FACTOID # 27: If you're itching to live in a trailer park, hitch up your home and head to South Carolina, where a whopping 18% of residences are mobile homes.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University

Motto Learn and Serve
Established 1969 (as Sheffield Polytechnic)
Type Public
Chancellor Professor Robert Winston
Vice-Chancellor Professor Philip Jones
Staff 4,000 [1]
Students 28,140 [2]
Undergraduates 20,745 [2]
Postgraduates 7,105 [2]
Other students 285 FE[2]
Location Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Affiliations Alliance of Non-Aligned Universities
Association of Commonwealth Universities
Website http://www.shu.ac.uk/

Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) is a university in Sheffield, England. It is based on three campuses, the main one (City campus) is in Sheffield city centre, and the others (Psalter Lane and Collegiate Crescent) are close to Ecclesall Road in southwest Sheffield. For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... A Chancellor is the head of a university. ... Professor Robert Winston Robert Maurice Lipson Winston, Baron Winston (born July 15, 1940) is a British scientist, politician, and television presenter. ... A Vice-Chancellor (commonly called the VC) of a university in the United Kingdom, other Commonwealth countries, and some universities in Hong Kong, is the de facto head of the university. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Further education (often abbreviated FE) is post-secondary, post-compulsory education (in addition to that received at secondary school). ... For other uses, see Sheffield (disambiguation). ... Look up Yorkshire in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Alliance of Non-Aligned Universities was formed to lobby on research funding and other higher education issues. ... The Association of Commonwealth Universities represents over 480 universities from Commonwealth countries. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ... For other uses, see Sheffield (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Psalter Lane is one of the three campuses at Sheffield Hallam University. ... Collegiate Crescent is one of the three campuses at Sheffield Hallam University. ... Ecclesall today is a suburb and a parish in the City of Sheffield, England. ...


With more than 28,000 students, over 4,000 staff and 650 courses, the University is the country's sixth largest. The Research Assessment Exercise in 2001 placed SHU joint top amongst the newer universities. The Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) is an exercise undertaken every 5 years on behalf of the four UK higher education funding councils (HEFCE, SHEFC, HEFCW, DELNI) to evaluate the quality of research undertaken by British higher education institutions. ...


The university claims that one of its top priorities is promoting regional wealth creation through enterprise and knowledge transfer. This commitment is represented at strategic level via the Sheffield First Partnership – a high-level public, private and voluntary sector partnership which exists to develop and implement economic and social strategies for the city.

Contents

History

A view of the Surrey, Harmer and Owen Buildings.
A view of the Surrey, Harmer and Owen Buildings.

In 1843, as the industrial revolution gathered pace and Sheffield was on the verge of becoming the steel, tool and cutlery making capital of the world, the Sheffield School of Design was founded. For over a century it enjoyed a distinguished history as one of Britain’s top schools of art and design. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 568 pixels Full resolution (1024 × 727 pixel, file size: 160 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom Photographed by Bala Amavasai, August 2006 Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 568 pixels Full resolution (1024 × 727 pixel, file size: 160 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom Photographed by Bala Amavasai, August 2006 Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms...


In 1905, the City of Sheffield Training College 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—one of the first polytechnics in the United Kingdom. The term polytechnic, from the Greek πολύ polú meaning many and τεχνικός tekhnikós meaning arts, is commonly used in many countries to describe an institution that delivers vocational or technical education and training, other countries do not use the term and use alternative terminology. ...


In 1976, the Polytechnic absorbed the city’s two teacher training colleges, and was renamed Sheffield City Polytechnic.


In 1992, Sheffield City Polytechnic became a university with the right to award its own degrees, and was named Sheffield Hallam University. For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ...


In 2005, the university was reorganised into four large faculties (see below), including a new Faculty of Health and Wellbeing. At the same time, with the intention of further developing research and teaching, a new Clinical Academic Group was launched, and, in 2006, Sheffield Hallam University took over the teaching of nursing and midwifery from Sheffield University. Nursing is a profession focused on assisting individuals, families, and communities in attaining, re-attaining, and maintaining optimal health and functioning. ... // Midwifery is the term traditionally used to describe the art of assisting a woman through childbirth. ...


