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Time to Talk Day


It's Time to Talk Day, so your Student Rights Team is encouraging you to get talking, whether that's to your mates, family, tutors, or university wellbeing team.

Generally, we're eager to share with others when we're experiencing positive emotions such as joy, excitement, and happiness, but when we're going through periods in our life where we're feeling less positive, it can be difficult to talk about. We understand that you might not always feel like you can talk to those closest to you, which is why we believe listening services are a great tool for when you're feeling down, or just want a sympathetic ear. Nightline is a non-judgemental, confidential, student-run listening service, that is free! You can email, instant message, or phone them (check their website for operating hours).

Another way you can get talking is by meeting people and making new friends. Sheffield Hallam Students' Union has loads of great stuff going on and there is something to suit everyone.

  • Want to get more involved in the local community? Check out our Volunteering page, where you could find a one-off project to get involved in, a local charity shop to lend your retail skills to, or even gain some practical experience by mentoring with young people.
  • Want to share your hobbies with others just as passionate as you? Join a society. There is something for everyone, from political societies to table-top gaming, academic societies, and even a Disney society! Can't find one you want to join? Start one!
  • Want to try something you've never done before? Check out our Give It a Go opportunities. You can try your hand at gardening, Zumba, or even ice skating.
  • Passionate about standing up for student rights and minoritised groups? Email your Student Rights Team to find out what projects they are currently working on.
  • Want a chance to create real change? Nominate yourself to be a Student Officer in the SU.
  • Want to get more involved in sport at university? Join a sport, be a part of Team Hallam.

The list of ways you can get involved with us is endless so feel free to come in to the HUBS, have a look on the SHSU website, or follow us on Instagram @HallamUnion1 to stay up to date with what we have going on!