Exhibition Launch
Exhibition Launch
Packaging the Future
Packaging the Future
From Linear to Circular: Launch Event
Wednesday, 28 September 2022
HPO, Post Hall
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

An Exhibition by students of the Higher Degree Apprenticeship Packaging Professional BSc.

BSc Packaging Professional | Sheffield Hallam University (shu.ac.uk) sector is facing a broad range of both functional and ethical crisis. With a progressive curriculum developed by industry stakeholders, the Higher Degree Apprenticeship Packaging Professional BSc places sustainability at the core of student activity throughout its programme.

In previous modules, students use the UN Sustainable Development goals as guiding principles in their projects – combining economic and social sustainability with environmental sustainability, and scrutinising their day to day work places to generate viable solutions and ‘truly sustainable’ outcomes in today’s challenging commercial environment.

This exhibition is the culmination of a four month group project from our final year students – each team challenged to use their professional experience and academic knowledge to develop solutions that go beyond sustainability, and present pathways to full circularity.


Opening Event:

An Exhibition & Presentation Of Level 6 Work From The Higher Degree Apprenticeship Packaging Professional BSc On The Theme Of The Circular Economy

28th September 2022 Post Hall Gallery, Department of Art & Design

16:00 – Event Opens

16:45 – Opening Comments – Peter Macqueen

17:00 – Project Presentations

18:30 – Groupwork Viewing

19:00 – Close

The exhibition is a collection of student project work and displays relating to the challenges of developing solutions in a new circular model for industry. The display also incorporates work from individual students workplaces, course information and work from Design Futures Packaging, Sheffield Hallam’s award winning packaging design consultancy.

After the opening event, the exhibition will remain on display until 14 October 2022.


About the Higher Degree Apprenticeship Packaging Professional BSc:

The only undergraduate degree in England dedicated exclusively to packaging, the Higher Degree Apprenticeship Packaging Professional BSc (HDAPP) is a true partnership between industry and education. Working together with a ‘trailblazer’ group of commercial partners, the curriculum at Sheffield Hallam University incorporates the development of creative skills, packaging technology knowledge, business awareness and personal reflective practice to help build a new model for professionals working in packaging related roles in UK industry.

Every student on the course has a full time role, working with companies including Nestle, Unilever, Premier Foods, Muller, Smurfit Kappa, Astra Zeneca, GSK, Matalan, Boots and many more. The apprentices combine their work with study – using their day-to-day environments to provide opportunities to develop new knowledge, skills and behaviours that are intended to help shape not just their own careers, but the future of the packaging sector.

The course is funded via the Apprenticeship Levy, and offers access to learners from any organisation from multinationals organisations to local SMEs. If you would like to know more about the course, please contact course leader Peter Macqueen.