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Located in the big city of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University is one of the largest universities in the UK with over 28,000 students. It has main campus right in the city centre of Sheffield with a further campus in the south-west of the city. It has a long history of providing education but only became a university in 1992 out of Sheffield City Polytechnic.



Hallam's learning centres bring together:
• traditional academic library resources
• electronic information resources
• IT facilities
• integrated learner support
They provide expert help and advice in using the full range of resources to support your studies whether you are working on or off campus.

Each campus learning centre offers
• a choice of study spaces for individual or group work
• print and media collections to support the subjects taught on that campus
• networked PCs, scanners, and specialist resources
• an assistive technology resource area for students with disabilities

The learning centres are open seven days a week during semesters, with 24 hour access (Sunday through to Friday) to the Adsetts Centre (City Campus) and Collegiate Learning Centre for most teaching weeks.

Sheffield Hallam has an excellent collection of information resources to support study at the university - books, journals and other print materials - electronic information resources including databases, e-journals, and e-books - media resources including video, DVD, images, and TV

These can all be found in the Library Catalogue. LitSearch is the gateway to our e-resources. Guests can view the resources available and are able to search free resources. Students receive training and support to develop information literacy and other key skills, including self-paced tutorials and learning resources. Specialist services and support are in place for students with particular needs, including the well-established Distance Learner Support Service.

IT and Computing

Sheffield Hallam University run Windows XP common desktops throughout all university facilities, running Novell managed desktops.

There has been a major update to the hardware available to students in preparation for the 2007/2008 year with the majority of machines now powered by Intel dual core processors.

There is also a vast amount of specialist software available; mathematics packages like Cabri plus and Derive, Adobe Photoshop and Audition, 3d Studio Max and Rhino.

General Information
Sheffield, UK
City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield. S1 1WB
0114 225 5555
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UCAS Code:
Inner City

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Health and Fitness at Club Hallam

If keeping in shape is high on your list of priorities then Club Hallam health and fitness is the place for you. Club Hallam are the fitness facilities at Sheffield Hallam University. The prices are without doubt the lowest in Sheffield.


Members can benefit from 2 state of the art fitness suites fully equipped with the latest Life-fitness cardio and strength machines, whilst being able to take advantage of a range of group fitness classes that appeal to the beginner or those looking for a new challenge. Highly qualified, energetic and friendly staff are on hand at all times to offer help and guidance. Facilities include;

• 2 fitness suites containing Lifefitness equipment
• New state of the art strength and conditioning suite
• Physiotherapy suites
• Movement studio/dojo suitable for martial arts yoga and dance etc
• Muilti use floodlit games area
• 2 sports halls suitable for basketball, badminton and football etc
• Gymnasium suitable for circuit training badminton and table tennis etc

Group Fitness Classes

Here at Club Hallam there is such a wide range of exercise classes you will be spoilt for choice. Our classes are fun and energetic with staff intent on making each session a social event. Each class has very different benefits so check out the list below and find the right one for you. Make this the right time to take advantage of a whole range of exciting activities that will appeal to the beginner or those looking for a new challenge. Classes include: Absolute Abs, Aikido, Body Blitz, Booty Blatz, Box Fit, Circuit Max, First Steps, Friday Mash Up, Jump Around, Kick Boxing, Recovery and Regeneration, Spinning, Self Defence and Yoga.


The Sport Hallam card offers the best way to take advantage of Club Hallam facilities, programmes and clubs. Three types of membership offer complete flexibility and mean you can pick the one that best suits you. You can also choose to join for 3, 6 and 12 month periods. For instance as an annual student member you would pay the equivalent of £0.90 a week (Bronze), £1.60 (Silver) or £2.69 (Gold) for a 12 month membership.

Please check out our Facebook site for more details: Club Hallam health and fitness is on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Club-Hallam-health-and-fitness/151990896471?ref=ts

For more details please call Club Hallam (0114) 225 2150


For the best information regarding sport at Sheffield Hallam check out the Sports Union website.





The university has a GP surgery at the City Campus and Hallam Union run an advice centre where you can receive advice on any problem.



