Our vision is to be the world’s leading applied university, achieving outstanding outcomes for our students and our city, and showing the world what a university genuinely focused on transforming lives can achieve.

We will do this by shaping the futures of our students. On graduating, our students will be confident, creative, resilient and responsible individuals – prepared for whatever they decide to do.

Our aims:

– Students will become confident, world-ready citizens with the skills, capabilities and knowledge to thrive after graduation
– To have an innovative and coherent applied curriculum
– Deliver consistently outstanding teaching
– Create an environment in which all our students are challenged, supported and encouraged to succeed during and after their time at Hallam.

Deliverables to 2020

  • Taking clear, targeted comprehensive actions to deliver consistently excellent performance across the whole student lifecycle; including where necessary, specific actions that enhance the outcomes for our students across a range of social diversity characteristics. Moving from pockets of good practice to consistent high performance across the whole institution in relation to:
  1. teaching quality – addressing overall student satisfaction, teaching on my course, and assessment and feedback.
  2. retention – addressing academic support and the wider student support offer.
  3. employability – through the transformation of our employability offer and the implementation of our employability promise to achieve sector leading, highly-skilled employment and postgraduate study outcomes for our students.
  • Creating a distinctive applied educational offer, underpinned by an ambitious and innovative approach to student recruitment
  • Embedding a culture of educational excellence through the establishment of a strong professional academic community – the Hallam Guild
  • Ensuring that the right structures are in place to sustain excellence

Work streams


The table below provides an further details of the work streams and current focus of the Shaping Futures board to deliver the Strategy Implementation Plan .