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Barnsley College Higher Education - Sheffield Hallam University resources: Get help

Library resources

If you need help with library resources, please start by contacting your local library.  The staff there will be most able to help you.

If you need additional help, you can contact the Library at Sheffield Hallam by email or by phone +44 114 225 2222.

Alternatively, you can visit Sheffield Hallam libraries in person and talk to us at the Hallam Help point (see our Hallam Help point opening hours).

Progressing through your studies

If this happens, you need to see your local student support staff, who will explain your options.

If you are suspected of academic misconduct in relation to written work, you will find this information from the Sheffield Hallam Students' Union useful. Remember to contact the Advice Centre in the Hallam Union by email at for additional support.

We aim to provide the best possible experience to all our students but problems may arise. We have put policies in place to encourage you to raise any issues as soon as they arise.

Dealing with illness and difficult circumstances

If you are affected by illness or difficult circumstances that impact on your studies or affect your ability to complete an assignment or sit an exam, you must seek advice from the local student support staff first.

Depending on your circumstances, you may be allowed one of the following:

  • short extension to a submission deadline for written coursework
  • request to repeat an assessment attempt
  • break in study

Your local support staff in will be able to explain the options that are best suited to your circumstances. You can also contact your Faculty student support officer at Sheffield Hallam for advice. Please refer to your Student Handbook for contact details.

Support for students with disabilities

If you have a condition that is classed as a disability and you are in receipt of Disabled Students' Allowance, you will be given a learning contract. It will list the reasonable adjustments that will be made to fit your circumstances.

If you need information and advice about your learning contract, you should contact your local student support staff in the first instance.

You can also contact your Faculty student support officer at Sheffield Hallam for more information.

Support for your wellbeing

Looking after yourself is the first step to achieving academic success. Make sure you have a good work-life balance to avoid getting stressed about your studies.

You may find the following online resources useful.

If you would like a face-to-face meeting to discuss your wellbeing, please contact the support services at college.

Career planning

Career planning skills and employability skills are developed through your academic programme. Your tutors will be first point of contact for enhancing your employability skills and for information about job seeking and career planning.

For additional resources, you can access Careers Central.  This is an online resource provided by Sheffield Hallam University to help you with career planning, including‚Äč

Help with job searches

TargetJobs is an online careers resource offering information on career planning, graduate jobs and internships. Register online to receive regular updates about job opportunities, and careers events.

Hallam Award

Hallam Award is the Students' Union skills award which recognises and rewards students who have developed their skills through extra-curricular activities. Please read the detailed information if you are interested in applying.

Sheffield Hallam Students' Union

 If you are a member of NUS you can also be involved in student societies, activities and access services from Sheffield Hallam  Students' Union. You can find out more from Sheffield Hallam Students' Union website


Note: partner college students cannot be involved in Sheffield Hallam Students' Union governance processes ie cannot stand for any elected position or vote in elections.