Venture Matrix

Venture Matrix is a unique work-related learning scheme at Sheffield Hallam University, which allows students to put their theory into practice through real life community advancement projects, which are accredited as part of their degree.

The scheme brings students together with private, public and third sector organisations, giving them the opportunity to tackle real life challenges and gain practical work experience, whilst allowing organisations to tap into the specialist skills, knowledge and insight offered by Sheffield Hallam students.

Students undertake community advancement projects as a learning opportunity, developing key skills for their future careers and giving them an edge when they enter the graduate job market. For some of our students, undertaking these projects may be a key route to getting work experience.

To find out more about community advancement projects, please see the 'Get Involved' tab above, take a look at our case studies and feel free to get in touch with us.

Business & Charity

The opportunities in which our students can support you can be varied and wide ranging, from market research, web design and animation to journalism, occupational therapy and everything in-between. Students typically work in small groups, although this is not always the case, and they work within term time.

Schools & Education

Venture Matrix projects with schools, colleges and others in the education sector gives Sheffield Hallam students the opportunity to deliver real life projects with and for young people, gaining practical work experience as part of their degree. Our students can deliver subject specific workshops around their area of expertise in your classroom, and help to raise the aspirations of your young people.

Students & Academics

If you are a member of staff or a student at Sheffield Hallam University and want to get involved, please get in touch with Charmaine Myers or the Venture Matrix team.