INTRODUCTION
Thank you for your
interest in studying
at Sheffield Hallam
University
Contained within this pack is everything you will need to submit your
application to us
an application form
two reference forms
disability and equal opportunities monitoring form
You should use this application form to apply for the following
courses
• part-time
postgraduate taught
research degrees
higher doctorates
non-credit bearing courses
individual units that are not being taken as part of a course
short courses
Please do not use this form for full-time BA, BSc, LLB, BEng, HND
courses or foundation degrees. Applications for these courses should
be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service
for the UK (UCAS).
Please do not use this form for applications to postgraduate teacher
training courses (PGCE). For teacher training courses in England and
Wales apply through UCAS Teacher Training (UTT).
HOW TO APPLY
In order to study at Sheffield Hallam University you need to submit a
completed application form and provide supporting documentation.
These notes are intended to help you complete your application form.
Please complete the form by typing, or write clearly using black ink
and block capitals. Please make sure that the information you give
on the form is clear and easy to read as this will help us process your
application as quickly as possible.
This form is available in electronic format and this can be downloaded
from the Internet at www.shu.ac.uk/study/form
We strongly recommend that you keep a copy of your application
together with details of when it was submitted and to whom it was
addressed.
SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS
In addition to the information required on the form you should also,
where possible, send copies of the following documents with your
application
degree certificates
consolidated mark sheet/degree transcripts
English language certificates (if English is not your first language)
If these certificates/documents are not in English, you must provide a
certified translation.
If you need to send any additional information later, please be sure
to mark each item with your full name, date of birth, address and
proposed programme of study.
ENQUIRIES ABOUT YOUR APPLICATION
If you have any enquiries about your application you should use the
contact details given in your application acknowledgement.
Alternatively please contact
Direct Admissions
Surrey Building
City Campus
Howard Street
Sheffield S1 1WB
Phone +44 (0) 114 225 5555
Fax +44 (0) 114 225 2167
directadmissions@shu.ac.uk
NOTES TO HELP YOU COMPLETE THE
APPLICATION FORM
These notes are intended to help you complete this application form.
Your application should be returned to Direct Admissions at the
address printed on the application form.
Section 2 Details of your proposed programme of study
Taught programmes
Proposed start date
Nearly all taught programmes start in September, October or
January. You should therefore only enter a start date other than
September, October or January if you know that the programme for
which you are applying starts at another time.
Research programmes
Proposed title/subject(s)
Please specify the area in which you would like to undertakea
research degree. The main research themes and areas
offered by Sheffield Hallam University are listed at
www.shu.ac.uk/research/degrees.html
Mode of study
If you wish to take a research degree as a distance learning/split PhD
you should include in section 10 details of your proposed research
supervision arrangements and arrangements for access to library/
other resources needed for your research.
Proposed start date
Research degree programmes may start at any time of the year, but
you should talk to us first as you may need to consider the timing of
induction courses and any research methods courses you may need.
Section 3 Nationality
Please give the current name of the country where you were born.
If you were not born in the UK, please tell us when you entered the
country.
Please note that if you require a visa to study in the UK we will require
a copy of your passport details before we can issue the university
documents required to support your visa application.
Section 4 English language ability
Applicants whose first language is not English must be able to
demonstrate English language proficiency. Suitable qualifications
include
British Council International English Language Testing Service
(IELTS) overall band 6 with a minimum score of 5.5 in all skill
areas. If you are taking or have taken an IELTS test, please
provide details of your test report form (TRF) number.
For details of other accepted English language tests and their
required scores please go to www.shu.ac.uk/international/english
Please note these are minimum requirements, you should make sure
you check the entry requirements for your course at www.shu.ac.uk
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APPLYING TO STUDY AT SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY
This form will be photocopied.
Please type, or write clearly in block
capitals in black ink.
Please note important information
relating to your application will be
sent to you by email. Please en-
sure that your email address can
be clearly read and that your email
account will accept email sent from
addresses ending @shu.ac.uk
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Section 5 Criminal convictions
The University needs to know whether you have a conviction for an
offence against the person, which is of a violent or sexual nature, or,
a conviction for an offence involving unlawfully supplying controlled
drugs or substances, where the conviction concerns criminal drug
dealing or trafficking. If you have such a conviction, please mark
the box with an X. Your conviction will not affect the academic
consideration of your application.
Please note some courses may require all applicants to undertake a
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check irrespective of whether or
not you have declared a conviction on your application.
