About Sheffield Hallam Students' Union

Sheffield Hallam Students' Union is run for students, by students. Led by five full-time Student Officers democratically elected by the student body, we are committed to enhancing the experience of over 35,000 students of Sheffield Hallam University.

All Sheffield Hallam University students are automatically members of the Students' Union, where we are committed to giving students the edge and are here to support and inspire them through their Hallam journey. We are all about passion, honesty, dedication, innovation and diversity, and put these values at the heart of everything we do for students.

We are located at the University's City Campus, in the iconic HUBS building. The huge range of services we provide for Hallam students includes:

  • Over 100 student-led societies

  • Volunteering opportunities

  • Activities, events and trips

  • Student Advice Centre

  • Campaigning

  • Skills and training

  • Student bar

  • Coffee shop

  • Clothing outlet

  • Study and social space

  • Free printing

  • Laptop hire

  • Pool tables, table tennis and table football


Read our Impact Statement 17/18

Read our Annual Accounts 17/18


Mission, Vision and Values

Our Mission: We exist to give Sheffield Hallam students the edge.

Our Vision: To be the heart of the Hallam experience by creating an inspiring and supportive student community.

We will achieve our Vision with: 

  • Passion

  • Honesty

  • Dedication

  • Innovation

  • Diversity


Strategic Plan 2017-20

Our Strategic Plan has been developed to make sure we’re doing the right things for students. You can read our Strategic Plan here.

Strategic Plan 2020 - 2025

Change is coming to Sheffield Hallam Students' Union and we want you to be part of that change. Find out more here about the plans for our NEW five-year strategy. 


As a charity, the Students' Union must have a Board of Trustees to oversee key decision making which relates to the future of the organisation. The trustees have a responsibility to ensure that the Students' Union is not threatened by wrong financial decisions, does not break the law and that the work that is being done is for the benefit of its members – Sheffield Hallam students.

The Board of Trustees consists of:

  • President

  • Welfare and Community Officer

  • Education Officer

  • Activities Officer

  • Sports and Physical Activity Officer

  • 4 External Trustees

  • 4 Student Trustees

Find out more about our democratic structure here