Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University is a large modern university in the north of England. The University is one of the largest in the UK, with around 31,000 students from across the globe studying more than 700 courses, supported by 4,500 staff.

The University adds an annual £424m to the local city region economy and supports almost 9,500 jobs.

It is one of the largest providers of teacher and healthcare education in the country - every year 600 Hallam-trained nurses and 700 Hallam-trained teachers start their careers after graduating from its courses.

Staff at the University work with thousands of national, international and regional businesses. Each year they provide around 19,000 placements for students in law firms, schools, hospitals, banks, hotels and more.

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The school preferred by Cameron and Gove for their daughters has come under scrutiny for its admissions procedure. Paul Rogers/The Times/PA Archive

Explainer: can schools ask for donations to secure a place?

The admissions procedure of the school chosen by the Camerons and Goves for their daughters has come under fire.
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Scientists at work: building the world’s fastest downhill racer

I’d like to say that it’s not every day you get asked to try to break a world record with a speed-obsessed truck mechanic from Grimsby, but for us at the Centre for Sports Engineering Research it’s starting…
Germans today have little appetite for constructing new national myths about the Great War, or reclaiming old ones, because of painful associations with the more recent past. Robert Scarth/Flickr

Why the Great War centenary will be a non-issue in Germany

There is not much of a question of who controls the national myth of the Great War in Germany today. Nobody in particular seems to want to claim it. More interesting, however, is considering who has sought…
Reach Academy in Feltham. Research is beginning to look at the impact of academy reforms. Steve Parsons/PA Archive

The information war raging within the academies revolution

All schools in England have a considerable and increasing degree of autonomy over their budgets. Academies have more autonomy than those state schools still under local authority control over how they…
Tom Hollander playing Dylan Thomas. BBC/Modern Television

Remembering Dylan Thomas – our frenzied anniversary culture

In Other People’s Countries, a memoir of his Belgian childhood, Patrick McGuinness writes: “I sometimes think it’s getting worse, this past business, that it’s rising up in me like damp creeping up a wall…
It’s no beach ball. Adam Davy/PA

Hard Evidence: how will the 2014 World Cup ball swerve?

There are now only a few months to go until the biggest sporting event of 2014 – the FIFA World Cup in Brazil – and questions are being asked. Will the stadiums be ready? Are the airports ready for the…
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Tough Mudder: a modern-day cheese rolling competition

Tough Mudder is an endurance foot race over 12 miles that belongs to a class of obstacle courses known as MOB, or mud, obstacles and beer, that have seen an explosion in popularity since 2010. They include…
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All bets could be off for online gamblers in the UK

In its short life to date, online gambling has grown exponentially, both in terms of customer base and revenue. But the industry faces a difficult future as different governments begin to take wildly different…
Bradley Wiggins, Tour de Force. Josh Hallett

What does it take to be an elite athlete? Depends on the sport

Wherever we look there seems to be amazing feats of physical, mental and skilled endeavour in sport. Cycling is often cited as one of the most elite and the climax of the Tour of Britain yesterday saw…

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