Sections 6, 7, 8, 9 Education, work experience, membership of
professional bodies and further information in support of
application
General information about entry requirements is given in the online
course prospectus. You should also consult individual course
information for any specific or additional requirements. Contact the
faculty for further information.
Your application will be considered on the basis of your education,
work and other relevant experience. You should therefore give full
and accurate details of all your relevant previous experience in these
sections.
In the further details section you must include a personal statement
explaining why you wish to study the course you are applying for
and explaining how your previous education and experience have
prepared you for the course.
Section 10 Referees
It is your responsibility to request references, which should
be provided on the relevant form and returned by the referee to the
University. The University will not request references on your behalf.
See notes below on obtaining references.
Section 13 Declaration
Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the
University’s terms and conditions. In particular we draw your attention
to section 12.1(a). A copy of them may be found at the back of
printed copies of the University application form and on the Internet at
www.shu.ac.uk/about/legal.html. You must read these terms and
conditions before accepting any offer.
Disabilities and support needs
The University welcomes students with disabilities, but it needs to
know their needs so that it can make appropriate arrangements. If
you have a special need, please tick the most appropriate box. The
Disabled Student Support Team will contact you to discuss how to
help you.
Equal opportunities monitoring
This information is collected so that the University can monitor
the effectiveness of its equal opportunities policies. The information
will be detached from your application form and will not be
made available to the admissions tutor for selection purposes.
WHERE TO SEND YOUR COMPLETED
APPLICATION FORM
Please send your completed application form to Direct Admissions,
Surrey Building, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield S1 1WB
unless you have been dealing with a specific faculty contact or
research area. In which case you application should be sent directly
to this contact.
OBTAINING ACADEMIC REFERENCES TO
SUPPORT YOUR APPLICATION
Completed references should be returned to Direct Admissions,
Surrey Building, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield S1 1WB
unless you have been dealing with a specific faculty contact or
research area. In which case references should be sent directly to this
contact.
You are responsible for
approaching referees and requesting references
giving each referee a copy of the reference form with sections 1, 2
and 3 completed
explaining about the programme for which you are applying
notifying referees of deadlines and where to return completed
forms
The reference form and instructions are available in PDF format
and can be downloaded from the internet from
www.shu.ac.uk/study/form.
Return address for completed references (section 3 of
reference form).
Please complete with full details of where the completed reference
should be returned. You should enter the name and address of your
contact at the University.
QUERIES AND COMPLAINTS
Queries about the progress of your application should be made to the
relevant faculty contact. If you have any concerns or complaints
relating to the processing of your application, please contact the
Admissions Office, Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard
Street, Sheffield S1 1WB.
Application form
For office use only
Please read the preceding instructions for completing this form.
This form will be photocopied. Please type or write clearly in block capitals in black ink. Tick boxes
as appropriate.
1 Your personal and contact details
Title (eg Mr, Ms, Dr etc) Gender
o
Male
o
Female
Last name
First name(s)
Official name (as it appears on your passport/national identity card)
Date of birth Last name on 16
th
birthday
Address Home Correspondence (if different from home address)
Line 1
Line 2
Line 3
City
Postcode (UK Only)
Country
Email
Telephone numbers
(please include full country and area code)
Daytime Evening Mobile
Applications for nursing and education courses only
Nursing reference number
Teacher ref number (DfES number)
yearmonthday
Research programmes only
Mode of study
Full-time
Part-time
Other
Proposed start date
Award
MPhil
PhD
DBA, EdD
Other
Proposed title/subject/area(s)
Have you confirmed that Sheffield Hallam University caters for your proposed area of research?
Yes
No
Please provide an outline research proposal (1500 words maximum) – see section 9
please specify
please specify
month
year
please specify
month year
please specify
2 Details of your proposed programme of study Complete either taught courses or research programme as appropriate
Taught courses only
Mode of study
o
Full-time
o
Part-time
o
Distance learning
o
Other
Proposed start date
Award
Cert HE
BA, BSc, BEng, BSc
MBA, MA, MSc, MEng, PgDip, PgCert
Other
Course title
Year of entry
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
3
4 English language
Do you hold any English language qualifications?
Yes
No
Do you intend to sit an English language qualification before coming to study at Sheffield Hallam University?