The new Faculty of Development and Society brings together the subject disciplines of education, humanities, the built environment, and geography, applied social sciences and law. The main emphasis is on 'people, places and spaces'.


Organisation

Faculties

The University's Owen Building, part of the City Campus on Arundel Gate.
The University's Owen Building, part of the City Campus on Arundel Gate.

Sheffield Hallam University is currently divided into four faculties: Image File history File links Sheffield_Hallam_University_-_Owen_Building_27-03-06. ... Image File history File links Sheffield_Hallam_University_-_Owen_Building_27-03-06. ...


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): Built Environment; Education; English; Geography and Environment; Housing, Planning & Urban Regeneration; Humanities; Law & Community Justice; and Social Sciences.


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.


Faculty of Organisation and Management (O&M): Business & Management; Facilities Management; Finance; Food & Nutrition; Language & Culture; Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure.


Research centres

In the bid to advance its research agenda, approximately 20 research centres have been formed, including the following which have had outstanding success in government research exercises, income generation and industrial co-operation:

  • Biomedical Research Centre - BMRC
  • Centre for Education Research & Social Inclusion - CERSI
  • Centre for Health and Social Care Research - hsc
  • Centre for Professional and Organisational Development - CPOD
  • Centre for Regional Economic & Social Research - CRESR
  • Centre for Sport and Exercise Science - CSES
  • Centre for Sustainable Consumption - CSC
  • Centre for Tourism, Leisure and Environmental Change- [1]
  • Culture, Communication and Computing Research Institute - C3RI
  • Facilities Management Graduate Centre (FMGC) http://www.shu.ac.uk/fmgc
  • Materials and Engineering Research Institute - MERI

Through these centres of excellence, a number of university spin-off companies were formed, including:

Lifelong Learning Network

Sheffield Hallam University is the lead partner for Higher Futures, the Lifelong Learning Network (LLN) for South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire and North Nottinghamshire. Higher Futures, established in 2006, is the Lifelong Learning Network (LLN) for South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire and North Nottinghamshire. ... Lifelong Learning Networks (LLNs) were a joint initiative in the UK between the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) and the former Department for Education and Skills (DfES). ...


Rankings

In university league tables Sheffield Hallam was ranked 80 from 120 by The Guardian, 80 from 109 by The Times, and 71 out of 119 by The Sunday Times (these being the most recent rankings in July 2007). For other uses, see Guardian. ... The Times is a national newspaper published daily in the United Kingdom (and the Kingdom of Great Britain before the United Kingdom existed) since 1788 when it was known as The Daily Universal Register. ... The Sunday Times is a Sunday broadsheet newspaper distributed in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, published by Times Newspapers Ltd, a subsidiary of News International which is in turn owned by News Corporation. ...


Sheffield Hallam was ranked 91st from 124 by the The Guardian in their analysis of the last Research Assessment Exercise (2001). For other uses, see Guardian. ...


It has been argued that teaching quality assessments are biased against post-92 universities, and a paper in the Quality in Higher Education journal suggested that if these biases were removed Sheffield Hallam would come first in a revised league table of teaching quality in English universities.[3]


Chancellor

Life peer and fertility expert Lord Winston was installed as Chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University in a ceremony at the Millennium Galleries on Friday 5 October 2001.[2] Professor Robert Winston Robert Maurice Lipson Winston, Baron Winston (born July 15, 1940) is a British scientist, politician, and television presenter. ... The Millennium Galleries is a new gallery opened in Sheffield City Centre located near the city library, Sheffield Hallam University, the citys theatre complex and the new Heart of the City complex. ...


Notable alumni

Entrance of Sheffield Hallam University at night.

