Sheffield Hallam University’s campus masterplan at the heart of the city
Sheffield Hallam University has come up with a 15-year proposal to create a sustainable and flexible campus. The first phase will cost around 220 million in British pounds and will be delivered over the next five years. The plan includes new buildings for the Business School and Social Sciences, refurbishing the Students' Union building known as The HUBS, creating a University Green and improving the current estate.
The masterplan envisions several phases that involve refurbishing existing buildings and adding new buildings to accommodate different student needs. The aim is to deliver facilities and an estate that enables and encourages a new way of learning, researching and working.
Sheffield Hallam’s Business School wins national accolade
Sheffield Hallam’s Business School recently received Small Business Charter accreditation for its Venture Matrix scheme. The recognition is for the scheme’s outstanding support to small businesses and student entrepreneurship. The Venture Matrix scheme is the largest university student consultancy project in the UK and the biggest provider of free consulting in South Yorkshire.
The Small Business Charter said, "Venture Matrix is an exemplar of an enterprise education initiative that has been scaled across the university, embedding real-world consultancy projects into the curriculum. The programme adds significant value to student employability, brings the curriculum to life whilst increasing university visibility in the local business community, creating significant impact on local businesses, social enterprises, charities and public-sector organisations."
The scheme develops students’ skills through projects with local businesses and charity organisations. Since 2013/14, the scheme has contributed over GBP1.7m to the regional economy through more than 1,150 projects involving almost 4,500 students.