South Yorkshire Futures is a social mobility partnership developed by Sheffield Hallam University, committed to improving education and raising aspirations for young people in South Yorkshire, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The programme was launched in 2017 by Sheffield Hallam University in partnership with local authorities, schools,  and regional stakeholders with a clear aim: to drive long-term improvements in the educational health of the region by working with partners to improve attainment and aspiration from early years through to further and higher education.

Read more about the programme

We believe that where you grow up should not define your future.

The aim of South Yorkshire Futures is to raise attainment and aspiration, and we have identified the building blocks that will help to achieve this.

Read more about how the programme is giving young people in South Yorkshire a fighting chance of achieving their true potential, regardless of their background.

A university at the heart of the region

South Yorkshire Futures is part of Sheffield Hallam University’s civic ambitions. To reaffirm our connection to our local region, we have set out a series of commitments to our communities, seeking to address the key regional challenges we face and drive positive change to improve the lives of residents and communities across South Yorkshire.

Read more in our Civic University Agreement.