See also Category:Alumni of Sheffield Hallam University. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 241 pixels Full resolution (4096 × 1234 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 241 pixels Full resolution (4096 × 1234 pixel, file size: 1. ...

Andy Akinwolere (born 30th November 1983 in Nigeria, moved to Birmingham, UK when he was eight years old) is a British television presenter, who began hosting the BBC television programme Blue Peter on 28 June 2006, and has the distinction of being its second ever black presenter, after Diane-Louise... For other uses, see Blue Peter (disambiguation). ... In 1993 Graham Barnfield began writing on cultural politics in the United States under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. ... Happy slapping is a fad in which an unsuspecting victim is attacked while an accomplice records the assault (commonly with a camera phone or a smartphone). ... The Right Honourable Richard Caborn, PC (born October 6, 1943) is a British politician for the Labour Party, and member of Parliament for Sheffield Central. ... Eric Dancer, CBE, was educated in Sheffield at King Edward VII School (photo) and Sheffield Polytechnic, where he was awarded a Diploma in Management Studies in 1965. ... David Mellor (born 1930) is a cutler and industrial designer. ... Martin Narey (b. ... The Perrier Comedy Award is a prestigious award for comedy, awarded to the best comedy show at the Edinburgh Fringe festival. ... Nicholas Wulstan Park, CBE (b. ... Wallace and Gromit Wallace and Gromit are the main characters in a series of three British animated short films, a series of ten short-animated sequences, and a feature-length film by Nick Park of Aardman Animations. ... Joakim Sundström (b. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Howard Wilkinson (born 13 November 1943 in Sheffield) is a former English football manager. ... some gay kid ... David Strettle is an English Rugby Union player who plays on the Wing for Harlequins and the England Sevens team. ... Sean Lamont (born 15 January 1981 in Perth) is a rugby union player who plays on the wing for Northampton Saints and Scotland. ... Stanley Royle (1888-1961) was a post-impressionist British landscape painter, who lived for most of his life in and around Sheffield and Canada. ...

Notable staff

Marina Lewycka (born 1946, Kiel) is a British writer of Ukrainian origin long resident in Sheffield, England. ... F. B. Pickering (Frederick Brian) is a British metallurgist who was born in Rotherham, near Sheffield. ...

See also

The University of Sheffield is a research university, located in Sheffield in South Yorkshire, England. ... Psalter Lane is one of the three campuses at Sheffield Hallam University. ... The National Centre for Popular Music was a museum in Sheffield, England for contemporary music and culture that was built largely with contributions from the National Lottery. ...

References

  1. ^ Key Facts. Sheffield Hallam University. Retrieved on 2007-05-24.
  2. ^ a b c d Table 0a - All students by institution, mode of study, level of study, gender and domicile 2005/06. Higher Education Statistics Agency online statistics. Retrieved on 2007-03-31.
  3. ^ Recounting the Scores: An Analysis of the QAA Subject Review Grades 1995-2001. Cited by Phil Baty in The Times Higher Education Supplement, 17 November 2006

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 144th day of the year (145th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) was established in 1993 by the UK higher education institutions as the central source for the collection and publication of higher education statistics in the United Kingdom. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 90th day of the year (91st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Times Higher Education Supplement, known as The Times Higher for short, is a newspaper based in London, United Kingdom, that reports specifically on issues related to education. ...

External links

Coordinates: 53.379105° N 1.464706° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Sheffield - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (4684 words)
Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough in the north of England.
From 1570 to 1584 Mary, Queen of Scots was held as a prisoner in Sheffield Castle and Sheffield Manor.
Sheffield is close to the Peak District National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty popular with both on- and off-road cyclists.
Sheffield Hallam University on Almondnet (275 words)
Sheffield Hallam University: Undergraduate and postgraduate full and part-time courses, research, consultancy and services for business.
University and the Trade Union reps to put together a list of FAQ's about the impact of the action upon students at Hallam...
Welcome to the University of Sheffield School of Nursing and Midwifery.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m