Racing partnership puts Sheffield Hallam University students in the fast lane

Sheffield Hallam University students will soon be able to kickstart their careers thanks to a new partnership with a national motorsport team.

Friday, 7th May 2021, 10:18 am
From left Daniel and Patrick Seal from the RedSeal racing team and Hallam lecturer Damion Taylor

Redseal Racing has partnered with the university to create unique opportunities for students to contribute to engineering projects that will drive the team forward, including working on the development of racing cars.

Marketing and management students from Sheffield Business School will also be able to apply their skills in a real-life motorsport environment.

As part of the partnership, both cars owned by RedSeal Racing will display the university’s logo.

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Sheffield Hallam logo on the car

RedSeal Racing is committed to improving diversity and inclusion in motorsport and has also partnered with Racing Pride, a movement dedicated to improving LGBTQ+ inclusion in motorsport.

The partnership with Sheffield Hallam will further develop that commitment by introducing the sport and the world of motor racing to students.

Damion Taylor, Course Leader at Sheffield Business School said: “This is an exciting and unique opportunity for students studying a range of programmes at the University.

“Through this partnership with RedSeal Racing, students will be able to develop their skills in a real-world environment and help take a national motorsport team to the next level.”

Alice Boote, an automotive engineering student at Sheffield Hallam University said: “The partnership with RedSeal Racing is a great opportunity to be involved with a different type of motorsport.

“It is also fantastic to be partnered with a company that prioritises inclusivity.

“The chance to apply my degree in a racing environment is something that not many students can say they have done during their degree.”

Patrick Seal, co-founder of RedSeal Racing said: “Finding partners with shared thinking and ambitions can be difficult but with Sheffield Hallam that just wasn’t the case.

“Hallam’s student demographic is hugely diverse. So through our joint programme, across a wide range of courses, we’ll give students the best chance of being prepared for their future careers; ultimately leading to a more inclusive sport which is RedSeal’s purpose.

“We can’t wait to get this exciting partnership into gear and show how powerful inclusion and diversity can be.”