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     The Sheffield Hallam University newsletter
                                   Autumn 2008
                                                  marks lofty return
                                                  of 80s pop icons
                                                  Behind the scenes at
                                                  Clearing
                                                  Enterprising students rise
                                                  to annual award challenge
                                                                                                                                                             In glorious summer sunshine against the
                                                                                                                                                             spectacular backdrop of Sheffield’s city skyline,
                                                                                                                                                             iconic 80s band Heaven 17 belted out a string
                                                                                                                                                             of their hits from the top of the University’s
                           Welcome to the autumn                                                                                                             Owen Building
welcome
                           edition of newview.
                           There’s been little let-up in activities across the
                           University community since the last edition of
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                                                                                                                                                             Heavens above for
                                                                                                                                                             University’s piece of
                           newview.

                           In a busy three months we have welcomed a
                           delegation of Asian ambassadors with foreign
                           minister Meg Munn, which you can read about on



                                                                                                                                                             pop history
                           page 6, we’ve hosted the prestigious international
                           Design Research Society conference, had the
                           iconic 80s Sheffield synthpop band Heaven 17
                           perform on the roof of the Owen Building (see
                           the cover and opposite page) and broadcast the
                           region’s most popular football phone-in radio show                                                p14                        p9
                           live from the Pennine Theatre.
                                                                                                                                                             The Sheffield band played their first home town gig in eight years in front of a small
                           With the Beijing Olympics just finished and the
                           Paralympics in full swing as we went to press,               In this issue...                                                     exclusive audience of competition winners 12 floors up on the roof, while the performance
                                                                                                                                                             was beamed down to a giant screen in Hallam Square.
                           newview has a round-up of all the University’s               Here are some of the highlights in your autumn newview...
                           involvement in the Games on pages 12 and 13,                                                                                      Around 2,000 gathered to watch the free performance, organised by the University as part
                           and catch up on our annual Enterprise Challenge                                                                                   of its FUS1ON campaign to celebrate the move of arts and creative studies students and
                           hopefuls on pages 14 and 15.                                 Vice-Chancellor officially opens the                                 staff from Psalter Lane to City Campus for the new academic year.
                                                                                        University’s office in India - P5                                    Described by the media as reminiscent of The Beatles’ legendary performance from the
                           In this special edition you’ll also find a map of our
                                                                                        A full scholarship is awarded to a postgraduate student to           roof of the Apple building in 1969, the Heaven 17 event was a warm-up for their sell-out
                           campuses to pull out and keep. Pin it on your wall
                                                                                        celebrate the opening                                                Steel City UK tour with fellow techno-pop pioneers and Sheffielders ABC and The Human
                           as a handy reference because no matter how long
                           you’ve worked here you can still get lost!                                                                                        League this autumn.
                                                                                        Don’t pass up the chance to give your views                          With the equally iconic Tinsley Cooling Towers (now demolished) and the listed Park Hill
                           We hope you enjoy this edition of newview. If you
                           have anything you’d like to contribute to the next           about the University - P7                                            Flats in the background, original Heaven 17 members Glen Gregory and Martyn Ware
                           edition - due just before Christmas - please contact         November sees the launch of the 2008 staff experience survey         treated the audience to an hour-long set
                           members of the editorial board on the numbers                which offers you the opportunity to influence real changes at        including such classics as ‘Temptation’,
                           below by the deadline of 7 November.                         Sheffield Hallam                                                     ‘Crushed by the Wheels of Industry’ and
                                                                                                                                                             ‘Let Me Go’.
                           Happy reading!
                                                                                        University announces its Honorary Doctors                            Twenty lucky competition winners were
                           The newview team                                                                                                                  given the once in a lifetime experience
                                                                                        for 2008 - P9
                                                                                                                                                             of joining the band on the roof to see the
                                                                                        Big names in music, law, broadcasting and business are among         show close up.
     newview’s editorial board                                                          those who will receive Honorary Degrees during November’s
                                                                                        graduation ceremonies                                                One of the winners was Travis Hallam from
     Corporate                     Facilities Directorate     Faculty of Development                                                                         Stannington. He said, ‘The gig was brilliant,
     Communications                Georgina Kersey            and Society
                                                                                                                                                             the setting was excellent and the weather
     Claire Casey
     0114 225 4187
                                   0114 225 5339
                                   g.kersey@shu.ac.uk
                                                              Maxine Greaves
                                                              0114 225 5774
                                                                                        Young businesses compete for University’s                            was red hot. The band were great and I
     c.casey@shu.ac.uk                                        m.j.greaves@shu.ac.uk     prestigious Enterprise Challenge - P14                               also had the chance to meet them after the
                                   Student and Academic
     The Enterprise Centre         Services                   Liz Lye                   Read about some of the innovative ideas that are heading for         show. There were great views across the
     Victoria Hainsworth           Julie Smith                0114 225 5658             future business success                                              city from the rooftop and I think this could
     0114 225 2091                 0114 225 4270              e.f.lye@shu.ac.uk                                                                              be a great springboard for other rooftop
     v.hainsworth@shu.ac.uk        julie.smith@shu.ac.uk
                                                                                                                                                             events in the city.’
     Human Resources               Finance
                                                              Faculty of Organisation
                                                              and Management            New campus map for all staff - P17
     Suzanne Duke                  Matthew Parkin             Elizabeth Owen            Get up to date on the University’s estates plan and cut-out and      Kay Moore, principal lecturer in the LTI,
     0114 225 4991                 0114 225 3911              0114 225 2872                                                                                  won her chance to go on the roof by
     s.duke@shu.ac.uk              m.parkin@shu.ac.uk         e.owen@shu.ac.uk          keep a new campus map for staff and students
                                                                                                                                                             entering a competition on the University
     Students’ Union               Learning and IT Services   Faculty of Arts,                                                                               website. She said, ‘All of us on the roof
     Lisa Watts                    Hazel Scott                Computing, Engineering    Design student Phil Bridge attracts worldwide                        felt very privileged to be there at such an
     0114 225 4144                 0114 225 3967              and Sciences
     l.j.watts@shu.ac.uk           h.scott@shu.ac.uk          Vicky Fillingham          interest in his concept bike - P22                                   intimate concert - brought home to us
                                                              0114 225 3703                                                                                  when the band played ‘Penthouse and
                                   Faculty of Health and      v.fillingham@shu.ac.uk    Phil’s ecological transport idea is among those that have
                                                                                                                                                             Pavement!’ Who needs Abbey Lane when
                                   Wellbeing                                            captured people’s imaginations following the Creative Spark
                                   Susan Dodd                 Kaye Burnett                                                                                   you’ve got Owen roof?’
                                                                                        exhibition
                                   0114 225 4386              0114 225 3125
                                   s.dodd@shu.ac.uk           k.burnett@shu.ac.uk                                                                            Win tickets to see Heaven 17 with ABC and
 2                                                                                                                                                           The Human League at Sheffield Arena on                                                      3
                                                                                                                                                             December 13. See page 23 for details.

     newview - autumn 2008
                                                                                                                                                  The University marked the official opening of
                                                                                                                                                  its office in India this summer by awarding a
                                                                                                                                                  full scholarship to a postgraduate student


    Award shortlist glitters with                                                                                                                 New office strengthens                                                                        Business-savvy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                students reach
    University talent                                                                                                                             links to India                                                                                out to Africa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Six Sheffield schools are raising money
                                                                                                                                                  Vice-Chancellor Professor Philip Jones travelled to New Delhi to make the presentation to
    Artists and designers who                                                                                                                     Siva Sankar who will begin his MA in International Broadcast Journalism this year.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                for health supplies in a remote region of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                southern Africa, with help from Sheffield
    learned their craft at Sheffield
                                                                                                                                                  Professor Jones met staff, students, VIPs and educational partners while presiding over       Hallam student volunteers and business
    Hallam are among 12 who                                                                                                                       the official opening ceremony which involved a press conference, ribbon cutting and           mentors.
    have been shortlisted for the                                                                                                                 reception.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Pupils from The City School, Chaucer
    prestigious Museums Sheffield                                                                                                                                                                                                               Business and Enterprise School, Myers
                                                                                                                                                  Sheffield Hallam has a long association with India, from where it recruits over 600
    National Metalwork Design                                                                                                                     students each year for a wide range of courses with high employability value.                 Grove, Springs Academy, Fir Vale and
    Awards.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Westfield Sports College will work with
                                                                                                                                                  There are many examples of Indian students starting successful careers as a result of their   University students and staff to set up their
                                                                                                                                                  postgraduate studies at Sheffield Hallam.                                                     own business ideas. All the profits made
    A panel including Corin Mellor - the son                                                                                                                                                                                                    will be used to help combat HIV and AIDS
    of Sheffield Hallam alumnus and designer         Martin Drury is another alumnus shortlisted    and shakudo bowl with silver inserts (above   For example, one studied for a Masters in International Hospitality Management and now        in an impoverished village community in
    David Mellor - decided on the finalists who      for his work entitled Sphere in Cube 1.        left).                                        owns and runs his own hotel chain in Bangalore, another gained a Masters in International     Lesotho.
    responded to the challenge to create bold,       He is a practising designer and maker in                                                     Business and Management and now works in the British High Commission in New Delhi,
    brave and innovative metalwork pieces.           London and Lincoln.                            The award, launched last year by the
                                                                                                                                                  another studied global business and now works in corporate social responsibility for          Student volunteers will work closely with
                                                                                                    Sheffield Galleries and Museums Trust, is
                                                                                                                                                  Cisco Systems UK.                                                                             the year 10 pupils to help set up and run
    Jeff Durber, a designer and lecturer in          Senior lecturer in metalwork and jewellery     a new national biennial event, sponsored
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the businesses as part of the ‘Kanyekanye’
    metalwork and jewellery at Sheffield             Cameron Maxfield has exhibited his work        by Yorkshire South Tourism with a £10,000     The University also has several partnership agreements with Indian institutions to carry      (meaning ‘all together’), project. They
    Hallam, is among those on the shortlist          across the UK. He is competing for this        prize. It is intended to promote, support     out joint research and exchange of staff and students, including with Christ University       will also teach them about the problems
    for his work entitled Connect, which is a        award with his Tea Bag Pot, a hand-raised      and celebrate innovation and excellence       Bangalore, Manipal University and the new Vidyalankar School of Information Technology.       of HIV, AIDS and poverty in Africa, while
    sterling silver and stainless steel vase for a   vessel mechanically suspended within a         in craftmanship for those working with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                experts from the Enterprise Centre will give
    dining table (above right).                      perforated mild steel cube cage.               metals.                                       University staff based in the India office will offer support with partnership development    business advice.
                                                                                                                                                  and collaborative provision as well as services for educational recruitment representatives
    Mark Constable is a Sheffield Hallam             Colin O’Dubhghaill is a research fellow        The winner will be announced in December      located throughout the country.                                                               Ken Dunn, assistant head teacher at The
    metalwork and jewellery degree graduate          at Sheffield Hallam and has worked as a        and all the pieces will be on display at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                City School, said, ‘We’re delighted to
    and has been shortlisted for his silver and      designer and exhibited work across the         Museums Sheffield Millennium Galleries        The new office will also organise visits for academic staff to meet prospective students      be working with Sheffield Hallam on the
    stainless steel corkscrew and stand. Mark        world. He hopes to win the award with his      during October.                               and to take part in conferences, guest lectures and presentations.                            Kanyekanye project. Together we can
    is a Master Blacksmith and has spent a lot       creation, Tulipiere Bowl, a patinated copper
                                                                                                                                                  Professor Jones said, ‘As our activities in India have developed it has become clear that     make a really positive impact in Lesotho
    of time in recent years working in America.                                                                                                                                                                                                 and on our young learners in Sheffield.’
                                                                                                                                                  we could not support our alumni, our potential students, the agents who represent us,
                                                                                                                                                  our partners and the development of research links without having a permanent presence        The businesses will run from November
                                                                                                                                                  here.
    Hallam flaunts its ‘family silver’ at special showcase                                                                                        ‘The opening of our office in Kasturba Gandhi Marg next door to the British Council is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2008 to February 2009, and the team
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                of pupils that makes the most money
                                                                                                                                                  a measure of our commitment to our work in India. We are sure that this will allow us to      will visit Lesotho. The trip will be
                                                                                                                                                  build closer ties with all of those we work with and make us more able to respond to the      organised alongside The City School’s
    The University is showing off some of its finest                        Other exhibits include a decorative bowl from the Civic Collection,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                existing Malealea project, which gives
                                                                            the Sheffield Assay Office Little Gems collection (2005-07), the      needs of the Indian student.
    silver commissions this autumn in a special city                        Enterprise Challenge trophy and the Millennium Punch Cup.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sheffield children the chance to work in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                underprivileged parts of southern Africa.
    centre exhibition.                                                                                                                            ‘We are also keen to develop faculty and student exchange programmes and explore
                                                                                                                                                  potential partnerships with industry both here in India and abroad to enhance employment
                                                                                                                                                  opportunities for our graduates.’                                                             Dawn Yates from Hallam Volunteering said,
    Fine Design at Hallam is the name given to the exhibition which                                                                                                                                                                             ‘This is a great opportunity for students to
    will display a number of pieces that were designed and made by                                                                                                                                                                              develop their skills and gain experience
    Sheffield Hallam students, graduates and lecturers over the last                                                                                                                                                                            of enterprise, health and wellbeing, youth
    few years.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  inclusion and global poverty. We’re working
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                with over 150 school pupils to raise money
    The exhibition, at St Paul’s Mercure Hotel from 14 November, is                                                                                                                                                                             to fight the global battle against HIV, AIDS
    being held as part of the University’s FUS1ON campaign - a series                                                                                                                                                                           and poverty.’
    of events which began in the spring to celebrate the move to City
    Campus of staff and students from Psalter Lane.                                                                                                                                                                                             Lesotho, known as ‘the kingdom in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                sky’ because it is so mountainous, has
    Among the exhibits will be the spectacular St Leger horseracing                                                                                                                                                                             one of the world’s highest rates of HIV/
    trophy (pictured) designed and made by a team led by senior                                                                                                                                                                                 AIDS infection. The current average life
    lecturer Chris Knight, and the silver Yorkshire Rose brooch that                                                                                                                                                                            expectancy is estimated by UNICEF to
    was commissioned as a gift for the Indian ‘Bollywood’ Film Awards                                                                                                                                                                           be 35 years. Poverty is widespread, with
                                                                                                                                                   Vice-Chancellor Professor Philip Jones held
    held in the county last year.                                                                                                                                                                                                               the UN describing 40 per cent of the
                                                                                                                                                   a press conference and officially opened the
                                                                                                                                                   India Office.                                                                                population as ‘ultra-poor’.

