My year long placement in Barcelona- how I’m doing it!

By Chandni Soren, BA (Hons) Interior Design, 3rd year Hey all! My name’s Chandni, I’m in my third year studying Interior Design, and I’m about to start a placement year in Barcelona. I want to share with you how I found my placement, as well as a few tips on getting ready! FINDING THE PLACEMENT I have always wanted to…

How to prepare for the careers fair- 5 tips

The Careers Fair is a great way to meet potential employers and find out about exciting opportunities. You get to speak to various organisations offering graduate jobs, placements and internships, so it’s definitely worth attending. Obviously we all know how important these events are, but they can be really nerve wracking! One thing that can really…

Hallam mental health support: The ultimate list

By Lizzie Midgley-Peters, BA (Hons) Creative Writing, 3rd Year World Mental Health Day is an incredible opportunity for people to start conversations about their experiences with mental health difficulties and recovery. For many university students, finding the courage to even consider speaking about these topics can be a daunting task, and I as well as many…

Imposter syndrome

By Paul Besley, BA (Hons) Creative Writing, 2nd year I had Impostor Syndrome big style when the start of university was approaching. Here are a few facts. I had spent my life at the top of international companies. A mainstream publisher had published my first book, and I had a contract for two more. BUT…

How to make friends at uni

By Rachel Measures, BA (Hons) Media, 3rd Year This weekend you move to Sheffield to begin your course at Hallam. You have no idea what to expect and are probably feeling nervous excitement. At least I was three years ago! Here’s a few tips to help you get the most out of your first few weeks…

Nervous about beginning uni?

By Jess Brown, BA (Hons) Graphic Design and Illustration, 2nd year People can tell you it’s going to be Ok, and you’re going to do amazing things at uni. But just like someone trying to tell you what cake tastes like, it won’t work. You need to taste for yourself! Although I wish it did work, that’d be great.…

Four vital things to know to reduce stress at uni

By Lizzie Midgley-Peters, BA (Hons) Creative Writing, 2nd Year  1. How to cope with financial stress For most of us, university is the first time we have lived away from home, and therefore the first time we are financially responsible for ourselves. So first things first, we have to cut ourselves some slack. We’re going…

The ultimate guide to fresher’s freebies

Published on behalf of Kamila Zielinska You’re about to get very popular. If you want to avoid constant notifications on every device you own, you should make a new, separate e-mail specifically for offers. This is a must. Most of the freebies are given out in return for you signing up to the company’s/society’s/club’s contact…