Sheffield Hallam has won the ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community’ at the Times Higher Education Awards 2022. The award win recognises our work through South Yorkshire Futures, the biggest university-led social mobility programme in the country, and our leadership in the civic university agenda

The awards are the most prestigious in the higher education calendar, celebrating the talent, dedication and innovation of individuals and teams across all aspects of university life.

South Yorkshire Futures aims to help children and young people in South Yorkshire achieve a successful life by improving educational attainment and supporting progression into higher education and work, by partnering with local partners including local authorities, schools and colleges, the third sector, and the local business community.

Hallam was also shortlisted for the University of the Year award which recognises the institution that has demonstrated exceptional performance during the 2020-21 academic year. We were shortlisted for our focus on work-based learning and student employability, our commitment to supporting students from under-represented backgrounds into higher education and for our role as a major driver of economic growth and social mobility in the North.