• February 11, 2016
    Connor Parker

    Last year, 40 per cent of Sheffield Hallam University students were provided with a total £31 million worth of grants. This made Hallam the third most reliant university on maintenance grants in the country and it is one of the nation's largest higher education institutions.

    As a postgraduate student at Sheffield Hallam University, I attended an event hosted by the union which broadcast the parliamentary debate live. Yet, despite there being over 30,000 students, I was dismayed to see theaudience in front of me numbered in the teens.