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    news and views
                                                           Foreign Office Minister and Sheffield MP
                                                           Meg Munn brought a delegation of South
                                                         East Asian ambassadors to visit Health and
                                                               Wellbeing’s Robert Winston Building

    Diplomats’ visit could boost                                                                                                                        Your invitation to                                                                              Give your views
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        on internal
    overseas opportunities                                                                                                                              influence change at                                                                             communications

    The high-ranking visitors from embassies in London including
                                                                                                                                                        work                                                                                            The University is seeking the views of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        staff about how they communicate with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        management and each other as part of
    Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines, were                                                                                                                                                                                    an audit of communication tools and
                                                                                                                                                        A new survey will be launched in November to gauge the                                          processes.
    shown some of the faculty’s teaching facilities and had lunch                                                                                       thoughts, experiences and ideas of staff that can feed directly
    with students, academics and members of the executive.                                                                                              into local action plans.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The views of staff on how they receive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        information and what they think of existing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        methods such as briefings and newsletters
    The visit was arranged as part of a tour of the city hosted by Meg. It follows her ministerial
                                                                                                                                                        The Staff Opinion Survey will be conducted every two years and promises to report               will be used to enhance and improve the
    visit a few weeks earlier to Malaysia, where she met the Principal of Tunku Abdul Rahman
                                                                                                                                                        findings and issues that will also influence a University-wide action plan.                     flow of information and opportunity for
    College from where hundreds of students come to Sheffield Hallam each summer to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        feedback right across the University.
    complete their degrees.                                                                                                                             The Work Foundation has been commissioned to carry out the survey. It is a not-for-profit
                                                                                                                                                        organisation with extensive experience of working in the Higher Education sector.               People are being encouraged to complete
    The Minister said that she was impressed with the long and successful relationship
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        a short online survey published in the
    between TAR College and the University and was keen to encourage more educational                                                                   The 2008 survey also marks a change in approach from previous surveys. Consultation             fortnightly staff e-newsletter eview. Paper
    collaboration overseas.                                                                                                                             activities have taken place throughout the spring and summer giving staff the opportunity       copies have been circulated to all members
                                                                                                                                                        to influence the survey content and the way the process is managed.                             of staff not on e-mail.
    Pro Vice-Chancellor for Academic Development, Professor Philip Garrahan, gave the
    visitors a short presentation outlining the University’s existing international partnerships                                                        The survey will be available to complete by all staff online with paper copies distributed to   Please go to http://extra.shu.ac.uk/survey/
    and the opportunities for collaboration between Sheffield Hallam and other South East                                                               all those not on email. The way the survey will be structured will ensure that you only have    internalcomms08/ to give your views on
    Asian nations.                                                                                                                                      to see and answer the questions relevant to you.                                                internal communications by the deadline of
    He said, ‘Sheffield Hallam is continually expanding its international partnerships and                                                                                                                                                              30 September.
                                                                                                                                                        The report on the survey’s findings will be available and published for staff in the New
    we take a real pride in the students that join it. Our commitment to excellence and                                                                 Year. Progress will be monitored regularly and available to all staff as well as informing      And as a thank you for taking part, you
    educational opportunities means that we work hard to cultivate relationships with other                                                             reports for the Employment Committee and the University Executive.                              could win a digital camera, a portable DAB
    institutions that have equally excellent reputations.’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        digital radio or a £30 Debenhams shopping
                                                                                                                                                        As well as carrying out the survey and reporting its findings, The Work Foundation is           voucher.

    International tea party with former Lord Mayor
                                                                                                                                                        available to support faculties and departments in drawing up their action plans.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Please be assured that this survey is
                                                                                                                                                        Phill Dixon, acting Director of HR said, ‘The survey is considered a very important source      completely confidential, no one will be able
                                                                                                                                                        of information about how staff feel about working at Sheffield Hallam. Its ultimate aim is
    By Victoria Butterworth                                                                                                                                                                                                                             to identify you from your responses.
                                                                                                                                                        to drive improvements in staff experience which will clearly have a positive impact on the
    International students had lunch with a former Lord Mayor of             Hajar Fatorachian who is studying for an MA in Business                    student experience.’                                                                            For your chance to win, simply provide your
    Sheffield as part of a new scheme to bring communities together          Administration said, ‘I love Sheffield because I can be calm or                                                                                                            contact details at the end of the survey.
                                                                                                                                                        For further details please contact Chris Turgoose, HR Employee Wellbeing Coordinator on         Three names will be drawn at random
    in the city.                                                             have a really lively life, there are friendly people and their accent is
                                                                                                                                                        ext 6159 or c.turgoose@shu.ac.uk                                                                from the questionnaires submitted by the
                                                                             easy to understand.’
    Hajar Fatorachian and Hadi Kazemi, a husband and wife from                                                                                                                                                                                          closing date. Prize draw entry details will
    Iran, went to the home of Councillor Mike Pye as part of the new         If you’d like to host an international student for a couple of hours                                                                                                       be separated from your feedback.
    Local Friends project. Councillor Pye nominated himself to be the        or for the day please contact Andrew Bromley at localfriends@shu.
    first person to host an international student through the Sheffield      ac.uk or phone 0114 225 4127.                                                                                                                                              Competition winners will be named in
    Hallam project.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     eview and newview.

    Councillor Pye said, ‘Anything that brings people together and
    shares understanding benefits the local community. If you have a                                                                                    Improving the assessment experience for students and staff
    look at the two universities in Sheffield we have 40,000 students
                                                                                                                                                        The University is implementing revised          enabling developments and greater               students’ results into progression and
    here from all over the country, and up to 8,000 international
                                                                                                                                                        arrangements to improve the quality of the      flexibility in academic practice. The           awards outcomes. This work is due to go
    students, that can only benefit the local people if they know what’s
                                                                                                                                                        assessment experience for students and          programme also supports TALI principles         live in December.
    going on.’
                                                                                                                                                        staff.                                          of learner-focused practices which support
                                                                                                                                                                                                        student engagement and attainment.’             The new regulations apply to students
    Andrew Bromley is the founder of the project and works in SAS.
                                                                                                                                                        Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Philip                                                            enrolling from this month and Assessment
    He said, ‘It puts international students at Sheffield Hallam in touch
                                                                                                                                                        Garrahan, who heads the Assessment              A lot of preparatory work for 2008-09 has       Boards from 1 January 2009. Assessments
    with local people to help them experience our way of life. It’s open
                                                                                                                                                        Programme, says the changes will bring          already been completed. The considerable        relating to learning in 2007-08 or earlier
    to anyone in Sheffield, and we hope we can forge international
                                                                                                                                                        significant benefits, ‘especially in terms      pedagogic thinking carried out by module        will be covered by the old regulations and
    friendships and widen understanding of different cultures. It’s
                                                                                                                                                        of improved student engagement with             teams in faculties has been collated and        procedures.
    a great way for the University’s international students to learn
                                                                                                                                                        learning and better progression and             will be used to set up local and central
    more about local customs, taste Yorkshire food, and experience                                                                                                                                                                                      More detailed information can be found at
                                                                                                                                                        achievement.                                    assessment processes and systems. Along
    traditional celebrations.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           https://staff.shu.ac.uk/sas/asqe/awards_
                                                                                                                                                                                                        with the new regulations, this information
                                                                                                                                                        He said, ‘The new assessment regulations        culminates in the development of                and_regulatory_frameworks/assessment_
    Andrew added that the scheme could be a great way for local
6                                                                                                                                                       provide a framework that is fit-for-purpose,    assessment board reports, which translate       regulations.asp                                7
    people to benefit perhaps by being able to practice a foreign
                                                                                                                                                        clear, consistent and student-centred,
    language in the company of their overseas guests.
    news and views
                                                        Clearing can be a difficult time for students,                                             Twelve people who have excelled in
                                                       but as the University welcomes September’s                                                  their chosen professions will join the
                                                       new intake, spare a thought for the 150 staff                                               Sheffield Hallam roll of honour during
                                                           who work through the summer to ensure                                                   this year’s graduation ceremonies when
                                                         everything runs smoothly. Katie Whitehurst
                                                                         takes us behind the scenes
                                                                                                                                                   they accept their honorary degrees.

