Sheffield Hallam University
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|Sheffield Hallam University|
|Motto||Learn and Serve|
1992 (University status)
|Location||Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
|Campus||City campus and Collegiate crescent campus|
|Former names||Sheffield Polytechnic
Sheffield City Polytechnic
Association of Commonwealth Universities
Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) is a university in South Yorkshire, England, based on two sites in Sheffield. City Campus is located in the city centre, close to Sheffield railway station, and Collegiate Crescent Campus is about two miles away, adjacent to Ecclesall Road in south-west Sheffield.
The university is the third largest in the UK, with more than 37,000 students (of whom over 4,000 are international students), 4,170 staff and 747 courses.
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In 1843 the Sheffield School of Design was founded and for over a century it was one of Britain’s top schools of art and design. Later in 1905 the City of Sheffield Training College (later Sheffield City College of Education) on Collegiate Crescent admitted its first 90 students.
In 1969 the Sheffield School of Design merged with the city’s College of Technology to form Sheffield Polytechnic. In 1976 this institution absorbed the city’s two teacher training colleges and was renamed Sheffield City Polytechnic. In 1987 it became a founding member of the Northern Consortium.
In 1992 Sheffield City Polytechnic became Sheffield Hallam University (SHU), with the right to award its own degrees. In 2005 SHU was reorganised into four faculties. The new Faculty of Development and Society, brought together education, geography, humanities, law, and social sciences. At the same time, with the intention of further developing research and teaching in the new Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, a new Clinical Academic Group was launched. The building that had been designed and constructed to house the National Centre for Popular Music became the university's students' union building (the HUBS). The former students' union building, the Nelson Mandela Building, was sold and has since been demolished. In 2007 SHU took over the teaching of nursing and midwifery from the University of Sheffield. These activities are based at the Collegiate Crescent Campus.
In 2008 the Psalter Lane campus (formerly the Sheffield College of Art) was closed, and the activities transferred to the City Campus. The site has been sold and is to be used for housing. The £26 million energy-efficient Cantor Building (named in recognition of a major donor to the university) opened in September. The building, which includes teaching spaces and an art gallery has been described as "the impressive new entry point to the campus".
Organisation and governance
SHU is divided into four faculties:
- Faculty of Arts, Computing, Engineering and Sciences (ACES):
Art & Design; Business Systems & IT; Communication & Media; Computers & Computing; Engineering & Technology; Mathematics & Statistics; and Multimedia & the Internet.
- Faculty of Development and Society (D&S):
Architecture & Planning; Built Environment; Education; English; Geography & Environmental Science; Humanities; Law & Community Justice; Social Sciences, Performing Arts.
- Faculty of Health and Wellbeing (HWB):
Biosciences; Diagnostic Radiography; Nursing & Midwifery; Occupational Therapy; Operating Department Practitioners; Paramedic Studies; Physiotherapy; Radiotherapy & Oncology; Social Work; and Sport.
- Sheffield Business School (SBS):
Business & Management; Facilities Management; Finance; Food & Nutrition; Language & Culture; and Tourism, Hospitality & Events Management.
SHU has 30 research centres, including the following:
- Art & Design Research Centre
- Biomedical Research Centre
- Centre for Education and Inclusion Research
- Centre for Health and Social Care Research
- Centre for Professional and Organisational Development
- Centre for Regional Economic & Social Research
- Centre for Science Education
- Centre for Sport and Exercise Science
- Centre for Sustainable Consumption
- Centre for Tourism, Leisure and Environmental Change
- Culture, Communication and Computing Research Institute
- Facilities Management Graduate Centre
- Materials and Engineering Research Institute
- Sport Industry Research Centre
Life peer and fertility expert Lord Winston was installed as Chancellor of SHU in a ceremony at the Millennium Galleries on Friday 5 October 2001. Winston has a long history in academia, being a full-time faculty member at Imperial College London for the majority of his career.
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Rankings and reputation
In the National Student Survey, several subject areas at SHU have performed very well in terms of overall student satisfaction with their courses: architecture and geography were placed first, and planning and housing studies was placed second.
In the 2013 university league tables, Sheffield Hallam University was placed 83rd out of 120 UK universities by The Guardian, 68th by The Independent, 69th by The Times and 64th by The Sunday Times.
- Nazir Ahmed, Baron Ahmed, Labour Party Peer.
- Andy Akinwolere, TV presenter on Blue Peter
- Graham Barnfield, pundit and happy slapping analyst
- Sean Bean, actor in Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, TV series Sharpe, and TV drama Game of Thrones.
- Lee Blackett, Leeds Carnegie rugby union player
- Richard Caborn, Labour MP for Sheffield Central, and former Minister of Sport
- Andy Carthy, AKA Mr. Scruff, British DJ and artist
- Eric Dancer, Lord Lieutenant of Devon
- Nikki Dean, TV Presenter & Journalist
- Richard O'Dwyer, TV Shack creator
- Steven Hall, award-winning novelist
- Mark Herbert, (Film Studies 1991-94) film producer, and head of Sheffield-based Warp Films
- Dame Kelly Holmes, double Olympic medallist 2004
- Chris Jones, Sale and England international rugby player
- Ben Jones-Bishop, Leeds Rhinos rugby league player
- Sean Lamont, Northampton and Scotland international rugby player
- Tom Meeten, comedian and actor
- David Mellor, international designer and cutlery-maker
- Sir Martin Narey, Former Director General of Prison Service and CEO Barnardo's
- Kim Noble and Stuart Silver, (Noble and Silver), comedians, winners of 2000 Perrier Award for best newcomer
- Nick Park, animator, creator of Wallace and Gromit and Oscar winner.
- Stanley Royle, 20th century landscape artist
- Steve Peat, World Championship winning downhill mountain biker.
- David Saul, Great Britain international American Football player
- David Strettle, Harlequins and England international rugby player
- Joakim Sundström, sound designer
- Guy Tarrant, artist
- Howard Wilkinson, Football Association technical director, former Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday manager
- Leon Taylor, former Olympic competitive diver
- Andy Whitfield, actor best known for his role in TV drama Spartacus.
- James Whitworth, (English 1992-95) cartoonist & writer: Private Eye, Sheffield Star
- I.M. Dharmadasa, applied physicist and researcher of low cost solar cells
- F.B. Pickering, metallurgist
- Jane Rogers, winner of the 2012 Arthur C Clarke Award for the 'best science fiction novel of the year'
- Marina Lewycka (1946- ), senior lecturer in Media Studies 1998-2012, author of several novels including A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian (2005)
- Cameron Maxfield, senior lecturer in Metalwork and Jewellery 1968–2003: artist, metalworker, silversmith, and 2008 winner of the National Metalwork Design Award for his piece Tea Bag Pot
- John Tyme (1926–2008), senior lecturer in Environmental Studies 1968–1976, environmentalist, anti-motorway campaigner, and author of Motorways Versus Democracy (Macmillan, 1978)
- Dave Wickett (1947-2012), lecturer in economics, given a lifetime achievement award by the House of Commons all-party parliamentary beer group.
- Mike Wild (1939– ), senior lecturer in Environmental Studies 1969–1997, founder of the Five Weirs Walk group; co-founder of the Sheffield Wildlife Trust; and 2010 winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award in the Sheffield Telegraph's Environment Awards 
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