Yes
No
English language qualifications
(please attach copies of all certificates)
Would you like to be considered for a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English Language course? Yes No
If yes and you require a visa to study in the UK, would you like to be considered for a joint CAS,
to cover your pre-sessional and main course of study? Yes No
English Language qualification
Date of award or expected award
Applications for postgraduate courses and research degrees only
Was English the language of instruction for your first degree?
o
Yes
o
No
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3 Nationality
Country of birth (the country where you were born)
Nationality (the country for which you are entitled to hold a passport)
Country of domicile (the country you live in)
Do you require a student visa to study in the UK?
Yes No
If you answer yes to the above question please provide a copy of your passport
Have you previously studied in the UK?
o
Yes
o
No
If yes please list the course(s) you have studied including any English courses, the type of visa and the course start and end dates.
Please provide supporting certificates / transcripts and copies of your visa. Please continue on a separate sheet if necessary
Date of qualification Test provider Overall score
Reading score Writing score Speaking score Listening score
Course title Name of institution/
School/university
Course Start/
End date
Level, e.g. BA,
BSc, MA
Type of visa
(please include copies)
When did you first enter the UK?
Are you currently in the UK Yes
No
Have you ever been refused a visa for entry into the UK Yes
No
Have you ever been refused entry into the UK
Yes
No
Yes
No
Have you ever been subject to any notice,
or removal from the UK by the Home Office,
due to overstaying leave to remain?
If yes, please provide refusal documentation.
If yes, please provide refusal documentation.
If yes, what is your immigration status
If yes, please provide details including the date of your
notice or removal, including details of any sanctions.
If yes please provide details of your previous study in section 6 of the application.
Your application will be considered on the basis of your education. You should therefore give full and accurate details of your
education background in this section. For your application to university, you must include details of all relevant qualifications in date
order. (Most recent first)
6 Education
5
5 Criminal convictions
Do you have any relevant criminal convictions?
Yes
No
QUALIFICATIONS COMPLETED OR CERTIFICATED
(Examinations or assessments for which results are known (including those failed)
Date of award Awarding institution Award and course title
Result Grade
Mark or Band
QUALIFICATIONS NOT YET COMPLETED OR CERTIFICATED
(Examinations or assessments to be completed, or results not yet published)
Date of award Awarding institution Award and course title
Result Grade
Mark or Band
6
8 Membership of professional bodies
Name and address of organisation Type of membership Dates of membership
From To
Your application will be considered on the basis of your work and other relevant experience. You should therefore give full and
accurate details of all your relevant previous work experience in this section.
Most recent employment first
Name and address of Job title and brief summary of responsibilities/achievements Dates of employment
organisation From To
7 Work experience
9 Further information in support of application. Please attach additional sheets if necessary.
Taught course applicants in this section please provide further information in support of your application. You should include
a personal statement explaining why you have chosen this course, how your previous education and experience have prepared
you for the course, and impact it will have on your future career (if applicable).
Research applicants
in this section please provide an outline of your proposed research programme. This should include an
outline of the research questions/area, aims of the project, methodology (if known), potential impact of the research and some
key background literature/references (max 1500 words).
Continue on a separate sheet if necessary
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10 Referees
Name
Position
Company/organisation
Address
Postcode
Country
Email address
Phone number
(including full country and area code)
Fax number
1 2
Reference forms can be found at the back of this application form. Please complete sections 1,2 and 3 on the reference form
before passing to your referee. It is the applicant’s responsibility to request references; the university will not request references on
your behalf. Your references can be scanned and submitted by email providing that they are submitted on letter headed paper and
stamped by the relevant organisation or on the reference forms provided. Please provide details of your referees below.
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12 Data protection statement
The information you supply on this form will be used by Sheffield Hallam University in accordance with the Data Protection Act
1998 and other applicable legislation. The University will use the information to process your application and to provide any
relevant further information by post, email or text. It will also be used to support the University’s marketing and market
research activities.
Please tick if you do not wish to receive further information by
Post
Text
Email
Phone
If at any time you change your mind and you would like the University to stop sending such information, please contact the Department of
Marketing, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield S1 1WB or email marketing@shu.ac.uk
The information from your application form will be used to set up a student record on the University’s student information (SI) system. Where
required this information may be shared with the government or their respective agents to check the accuracy of personal information provided
by students against external data sources such as the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), or the Learning Skills Council Individual
Learner Record (LSC ILR), returns. The University may also contact other institutions to confirm previous qualifications obtained.
In order to prevent and detect fraud and comply with regulations for international students we reserve the right to, or may be required to, share
this information with external organisations such as the police, the Home Office, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the UK Visa’s and
Immigration and local authorities.