    Clearing the way for hundreds of                                                                                                               Sheffield Hallam’s
    students
    Confirmation of results
                                                                                                                                                   honorary doctors for 2008
    starts on the Sunday prior to
    clearing with the Admissions                                                                                                                   Top musician Richard Hawley, the country’s leading nurse
    Team, academic staff and SI                                                                                                                    Christine Beasley and broadcaster and equality champion Trevor
    colleagues all working hard to                                                                                                                 Phillips are among those who have accepted their invitations to
    ensure decisions get to UCAS                                                                                                                   receive honorary doctorates from Sheffield Hallam.
    in time for A level results day.
                                                                                                                                                   They are joined by Yorkshireman and celebrity chef Brian Turner, successful local
                                                                                                                                                   businesswoman Emma Harrison, industrialist Lord Broers and TV political editor Adam
    Carol Grayson, head of Outreach and UK
                                                                                                                                                   Boulton.
    Recruitment Services, plays a key role in
    the clearing process. She explains, ‘The          ‘There is also a lot of extra work behind                                                    Others who will take to the stage after being nominated by University members of staff
    busiest time for staff working on clearing        the scenes. Facilities lays on extra post        Clearing facts                              are science educator professor John Holman, former director of Sheffield’s Education
    is the morning students open their results.       rounds to ensure all the offers are delivered                                                Services, Jonathan Crossley-Holland, mountaineer and author Stephen Venables,
    This is a critical period but there is an awful                                                    • it takes over 150 staff to make
                                                      first class, and once the offers are made,                                                   champion downhill mountain bike racer Steve Peat, and lawyer Michael Jelly.
    lot more to clearing than results day.                                                               Clearing happen every year
                                                      Accommodation Services’ work begins to
                                                      find the students the right place to live in                                                 Sheffield Hallam’s Chancellor Professor the Lord Winston, will be attending a number of
    ‘In terms of preparation, technically,                                                             • ten staff visit key partnership schools
                                                      Sheffield.’                                                                                  the ceremonies being held at Sheffield City Hall from 10 to 21 November.
    everything must be working perfectly,                                                                to reach out to students on results
    such as the phones and the computers,                                                                day
                                                      Planning for clearing begins as far back
    and that’s not to mention the logistics.          as January, with the Clearing Hotline            • in 2007 the clearing and confirmation
    Ensuring everything runs seamlessly takes         remaining open until August bank holiday.          hotline took over 5000 calls
    a great deal of work from many different          The hotline then hands over to a service
    departments including the switchboard,
    Student and Academic Services, LITS,
                                                      called Clearing Plus which has a team            • 365 calls were taken through Clearing     Richard Hawley                                                           Dame Christine Beasley CBE
                                                      of dedicated operators who continue                Plus
    Facilities and the faculty admissions             recruiting students up to, and sometimes                                                                                Richard is a proud Sheffielder who                                     Christine was appointed the
    tutors.’                                          beyond, enrolment.                               • 43 per cent of the calls were                                        started performing and touring with                                    government’s Chief Nursing Officer in
                                                                                                         converted to students accepting a                                    various bands from the age of 14                                       2004 and is the director general in the
    However, it is not just Sheffield Hallam staff    Clearing is not all about missed grades            place at Sheffield Hallam                                            and was a founder member of 1980s                                      Department of Health for Professional
    hard at work. Student ambassadors offer           and Clearing Plus provides advice and                                                                                   Sheffield band Pulp.                                                   Leadership and for Partnerships for
    applicants a unique perspective, giving           information to students who want to spend        • clearing moved to a new location this
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Children, Families and Maternity. She
    them the benefit of their own experience of       time re-thinking their course or chosen            year on Owen level 3                                                 His music strongly conveys the theme                                   is also the lead director for Reducing
    both University and the clearing process.         university. The service recruited an extra                                                                              of his home city and the history, vision,                              Health Associated Infections and the
    Thirty-five ambassadors cover the phones          101 students last year - many of whom had                                                                               sounds and ambience of Sheffield are
    in the clearing hotline call centre, while        either started a course at another university
                                                                                                      2008 success                                                            strongly evoked in many tracks. His solo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Cleaner Hospitals Programme.
    a further five act as ‘runners’, ferrying         and wanted to change, or visited Sheffield                                                                              album titles all relate to Sheffield - Late                               Before becoming CNO, Christine
                                                                                                      This year’s Clearing was very successful
    information back and forth to admissions          Hallam and decided it was the right choice                                                                              Night Final (a reference to the shouts                                    held a range of senior posts with a
                                                                                                      and, with far fewer places to fill than in
    tutors in an adjoining call centre.               for them.                                                                                    of the city’s street newspaper sellers), Lowedges (a suburb of           broad experience of policy development, leadership and general
                                                                                                      previous years, the indications are that
                                                                                                      most will now be filled.                     Sheffield), Coles Corner (a traditional meeting place in the city        management. She established the London Standing Conference,
    Carol’s team are always in attendance to          Carol says, ‘Once all the students are                                                       centre) which was nominated for the 2006 Mercury Prize, and              engaging nurses across the capital in leading service improvement
    supervise these hives of activity and take        settled in there is a thorough evaluation       The University has exceeded its targets      Lady’s Bridge (the famous city centre bridge over the River Don).        and contributing to improvements in clinical practice across
    control of any difficult calls.                   process to undertake. This begins in            in all Faculties, which is thanks to the                                                                              the country. Christine delivered Sheffield Hallam’s first annual
                                                      November and before you know it, we’re          combined efforts of many departments         Since turning solo, Richard has supported musical greats on              Westfield Health lecture in 2007.
    She says, ‘By the following Monday things         planning for next year!’                        working together. This includes partner      world tours including Nancy Sinatra and REM. He has helped
    have usually calmed down but everybody
                                                                                                      work with key feeder schools and colleges,   significantly to put Sheffield on the map, spreading its name and        Continued overpage
    works incredibly hard and the Admissions
                                                                                                      course re-design in some cases, and          reputation across the world while creating a niche in the music
    Team work again through the weekend to
                                                                                                      successful marketing, research and           market for himself by returning to a swing and dancehall style,
    make sure any offers are processed and
                                                                                                      media activities including open days and     appealing to audiences of all ages.
    UCAS is kept updated.
                                                                                                      promotion of the city of Sheffield through
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                                                                                                      the website and University events.

    news and views                                                                                                                                 feature - honorary doctors 2008
     Trevor Phillips OBE                            Emma Harrison                                   He is on the board of directors of Vodafone     became Salters Professor of Chemical            Stephen Venables                                The former Ecclesfield Comprehensive
                                                                                                    and of RJ Mears LLC. In 2004 he joined          Education and director of the Science                                                           pupil trains hard for the racing season
                                Trevor began                                    Emma grew up        the board of Plastic Logic as non-executive     Curriculum Centre at the University of York.                                                    during which time he is also trying to get a
                                his career in                                   in Sheffield and,   chairman and in December of the same                                                                                     Stephen is a           Steve Peat academy off the ground so he
                                broadcast                                       after graduating    year became chairman of the House of            Here he taught chemistry at undergraduate                                successful British     can put something back into the sport he
                                journalism in                                   with a degree       Lords Science and Technology Committee.         level and directed a number of innovative                                mountaineer and        loves and teach others.
                                1980 when he                                    in mechanical       In the same year he was made a life peer        curriculum development initiatives                                       writer who in 1988
                                joined London                                   engineering         for his contribution to engineering and         including Twentyfirstcentury Science.                                    became the first
                                Weekend                                         from Bradford,      higher education.
                                                                                                                                                    In 2004 he became director of the National
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Briton to ascend       Michael Jelly
                                Television as a                                 she took over                                                                                                                                the summit of
                                                                                                                                                    Science Learning Centre in York which is                                 Mount Everest                                     In a career
                                researcher for                                  her father’s
                                                                                                                                                    dedicated to the professional development
                                current affairs                                 Sheffield-          Adam Boulton                                    of science teachers. In 2006 he was
                                                                                                                                                                                                    without bottled oxygen. He has climbed                                     spanning 40
                                series Skin.                                    based training                                                                                                      new routes on several other Himalayan                                      years, Michael
                                                                                                                              Adam is Sky TV’s      seconded half-time to the government’s          peaks and has made first ascents in Peru,                                  Jelly has
                                He went on to                                   agency, ITA,
                                                                                                                              political editor      Department for Education and Skills             Bolivia, Patagonia and South Georgia.                                      established
     produce the documentary series Black on        which provided training and employment
                                                                                                                              with a long and       as national director of STEM (Science,          Stephen has appeared in several television                                 himself as one
     Black and the history series The Making of     opportunities for workers made redundant
                                                                                                                              distinguished         Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).          documentaries and appears in the IMAX                                      of Sheffield’s
     Britain before becoming a reporter on This     in the declining steel industry.
     Week. While editing and presenting The                                                                                   career in                                                             film Shackleton’s Antarctic Adventure.                                     best known
     London Programme, he became head of            In 1991 she diversified and founded A4e,                                  journalism, and                                                       He is currently the president of the South                                 commercial
     Current Affairs at LWT in 1992.                which offers employment placement,                                        broadcast media       Jonathan Crossley-                              Georgia Association and the Alpine Club.                                   lawyers.
                                                    welfare, education, training and business                                 in particular.        Holland                                         Stephen was also the father of the only                                    Michael joined
     He has chaired the Greater London              support to the public and private sectors.
     Assembly and is vice-president of the          A4e has helped over a million people                                        He was political                             Jonathan               known child in the UK to suffer both autism                                Kershaw Tudor
     Royal Television Society. He was appointed     improve their circumstances and realise                                     editor at TV-am                              Crossley-              and leukaemia. He died aged 12 and is                                      in 1971 where he
     chair of the Commission for Racial Equality    their potential.                                                            before moving                                Holland was            the subject of Stephen’s tenth book Ollie,      helped to develop its commercial practice
     in 2003 which was replaced by the Equality                                                     to Sky as a founding member of its news                                  the executive          published in 2006.                              before being appointed as senior partner
     and Human Rights Commission. Trevor            Emma is a mentor and supporter of many          team. He currently presents the Sunday                                   director of                                                            in 1986. During this time he was also
                                                    small businesses and sits as a non-             Live programme and PMQs on Wednesday                                                            The stories of Stephen’s travels have           appointed as the UK chair of Eurojuris, a
     visited Sheffield Hallam last year to talk                                                                                                                              Sheffield City
                                                    executive on the Board of the Institute of      evenings. He is a winner of the Royal                                                           enthralled audiences at his lectures all        group of some 500 law firms operating
     publicly about the work of the EHRC at the                                                                                                                              Council for 11
                                                    Directors. She is a champion for women          Television Society’s Judges’ Award and                                                          over the world. He has written for national     throughout Europe. In 1994 Kershaw Tudor
     first in an annual series of law lectures in                                                                                                                            years, eight
                                                    entrepreneurs everywhere and she has won        his Sunday programme has been voted                                                             newspapers and specialist publications          merged with Irwin Mitchell and he became
     partnership with DLA Piper.                                                                                                                                             of which were
                                                    many business awards and honours for her        Current Affairs Show of the Year. Adam has                                                      and his first book, Painted Mountains,          Head of Corporate Services, establishing
                                                                                                                                                                             spent in charge
                                                    work. She is also chair of the NSPCC’s Full     presented live political specials from South                                                    won the 1986 Boardman Tasker prize for          the organisation’s commercial practice to
                                                                                                                                                                             of education
                                                                                                                                                                                                    mountain literature.
     Brian Turner CBE                               Stop appeal.                                    Africa, the USA, France and Israel as well                               services and                                                           counsel businesses, institutions and public
                                                                                                    from across the UK. His interviewees range                               three in charge of                                                     bodies. In 2005 Michael stepped down as a
                               Brian Turner is                                                      from Tony Blair, Al Gore and Margaret           children and young people’s services.                                                           partner and became a consultant.
                               one of Britain’s     Lord Broers                                     Thatcher to Jane Fonda, Woody Allen and                                                         Steve Peat
                               most successful                                                      Spike Lee.                                      He is widely credited as having helped                                                          Throughout his career, Michael has
                                                                                Lord Broers is                                                                                                                                Steve Peat is a       been closely involved in advising higher
                               and well known                                                                                                       transform Sheffield City Council, its
                                                                                a distinguished     During his successful career, Adam has                                                                                    world champion        education bodies in and around Sheffield,
                               chefs. In addition                                                                                                   services and its contribution to the
                                                                                engineer who        contributed to many newspapers and                                                                                        downhill              including the Regional Centre for Yorkshire
                               to running                                                                                                           regeneration of the city.
                                                                                spent nearly        magazines as well as pursuing his thirst                                                                                  mountain biker        and the Humber which was based at
                               highly respected
                                                                                20 years of         for knowledge with masters’ degrees             Sheffield’s children’s services have been                                 who hails from        Sheffield Hallam University.
                               restaurants
                                                                                his career in       from Oxford and John Hopkins University,        rated by Ofsted as being among the best of                                Sheffield where
                               across the UK
                                                                                research with       Washington DC.                                  any of the core cities and in the top 25 per                              he still lives with   He has also worked with various charities
                               he has become
                                                                                IBM in the USA.                                                     cent of all local authorities.                                            his family.           in Sheffield including the Billy Ibberson
                               a successful
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Trust, the Mayfield Valley Arts Trust and
                               television
     personality, appearing regularly on Ready
                                                                                 When he            Professor John Holman                           After a teaching career which began                                       The 34-year-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              old has won
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    South Yorkshire People United Against
                                                                                 arrived back                                                       in the late 1970s, Jonathan moved to                                                            Crime which was set up some 12 years ago
     Steady Cook, This Morning, Saturday                                                                                                                                                                                      two world
                                                                                 in Cambridge                              Professor Holman         East Sussex County Council in 1982                                                              and which continues to complement the
     Cooks and Saturday Kitchen.                                                                                                                                                                    championships, seven British
                                                    as Professor of Electrical Engineering,                                is one of the            as a professional assistant and then to                                                         work of South Yorkshire Police to reduce
                                                    he set up a nanofabrication laboratory to                              UK’s most widely         Hertfordshire County Council in 1986            championships, two European                     criminal activity.
     Born and trained in West Yorkshire, Brian
                                                    extend the technology of miniaturisation                               respected science        where he became the deputy director of          championships and has had 14 World Cup
     has worked in some of Europe’s most
                                                    to the atomic scale. He also developed                                 educators, with          education.                                      wins in his chosen sport.
     prestigious hotels and restaurants including
     the Savoy Grill and Simpsons in the Strand.    his research on using electrons, X-rays                                a major hand in
                                                                                                                                                    He has a very varied and rich experience        In the 2008 summer season alone Steve
                                                    and ultra-violet light in microscopy and on                            many of the most
                                                                                                                                                    of different local authorities, of government   clocked up seven awards, including British
     Despite his hectic schedule, Brian still       making microelectronic components.                                     influential curriculum
                                                                                                                                                    policy and its implementation and of            National Champion, as he travelled the
     manages to be heavily committed to                                                                                    development
                                                    Alec Broers has served on numerous                                                              the current children and young people’s         world competing.
     various charities. He has written several                                                                             schemes of the past
     cookery books and belongs to many              national and international committees and                              25 years.                agenda.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Steve has been riding since he was three,
     associations including the Academy of          was a member of the government’s Council
                                                                                                                                                    Among his many board memberships,               starting on BMX bikes before graduating
     Culinary Arts of which he is currently the     for Science and Technology. He was              He taught chemistry in a number of
                                                                                                                                                    Jonathan is an education adviser to             to mountain bikes. He started racing at the
     president.                                     elected to the Royal Society in 1986, to        secondary schools and has written
                                                                                                                                                    the BBC and has served on a variety of          age of 19 and says his biggest influence
                                                    The Royal Academy of Engineering in 1985        numerous science books for schools.
                                                                                                                                                    Government working parties and advisory         were his brothers along with other
                                                    and became a foreign member of the US
                                                                                                    In 1994 he became head of Watford               groups.                                         professional racers.
10                                                  National Academy of Engineering in 1994.                                                                                                                                                                                                       11
                                                                                                    Grammar School for Boys then in 2000

