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Sheffield Hallam University students to benefit from donation to help builders of homes of the future

Sheffield Hallam University has received a donation of £111,000 for scholarships from the Barratt Foundation, the charitable arm of Barratt Developments.

The homebuilder provided nine scholarships and 60 scholarships to Hallam students as part of a three-year commitment to the University.

The scholarships will provide financial support of £3,000 per year towards the cost of study, while those who receive the scholarship will earn £500 in support payments.

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Financial support is available for students at Sheffield Hallam University with £111,000 donation from Barratt Developments

This collaboration is the result of the skills shortage in the UK in the construction industry.

The Barratt Foundation and Sheffield Hallam are now working together to encourage students to join Hallam’s Department for the Natural and Built Environment.

Nick Worrall, Director of Human Resources at Barratt Developments, said: “It is vital for the homebuilding industry to ensure that there is a strong pipeline of talent who bring new ideas to building the homes of the future.

“For the Barratt Foundation, that means supporting as many students as possible through scholarships and scholarships, so that people from a wide variety of backgrounds can enter the industry.”

This donation follows the launch of Sheffield Hallam’s Professional Practice BSc (Hons) in Engineering Design and Management, which is the third university apprenticeship to be funded by Barratt Developments.

Vice-President of Sheffield Hallam University, Chris Husbands, said: “The generous commitment of the Barratt Foundation is making a real difference, not only in helping students study at university level, but also in helping the university to meet the skills needs of our region.