The University is required to check international students’ eligibility to study in the UK. This may require the University to liaise with and
exchange data with the Home Office or related Government agencies in relation to students’ visa history and/or immigration history, during the
admissions process.
I consent to the Home Office, or related Government agency, releasing information about my immigration history to the University for these
purposes. This may include sensitive personal data about any orders, warnings, convictions or other penalties relevant to immigration.
(Please note that failure to provide consent by ticking the above box may delay the processing of your application.)
13 Declaration
Please read and sign the declaration statement. I confirm that, to the best of my knowledge, the information given in this form is
true, complete and accurate and no information requested or other material information has been omitted. I give my consent to
the processing of my data by Sheffield Hallam University. I understand that any offer of a place on the above course is subject to
my acceptance of the University’s terms and conditions, which I have received and read. I understand what they say, and I agree
to abide by the conditions set out there. I accept that if I do not fully comply with these requirements, Sheffield Hallam University
reserves the right to cancel my application and I shall have no claim against Sheffield Hallam University in relation
to this application.
Applicant’s Date
signature
Please send your completed application form to Direct Admissions, Surrey Building, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield S1 1WB unless you
have been dealing with a specific faculty contact or research area in which case you application should be sent directly to this contact.
If you are completing the application form electronically, please type your full name into the signature box
11 Financial information
How do you intend to pay for your tuition fees?
Personal/family resources Employer Sponsorship Scholarship Government body Research council
If you are not a self-funding applicant please give the name and address of your sponsor below and enclose a copy of your letter
confirming funding.
Name of sponsor
Address
Postcode
Country
Email address
Phone number
(including full country and area code)
Fax number
please specify
please specify
Disabilities and support needs
If you declare a disability this will not be a factor in the university’s decision as to whether or not to offer you a place. However it is
important that the University knows if you have any specialist needs in order that we can provide you with appropriate support and
facilities.
This information will remain strictly confidential.
Do you consider yourself to have a disability
Yes
No
Type of disability
Specific learning disability eg dyslexia, dyspraxia etc.
Blind/partially sighted
Deaf/hearing impairment
Wheelchair user/mobility difficulty
Autistic spectrum disorder/Asperger syndrome
Mental health difficulty
Multiple disabilities
Personal care support
Unseen disability eg diabetes, cancer, epilepsy, asthma etc
Other
Nature of support required
Do you agree that this information can (where applicable) be shared with the course leader in order to ensure the provision
of suitable support?
o
Yes
o
No
Please note this section of the application will not be used in the consideration of your application
For office use only
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Equal opportunities monitoring
Ethnic origin
Religion
White
Gypsy or traveller
Black or black British – Caribbean
Black or black British – African
Other black background
Asian or Asian British – Indian
Asian or Asian British – Pakistan
Asian or Asian British – Bangladesh
Chinese
Other Asian background
Mixed – white and black Caribbean
Mixed – white and black African
Mixed – white and Asian
Other mixed background
Arab
Other ethnic background
Baha’I Faith
Buddhist
Hindu
Jewish
Muslim
Sikh
Any other religion or belief
Prefer not to say
No religion
Pagan
Christian
Spiritual
Other
Reference
For office use only
Please read the instructions below for completing this form.
This form will be photocopied. Please type or write clearly in block capitals in black ink. Tick boxes
as appropriate.
Sections 1, 2 and 3 must be completed by the applicant
The reference process
The person named in Section 1 below has applied for a course at
Sheffield Hallam University. They have selected you as their referee.
Please complete and return this form to the address given in
Section 3.
A PDF version of this form can be downloaded at www.shu.ac.uk/
study/form references can be scanned and submitted by email
providing that they are on the reference forms provided or on official
letter headed paper and stamped by the relevant organisation. If you
decide to use this form please complete it by typing or writing using
black ink and block capitals as it may need to be photocopied.
Referees should be aware that under the provisions of the Data
Protection Act (1998) applicants may ask the University to disclose
references that have been used in the admissions process.
References will also be accessible if requested in connection with
legal proceedings.
Please tell us if you object to the reference being open to the data
subject on request. Please note that the University may decide to
disclose the reference without your consent, if it is able to anonymise
the information (to protect your identity) or it is considered reasonable
to release the reference even though it is possible to identify who
wrote the reference. The University will balance the data subject’s
right of access with your right of privacy.