     feature - honorary doctors 2008
                                                            There’s been more than a little activity around the Beijing
                                                          Olympic Games at Sheffield Hallam - student reporters and
                                                        sports scientists alike have been placed in demand and in the
                                                                            media spotlight, as Claire Casey discovers.



     The Olympic experience

     Our man in Beijing                            and rowing competitions and interviewing       Gilroy from Barnsley, who was representing
                                                   athletes.                                      Britain at this year’s games.
     Sports economist Professor Chris Gratton
     was invited to take part in a series of       Some of the students were sending              Chaired by BBC Radio Sheffield’s Sports
     special live TV programmes in China to        blogs back home to radio stations, local       Editor Paul Walker, the debate was
     mark the 50-day countdown to the start of     newspapers and websites around the             broadcast on the eve of the Beijing games.
     the games on                                  country to describe their experiences day
                                                   by day.                                        Two of the University’s leading academics
     08-08-08.
                                                                                                  also gave public lectures on the Olympic
     Professor Gratton, director of the            David Stevenson’s blog featured regularly      theme.
     University’s Sport Industry Research          on BBC Radio Sheffield and its website.
                                                   On 4 August, he wrote, ‘... I know that in     Professor Simon Shibli’s correct
     Centre, appeared on China Central
                                                   England there have been reports published      predictions that China would take the most
     Television, the country’s major
                                                   about the smog surrounding Beijing and         gold medals at the Games were reported
     broadcaster, to discuss the economic
                                                   that China has not met demands on cutting      by news agencies and newspapers across
     benefits of hosting the games.
                                                   air pollution. However, I have not been able   the world including the Wall Street Journal    He said, ‘The UK’s best performance since
                                                                                                                                                 1948 is the three gold medals won by
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Another UK first in                         Clockwise from top left – David Stevenson,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              student reporters, Steve Haake, Simon
                                                   to read these reports fully. What I can say    and Le Monde.
     The International Olympic Committee (IOC)
     of the Beijing Office decided to mark the     is that whilst I have been here some days
                                                                                                                                                 women in Sydney in 2000. There are some
                                                                                                                                                 positive signs emerging from women’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                  China                                       Shibli, Brian Littlejohn, BBC Radio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sheffield’s Olympic ‘Any Questions’ panel
                                                                                                  In his first professorial lecture and on
     run-up to the games with the programmes,      are better than others. On Saturday the sun
                                                                                                  the eve of the games, the director of the      sport in the UK notably in cycling, rowing
     which included senior members of the          was shining, we played football, badminton                                                                                                     Brian Littlejohn is the only water polo
                                                                                                  University’s Sport Industry Research           and sailing. Nevertheless we have much
     IOC, leading scholars and experts from        and the skies were blue.’                                                                                                                      referee from the UK to be invited to
                                                                                                  Centre said, ‘ What we are witnessing          to learn from China whose female athletes
     across the world, leading the debate on the                                                                                                                                                  officiate at the Beijing Olympics.
                                                   David described how secure the games           here can realistically be described as a       consistently outperform their male peers.’
     Olympic economy.
                                                   were, ‘When we leave our University            ‘global sporting arms race’. Increasing                                                         The research funding coordinator
                                                                                                  numbers of nations are chasing the glory       Professor Steve Haake feels Sheffield will
     The programmes were broadcast on              campus we have to take our Olympic                                                                                                             at Sheffield Hallam has represented
                                                                                                  of international sporting success and China    lead the way for athletes in the run-up to
     CCTV2, China’s dedicated economic             accreditation pass to get in and out past                                                                                                      Scotland and Great Britain in the
                                                                                                  is setting new precedents in terms of          the 2012 games, not only because it offers
     channel, which has an audience of more        the guards. If I am going to work on the                                                                                                       sport himself and has been refereeing
                                                                                                  identifying and developing sporting talent.    some of the best training facilities in the
     than 12 million.                              tube, there are random security checks and                                                                                                     internationally since 1997.
                                                                                                                                                 country but also because it is a centre of
                                                   when you get to your desired destination
                                                                                                  ‘Given China’s rate of improvement, the        sports engineering expertise.                    Brian, who is a member of Sheffield
     As Professor of Sport Economics,              you may be frisked again. Hopefully
     Professor Gratton has made several                                                           benefit of home advantage and the scale                                                         Water Polo Club, says though Team
                                                   this puts into context the tight security                                                     Professor Haake is Sheffield Hallam’s
     visits to China and has been working with                                                    of investment being made in its elite                                                           GB failed to qualify for Beijing 2008, he
                                                   measures to ensure hassle-free games...’                                                      head of Sports Engineering Research
     leading academics at Renmin University                                                       sport system, it is an entirely reasonable                                                      believes Britain is slowly catching up
                                                                                                  expectation for China to top the final         and technical director of the sports
     to develop joint research around the          Half the students were due to remain                                                                                                           with the rest of Europe in the sport.
                                                                                                  medals table.’                                 development organisation SportsPulse.
     economic impact on cities of major events     in China for the Paralympics being held
     like the Olympics.                            directly after the Olympics. They were to                                                                                                      ‘Funding for international water polo
                                                                                                  Professor Shibli added that China had          He said, ‘The city has an athletic legacy
                                                   be joined by new Student Union president                                                                                                       in the UK has only recently kicked
                                                                                                  made success in the Beijing Olympic            which started from hosting the World
     He said, ‘I was delighted to take part in     Russell Swannack who was selected to                                                                                                           in, and Team GB is getting there.
                                                                                                  Games a matter of Government policy and        Student Games in 1991. There are many
     this televised discussion. Sheffield Hallam   be part of the British Council’s Young                                                                                                         We’re still a way behind some of the
                                                                                                  to that end it had invested nearly £8bn        equipment manufacturers in the region
     has increasing links with our partners in     Advocates scheme, helping to train                                                                                                             Eastern European men’s teams, and
                                                                                                  on the wages of athletes and coaches,          that have built on that legacy. On top of
     China, and this was another significant       disabled and able-bodied young people                                                                                                          the Americans and Australians when it
                                                                                                  improved training facilities and providing     that, the facilities here are some of the best
     opportunity to strengthen those links.’       from around the world and promote sport                                                                                                        comes to the women. But we should be
                                                                                                  state-of-the-art equipment.                    in the country, and there is some really
                                                   for everyone.                                                                                                                                  ready for 2012.’
                                                                                                                                                 important work being done by the region’s
     Reporting on the games                                                                                                                      sport engineers and sport scientists.’           With 12 men’s and eight women’s
                                                   Build-up to the competition                    All eyes on London
     It was Renmin University that endorsed                                                                                                                                                       teams competing it is a full schedule of
                                                                                                  So will Britain’s investment in the London     Professor Haake’s team has recently been
     Sheffield Hallam’s successful bid to get      In the run-up to the start of the Olympic                                                                                                      matches. The last time a British referee
                                                                                                  games in four years’ time pay off in the       awarded ‘Centre of Excellence’ status
     24 journalism students out to the Beijing     Games, the University hosted a number of                                                                                                       officiated in water polo at an Olympic
                                                                                                  medals table? The stated ‘ultimate goal’ is    by UK Sport which he says means that
     games to work in the Olympic media office     Olympic themed public events including                                                                                                         Games was in Barcelona in 1992.
                                                                                                  to achieve fourth place in 2012 as we did in   Sheffield Hallam will be helping many more
     alongside professional reporters.             an ‘Any Questions’ panel with runner                                                          athletes in the region in future.
                                                                                                  Beijing, but Professor Shibli warned that to
                                                   and 1988 silver medallist Peter Elliott
     Sheffield Hallam was the only university in                                                  achieve that aim the UK will need to win 18
                                                   from Rotherham, diver and 2004 silver
     Europe to be invited to send its students                                                    gold medals, of which seven or eight would
                                                   medallist Leon Taylor based in Sheffield,
     to the media office where they were writing                                                  need to be won by women.
                                                   and Paralympian table tennis star Sue
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     feature - olympics 2008
                                            Oatcakes that help the homeless, greetings cards
                                              in two languages and solutions for hairdressers
                                              are among the innovative businesses battling it
                                                out to win the University’s coveted Enterprise
                                                    Challenge 2008. Danielle Treanor reports


     Fledgling businesses rise to
     Enterprise Challenge
     A micro brewery, greetings cards that teach                            each of the entrepreneurs. The finalists will be encouraged to use
                                                                            our facilities to the full. We want them to form limited companies
     new languages and even an educational bus are
     among the new businesses seeking support and
                                                                            by the end of the competition and we act as a source of advice
                                                                            and support to make that happen.’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Thirst for
     cash prizes in this year’s prestigious Enterprise
                                                                            One of the finalists is International Business and Spanish student
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   success is
     Challenge competition.                                                 Asia Robinson. Her idea is to produce cards in the UK for people
                                                                            of different ethnic backgrounds and nationalities that would
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Pete’s real ale
     Twenty-six young entrepreneurs have emerged as first stage
     finalists from 88 entries, and they are now all busy putting their
                                                                            provide greetings in their native language and English. Her market
                                                                            research is returning really positive results, but she is looking
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   goal
     detailed business plans together in anticipation of making the final   forward to the help she’s going to get as an Enterprise Challenge                                                                                                      Masters student Pete Roberts has
     six vying to win the coveted first prize.                              finalist. Asia said, ‘I’ve never done this before and I need some                                                                                                      ditched the nine-to-five to realise his


                                                                                                                                                  No more bad hair days
                                                                            help! I’m really excited to get to the next stage of the challenge,                                                                                                    lifelong dream of starting his own real ale
     The winner will be announced at the University’s annual Enterprise     I’m sure it’s going to make a big difference to the business.’                                                                                                         brewery.
     and Innovation dinner in October.


