Each year, the Students' Union conducts research into the student experience. Most of this research is included in the Student Voice Report.
The Student Voice Report is the main lobbying and advocacy tool produced by the Students' Union. This report establishes clear actions, priorities and goals which can be reached through a joint partnership with students and the University. The report considers feedback, both positive and negative, to give a fair and balanced view of what is working well, and what could be improved at Sheffield Hallam University. We, as a Students' Union and representative body for students, recommend actions based on student feedback and previous academic year's recommendations and actions are presented in every Student Voice Report.
View Student Voice Report 2021/22
See the progress of the 2021/22 Student Voice Report recommendations.
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1. The University to provide more on-campus learning throughout the 2022/23 academic year, whilst also keeping useful aspects of online learning in place.
2. The Students’ Union to continue to monitor and research students’ opinions of transition throughout their undergraduate course.
3. The University to provide further support for students on how to interpret and utilise their feedback to benefit students’ academic progression.
4. The College of Business, Technology, & Engineering to clearly communicate to students their specific exam arrangements.
5. The College of Health, Wellbeing & Life Sciences to provide regular and consistent communication for Health & Social Care students which should include the following: placement allocation, changes to timetabling, keeping students updated, and general student support.
6. The College of Social Sciences & Arts to standardise communication with students to ensure that key messages are being heard by all.
7. The University to continually update students on projects designed to eliminate the BAME awarding gap to ensure that students made aware and held accountable.
8. The University and the Students’ Union to continue the progress of decolonising and diversifying reading lists.
9. The University to increase international student awareness of study skills and support sessions available pre-arrival/on arrival to enable understanding and progression through their course.
10. The University to increase awareness of student well-being service and resources available through co-produced slides on display pre/post lectures.
11. The Students’ Union continue to monitor student need regarding menstrual product accessibility to ensure an inclusive learning experience for all students.
12. The University to review student community and provide tailored events and activities for each level of study, recognising the nuanced differences between academic levels.
13. The Students’ Union to review Collegiate Campus presence to increase student activity and engagement.
14. The University and the Students’ Union to provide more information for international students with families about the considerations involved in finding somewhere to live - and ensure this is better publicised to them before they and their families leave their home country. The University to work to increase the number of partners within the Snug scheme who can provide family accommodation.
15. The Students’ Union to review the lack of participation in societies, clubs, and sport amongst UK-domiciled BAME students.
16. The Students’ Union and the University communicate and promote the Department Rep roles, including their remit and their positionality in the representation system, with academic staff of all levels.
17. The University to work with the Students’ Union to promote the Union’s services and offers to ensure all staff and students are aware of how and why getting involved with the Students’ Union is important.
For any earlier versions of the Student Voice Report, please email us at email@example.com.