We're a modern university with a long and proud history, dating from the opening of two 19th century schools which would later become the foundations for Sheffield Polytechnic. One of the UK’s most progressive and innovative universities, Sheffield Hallam is a multicultural institution with a vibrant and diverse student population with over 4,000 international students from 120 different countries. We have a lot to offer international students - from award winning international student support to courses which are tailored specifically to the international market to enhance students employability opportunities. In the most recent International Student Barometer (2010/11) we were voted first amongst 59 UK universities for the quality of our laboratories, our virtual learning environment (blackboard), support for students with their finance when they first arrive. Second for the quality of our learning spaces, our learning technology, online library facilities and international student support, advice and information. As well as attracting students from around the world we have a long tradition of working with international partners. We welcome, and actively seek, partnerships which are both broad in subject area and rich in opportunities for international students to obtain a University qualification. There are lots of ways of studying with Sheffield Hallam University including summer semester programmes, international exchange opportunities, courses validated and delivered in country through to integrated study in the UK whilst enrolled at your home institution. Our staff are leaders in their field, many with current and previous industry or applied research experience, all committed to giving you the highest quality education. We design our innovative and career orientated courses to enhance your career, ensuring you gain the skills and knowledge demanded by the workplace. Many courses offer real life consultancy projects and work experience opportunities.