                                                                                                                                                  for Michael’s clients
                                                                            This year the competition has been sponsored by Barclays, Hart                                                                                                         While studying for an MSc in
     Enterprise Challenge entrants are treated to a unique support          Shaw, Inspiral, Omnia Offices, Sheffield Technology Parks, South                                                                                                       management at Sheffield Hallam, Pete
     system, and are guided through workshops with expert one-to-           Yorkshire Investment Fund and UK Steel Enterprise, many of                                                                                                             has set up The Brew Company which
     one advice from professionals to help develop their business skills.   whom are providing not only cash but mentors and in-kind support                                                                                                       has made it through to the Enterprise
                                                                            to finalists and winners.                                                                                                                                              Challenge final stages.
     Enterprise Challenge organiser Sara Pates explains, ‘This                                                                                    Enterprise Challenge finalist Michael Ord is set to revolutionise the hairdressing industry
     competition is unique in that we create a bespoke programme for                                                                              with an invention that will remember clients’ hairstyles better than a busy stylist ever
                                                                                                                                                  could.                                                                                           After working for a large corporation for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   many years he decided it was time to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   change direction. With an obsession for
     Project caters for homeless on two fronts
                                                                                                                                                  Created as a project for his Masters in Marketing coursework at Sheffield Hallam, Style
                                                                                                                                                  Account, is an in-salon, online computer system that records the personal hair history of        real ale and a yearning to be creative,
                                                                                                                                                  each of a salon’s clients. Clients can use Style Account from a touch screen by their chair,     Pete decided to open his own cask ale
                                                                                                                                                  online or on their mobile phone browser.                                                         brewery with help from the University’s
     Social entrepreneurs Ian Adams and             shoes and school clothes for the children                                                                                                                                                      Enterprise Centre.
     Nathan Roper have not only created a           or a bundle of supermarket vouchers.                                                          Michael (pictured above) had the idea when his girlfriend broke down in tears after her
     unique project to get homeless families off                                                                                                  favourite hairdresser left for a salon in another town and only he knew how to create her        Located in Burngreave, The Brew
     the streets but they are also training some    Stuff-in-Oatcakes was conceived to                                                            style. Michael says, ‘The system lets salon owners keep that valuable hair history instead       Company is now Sheffield’s newest
     of them up in a catering business so they      provide more financial support to their                                                       of clients following their stylists to a new salon if they leave. The stylists win too because   brewery, and sales are very successful.
     can eventually get themselves back on          social housing project. Using just two                                                        they can use the photos to replicate the exact cut, style or colour - an impossible task         Pete says, ‘Landlords actually leave
     their feet.                                    varieties of fillings, the homemade                                                           with over 200 clients a week. They also get to keep a personal portfolio of their cuts and       messages on our answerphone saying
                                                    oatcakes are a hit and sell out quickly                                                       can write articles and upload pictures to their own online magazine.’                            how well my beer is selling and how
     The pair (pictures) have been using the        wherever the pair pitch up to sell them - at                                                                                                                                                   much their customers like it. I have even
     services of the University’s Hatchery to       festivals and other public events.                                                            Using the University’s Hatchery and Enterprise Centre to develop the prototype, Michael          had emails from people who have tried
     build their Stuff-in-Oatcakes business                                                                                                       has built a business that has already secured contracts with some high-profile salons            my beer in other cities saying how much
     which they run alongside their housing         Now Nathan and Ian (who is doing a                                                            across the UK, Germany, Spain and the US.                                                        they like it.’
     company, Start Afresh Properties. The          Diploma in Professional Housing Studies
     catering venture has made it through to the    at Sheffield Hallam) are starting to take on                                                  For more information on Style Account or a demonstration of the system, visit                    Pete says the Enterprise Centre has
     final stages of the Enterprise Challenge.      their own tenants as ‘Oatcakes trainees’                                                      www.styleaccount.co.uk                                                                           provided excellent support. ‘During
                                                    training them in things like bookkeeping,                                                                                                                                                      the start-up phase I got free specialist
     The business partners rent out four houses     marketing and stock control.                                                                                                                                                                   guidance, including accountancy and
     in Sheffield to formerly homeless people                                                                                                                                                                                                      intellectual property advice. And they
     and victims of domestic abuse, charging        Tenant and single mother Emma                                                                                                                                                                  introduced me to Business Link’s high
     them only the interest on the mortgage.        Pemberton has benefited. She said, ‘Ian                                                                                                                                                        growth start up programme, which led to
                                                    and Nathan have given me the opportunity                                                                                                                                                       The Brew Company having their entire
     Unlike normal landlords, Ian and Nathan        to get to a place in my life I thought I’d                                                                                                                                                     product portfolio and company logo
     rate the households every three months         never be, fleeing domestic violence and                                                                                                                                                        created by a leading design studio.’
     according to agreed targets of cleanliness     coming to live in one of their houses. The
     and timeliness of rent payment. The            idea I’m training to take over the business                                                                                                                                                    Visit www.thebrewcompany.co.uk
     winners are then rewarded with things like     makes me very proud. The whole family is
     a trip to the seaside for the family, new      getting out of the house each day and we
14                                                  feel much more a part of the community.’                                                                                                                                                                                                     15



     enterprise challenge
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                                                          The University’s estates plan supports
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                                                                                                                                                        Finding
                                                        Sheffield Hallam’s continued growth and
                                                  innovation which means exciting new facilities
                                                           for everyone to enjoy. State-of-the-art



                                                                                                                                                        your way
                                                  buildings, extensive refurbishments and major
                                                    moves are all part of improving the staff and
                                                     student experience - and there’s a new map
                                                 (opposite) to help you find it all! Claire Hamilton
                                                   gives newview the latest update on the major
                                                                                             projects
                                                                                                                                                        Sheffield Hallam University
     Estate enhancements benefit all                                                                                                                    City Campus map 2008–09
                                                                            The new building also incorporates several energy-saving
                                                                            measures, including solar panels on the roof to heat water,
                                                                            revolutionary ground source heat pumps to provide underfloor
                                                                            heating, and intelligent lighting in offices and teaching spaces.

                                                                            Sport Hallam improvements
                                                                            The Pearson Building at Collegiate Campus is currently being
                                                                            transformed to improve recreational and academic sporting
                                                                            facilities for staff and students. As well as a brand new building
                                                                            and refurbishment of general areas, the fitness equipment will also
                                                                            be replaced. New fitness equipment was installed at Club Hallam
                                                                            on City Campus in July.

                                                                            New Mews at Collegiate
                                                                            The Mews is a new post-experience development centre at
                                                                            Collegiate Campus providing a dedicated building in which to
                                                                            conduct standard and non-standard teaching. It features a lecture
     Furnival keys handed over                                              theatre and teaching rooms, a series of breakout areas, Wi-Fi
                                                                            capacity and a sustainable ‘green’ sedum roof that will establish
     The University’s latest new building on Arundel Street at City         self-sustaining plants. The Mews’ design is sympathetic to its
     Campus is now complete and ACES staff and students are moving          existing surroundings and the original building has been restored
     and settling in.                                                       in keeping with the look and feel Collegiate Crescent.
                                                                                                                                                                               Entrance to building       Catering outlets
     Alex Pettifer, director of Estates and Facilities, who accepted
     the keys from contractor HBG, said, ‘This is a great achievement                                                                                                                                     Furnival Building
     for the University and the estates team. The building is the                                                                                                         7    Building number            Chef Hallam@Furnival,
                                                                                                                                                                                                          level 0
     impressive new entry point to the campus, bringing us closer to
     our vision of the two campuses interlinked by a variety of student                                                                                                        Cash point                 Arundel Building
                                                                                                                                                                          £                               Cornerstone, level 0
     accommodation.’
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Owen Building
                                                                                                                                                                          SF   Student Finance Office     Chef Hallam Central, level 6
     The Furnival Building, alongside refurbished facilities in the Sheaf
     and Harmer buildings will re-house many students and staff from                                                                                                                                      Staff restaurant, level 6
     the Faculty of Arts, Computing, Engineering and Sciences. This                                                                                                            Bike racks                 Atrium
     will enable greater synergy between teaching and learning in                                                                                                                                         Heartspace Café, level 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Cutting Edge, level 5
     subjects such as media, art and IT.                                                                                                                                       Route from main entrance
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Stoddart Building
                                                                                                                                                                               to Adsetts Centre -
     Spread across five levels, it boasts an impressive atrium, modern                                                                                                                                    Stoddart Deli, level 0
                                                                                                                                                                               through level 4
     teaching and office spaces and a two-storey gallery.                                                                                                                                                 Eric Mensforth Building
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Eric’s Café, level 1
     Arts students returning in September can project their work from                                                                                                                                     Adsetts Building
     inside the gallery to passers-by on the street via the striking                                                                                                                                      Café, level 4
     ‘responsive frontage’. This is made from innovative ‘Blink’ glass,
     which is opaque when dormant but becomes clear when an
     electrical charge is passed through the surface.
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                                     Getting about campus
                                     Arriving at the Main Entrance to City Campus from
                                     Hallam Square you'll find the main reception to your left.
                                     As you walk through the entrance you are on level 5 of
                                     the Owen Building which gives access to the Atrium.
                                     The Atrium is the central space that joins many of the
                                     buildings at City Campus together and you can exit on
                                     level 2 to reach Sheaf and Eric Mensforth buildings. You
                                     can also access Harmer, Norfolk, Surrey, Howard and
                           Atrium    Owen buildings from the Atrium.
                                     The best way to reach the Adsetts Centre from the
                                     Atrium is to take the lift or stairs to level 4, walk along the
                                     balcony through the Norfolk Building then outside to the
                                     Adsetts Centre.

                                     Building numbers
                                     The following buildings at City Campus are allocated a                                                                                                           New name and
                                     building number                                                                                                                                                  new home for
                                     2
                                     3
                                         Harmer
                                         Eric Mensforth
                                                               7 Stoddart
                                                               8 HUBS - Students' Union
                                                                                                                                                                                                      IT Foundry
                                     4   Sheaf                 9 Furnival
                                     5   Surrey                10 Arundel                                                                                                                             On 1 August, The Training
                 Arundel Building    6   Adsetts                                                                                                                                                      Foundry was born and
                                                                                                                                                                                                      moved into the new Furnival
                                     Timetables use 4 digit numbers to denote each room                Continued from page 16
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Building on Arundel Street.
                                     number. The first digit represents the building number,
                                     the second represents the floor number and the final two          Chef Hallam Central
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dave Rotherham, head of The Training
                                     digits represent the room number. Other buildings on the          This is the new name given to the area formerly known as Rollers on Owen Level 6,              Foundry, says, ‘The company has
                                     map such as Owen and Norfolk buildings only use digits            but it is far more than a catering outlet. The area between Chef Hallam Central and the        been through seven moves and three
                                     to represent the floor level and room number.                     former Howard Suite will be open 24 hours a day for staff and students to meet in. During      name changes in its 25 year history.
                                                                                                       catering open hours the whole area will be opened out to create one large space from the       Still based within the University, the
                                     Examples                                                          restaurant counter through to the mezzanine with its views out to the main entrance. The       centre is self-supporting and profits
                                                                                                       aim is for the area to become a popular meeting place with Wi-Fi capacity for those who        are invested back into the business,
                                                                                                       want to work. Seating will be a mixture of tables and chairs, booths and soft furnishings      facilities and services. As such we have
                                               4    1     1    8                      9    4     1     to reflect the different uses of the space. This has already been highly effective at          been able to equip five new dedicated
                                                     }

                                                                                       }
                                                                                                       Collegiate’s Heart of the Campus.                                                              training rooms in the Furnival Building
                                                                                                                                                                                                      and now expect to welcome more than
                                     Sheaf              Room               Owen           Room         The newly refurbished outlet will also see the launch of the new Chef Hallam brand for         1,500 customers through our doors
                                     Building           number             Building       number       catering at Sheffield Hallam which will offer exciting new choices in food and drinks.         next year.’
               Hallam Square and
                    Main Entrance                                          Level 9                                                                                                                    The Training Foundry offers a range of
                                     Level 1                                                           Former Howard Suite
                                                                                                                                                                                                      the most up to date IT training courses
                                                                                                       This area will be renamed and run as a restaurant with a booking system, table service         to local businesses and individuals.
                                                                                                       and a simple, modern menu featuring local and seasonal produce.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dave adds, ‘It’s a testament to our
                                                                                                       The restaurant will have a more modern feel with high-quality furniture and flooring,          great staff and customers that the
                                                                                                       offering great views across Hallam Square to the Millennium Galleries through large new        company has continued to grow in
                                                                                                       windows.                                                                                       the way it has. Although sometimes
                                                                                                                                                                                                      challenging it’s always exciting, so
                                                                                                       This refurbished restaurant promises a high quality area for entertaining with the
                                                                                                                                                                                                      here’s to the next 25 years and all it
                                                                                                       opportunity for private dining, events and hospitality.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      may bring.’
                                                                                                       A bar will be maintained in the restaurant and there will be seating for more than 100.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      www.thetrainingfoundry.co.uk
                                                                                                       For more information about the University’s estates plan, visit https://staff.shu.ac.uk/fdr/

                                                                                                       All mapped out...
                                                                                                       A new campus map (opposite) has been produced to help staff find their way round.
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     section
                                                                                                                                                       A solution to one of the aviation industry’s biggest problems
                                                                                                                                                       is one step closer thanks to innovative new technology being
                                                                                                                                                       pioneered by experts at Sheffield Hallam’s Materials and
                                                                                                                                                       Engineering Research Institute (MERI).



