Hallam set to invest £30m

Hallam University: L-R, Dianne Jeffrey, Lily Cantor, Vice Chancellor Philip Jones.
Hallam University: L-R, Dianne Jeffrey, Lily Cantor, Vice Chancellor Philip Jones.

SHEFFIELD Hallam University this week announced a £30m investment programme.

A total of £25m will go on a new building at Collegiate Crescent campus, with £4m earmarked for additional teaching staff and £500,000 to be invested in additional research staff.

New teaching roles will be spread across the University’s four faculties and will begin to be advertised in January. The University says the posts are being created in response to feedback from students to provide more one-to-one time with their tutors. Research posts will also be advertised shortly.

A proposed “state-of-the-art” teaching complex at Collegiate Crescent is subject to planning permission, but the aim is to have the first parts of the building in use by September 2014.

The project is designed primarily for the Faculty of Development and Society, and will include a 220-seat lecture theatre and specialist teaching facilities. There will also be student social space, catering facilities, customer services and facilities management.

Vice Chancellor Prof Philip Jones said: “Thanks to careful financial management the University has been operating at a surplus in recent years, and we have decided that now is the right time to further invest in our people and our infrastructure.

“All of these new developments have been designed to make a real difference to our students and to further enhance their time at Sheffield Hallam.

“We are delighted to be able to bring these projects to fruition and to be in a position to continue to invest for the future.”

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