Sheffield Hallam University's Applied Projects allow private, public and third sector organisations to collaborate with students to tackle a challenge or problem, set out by organisations.
The opportunities in which our students can support organisations can be varied and wide-ranging, from market research, web design and animation to journalism, occupational therapy and everything in-between. See our full list of Applied Project categories.
Our Case Studies page provides examples of previous applied projects.
Students typically work in small groups, although this is not always the case, within university term time – with projects lasting approximately 10-12 weeks in either semester one or two. Semester one takes place between October – December and semester two takes place between February – April/May.
Students undertake applied projects as a learning opportunity, accredited as part of their degree course, which helps them to develop key skills for their future careers. For some of our students, undertaking these projects may be a key route to getting work experience. In turn, organisations gain access to students' specialist skills, knowledge and insight.
There is no fee for working with the University on applied projects. However, any costs relating to the outcome of the project, for example, web hosting or printing of marketing collateral are your responsibility.
“Balmoral found the whole process really interesting as we had no reference point to measure anything against. The outcomes have been quite astounding for us. Our project objectives were fully met. What was most pleasing was the attitude, focus and commitment shown by the students. Truly excellent candidates as the future generation of business people.”
Simon Scott, Balmoral