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Snug awarded ‘Runners-Up’ at the 2014 NUS Awards!

Over 600 nominations were cast for the 2014 National Union of Students (NUS) Awards including the Sheffield Hallam Students’ Union entry into the Innovation and Enterprise Award category for Snug.

Snug, a unique partnership between Sheffield Hallam Students’ Union, Sheffield Hallam University and Sheffield City Council which aims to raise the standards of student accommodation in the city, was shortlisted for the NUS Innovation and Enterprise Award alongside five other Students’ Unions.

On the night of the NUS Awards Sheffield Hallam Students’ Union and Snug, was narrowly beaten by the University of Gloucestershire Students’ Union and was awarded Runners-Up in the Innovation and Enterprise Award category.

Emmett Cleave, Welfare and Community Officer, was delighted that Snug was awarded Runners-Up for such a prestigious award and said,
‘Snug has been recognised as being an innovative project that has had a positive impact on the student population, I am very proud that Snug has been awarded Runners-Up for the Innovation and Enterprise Award, it was a tough category with great projects from other Students’ Unions. Well done to all involved. ‘

Innovation and Enterprise Award Nomination Form

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A Boost in Sports Funding for Hallam Students

Sheffield Hallam University students have a reason to celebrate thanks to £173,144 of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s University Sport Activation Fund. Sheffield Hallam University was one of 54 universities to benefit from the £10million of funding which aims to get 180,000 new students playing sports.

The Sport Activation project will concentrate mainly on first and second year students that do not currently play and will help tackle the issue of many young people giving up sport after leaving school. This project should contribute towards students developing a lifelong sporting habit while they study. Click here for the full story.

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New way of printing in Adsetts Learning Centre

There is  a new way of printing in Adsetts from 15 July. This will mean you can collect your printing from any of the all-in-one printers in the learning centre using your SHUcard. (This system is already in use in Collegiate learning centre.)

Don’t worry, it’s very similar to the method we use at the moment and there will be pop up instructions when you choose to print in black and white.  The staff in the learning centre will be able to help you when it is first introduced. You just need to make sure you remember your SHUcard (one of the new-style ones).

What are the benefits of the new system?

- you’ll be able to collect your printing from any all-in-one printer so if one is busy you can go straight to another one
- no one can accidentally pick up your printing – it won’t be released until you’ve logged in
- you will have more printing options and more printers to choose from
- There will be no change in cost

The black and white printers will be replaced by new all-in-one printers (like the current colour printers) and two new all-in-one printers will be installed in the café area of Adsetts.

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University chief saddles up for charity ride

The  Vice-Chancellor is set to cycle the 200 kilometre second stage of the Tour de France, to raise funds for a new scheme to help more disadvantaged young people into higher education.   Professor Philip Jones will join the University’s cycling team to ride the challenging York-Sheffield stage of the Tour as part of a major fundraising event on 29 June.

The team will set off early from York on Sunday 29 June and then embark on the 198km ride to Sheffield. They expect to arrive into Sheffield at around 6pm, and will ride on past the official stage finish at Arena Square to a welcome reception outside the University’s main building.   They will be raising money for a new fund to provide financial support for students who have been in care. The number of care leavers studying at Sheffield Hallam is amongst the highest of any university in the UK. The new fund will ensure that an even higher number of care leavers can get the financial support they need to join us and transform their lives.   Find out more and donate at JustGiving.

‘I am very excited about taking part in this charity ride. I’m a keen cyclist, but this is a real challenge – it’s the kind of distance that I’d normally cover in 3 or 4 days.’  Philip Jones, Vice-Chancellor, Sheffield Hallam University

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Win a VIP trip to the Tour final in Paris


It all begins in Yorkshire. Now Sheffield Hallam University are offering you the chance to see first-hand how the story of this year’s Tour de France ends.

To celebrate their partnership with the Tour de France, Sheffield Hallam University are giving away the trip of a lifetime to see the final stage of the race in Paris on Sunday 27 July 2014.

The prize includes travel to Paris for two people (departing Saturday 26 and returning Monday 28 July), two nights in a hotel, VIP tickets for the Tour finish line, and spending money.

There are also fantastic runner-up prizes, including bikes, hoodies, T-shirts, and the chance for you and your friends to race on the velodrome at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester.

Enter competition here!

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Experience a theatrical celebration of cycling

To celebrate Sheffield Hallam University’s  involvement in the Tour de France, acclaimed playwright Chris Bush has been working with students and staff to create a theatrical production, to be performed outside the main entrance of our City Campus.

Local cyclists of all abilities have been sharing their stories of bike journeys that mean something special to them. Chris is using these stories as the basis for this exciting piece of theatre, which is being staged and performed by Sheffield Hallam students over three days as part of the celebrations around the Grand Départ coming to Yorkshire.

Join us to enjoy a unique theatrical experience, and be part of the Tour de France. Book your free tickets here.

Performance times
Thursday 5 June – 7pm
Friday 6 June – 7pm
Saturday 7 June – 2pm
Saturday 7 June – 7pm

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Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey

Are you a postgraduate student on a taught course? Want to give feedback on your learning and teaching?

The Postgraduate Taught Experience survey has been sent to all postgraduate taught students. It’s a national survey, which allows SHU to compare how it is doing compared to other universities across the country.

Your feedback and comments help your course leaders to work with you to enhance your experience and that of future students.

You should already have received an email with a personalised link to the survey. It should only take 15-20 minutes for you to complete the survey, and you have until the 19th June to fill it in.

If you are a taught postgraduate and haven’t had your e-mail about the survey, contact Rachel Handforth at

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