The reference report
Please say whether, in your opinion, the applicant is likely to
complete successfully and benefit from the programme of study for
which s/he is applying and why. Please specify the applicant’s
general suitability to undertake the course(s) including distinct
strengths or areas for improvement. Please specify the nature and
grade of qualification, including class of degree, already obtained or
expected to be obtained prior to the start of the course.
It would be helpful if, in addition to any general statement, you would
indicate the following in your reference
how the applicant’s achievements compare(d) to those of his/her
peers
for applicants whose first language is not English, their standard
of proficiency in written and oral English
for applicants who hold professional qualifications or have
professional experience, how the qualifications and/or experience
would contribute to the applicant’s suitability
It is the applicant’s responsibility to request references, the university will not request references on your behalf.
2 Award and title of applicant’s proposed programme of study
3 Return address for completed reference
1 Applicant’s full name
Section 4 to be completed by the referee
4 Referee’s details
Name
Position
Company/organisation
Address
Postcode
Country
Email address
Phone number
(including full country and area code)
Fax number
11
12
5 Report on the applicant
How long have you known the applicant?
In what capacity do you know the applicant?
In your opinion is the applicant likely to successfully complete and
benefit from the programme of study for which s/he is applying?
Yes
No
Uncertain/don’t know
Please explain your response to the previous question and add any further comments
6 Applicant’s qualifications
7 Referee’s declaration
I confirm that, to the best of my knowledge, the information given in this form is correct and complete
Referee’s signature
Date
Official institutional
stamp
(if appropriate)
Please return completed forms to the address specified in section 3
(Please continue on a separate sheet if necessary)
Sections 5, 6 and 7 to be completed by the referee
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Reference
For office use only
Please read the instructions below for completing this form.
This form will be photocopied. Please type or write clearly in block capitals in black ink. Tick boxes
as appropriate.
2 Award and title of applicant’s proposed programme of study
3 Return address for completed reference
1 Applicant’s full name
Sections 1, 2 and 3 must be completed by the applicant
The reference process
The person named in Section 1 below has applied for a course at
Sheffield Hallam University. They have selected you as their referee.
Please complete and return this form to the address given in
Section 3.
A PDF version of this form can be downloaded at www.shu.ac.uk/
study/form references can be scanned and submitted by email
providing that they are on the reference forms provided or on official
letter headed paper and stamped by the relevant organisation. If you
decide to use this form please complete it by typing or writing using
black ink and block capitals as it may need to be photocopied.
Referees should be aware that under the provisions of the Data
Protection Act (1998) applicants may ask the University to disclose
references that have been used in the admissions process.
References will also be accessible if requested in connection with
legal proceedings.
Please tell us if you object to the reference being open to the data
subject on request. Please note that the University may decide to
disclose the reference without your consent, if it is able to anonymise
the information (to protect your identity) or it is considered reasonable
to release the reference even though it is possible to identify who
wrote the reference. The University will balance the data subject’s
right of access with your right of privacy.
The reference report
Please say whether, in your opinion, the applicant is likely to
complete successfully and benefit from the programme of study for
which s/he is applying and why. Please specify the applicant’s
general suitability to undertake the course(s) including distinct
strengths or areas for improvement. Please specify the nature and
grade of qualification, including class of degree, already obtained or
expected to be obtained prior to the start of the course.
It would be helpful if, in addition to any general statement, you would
indicate the following in your reference
how the applicant’s achievements compare(d) to those of his/her
peers
for applicants whose first language is not English, their standard
of proficiency in written and oral English
for applicants who hold professional qualifications or have
professional experience, how the qualifications and/or experience
would contribute to the applicant’s suitability
Section 4 to be completed by the referee
4 Referee’s details
Name
Position
Company/organisation
Address
Postcode
Country
Email address
Phone number
(including full country and area code)
Fax number
It is the applicant’s responsibility to request references, the university will not request references on your behalf.
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5 Report on the applicant
How long have you known the applicant?
In what capacity do you know the applicant?
In your opinion is the applicant likely to successfully complete and
benefit from the programme of study for which s/he is applying?
Yes
No
Uncertain/don’t know
Please explain your response to the previous question and add any further comments
6 Applicant’s qualifications
7 Referee’s declaration
I confirm that, to the best of my knowledge, the information given in this form is correct and complete
Referee’s signature
Date
Official institutional
stamp
(if appropriate)
Please return completed forms to the address specified in section 3
(Please continue on a separate sheet if necessary)
Sections 5, 6 and 7 to be completed by the referee
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