     MERI helping find                                                                               Learning difficulties
                                                                                                     mistaken for anti-                                Striking website welcomes
     solution for greener air                                                                        social behaviour                                  students to Sheffield
     travel                                                                                          People with mental health conditions and
                                                                                                     learning disabilities are more likely to be
                                                                                                     the victims of antisocial behaviour and
                                                                                                                                                       The University’s website has an exciting new
                                                                                                                                                       section where potential students can get a good
                                                                                                     be accused of behaving in an antisocial
     With today’s world heavily focused on environmental issues, the challenge to reduce the
                                                                                                     manner.                                           look at the city before they arrive.
     fuel consumption of aircraft is a constant battle for engineers. One possible route is for
     designers to use lighter airframe weight and engine components. By reducing the overall         A team of researchers from the University’s       The Sheffield pages on the website needed refreshing and
     weight of the aircraft, fuel consumption and operating costs can be drastically lowered.        Centre for Regional Economic and Social           updating to appeal to the University’s target audience. Research
     Much research and development work has gone into replacing the traditional steel and            Research analysed the experiences of              by the Department of Marketing revealed that browsers wanted
     nickel-based alloys used in engines with modern materials, such as titanium aluminides          people with such disabilities and found           something more visually pleasing and interactive to grab their
     which are far lighter than conventional materials and still possess great strength. However     frequent examples of victimisation and            attention.
     these aluminides are difficult to process due to their limited heat treatability and low        harassment.
                                                                                                                                                       There are visual guides to shopping, eating out, culture, sport,
     malleability at room temperature.                                                               They also found that people with disabilities     events and music as well as places of interest to visit in the
     Looking to find solutions to these flaws are researchers working on the Innovatial              were often wrongly perceived to be acting         surrounding countryside.
     project, which is a collaboration between 24 partners from across Europe, including             antisocially and had an increased likelihood
                                                                                                     of legal intervention.                            Along with these individual category pages and lots of new
     the Fiat Research Centre, German Aerospace, Siemens, General Electric and MERI’s
                                                                                                                                                       photography, the Web Team has introduced Google maps and 360
     Nanotechnology Centre for PVD Research.                                                         Sadie Parr, a research fellow from CRESR          degree tours of some Sheffield venues.
     The Nanotechnology Centre is a world leader in its field and has an extensive history of        said, ‘Existing evidence indicates a definite
                                                                                                     trend that people with mental health              Web marketing manager Steven Hunter said, ‘We think the
     developing application-specific nanoscale coatings, as well as patenting and licensing a
                                                                                                     conditions or learning difficulties are often     Sheffield pages on the website are innovative, exciting and in
     number of PVD coating recipes for commercial and industrial applications, such as cutting
                                                                                                     victims of antisocial behaviour. They also        keeping with today’s growing demand amongst web browsers
     tools, textile machines, metal forging and glass moulds.
                                                                                                     make up a significant proportion of people        for more interactivity. The pages provide an essential guide for
     With MERI’s help and expertise, the Innovatial Project (runin conjunction with the              who are subject to interventions designed         students to the important places and features that the city of
     European Commission’s Inovational Consortium) will be able to provide the much lighter          to tackle antisocial behaviour. We found          Sheffield has to offer.’
     titanium aluminides, with the necessary protection, to make them viable alternatives to         cases of ASBOs being used to tackle
                                                                                                     problems which stem from undiagnosed              See the new pages for yourself at www.shu.ac.uk/sheffield/
     heavier, less environmentally friendly materials, giving the aviation industry a massive
     boost in its push to reduce its environmental impact.                                           difficulties such as Attention Deficit
                                                                                                     Hyperactivity Disorder.’
     For further information on the work of the MERI visit www.shu.ac.uk/meri or call on 0114
     225 3500.                                                                                       Further findings indicated that many social
                                                                                                     housing landlords felt they had not been                                                                                 Media skills sought to keep
                                                                                                     given enough government guidance on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the kids entertained
     Report calls for more recognition of Irish                                                      dealing with disability and mental health
                                                                                                     issues, despite an increase in support for
                                                                                                     dealing with antisocial behaviour.                                                                                       Organisers of a children’s media conference are keen to hear from
     Sheffield’s Irish community feels isolated      professionals in the city are from Ireland                                                                                                                               game developers, web designers, animators, toy creators, theatre
     and ignored despite a lifetime working in       and were doing well, there was another          ‘Many people with mental health or learning                                                                              practitioners and TV and film producers to attend a week-long
     the city, according to a new report.            picture of people struggling to get by          disabilities live in social housing but around                                                                           workshop in December.
                                                     - especially men who came here in the           half of social landlords, including those
     Many pensioners who worked in the city’s                                                        from government housing associations,                                                                                    Showcomotion in Sheffield has teamed up with Crossover UK to
                                                     1940s and 50s and worked all their lives in
     heavy industries are living in poverty with                                                     do not include disability in their antisocial                                                                            create Crossover Kids, a residential workshop for experienced
                                                     heavy industry, building or mining.
     high levels of limiting long-term illness but                                                   behaviour policies which makes it very                                                                                   practitioners in kids’ media and entertainment.
     are too proud to ask for help when they are     The Irish Association says it will be calling   difficult to provide evidence of compliance
     struggling.                                     on all public services to play their part       with equality regulations,’ added Sadie.                                                                                 Greg Childs, executive producer, said, ‘Children have always loved
                                                     in properly monitoring the needs of the                                                                                                                                  TV, but the days when passive viewing was their only option are
     And Irish people in general feel socially                                                                                                                                                                                over. Kids are finding other forms of entertainment and seeking out
                                                     Irish and then making sure they shape           ‘We found a growing awareness of
     isolated and believe organisations such                                                                                                                                                                                  new platforms to access it. They’re media-literate and demanding
                                                     their services to address that need, and it     disability issues among landlords but we
     as the council and health authority are not                                                                                                                                                                              more sophisticated, interactive content.’
                                                     recommends the two universities should          also found that there is little guidance on
     doing enough to help them. They want
                                                     work with the community to promote an           dealing with antisocial behaviour relating to
     ‘equal partnership with other black and                                                                                                                                                                                  Specialists are needed to join them from 1-5 December to explore
                                                     annual festival of Irish culture, music and     disability. It is clear that central government
     ethnic minority groups’ when it comes                                                                                                                                                                                    and develop original ideas for cross-platform projects. For more
                                                     dance in the city.                              needs to give social housing landlords
     to training, employment, consultation,                                                                                                             Farewell gesture... World renowned street artist and Sheffield        information go to www.crossoverlabs.com or contact
                                                                                                     more guidance and support in this area.’
     monitoring and grant applications.              Report author Dr Rionach Casey of                                                                  Hallam graduate, Kid Acne, was invited to paint the walls of his      info@crossoverlabs.com
                                                     CRSER said, ‘The report draws attention         For further information contact CRESR on           former seat of learning at the Psalter Lane Campus as a gesture
     Sheffield Hallam’s Centre for Regional
                                                     to the valuable contribution and rich           0114 225 3073 or visit www.shu.ac.uk/cresr         to mark its closure. Kid Acne spent two days creating a striking
     Economic and Social Research (CRSER)
                                                     cultural heritage of the Irish in Sheffield.                                                       piece of art by painting directly onto four brick panels of the
     was commissioned by the Sheffield
                                                     It documents anti-Irish racism but also                                                            building’s reception block. The creation will remain in place until
     Irish Association to carry out the study.
                                                     highlights the broad appeal of Irish music,                                                        demolition starts at Psalter Lane later this year.
20   Though it found scores of students and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         21
                                                     sports and dance.’

     research                                                                                                                                          news and views
                                                        The last edition of newview featured a snapshot of some of the
                                                       inspirational works of art, design and media showcased by final
                                                         year students in the annual Creative Spark exhibition. Some of
                                                          those students are on their way to turning those designs and
                                                                                                    dreams into reality.

                                                                                                                                                    Win a chance to see Steel City
     Success for ‘Creative                                                                                                                          music legends
     Spark’ goes on                                                                                                                                 Three legendary Sheffield
                                                                                                                                                    acts are coming together on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Win a family
                                                                                                                                                    one stage to bring you the                                                                      ticket to this
     Cardboard bike to put                           He added, ‘The lightweight quality of the
                                                     cardboard, combined with its low cost,
                                                                                                                                                    Steel City Tour – ABC, The
                                                                                                                                                    Human League and Heaven
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    year’s panto!
     brake on thieves                                means it is possible to create a bargain-
                                                     bike that is also less susceptible to thieves.                                                 17. Together for the first time
     Phil Bridge’s cardboard bicycle                 At the moment low-cost bikes are usually                                                       playing their classic hits, this                                                                It’s never too early to start planning
                                                     very heavy, which can also put people off. ‘                                                   show is a must-see for fans                                                                     your Christmas family entertainment,
     concept was picked up by the
                                                                                                                                                    of the city’s unique 1980s                                                                      so newview is giving you the chance to
     media across the world as a                                                                                                                                                                                                                    win a spectacular family night out at the
     result of being featured in the                 Global debut for film                                                                          music scene. The ten date tour                                                                  pantomime!
     Creative Spark exhibition.                      fixed on Sheffield’s                                                                           culminates on Saturday 13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Take a magical carpet ride to the Far East
                                                     identity                                                                                       December in the city where it                                                                   in the fun-packed production of Aladdin at
     The 21-year-old from Stockport, who                                                                                                            all began.                                                                                      Sheffield’s Lyceum Theatre. With comedy,
     completed a three-year course in product                                                                                                                                                                                                       singing, dancing, breath-taking illusions,
     design, was overwhelmed with requests           A team of Sheffield Hallam                                                                                                                                                                     lots of audience participation and an all-
                                                                                                                                                    ABC was a band that defined the decade.
     for interviews from BBC News 24 to C4’s         graphic design students have                                                                   Their hits include ‘The Look of Love’, ‘All of                                                  star cast, this year’s panto promises to be
     Richard and Judy Show.                          secured an MTV commission                                                                                                                                                                      the biggest, best and funniest ever.
                                                                                                                                                    My Heart’ and ‘Poison Arrow’ all taken from
     The story of his bike, produced as a            for their film about the city’s                                                                one of the 80s most classic and timeless
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The iconic Phil Daniels (Eastenders,
                                                                                                                                                    albums The Lexicon Of Love - recently
     marketing gimmick to support the principle      heritage.                                                                                      voted one of the Top 100 albums of all
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Quadrophenia and Blur’s ‘Parklife’) plays
     of cheap and ecological transport, was                                                                                                                                                                                                         the role of evil Abanazzar, Kevin Sacre
     picked up as far away as the Netherlands                                                                                                       time.
                                                     The group of friends, who graduated                                                                                                                                                            (Jake Dean in Hollyoaks) plays Aladdin,
     and the United States, as well as featuring                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sheffield’s very own comedy legend Bobby
                                                     this summer, produced the short-film                                                           For over 30 years The Human League has been a pivotal and influential part of the British
     on dozens of news websites and in                                                                                                                                                                                                              Knutt (back by popular demand) plays the
                                                     called Cityfix in response to the ongoing,                                                     music scene.
     specialist cycling and design publications.                                                                                                                                                                                                    Chinese Policeman and Damian Williams
                                                     sometimes radical changes to the built
                                                     environment across Sheffield’s city centre.                                                    Comprising Philip Oakey, Susan Anne Sulley and Joanne Catherall, the band’s accolades           (one of the funniest dames in the country)
     Manchester Chamber of Commerce was                                                                                                                                                                                                             plays the role of Widow Twankey.
                                                                                                                                                    are impressive - eight top ten singles including a simultaneous UK and US number one
     also interested in seeing if it could put the
                                                     Matt Bullock, aged 22 from Essex, teamed                                                       with ‘Don’t You Want Me?’
     bike into production and one of the UK’s                                                         cultural relevance the towers had to the                                                                                                      From the same creative team that
                                                     up with Rebekah Cooper, also 22 from
     biggest brand companies has asked Phil to                                                        city.’                                        Heaven 17’s many hit singles include the twice-released classic hit ‘Temptation’, the           performed the smash hit 2007 pantomime
                                                     Bolton, and Neal Coghlan, aged 21 from
     exhibit the model at a national event later                                                                                                    sublime ‘Come Live with Me’ and ‘Crushed by the Wheels of Industry’. The band recently          Cinderella, Aladdin will be a spectacular
                                                     Sheffield, to produce the film, which
     this year.                                                                                       Matt originally submitted his script to a     played a unique gig on the top of the University’s Owen Building - see page 3 for details.      festive treat not to be missed!
                                                     features Sheffield’s (now demolished)
                                                     iconic Tinsley cooling towers and the listed     global competition called Bloom, launched
     Phil’s prototype is made almost entirely                                                         by production company onedotzero and          Now diehard fans and new admirers alike can enter newview’s competition to win a pair           newview’s prize is four seats in the
     from recyclable and recycled materials,         Park Hill Flats.                                                                                                                                                                               stalls (two adults, two children) for the
                                                                                                      MTV.                                          of tickets to the homecoming gig at the Sheffield Arena on 13 December. Two runners
     using interchangeable mechanical parts.                                                                                                        up will each win a copy of Made in Sheffield – a DVD featuring interviews and rare live         pantomime on Friday, 19 December at
                                                     The film was inspired by the long-running
                                                     campaign to save the cooling towers, it          The piece is a 60-second advert for a         footage from Sheffield’s 80s electronic pop scene including Pulp, ABC, the Human                7pm.
     He designed the eco-bike as a possible                                                           fictional brand Cityfix which promises
                                                     examines the meaning of the city’s iconic                                                      League, Cabaret Voltaire and Heaven 17.
     alternative and cheap mode of transport                                                          solutions to combat soulless architecture.                                                                                                    To be in with a chance of winning, just
     and to help combat the high number of           buildings and warns us that extensive                                                                                                                                                          answer the following question and send
                                                                                                                                                    Just answer the following three-part question
     bicycle thefts still experienced on a daily     redevelopment may result in the loss of the                                                                                                                                                    it, along with all your contact details, to
                                                                                                      Matt’s entry was chosen from dozens of
     basis in the UK.                                heart and soul of the city.                                                                    • where was the name The Human League taken from?                                               Newview, Corporate Communications,
                                                                                                      others across 30 countries to have his
                                                     The towers, by the side of the M1                film commissioned to be shown globally                                                                                                        Unit 11, Science Park, Sheffield Hallam
     He said, ‘I realised that one of the biggest                                                     on MTV channels and feature in the            • what is ABC’s latest album called?                                                            University, Howard Street, Sheffield S1
     issues in Britain was the initial cost of a     motorway at Meadowhall, were demolished
                                                     in August, whereas the Park Hill Flats are,      onedotzero festival as it tours the world.    • in which year did Heaven 17 release their album The Luxury Gap?                               1WB or e-mail it to v.butterwoth@shu.ac.uk
     bike. Also, people are concerned about                                                                                                                                                                                                         by the closing date of Friday, 7 November.
     leaving their bike outside in the street        controversially, set to be redeveloped by
                                                                                                      Matt said, ‘Cityfix calls us to recognise     Send your entries to v.butterworth@shu.ac.uk or post your answers to Victoria
     chained to a lamppost, will it be vandalized    the architects Urban Splash.                                                                                                                                                                   The winner will be drawn at random from all
                                                                                                      the investment of restoring an iconic and     Butterworth, Corporate Communications, Unit 11, Science Park, Howard Street, Sheffield
     or stolen?                                                                                       historical identity as opposed to following                                                                                                   correct entries.
                                                     Rebekah said, ‘We didn’t know anything                                                         S1 1WB by the closing date of October 31.
                                                     about the towers until all of us created         the generic and fashionable architecture
     The cycling enthusiast hopes that his                                                            that is common in many cities.’
     work will be taken on by a company who          campaigns to save them as a project                                                            Winners will be picked at random from all correct entries. Please be sure to include all your
     can see the bike’s potential as a green         during our second year. It was then that we                                                    relevant contact details on your entry.
                                                                                                      You can see the film by visiting
     marketing gimmick.                              really got into the whole idea of preserving
                                                                                                      www.mtvonedotzero.com
22                                                   Sheffield’s heritage and realised how much                                                                                                                                                                                                   23



