Owen rooftop gig
The Sheffield Hallam University newsletter
marks lofty return
of 80s pop icons
Behind the scenes at
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
edition of newview.
There’s been little let-up in activities across the
University community since the last edition of
Heavens above for
University’s piece of
In a busy three months we have welcomed a
delegation of Asian ambassadors with foreign
minister Meg Munn, which you can read about on
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’.
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
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Young businesses compete for University’s was red hot. The band were great and I
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Student and Academic
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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,
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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
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firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Vicky Fillingham interest in his concept bike - P22 intimate concert - brought home to us
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Faculty of Health and firstname.lastname@example.org 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?’
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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
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
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’.
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
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 email@example.com 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.
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
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
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
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
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
20 years of for knowledge with masters’ degrees Sheffield’s children’s services have been who hails from Sheffield Hallam University.
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
Trust, the Mayfield Valley Arts Trust and
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
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.’
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
12 news pieces on the boxing, basketball 13
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
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.’
cash prizes in this year’s prestigious Enterprise
One of the finalists is International Business and Spanish student
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
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
The University’s estates plan supports
Cut out and keep
Sheffield Hallam’s continued growth and
innovation which means exciting new facilities
for everyone to enjoy. State-of-the-art
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
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,
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
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
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.
16 Continued on page 19
news and views
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
The following buildings at City Campus are allocated a New name and
building number new home for
8 HUBS - Students' Union
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.
A bar will be maintained in the restaurant and there will be seating for more than 100.
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.
Please cut it out and keep it safe.
Furnival Building HUBS 19
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
22 Sheffield’s heritage and realised how much 23
news and views newview competitions
Welcome wellness Professor
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
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.
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
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
Events not to be
An evening Poetry in the Hubs with Simon Calder, travel editor at The
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
email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0114
26 association with the Peak Festival 27
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.
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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