Ecclesall Road is known in Sheffield for it's range of Restaurants, including Nandos, which is definitely popular with all students, especially during the weekend. Restaurants also include Pizza Express, Cafe Rouge, La Tasca, Noodle King, Pasta Bar, Toby Carvery, Prezzo and Yankees Restaurant, which again, are also popular with all students.
There are also catering services offered around University, especially Chef Hallam cafes which are all over both campuses and in the majority of buildings, including the library, which is ideal when you're working and just want to grab something to eat! Each Chef Hallam has there own different opening and closing time, however you are able to order Pizza or any takeaway to the library if you're pulling an all-nighter, and is definitely popular with students around deadline time!


As with most big cities you're never too far from a bank or cash machine, and there are all banks here. Although HSBC have the best coverage of branches in student areas. HSBC have 3 branches in the city centre as well as a branch by Sheffield University and Collegiate Crescent which is great for HSBC customers! There are also several Halifax branches in the city centre - as well as the rest of the top banks and buiding societies.

You can find contact details for all banks and building societies in Sheffield including maps and directions here!


Public transport in Sheffield is great!
There is a tram service, extensive bus routes and great rail links to the rest of the country. The main city railway station is located just across the road from City Campus, with regular trains to Leeds, Nottingham, Derby, Glasgow, London, Manchester, Huddersfield, Liverpool and Norwich. There are also very regular trains to Meadowhall, which take only about 5 minutes, and are probably the quickest and cheapest routes to Meadowhall from the University.
The two major companies are First and Stagecoach. First only offer buses, but Stagecoach also operate the tram so offer tram and bus travel. The First buses charge just 60p with a Sheffield Hallam student card to travel from City campus to Collegiate. It is possible to walk between the two campuses, and it takes approximately 20 minutes, however on a cold or lazy day, the buses are always available and are very cheap.
Both companies do daily, weekly and monthly tickets but, for example, Stagecoach also offer tickets for an entire term to students for only £85 unlimited travel by bus or tram.
You can find out more on their web sites:

Careers service

The Careers and Employment service is open to undergrads and post grads.

They offer:

  • Individual advice and guidance delivered by experienced careers advisers
  • An employment service, 'netWORK', advertising part-time, full-time and vacation work for students and graduates
  • A range of careers fairs, employer presentations, workshops and employability skills sessions

Part-time jobs

As with all student orientated cities there are plenty of jobs doing all kinds of things. You can even get jobs within the university!

Sheffield Hallam University also offers a 'jobs' service callled netWORK which operates out of the Student Services department and offers regular emails with details of available jobs in - and its not all just bar work!

Religious facilities

The Religion and beliefs website provides plenty of up to date information on this matter.

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Bars, Pubs and clubs

Sheffield has a fantastic nightlife. There are loads of bars, pubs and clubs to choose from, so no matter what you're into you'll find the perfect place for you!

One of the main clubs in Sheffield is Embrace, with the main Hallam student night on Wednesdays. Also on Wednesdays is Corp's famous school disco night, with £1 entry before midnight if you're wearing a shirt and tie, so basically school uniform! Entry increases to £5 at exactly midnight, so make sure you get there in time, and expect very long queues!

There are also many Sheffield Uni vs Sheffield Hallam bar crawls/nights out, which are particularly popular on Freshers week and towards the end of the Semester, and are very well advertised so you won't miss out!

Replica is the main club on Saturday nights with their 'student Saturday' nights! Be sure to get on the guestlist and arrive before 11pm, otherwise entry costs an absolute fortune!

SHAG at Leadmill (most popular)
Red Room: R 'n' B night
Pounded at Sheffield Hallam Union (all drinks £1)
Embrace: Get Dirty

'Spanked' at Plug (80p vodkas!)
'Get Laid' at Replica
Crystal: Billionaire
American Pie at Babylon

Skool Disco at Corporation
Hallam Union night at Embrace
Student Wednesday at Tiger Works

"Jump Around" at Plug
A-List at Replica
Dirty Thursdays at Corporation

"Covert" at Plug
"GAGA" at Leadmill
Propaganda at 02 Academy
"Drop" at Corporation

Shuffle at Plug
Sonic Boom at Leadmill
Ace of Clubs at Embrace
Mixed Up Saturdays at Crystal
Student Saturdays at Replica

There are also plenty of web sites packed with information on gigs, events, cheap nights etc like SheffieldNights.com and SheffieldParties.com


Clubs and societies

You'll find a club or society for absolutely anything - and if you don't - you can start your own!

