Packaging the Future
Packaging the Future
From Linear to Circular
Thursday, 29 September 2022 - Friday, 14 October 2022
HPO, Post Hall
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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

From plastic pollution to carbon emissions, the packaging 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.


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