Skip to Main Content

UCEN Manchester - Sheffield Hallam University resources: Home

Library and student support resources from Sheffield Hallam University for students at UCEN Manchester

Teaching staff: remember that you can register for Associate Membership of Sheffield Hallam University Library if you teach on a SHU-validated course.


SHU & UCEN Manchester

Welcome to Sheffield Hallam University, working in partnership with UCEN Manchester.

The following courses at UCEN Manchester are supported by Sheffield Hallam University:

  • FdA Make-up Artistry
  • FdA Childhood and Youth Studies
  • FdA Special Effects Make-up Artistry
  • FdSc Professional Practice in Health and Social Care (Nursing Associate)
  • FdSc Professional Practice in Health and Social Care embedded with Higher Apprenticeship in Health (Assistant Practitioner)
  • BA (Hons) Acting for Live and Recorded Media 
  • BA (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management (Top up)
  • BA (Hons) Business and Marketing (Top up)
  • BA (Hons) Business Management (Top up)
  • BA (Hons) Childhood and Youth Studies (Top up)
  • BA (Hons) Dance and Performance 
  • BA (Hons) Integrated Health and Social Care
  • BA (Hons) Make-up Artistry (Top Up)
  • BA (Hons) Musical Theatre 
  • BA (Hons) Special Effects Make-up Artistry (Top Up)
  • BA (Hons) Stage Management and Technical Theatre
  • BA (HonsTheatre and Performance
  • BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology
  • BSc (Hons) Football Industry
  • BSc (Hons) Health Care Professions
  • BSc (Hons) Social Care Professions
  • MA Directing
  • MA Performance Practice
  • University Preparatory Year Extended Degree Programme in Make-up Artistry

Your SHUcard

Your SHUcard is your University ID and your library card.  With it you'll be able to

  • enter the library
  • borrow up to 5 books at a time
  • place a request on 1 book at a time
  • log on to Hallam's partner Blackboard page to find library resources

You will receive your SHUcard via your college during the first term of your course. Until you receive your SHUcard you can still visit Hallam library by bringing your college ID card and telling the staff on the library reception the name of your course.

The login details that you receive with your SHUcard let you login to Hallam's partner Blackboard page at to find some library resources, check your borrowing record on "My library account" and allow you to place a reservation on one book title.  You will not be able to log into computers at Sheffield Hallam or use the majority of Hallam's electronic library resources. Please remember to activate your account when you receive your details, even if you do not think you will be coming onto campus. You will not be able to access the online resources until the account is activated.

Support during your course

Click on the 'Library Resources' tab at the top of the page for access to a selection of high-quality sources to use for your assignments.  This includes ProQuest Central, a leading multi-disciplinary online resource that you can use to access databases across all major subject areas.  A link to ProQuest Central has been added to your college VLE and your course leader will be able to advise you on where to find it.

Most students on Sheffield Hallam courses will use APA, although some courses will use other referencing styles.  Ask your course leader if you're not sure.  You can also use ProQuest RefWorks to manage your references.  Click on the 'Referencing' tab for help with citing and referencing, and to find out about RefWorks.

If you need to find out how to submit a request to repeat an assessment attempt, click on the 'Get Help' tab at the top of the page and scroll down to the 'Dealing with illness and difficult circumstances' box.