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     Welcome wellness                                                                                  Professor
                                                                                                       accounts for
                                                                                                                                                   New University
                                                                                                                                                   photo library
                                                                                                                                                                                                Safeguarding
     service for all the                                                                               special award                               service                                      University data
     family                                                                                            Professor Trevor Hassall has
                                                                                                       been honoured for his role
                                                                                                                                                   The University Design Studio’s new
                                                                                                                                                   photo library is now online.
                                                                                                                                                                                                A new policy to protect personal data held electronically was
                                                                                                                                                                                                introduced by the University in August.
                                                                                                       in developing accounting                    The web-based system features over
     Sheffield Hallam’s award winning Wellness Clinic is now opening
                                                                                                       education internationally.                  7,000 professionally taken photographs,      In response to the rising risk of identity theft, possible legal action and loss of reputation
     its doors to family and friends of employees at the University.                                                                               covering a wide range of University          associated with data losses – such as those experienced by the DVLA, the NHS and the
                                                                                                                                                   activities and facilities.                   Ministry of Defence – the University is taking steps to ensure data is held safely.
                                                                                                       The head of the Accounting and Business
     The services on offer include a full health MOT, interactive workshops, lifestyle advice          Education Research Unit at Sheffield
     sessions and short courses.                                                                                                                   A second catalogue additional to             The Data Protection Act says organisations must put adequate security measures in place
                                                                                                       Hallam, Professor Hassall was given         the photo library has already been
                                                                                                       the award by the British Accounting                                                      to protect personal data and the Information Commissioner recommends encryption
     The health MOT is an individually tailored consultation designed to look at your current                                                      launched, which contains marketing           software should be used where portable devices such as laptops, disks and USB sticks
     health, lifestyle and fitness, with advice on changes that you can make to improve your           Association (BAA) Education Special         information such as the University’s
                                                                                                       Interest Group. He was presented with a                                                  are used to store and transmit personal data. Enforcement action will be taken against
     wellbeing. The consultation is supported by a range of optional measures including blood                                                      brand and writing guidelines. The            any organisation that loses unencrypted data on portable and mobile devices.
     profile (total cholesterol, HDL and glucose), blood pressure, lung function, height, weight       certificate at a special awards dinner in   library will continue to expand to also
     and body composition and aerobic fitness assessment. Consultations last approximately             Seville, Spain in May.                      include course brochure PDFs and             The University’s new Encryption Policy states that all personal data stored on portable
     one hour and are completely confidential.                                                                                                     other material such as movie files and       devices must be encrypted and data users are responsible for ensuring it happens. Other
                                                                                                       Speaking at the awards, he said, ‘I am
                                                                                                                                                   advertising images.                          security measures staff should take include never taking personal data off-campus unless
     Topics for the interactive workshops include nutrition for health, weight management,             extremely honoured because this is
                                                                                                       recognition from fellow accountants                                                      absolutely necessary and it should first be anonymised where possible. Care should be
     work-life balance and performing under pressure. These one day workshops are focused                                                          Users are kept up-to-date with the latest    taken in transit and portable devices should never be left unattended in public places or
     to help you learn about current health topics, while taking time out to explore your own          and educationalists. It is important that   additions to the library by a regularly
                                                                                                       accounting education, like any education,                                                on public transport. They should be locked away where possible.
     health behaviour and identify ways of making healthier lifestyle choices.                                                                     updated news feed on the login page.
                                                                                                       moves forward, and these awards                                                          Information about a range of products and services to help staff encrypt files is available
     All staff are eligible to receive a £20 discount off their first appointment, enabling a family   recognise that.’                            Images are free to download for internal     on the LITS intranet pages. Please direct technical queries to either faculty technical teams
     member or friend to receive an initial lifestyle review at a reduced rate.                                                                    marketing purposes and for material          via appropriate faculty IT helpdesk or the LITS Advisory Service (ext 3333).
                                                                                                       Professor Hassall is a council member for   produced by the Design Studio.
     • health MOT costs £135 (£115 with discount)                                                      the Chartered Institute of Management
                                                                                                       Accountants (CIMA), and chairs its          To register for the service, simply go to    For information about the Encryption Policy, the Data Protection Act and guidance on
     • lifestyle advice session is £45                                                                 Examinations and Assessment Oversight       http://photolibrary.dmd.shu.ac.uk and fill   keeping personal data secure please see the University Secretariat intranet pages or
                                                                                                       Board. He helped to develop the education   in the registration form.                    contact Helen Williamson (ext 3361).
     • healthy lifestyle short courses are £95                                                         syllabus which CIMA follows, and in 1998
                                                                                                       was awarded the title CIMA Education
     This service is in addition to the continued free support the University offer you as a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Competing to
                                                                                                       Advisor.
     member of staff.

     The experienced delivery team provides a high quality friendly service to its University
     and local business clients, aiming to make a positive difference to people’s lives and tailor                                                                                                                                               be blooming
     programmes to individual needs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 marvellous!
     Further information on SHU Wellness is available on the staff intranet at
     http://staff.shu.ac.uk/shuwellness                                                                                                                                                                                                          Green fingers are crossed that the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 University is successful in its bid for a
     Appointments are available at both City and Collegiate facilities. To book an appointment                                                                                                                                                   Yorkshire in Bloom award this autumn.
     please contact our reception on 0114 225 2544. Your family member or friend will need
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Our green spaces, planting prowess and
     your name and staff ID number to receive their discount.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 perfect flower beds across both campuses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 came under the scrutiny of the judges in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 July and we’ll find out if we won later this
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 autumn.
                                                      Lunch with a Minister... Widening Participation Officer Maxine Greaves was among the
                                                      special guests invited by Sheffield MP David Blunkett to have lunch at Westminster.                                                                                                        Yorkshire in Bloom isn’t just about the
                                                      The occasion was to celebrate the ongoing work with the Firth Park and Shiregreen                                                                                                          most colourful arrangements, it focuses
                                                      Children’s Centre which recently received a RIBA Yorkshire White Rose Award for                                                                                                            on improving the local environment to the
                                                      Excellence in Architecture as a result of its sustainable design approach. Maxine                                                                                                          benefit of the community.
                                                      represented the Faculty of Development and Society and its links to the centre through
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Sheffield Hallam has entered in the
                                                      its community cohesion strategy. Discussions over lunch centred on the complexities of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Universities, Colleges and Further
                                                      implementing the rhetoric of ‘widening access’ within the real world of delivering family
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Education Establishments category. The
                                                      learning services and reviewed the evidence of recent successful practice integrating
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 judges took a tour of City and Collegiate
                                                      adult learning in the north east of Sheffield.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Campuses looking at the sustainable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 aspects of our work as well as the
24                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               aesthetically pleasing gardens.                 25



     section
     Events not to be
                                                                                                                                                                         An evening               Poetry in the Hubs                             with Simon Calder, travel editor at The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Independent newspaper.
                                                                                                                                                                         with former              Patience Agbabi and Lemn Sissay
                                                                                                                                                                         ‘Dragon’                 Thursday 23 October
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Since embarking on his first epic world




     missed at Sheffield
                                                                                                                                                                         Rachel                                                                  tour for TV in 1988, Michael has become
                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Hubs, Paternoster Row, 8pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 a national institution, regularly bringing a
                                                                                                                                                                         Elnaugh                  A thrilling evening of poetry from two of      special brand of travel programme into our
                                                                                                                                                                         Tuesday 28               Britain’s most outstanding performance         homes. He will give an in-depth interview
                                                                                                                                                                         October                  poets. Patience will be reading from           about his huge body of work and show us



