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Welcome to Academic Essentials. 

FeedbackThis ‘one-stop-shop’ resource has been developed in response to feedback from academic colleagues and will provide easier, more coordinated access to information to help you do your job.  This resource is curated by a range of stakeholders from across both academic and professional services teams and we’d like to take this opportunity to thank those of you who have contributed.

This resource is maintained on behalf of our key stakeholders by the Academic Development & Diversity Team. If you’d like to become a stakeholder and contribute to this resource, have a suggestion for content or just want to offer feedback, please click the feedback button and let us know. 


Looking for something?

Search for the right guidance and information using the A-Z Library of keywords and acronyms.

News and Announcements

Find out what’s new in the academic community.

Guidance, Information & Resources

Our resources are centred around support for inclusive academic teaching & learning, course/module design & delivery & support for academic staff and their professional development.

Managing changes to teaching delivery

 Managing Changes to Teaching Delivery  (links to a PowerPoint document) highlights possible scenarios that may require changes to teaching delivery.  

Hallam language for learning 2021-22

Hallam language for learning 2021-22 (links to a PowerPoint document) the tools you need to articulate our distinctive teaching and learning offer.

Autumn 2021-22 Delivery Framework

Please take a look at the new Autumn 2021-22 delivery framework and associated appendices (links to PDFs) 


Guidance, information and resources

Support for Course and Module Design and Delivery

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)

Academic Professional Development and Events (CPD)

Digital Capability, Skills and Support

Supporting our Students at Hallam

Apprenticeship, Employability and Work-Based Learning

Regulations, Policies, Procedures for students and staff

Academic Induction – Roles – Work Planning – Professional Development

Academic Contacts and Communications

Case Studies

Advance HE membership benefits  

College and Research

Business, Technology and Engineering (BTE)

Learning, teaching and assessment guidance
for College / Departmental practices.

Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences (HWLS)

Learning, teaching and assessment guidance
for College / Departmental practices.

Social Sciences and Arts (SSA)

Learning, teaching and assessment guidance
for College / Departmental practices.

Research and Innovation

Research and Knowledge Exchange
for all research related activity.

Research Institutes
for research within specific academic areas.


News and Announcements

19th October 2021

Equality Objectives 2021-24

This week we launch our new Equality Objectives, setting out our ambition to create a transformational and aspirational culture of inclusion for all students and staff. Throughout the week, we’ll be sharing with you some of our work in the area of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, as well as our initiatives and plans for the future. Read more about our objectives on the staff intranet.

For more information about EDI in the university, visit Academic Essentials: equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) overview page.

18th October 2021

Professorship and Associate Professorship progression process 2021/22

Opens on 18 October 2021 for academic colleagues in all areas of the University whose substantive grade is 8 or above.  Applications are particularly welcome from BAME colleagues and/or women, who are under-represented at Professor and Associate Professor/Reader level. Considerations if applying this academic year.   

For more information about academic progression and development, visit Academic Essentials: academic induction, roles, work planning and professional development overview page.

15th October 2021

Staff Guide Promoting Student Inclusion – Launch 

The Academic Development & Diversity team are launching a new introductory guide for staff at Sheffield Hallam to raise awareness of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), when working with students.  This new guide complements existing key EDI initiatives including the: 

Developed with colleagues involved in the student lifecycle, the guide will help all our staff to develop their understanding, confidence and capability of EDI matters, bringing our Hallam Values to life and allowing our diverse staff and student communities to thrive.  

Take a look at the introductory guide to access information, resources and links about all the protected characteristics as well as other learner groups in higher education, including international students, mature learners and care leavers.  Do bookmark the guide as it will be updated in line with key policy developments and new resources.  

For more information about EDI in the university, visit Academic Essentials: equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) overview page.

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 Last updated: 14th October 2021 NB