in with new people and curious about how you’ll bond with new flatmates and…