Joining UNISON

There are two ways to join UNISON.

  • Complete the application form and return to UNISON, Sheffield Hallam University Branch, STP, Suite 16, Cooper Buildings, Arundel Street, Sheffield, S1 2NS.

If you join this way, your subs will be paid through your salary.

If you join this way, your subs will be paid via direct debit.

If you would like to talk to us about joining UNISON at SHU then please contact us.(

If you join UNISON at Sheffield Hallam University, you are adding your voice to that of hundreds of your colleagues. This boosts the credibility and strength of the Branch when we engage in negotiation and consultation with our employer.


pre-retirement workshopPre-retirement workshops – spaces available

Are you retiring or considering retiring in the next 18 months? Join our workshop and prepare for the next stage of your life.

Learn how to

  • create your own path from the world of work to the world of retirement
  • identify changes in pensions and financial regulations which will affect your retirement decisions
  • identify the long term issues affecting your retirement
  • identify personal and lifestyle actions which will help to improve your retirement
  • start the process of planning for a successful retirement

We have spaces available at the following pre-retirement workshops.

Friday, 28 April 2017

Friday, 8 December 2017

Both workshops run from 9.30am to 4.30pm in Leeds.

If you’re interested in attending, please email







Making a will is important, whatever your age. If you don’t leave a will, the law decides how your possessions are passed on – and it might not be what you had in mind.

But making a will can be an expensive business, typically costing between £150 and £300 with a solicitor.

Luckily, as a UNISON member you and your family are entitled to make a will free of charge. Simply fill in the simple online form and download your will at the end.

Find out more and make your will today.


Did you know that if you request a reference from your manager at Sheffield Hallam when applying for another job, it might not actually be them that completes it?

And if you are asked for a reference by one of your team members, make sure you follow our HR procedures.

All employer references must be completed by HR, not by members of staff across the University. Personal references are different – see the full guidance on the HR website.