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I’m struggling between picking between university of or Hallam, what are the students like in each university, what are each universities like in terms of looks and facilities, and how much better is the teaching quality? I have applied to law undergraduate.
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Original post by Deverleigh
I’m struggling between picking between university of or Hallam, what are the students like in each university, what are each universities like in terms of looks and facilities, and how much better is the teaching quality? I have applied to law undergraduate.

Hi there,

Personally I think that Hallam is a great University!

For me, the reason that I chose Hallam was down to how friendly everybody was! I've made lots of friends on my course and also through my accommodation and just meeting people out so this has been really nice and everyone has been lovely. In my course, everyone helps each other if needed and in the lessons we have a nice group of people which makes it a lot less scary when you do presentations etc in front of each other!
The tutors have also all been great, they've all had time to answer my questions if needed and a few have done meetings with me to clarify bits of the assignments or just if I have been struggling. One reason that made me choose Hallam was the fact that Hallam seemed to do a lot more interactive work in lessons where you did more applied scenarios and group tasks which I liked, but this really depends on how you like to learn!

The Hallam buildings are nice too and there is a new one being built at the moment! I don't study law but I as far as I know, it is based in Collegiate campus (however this could change) which is lovely and is on Ecclesall Road which is a great student area with lots of bars, restaurants and shops. Lots of sports are based at that campus too which is nice if you decide you want to join a sports society. The city campus is good too if you have any classes there, this is where I am based and it's really handy as it its right in the middle of town and close to the train station too!

I also liked the look of the accommodations for Hallam too, a lot of them are nice and fairly modern and every Hallam student is guaranteed a room in one of their halls so you know you will definitely get a room. Lots of these accommodations are very central so good for going out, or going into town and there are accommodations within a 15 minute walk of both campuses.

If you want to speak to someone who does Law at Hallam, we have something called Unibuddy where you can chat to current students. If you go on this link: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/student-chat
There are lots of students on there and I've had a quick look and we do have someone there who studies law at Undergraduate level is you can chat to her and ask any questions about the course and how she has found it, modules, assessments etc! There are also lots of other people on their if you have any other questions about Hallam in general :smile:

I would also say to maybe go to the open days to help you make your mind up. If you are an offer holder, there is an applicant open day coming up for Hallam in April where you can look around the campus and chat to students and teachers so this might help you to make up your mind. This is the link for the Hallam open day:https://www.shu.ac.uk/visit-us/undergraduate-applicant-open-days
Uni of Sheffield may have an open day coming up soon so it is worth having a look if you are stuck between the options!

In general, I've found Sheffield to be a great city so whichever uni you choose you will have a great time! There are lots of great places to go out and if you like going out there is a street called West street which has lots of bars etc which is always fun. Ecclesall Road is great too and there are lots of fun places there. There's also lots of good places to go out for food, or go shopping if you like this and Meadowhall is only 5 minutes by train. I also like going to the botanical gardens which is on Ecclesall road too.

I hope some of this helps and good luck with your decision making :smile:

Lucy -SHU student ambassador.
I think Hallam, their seems to be more of a social side with friendlier people!
Original post by Deverleigh
I’m struggling between picking between university of or Hallam, what are the students like in each university, what are each universities like in terms of looks and facilities, and how much better is the teaching quality? I have applied to law undergraduate.

Hi,
I have found the university of Sheffield to be a very friendly university. All of my lecturers have been lovely and really supportive and helpful. The have office hours every week where you can go and ask them any questions about the course or upcoming assignments or discuss feedback from previous work.
The campus is really close to the city centre but also has lots of green spaces nearby. One of the libraries looks out over Weston Park and which is really lovely in spring when you can watch the ducklings.
There is a chat to us function where you can talk to current students:
https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/study/chat
Have you been to an open day yet, this will give you a chance to talk to current students and get a feel for the university:
https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/visit/open-days
The university also has over 300 societies, so you are very likely to find something you enjoy and have people to do it with.
Hope this helps,
Do you have any more questions?
Lizzie (BSc Mathematics and Philosophy)
Original post by Deverleigh
I’m struggling between picking between university of or Hallam, what are the students like in each university, what are each universities like in terms of looks and facilities, and how much better is the teaching quality? I have applied to law undergraduate.


Id choose uni of Sheffield over hallam. But I really considered prestige and grades over anything else
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If you can't work out the answer to this yourself, you belong at Hallam.
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Original post by Deverleigh
I’m struggling between picking between university of or Hallam, what are the students like in each university, what are each universities like in terms of looks and facilities, and how much better is the teaching quality? I have applied to law undergraduate.

Hi
It's a shame they don't have a Sheffield sorting hat to help you decide 🧙🏻*♂️
Having said that I loved hallam! Great people, helpful staff. Tutors were great.
I'm classed as disabled and this one bloke every week had to wheel up and ergonomic chair from god knows where and he could never do enough for you. The support for both learning and advice is great too.

Good luck with your decision x

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