Sheffield Hallam is one of the UK's largest universities, set in the heart of Sheffield where one in ten residents are students. Offering a wide range of courses at all levels, the university prides itself on applied learning – with 24,000 placements a year in over 1,000 organisations like BBC, Sony, NHS and Rolls-Royce. It is one of the UK's largest providers of health and social care courses, teacher training, and sport and physical activity.

City Centre
City Centre

In or close to the centre of a city


The university is composed of individual colleges


The university (including student accommodation, teaching, and leisure facilities) is located on one site

UCAS Code: S21

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Silver is awarded to institutions that deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students, and consistently exceed "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.

Student Statistics

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 79%
  • Postgraduate 21%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 82%
  • Part Time 18%

Where students come from

  • UK 92%
  • EU 2%
  • Other 6%

Student gender

  • Male 45%
  • Female 55%

Undergraduate Open Days

Open days allow you to experience the university first hand, and help you decide if it's the right place for you​.

Student Services and Facilities

Libraries and Information Services

  • There are two learning centres located within both campuses, where students have access to learning support, PCs and laptops, study spaces and a 24/7 library.

Student jobs

  • The Careers and Employability Centre can support students to find part-time on campus and externally. A range of jobs are available at the university, from working in food outlets or the union bar to representing your course at an open day.

Careers advice

  • Sheffield Hallam works with thousands of businesses, giving students unique experiences and the chance to make contacts in their industry to further their career. The Careers and Employability service provide students with an employability adviser, skills workshops like applying for jobs and writing applications.

Health services

  • The university has its own medical service, with a centre on each campus. Students have access to a GP, well-being support and comprehensive disability support.

Counselling and Mental Health Support

  • Students get access to a wide range of information, services and advice to support their mental well-being and ensure they can make the most out of university life.
  • Well-being and mental health support can be accessed online, on campus and off campus. Support includes counselling, well-being workshops and an online gateway for resources and information related to issues like depression, drugs and alcohol, housing and homelessness.

Disability support

  • Comprehensive disabled student support includes specialists in dyslexia, dyspraxia, mental health, deafness and support from the Autism Centre. Students will be supported, whatever their circumstance.

Other services and facilities

  • Students have access to three dedicated advisers for guidance through their university experience, whether support is needed for studies, personal advice or career development.

Students' Union

  • The Students' Union is the voice of all students: a strong welcoming community from all backgrounds. Students join the SU automatically when they start studying at Sheffield Hallam. Run by students for students, every year students elect the officers and the president who will represent their views.
  • Hundreds of volunteering opportunities are available through the SU. It's a great way to make a difference, whether fundraising, caring for animals or teaching basic computer programming to children.
  • Students can join more than 100 societies, covering all kinds of interests including debating, tea drinking and Harry Potter. It's a really good way to meet people with the same interests.


  • Sheffield Hallam University can trace its history back to the 19th century. Later, it became Sheffield Polytechnic, which then became Sheffield Hallam University in 1992.
  • Since then, the university has grown to become one of the largest modern universities in the UK with over 35,000 students and over 300 courses.

Fascinating Fact

  • Sheffield Hallam University is pioneering fingerprint technology to help crime fighters of the future. New technology allows the identification of not just fingerprints, but materials from the surface of the skin and secretions from glands to give evidence of substances ingested by suspects.


Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, S1 1WB