Award Categories

These are the categories and types of awards we are actively looking for nominations for. They represent our Hallam Values and Our Role in the Region and beyond. We are looking to recognise and reward individuals, and groups, around the impact and inspiration they have had on those around them. Whether they have inspired you directly, or know they have inspired others, please nominate them for an award.

If you don’t see a category which neatly aligns to what the person did, please nominate them under the ‘Positive Impact’ category.

Categories marked with * are also available to those studying with our Overseas partners.
Categories marked with # are also available to those studying with our UK partners

Hallam Community Award* – Contribution to the Sheffield Hallam Community by working collaboratively, showing compassion, support, and/or kindness to fellow students and/or Hallam community members. 

Student Voice Award* #– Actively advocating the voice of students and representing their collective interests. 

Academic Society of the Year – Outstanding achievement, and/or impact by an Academic Society. Note: for Social Societies, an awards scheme will be run by Sheffield Hallam Students’ Union.

Academic Society Leader Award– Demonstrating Outstanding leadership in their role within an academic society. 

Work Experience Champion – Significant contribution to promoting the benefits of work experience and/or volunteering to other students as part of their course.

Work Experience Award – Outstanding impact and/or contribution whilst undertaking work experience (e.g. applied project, placement, enterprise residency, scholarly research/innovation solving real-world problems) as part of their course.

Apprentice of the Year Award – Outstanding impact and/or contribution as an Apprentice.

Entrepreneurship Award – Demonstrating outstanding enterprise and/or entrepreneurial activity.

Leadership Award – Displaying outstanding leadership qualities and making an impact.

We Are South Yorkshire Award – Outstanding impact on the Sheffield City Region and surrounding areas (e.g. through Social, Charitable, Commercial activities).

Beyond South Yorkshire Award – Any impact nationally and/or internationally (e.g. through Social, Charitable, Commercial activities).

Inclusivity and Diversity Award – Enabling and championing inclusivity and diversity, and/or contributing to campaigns for social justice.

Sustainability Award – Outstanding impact on policy, practice and/or the behaviour of others that progress the climate action agenda.

Inspirational Alumni Award – Continuing support for the university and impact as alumni.

Inspirational Individual Award* #– Achievements and inspiring others by overcoming adversity.

Positive Impact – Impact in any context not already mentioned elsewhere.