About Us

Sheffield Hallam is one of the UK’s largest and most diverse universities. We have a community of over 30,000 students, 4,000 staff and more than 280,000 alumni around the world. We provide people from all backgrounds with the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge, and to gain experience to succeed in whatever they choose to do.

We have won national awards for excellent teaching, and for attracting students who are the first in their families to attend university. In 2022 the university ranked 6th amongst all UK universities for the overall number of graduates in highly skilled jobs. Our research is nationally recognised for its real-world impact.

There is more to do. Some of our challenges are specific to Hallam. We know we need to work harder to make sure all our students realise their potential – we need to further embed our approach to ensure that they can. We need to be clearer about what we offer and better utilise our research expertise in our curriculum. Some of our challenges are faced by all universities. We have to do more to make our campus and the way we operate more sustainable and agile. We need to do more to address climate change. Building on our successes to date, we know we can do more.


Sheffield Hallam University is one of the UK’s largest and most diverse universities, with more than 4,000 staff. Our committed staff provide award-winning teaching and student support, research and innovation and professional services, having a wealth of expertise, knowledge and experience that they use to encourage, guide and support students and staff throughout our community.

The University is governed by the Board of Governors and the Academic Board.

The University Executive Board provides strategic and operational leadership. The key responsibilities of the Executive Board are to develop and deliver the strategic and operational plans of the University and to agree policies and ensure implementation to support that delivery.

The Vice-Chancellor is supported by two Deputy Vice-Chancellors; one responsible for Strategy and Operations, including the University’s Professional Services and one for Academic, including teaching, learning, research and innovation.


Of our students are female


Of our graduates in employment or further study 15 months after Graduation


Of our students are from BAME backgrounds


Overall postgraduate satisfaction in 20/21 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey


Of graduates in highly skilled employment or further study


students from 117 countries worldwide

highest rank University in the world for our impact on Gender Equality


staff members from 75 countries worldwide

We welcome more young students from the most disadvantaged backgrounds in the UK than any other university