They're all ran through the Students Union and you can find a list of all societies as well as plenty of information on the web site


Accommodation policy

Sheffield Hallam offer a huge range of different halls of accommodation ranging from just one-person flats to ten-people flats! The majority of accommodation halls are en-suite, however halls with shared-bathrooms are available, although they're not recommended by many current students, especially as Freshers!
There are few accommodation halls which offer car-parking, and all halls are within a 20 minute walk from either campus, and everything is in walking distance/bus distance. However, if you wish to bring your car, the University accommodation websites inform you which halls have car-parking on sight, and which do not.
The majority halls are very modern and have been recently renovated. There are some halls of residence which are literally on City campus, such as Archways and Exchange Works, which is very useful if you oversleep as it is possible to get up and still be on time for lectures/seminars having woken up just 10 minutes before! However, there are others which are closer to the town centre and Ecclesall Road, which are still only about a 10 minute walk to the main campus.

The cheapest halls are: the Courtyard, King's Chambers, Norfolk Gardens and Phoenix Court.
Victoria Halls is definitely seen as the most popular halls of residence to apply for, and is often taken over by second, third and fourth year students who are living in halls, therefore although it's often seen as the nicest, Freshers who live there often complain that there are hardly any other Freshers!
For the up to date information on Accommodation services at Hallam check out the web site. They've got a database of loads of places to live, contact details if you're having problems and further information if you have any specific accommodation requirements. For short-term accommodation, for example for placement, contact Unite who offer short-term contracts designed around your needs (minimum 6 weeks!) Hallam also offers temporary and very basic accommodation for just a few nights if necessary, which is based on the Collegiate campus.


If you take into account that Hallam have spent over £80 million in the past 10 years, and will spend a further £80 million before 2010 then I'm sure you can imagine that the entire university is packed with modern facilities for all students.

Check out the following links for information on specific areas;


The university itself manages two self catered halls of residence; Charlotte Court and Bramall Court. These are both about a mile from the City Centre and both aren't far from either the City campus or Collegiate Crescent. The university also owns three catered halls on Collegiate Crescent; Marshall Hall, Woodville Hall and Broomgrove Hall.

There are also loads of halls owned by Unite - a company who run halls of residence all over the country.

Private sector

Student union

The union's website can be found at *www.hallamunion.org

Now, the union is in the former National Centre for Popular Music building, so its a pretty cool place. Check out the virtual tour

Also, in case you don't know where the union is, the address is -
The HUBs
Paternoster Row
S1 2QQ


The main union bar is Bar Phoenix, located on the ground floor of the HUBs. It has two pool tables, big screen TVs, several game machines and sometimes a projector showing sport.

You can rate Bar Phoenix or make suggestions online at the union website.

As with all Unions its cheap! Prices vary sometimes but its always going to be cheaper than a 'normal' pub or bar.

Thursday nights are Bar Footsie - a 'stock exchange' drinking game What this means is that there are monitors around the bar with a screen displaying what looks like the stock market, basically its a list of all the drinks and their prices - although if there is, for example, a drink which nobody is buying the price will fall - but when people start to buy it, the price will start to rise again. Great fun! just keep an eye on the monitors as you're being served!
It makes for a fun night and can often lead to you drinking some alternative drinks!

Unlike most other places in the city, the union serves 35ml shots instead of 25ml shots, normally for the same price, or just slightly more. This is even the case on Monday nights upstairs at pounded, where you get 35ml shots of smirnoff for a £1, instead of 25ml shots of cheapo nasty stuff for 80p like in other places.



City Campus is mainly 70s buildings apart from Adsetts Centre (library). Over the last few years there has been considerable new building developments around the city campus area. The City Campus is spread out across an array of buildings which are in the very heart of the city and very near the train station.

Collegiate is mainly older style with a slight hint of gothic and is set in parkland-esque grounds. The campus spreads from the vibrant Ecclesall Road up to Glossop Road. The buildings compose of a mixture of refurbished stone buildings as well as state of the art buildings like the 10 million pound Robert Winston Building which houses specialised facilities for health care course and boasts a fully functioning theatre, x-ray suite, two wards and a 3-D simulated therapy suite. Further up the campus new buildings like The Mews which look a little grand design-ish provides brand new accommodation for post graduate education.

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