Sheffield Hallam University
| Sheffield Hallam University |
|Motto||Learn and Serve|
|One of the 1992 "new universities"|
Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) is a public research university in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. It is based on two sites; the City Campus is located in the city centre near Sheffield railway station, while the Collegiate Crescent Campus is about two miles away in the Broomhall Estate off Ecclesall Road in south-west Sheffield.
he university is the 11th largest university in the UK (out of 169) with 30,715 students (of whom 4,400 are international students), 4,494 staff and 708 courses.
Foundation and growth
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 following lobbying by artist Benjamin Haydon. The day-to-day running was controlled by the local council, whilst the Board of Trade in London appointed the head. Tuition began in a 60x40ft rented room off Glossop Road. In 1850 the School of Design was renamed Sheffield School of Art.
In 1905 the City of Sheffield Training College (later renamed Sheffield City College of Education) on Collegiate Crescent admitted its first 90 students. During the First World War, the Collegiate Hall was requisitioned by the War Office to create the 3rd Northern General Hospital, a facility for the Royal Army Medical Corps to treat military casualties.
In 1967 the Owen Building was constructed. Built in a functional 1960s design, it has since been modernised and comprehensively renovated with an atrium linking it to four adjacent buildings. In 1969 the Sheffield School of Design merged with the city's College of Technology to form Sheffield Polytechnic. In 1976 Sheffield Polytechnic merged with the city's two teacher training colleges (Sheffield City College and Totley Hall College) and was renamed Sheffield City Polytechnic. In 1987 Sheffield City Polytechnic became a founding member of the Northern Consortium.
University status to present day
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, with an emphasis on 'people, places and spaces', 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 Nelson Mandela Building, the former students' union building (when opened in 1978 was known as the Phoenix 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 now based at the Collegiate Crescent Campus. The following year the Psalter Lane campus (formerly the Sheffield College of Art) was closed, and the activities transferred to the City Campus. The £26 million energy-efficient Furnival Building opened in September (renamed Cantor Building in 2011 in recognition of a major donor to the university). The building, which includes teaching spaces and an art gallery has been described as "the impressive new entry point to the campus".
- Nazir Ahmed, Baron Ahmed, Labour Party Peer.
- Kid Acne, artist and musician
- Andy Akinwolere, TV presenter on Blue Peter
- Roma Babuniak, artist
- Graham Barnfield, pundit and happy slapping analyst
- Lee Blackett, Leeds Tykes rugby union player
- Peter Booth Australian modern bleak landscape painter.
- Richard Caborn, former Labour MP for Sheffield Central, and former Minister of Sport
- Andy Carthy, AKA Mr. Scruff, British DJ and artist
- Joanna Constantinidis, ceramist
- Eric Dancer, Lord Lieutenant of Devon
- Felicia Dorothea Kate Dover, 1870s student of Sheffield School of Art, and arsenic poisoner
- Richard O'Dwyer, TV Shack creator
- Graham Gristwood and Emily Benham, World Champions in Orienteering.
- Steven Hall, award-winning novelist
- Mark Herbert, (Film Studies 1991–94) film producer, and head of Sheffield-based Warp Films
- Stephanie Hill, classical-crossover singer and Miss England 2017
- Andrea Hirata, Indonesian Writer of "The Rainbow Troops"
- 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 union player
- Tom Meeten, comedian and actor
- David Mellor CBE, international designer and cutlery-maker
- Martin Narey, CEO of Barnardo's, and former Director General of the Prison Service
- Kim Noble and Stuart Silver, (Noble and Silver), comedians, winners of 2000 Perrier Award for best newcomer
- Bruce Oldfield OBE, fashion designer
- Nick Park CBE, animator, creator of Wallace and Gromit and Oscar winner
- Stanley Royle, 20th-century landscape artist
- Steve Peat, World Championship winning downhill mountain biker
- Kenneth Steel, artist and engraver
- David Strettle, Harlequins and England international rugby player
- Joakim Sundström, sound designer
- Leon Taylor, Olympic diver (silver medal)
- Andy Whitfield, actor best known for his role in TV drama Spartacus.
- James Whitworth, (English 1992–95) national cartoonist & writer: Private Eye, Prospect, Sheffield Star & Sheffield Telegraph. Author of DCI Miller crime novels.
- Howard Wilkinson, Football Association technical director, former Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday manager
- Reuben Wu, artist and musician
- Astrid Zydower, sculptor.
An Alumnus on Wikispooks
- Basford, John A School of Art is Beginning, From Sheffield Government School of Design to Sheffield Hallam University, Part 1 1843–1963, Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University, p. 3