SALTs - Key Information


What do SALTs do?


SALTs work in partnership with staff on projects which aim to develop and improve the learning and teaching experience for students.

SALTs work on projects relevant to their Faculty, or the Institution, in a flexible way that can fit around their timetable.

Each SALT team is given a project brief - they then work together, in partnership with staff, to shape and deliver their project.

Each team will have a Lead SALT, whose role it is to oversee the team's progress throughout the year. 

See the projects page for information on current SALT projects.

Time Commitment

SALTs will work 50 hours spread across the academic year - an average of 2-3 hours a week during term-time.

Some of this work will be in face-to-face meetings and some will involve completing individual tasks.

SALTs are different to Academic Reps and Union Councillors - see right hand link for more information

Why become a SALT?


The power is in your hands to bring about a real change in the way students learn and are taught. You can work with staff to explore areas for improvement and find solutions to problems. Make the most of this opportunity - and you could make a real difference.

Inspiration & Development

You may find talents, interests and strengths you never realised you had. Perhaps there is a budding teacher, an artistic designer, a creative writer, or IT whizz in you somewhere?


That's right, you'll get paid whilst improving your and everyone else's university experience! You will be expected to work 3 hours a week (term-time only), and if you are appointed as the Lead Associate for your team, you may be working around 5 hours a week.

Skills & Employability

By being a SALT you will gain a whole range of skills which will make you super-employable. It's not only a great thing to add to your CV, but will also demonstrate a wealth of real-life experiences which are certain to impress any employer.


By working with students from other departments and faculties you can forge friendships with people you might not otherwise have had the chance to get to know, or even meet!

Additional Recognition

SALT is a role which is credited by the Sheffield Graduate Award, recognising the valuable experience you're getting outside of your degree course.

It will also be included in your HEAR.

SALT Teams

Each Faculty, along with some professional services, have SALTs working with them on a project each year.

2017-18 Teams:



What our SALTs say

Lead Engineering SALT 2016-17

"The SALT Scheme is a fantastic opportunity for any student to learn more about their faculty and the University and meet and work with other students, all while getting paid with the flexibility to work around their studies!"

Science SALT 2016-17

"I have gained and developed many valuable skills during my role as a SALT. These transferable skills have definitely increased my employability."

Skills SALT 2016-18

"The majority of my team were really wonderful people and so I really enjoyed getting to know them all. I really enjoyed overseeing the work done and in particular getting to present the work we had done knowing that I had had a hand in it. We got amazing feedback from our supervisors that made me incredibly proud of my team and our project."

For more information on the SALT scheme and how it works, please email