     Hallam this autumn
                                                                                                                                                                         Pennine Theatre,         her stunning new collection, Bloodshot         highlights from his many travel series. He’ll
                                                                                                                                                                         City Campus,             Monochrome, and Lemn – the South Bank          give an insight into the reality of making
                                                                                                                                                                         6.30pm for 7pm           Centre’s writer-in-residence – from his        travel docs and tell stories of the strange
                                                                                                                                                                                                  latest collection, The Listener.               and funny moments along the way.
                                                                                                                                                  As one of the UK’s highest profile
                                                                                                                                                  businesswomen, Rachel Elnaugh became            Tickets are available from Sheffield           Tickets will go on sale on 28 September
                                                                                                                                                  well known as one of the original panellists    Theatres box office on 0114 249 6000 at        at The Showroom Cinemas Box Office on
                                                                                                                                                  on the BBC TV series Dragons’ Den,              £10 (£8 cons) and a special price of £5 for    0114 275 7727 priced £10 (£8 cons).
                                                                                                                                                  but was famously forced out when her            Sheffield Hallam students.
                                                                                                                                                  company, Red Letter Days, went into
                                                                                                                                                  administration. Now a consultant and
                                                                                                                                                  mentor to small businesses, Rachel will talk    Sheffield Troublemakers                         Online event booking
     Chinese traditional orchestra                  Off The Shelf 2008                                                   Jeremy Bowen
                                                                                                                                                                                                  – Rebels and radicals in
                                                                                                                         will present his         about her entrepreneurial experiences and
     night                                          The University is pleased once again to                              War Stories in the       her first book, Business Nightmares.            Sheffield history with David
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  An exciting, new-look website and
                                                    be supporting Sheffield’s annual literary                                                                                                                                                     online events service is now available
     Butterfly Girls Band                                                                                                Pennine Theatre on                                                       Price
                                                    festival Off The Shelf. In partnership with                                                   Tickets for this event are available from the                                                   for all Friends of Hallam and Sheffield
                                                                                                                         Thursday 16 October
     Thursday 25 September                          the festival we are delighted to welcome                                                      Country Bookshop by calling 01629 816701        Friday 31 October                               Hallam staff.
                                                                                                                         at 7pm for 7.30pm.
     Pennine Theatre, City Campus, 7.30pm           the actress and author Sheila Hancock,                                                        or visiting                                     Room 7140, Stoddard Building, City
                                                                                                                                                  www.countrybookshop.co.uk/peakfestival          Campus, 7.30pm                                  The free service includes
     This is a group of young performers            BBC Special Correspondent Jeremy                                       Jeremy is one of
     selected from the Zhejiang Traditional         Bowen and screenwriter Andrew Davies.                                  the BBC’s most         at a cost of £7 (£4 cons), including            George III described Sheffield as a             • online event booking
     Orchestra, featuring the Jiangnan stringed                                                                            recognisable faces,    refreshments on arrival and wine and            ‘damned bad place’ at a time when the
     and woodwind music of south eastern            Off The Shelf runs from 11 October to                                  reporting from the     nibbles afterwards.                                                                             • event calendar and search facility
                                                                                                                                                                                                  town was notorious for radical agitation.
     China dating back to 618AD. The band           1 November. For a copy of the brochure        front line of conflicts around the world. He                                                    David Price’s book Sheffield Troublemakers
                                                    with full events listings, e-mail                                                                                                                                                             • e-bulletins, including advance
     combines singing, dancing and folk
                                                    offtheshelf@sheffield.gov.uk or phone
                                                                                                  will be talking about his riveting and candid   The Westfield Lecture 2008                      traces this tradition right up to the 1980s,
     customs together with a unique Jiangnan                                                      memoir, War Stories, where he charts his                                                        when David Blunkett’s Socialist Republic          notification of events
     flavour.                                       0114 273 4400. For more information visit     progress from keen young novice to the          In association with Sheffield-based
                                                                                                                                                                                                  of South Yorkshire fought Mrs Thatcher.
                                                    www.offtheshelf.org.uk                        more circumspect veteran he is today,           Westfield Health, the University is delighted                                                   • options to view and update your
                                                                                                                                                                                                  David Price will recount many dramatic
     Tickets are available from the International                                                 giving us a brutally honest account of          to present the second in a series of annual                                                       contact details
                                                                           Sheila Hancock                                                                                                         events that have shaped the city’s history.
     Student Service Centre, Owen 5, City                                                         recent global conflicts and the danger and      lectures on health related subjects.
     Campus at a cost of £3. For further                                   will be in                                                                                                                                                             • message board/discussion groups
                                                                                                  thrills of being a war correspondent.           Wednesday 29 October                            Tickets are available from Sheffield
     information please call 0114 225 4117.                                conversation with
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Theatres box office on 0114 249 6000 at £5      • magazine subscriptions
                                                                           BBC broadcaster                               Andrew Davies            Cancer - a disease of our time                  (£4 cons) including refreshments.
                                                                           Trisha Cooper in                              will be joining us
     The Paul Nunn Lecture                                                 the University’s                                                       An evening with Professor Karol Sikora                                                          • an archive of past events
                                                                                                                         for an evening of
     Alpine style in the Eastern Himalayas                                 Pennine Theatre                               conversation in the                             Pennine
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sheffield Doc/Fest                              To access the service, please register at
                                                                           on Wednesday 8                                Pennine Theatre on                              Theatre, City            5-9 November                                    http://events.shu.ac.uk
     Roger Payne and Julie-Ann Clyma                                       October at 7pm for                            Tuesday 21 October                              Campus, 6.30pm                                  Sheffield Doc/Fest
                                                                           7.30pm.                                       at 7pm for 7.30pm.                              for 7pm                                         is a film festival,      If you are a current Friend of Hallam you
     Wednesday 1 October
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         industry session         will have already received your personal
     Pennine Theatre. Exhibits from 5.30pm,         They will discuss Sheila’s new book Just                                                                              Although the age
                                                                                                                         Scriptwriter Andrew                                                                             programme and            ID number by post or e-mail to register
     lecture starts at 7pm                          Me about moving on after the death of                                                                                 of the world’s
                                                                                                                         has no fewer than                                                                               market place,            on the site; if you are a new Friend you
     This presentation promises to be a             her actor husband John Thaw and looking                                                                               population is rising
                                                                                                                         six BAFTA awards                                                                                offering pitching        will be allocated an ID number when you
     stimulating and visually exciting account      at life anew. Sheila is always insightful,                                                                            dramatically, which
                                                                                                  for TV and film productions, including                                                                                 opportunities,           register.
     of Julie-Ann and Roger’s trips to Mount        charming and wonderfully down to earth.                                                                               will increase the
                                                                                                  highly acclaimed adaptations of classics                                                                               discussion panels
     Grosvenor in the Daxue Shan, Chomolhari        She is a woman seizing the future with wit,                                                                           total burden of                                                         To celebrate the launch of Friends of
                                                                                                  such as Bleak House, Doctor Zhivago                                                                                    and filmmaking
     on the border of Tibet and Bhutan and          gusto and curiosity, on her own.                                                                                      cancer, the quality                                                     Hallam Online, the Corporate Events
                                                                                                  and Emma. His screenplay of Pride and                                                                                  masterclasses, as
     the mountains in western and northern                                                                                                        and length of life is constantly being                                                          team is giving away five iPod shuffles.
                                                                                                  Prejudice received the highest viewing                                                                                 well as a wealth
     Sikkim. Having met in the Cordillera                                                                                                         improved by new technology. The future                                                          For a chance to win, please register on
                                                                                                  figures of any BBC classical serial. Andrew                                                                            of inspirational
     Blanca mountains in Peru, the couple have                                                                                                    landscape for fighting cancer promises to                                                       the website before 1 December. The five
                                                                                                  will give the audience an insider’s view on                                                     documentary films from across the globe.
     been on over 20 alpine-style climbing                                                                                                        be very different from now – fast paced,                                                        winners will be informed by e-mail.
                                                                                                  adapting the classics and show clips of                                                         The University is delighted to be working
     trips, often as part of environmental                                                                                                        competitive, consumer focused, Internet
                                                                                                  some of his celebrated productions.                                                             in partnership with Doc/Fest again to bring
     projects with organisations such as the                                                                                                      driven and with far more real patient                                                           For any questions or comments, please
                                                                                                                                                  empowerment.                                    you a masterclass with the multi-talented       e-mail events@shu.ac.uk
     World Conservation Union and the UN                                                          Tickets for all these Off The Shelf events
                                                                                                                                                                                                  and much-loved son of Sheffield Michael
     Environment Programme.                                                                       are available from the Sheffield Theatres
                                                                                                                                                  Tickets are free and include refreshments       Palin.
                                                                                                  box office on 0114 249 6000 at a cost of £9
     Tickets (including prize draw) £8 (£5 cons),                                                                                                 on arrival and wine and nibbles afterwards.
                                                                                                  (£7 cons) which includes refreshments on                                                        Michael will be at the Pennine Theatre
     available from Reta Vyse, on 0114 225                                                                                                        Places should be reserved in advance by
                                                                                                  arrival and wine and nibbles afterwards. In                                                     on Thursday 6 November at 4.30pm
     2050 or via e-mail r.vyse@shu.ac.uk                                                                                                          e-mailing events@shu.ac.uk or phone 0114
26                                                                                                association with the Peak Festival                                                                                                                                                             27
                                                                                                                                                  225 4957.

     what’s on
                                                      Children from five schools in Sheffield voiced their concerns
                                                      about environmental issues through song and dance, during a
                                                      series of public performances



Working with schools to get green message out
Scientists and undergraduate students                 Year 5 pupils from Monteney School
from Sheffield Hallam worked with pupils              worked with architect student James
from Yewlands Technology College,                     Nicholls to create a model ecologically
Chaucer Business and Enterprise College               friendly village which formed the central
and their family of schools in Sheffield.             display piece during the festival. And plants
                                                      were donated by a local garden centre
Together they looked at issues such as                to create an indoor green environment to
climate change, flooding, habitats, energy            complement the art work produced by the
conservation and recycling. With the help             children.
of professional dancers, actors, musicians,
visual artists, comedians, performance                Project director and senior lecturer John
poets and stage writers, the children turned          Turner said, ‘The We Love Planet Earth
the results of the study into a spectacular           project was a unique, groundbreaking                    particularly important in educational terms
performance piece.                                    project combining the sciences and                      as there is too often an artificial divide
                                                      the arts. It’s unique because it involves               created between the two and actually, both
The ‘We Love Planet Earth’ performances               children, professional scientists and                   are about the same thing - interpreting and
were a highlight of the Sheffield Children’s          artists working together. I think that this is          making sense of life.’
Festival during July at the Student’s Union.




Notes from the new president
The academic year ahead for Hallam Union                                                                      funding high on the agenda prior to the
is extremely exciting with many fresh                                                                         2009 government review. The national
opportunities and challenges which will                                                                       debate will see strong and active
impact on all students.                                                                                       representation from Hallam Union. There
                                                                                                              will be many other campaigns centred
The new executive committee will                                                                              around student safety which will aim to
provide strong and active representation                                                                      promote sexual health, alcohol awareness
throughout its year in office.                                                                                and the use of green routes in city centres.
Executive members took their posts from                                                                       We will also look to continue the great
1 July. In full-time positions are myself,                                                                    success of all activities at the Union
Russell Swannack, as president, David Roy                                                                     including sport, volunteering, societies and
                                                      healthier and unique social space which
Carr as finance and services executive,                                                                       media.
                                                      will meet student demand. In the second
Dani Beckett as academic affairs executive,
                                                      phase of this redevelopment, the Advice
Matthew Vicary as equal opportunities                                                                         The Union has recently completed the
                                                      Centre will move to the front of the HUBS,
executive, Samantha Gill as sports                                                                            first phase of the governance review. We
                                                      into the space vacated by the current retail
executive.                                                                                                    will complete a full review to comply with
                                                      outlet. The move allows the Centre to be
                                                                                                              Charities Law, ready to register with the
Part-time officers are Nikki Parkinson                much more accessible to all students. The
                                                                                                              Charities Commission in October 2009. The
as societies executive, Rebecca Davies                development will ensure the building is fit
                                                                                                              new governance review will also provide
as education executive, Lewis Morris as               for purpose to enhance the Hallam student
                                                                                                              the most democratic and representative
welfare executive, Celina Chantiluke as               experience.
                                                                                                              structure for all students to engage with the
Media executive, Samuel Boateng as                                                                            Union.
                                                      The Hallam Union website was re-
international and black student executive
                                                      launched in August to provide a brand
and Megan Lamb as Hallam Volunteering                                                                         The new executive and union staff will also
                                                      new interactive and informative site. The
executive.                                                                                                    look to implement the strategic plan as
                                                      attractive new layout will include options
                                                                                                              part of the first year of the five year plan.
The HUBS has undergone redevelopments                 to purchase special event tickets online
                                                                                                              The document is an extremely positive
over the summer months to change the                  and see all the latest updates on Union
                                                                                                              approach to the future of Hallam Union,
internal layout ready for the return of               activities. The new address is www.
                                                                                                              looking to enrich and support the Hallam
students in September. Working with                   hallamunion.org so be sure to have a look.
                                                                                                              student experience.
Wicked Coffee, the Union has created a
                                                      The year ahead will be a key campaigning
café, juice bar and shopping outlet in Pod                                                                    Russell Swannack
                                                      year with the debate on higher education
4. The development provides an attractive,                                                                    President, Hallam Union



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