Founded in 1905, the University of Sheffield has grown in reputation and size to become one of the UK’s leading universities with a global reputation for teaching and research, ranked in the world top 100. As part of the UK Russell Group, the university is a premier-league, research-led institution with over 25,000 students including more than 6,000 international students from 116 countries and over 7,000 members of staff.
Excellent student experience
The university was voted number one in the UK for student experience in the 2014-2015 Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey. In addition to being voted number one overall, the university was judged top for high quality facilities, a good social life, good accommodation and our Students’ Union.
World leading research
Ninety nine per cent of the research submitted by academic staff has been rigorously judged as internationally recognised, internationally excellent or world leading by the Research Excellence Framework which places us in the 10% of all UK universities. Ninety four per cent of Sheffield graduates are in work or further study within six months of graduating according to The Which University Guide.
The university has produced a number of leading figures in the area of research including five Nobel Prize winners, 12 fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering and 18 fellows of the Royal Society, and many of our alumni have gone on to hold positions of great responsibility and influence around the world.