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University of Sheffield Reputation
The University of Sheffield is located in North-Central England, South Yorkshire. The reputation for teaching has been recognised with a Silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 28,715 students are enrolled at the University of Sheffield:
- 20,485 of these students come from the UK
- 1,415 come from other EU countries
- And 6,810 are students from non-EU countries.
(Source: HESA 2016/17)
The graduate outcomes for the University of Sheffield show that six months after leaving university, 96% of graduates are in work or further study. The average graduate salary six months after leaving the University of Sheffield, is £22,800 a year.
(Source: DLHE Survey 2016)
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The University of Sheffield is a public research university in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. It received its royal charter in 1905 as successor to the University College of Sheffield, which was established in 1897 by the merger of Sheffield Medical School, Firth College and Sheffield Technical School
My first year at University of Sheffield has been nothing short of amazing in terms of the quality of Education we have been given, support from tutors, and the facilities available. I had high expectations for the Student Union, given it was ranked #1 in the UK for the past 10 years, and I was not disappointed.
Probably the worst 6 months of my life were spent at this uni. Accomodation was sterile and desperately lonely. Course was academically competent but isolated. I found myself unable to establish a decent friendship groups given lectures of 200+ students and seminars with different people everytime. Support I got from the SU and other university facilities was blunt and largely unhelpful. Nightlife here, though plentiful, is horrendously overrated and outside of the university faciliites the city depressing at best. Avoid.
I'm a current undergrad student who was excited to look into Sheffiled for graduate opportunities. I sent a list of questions to the admission coordinators and not only did I not get answers from one, although they attempted to schedule a skype call (which was rescheduled), as my list was "huge", but they continued to send surprisingly unprofessional emails or not getting back to me claiming that answering my email wouldn't be "logical". I am understanding that my inquiries may have been exhaustive and that they are very busy but I reached out to multiple universities and never had as much issue. I was made to feel that my inquiries were not important which is surprising considering you'd think they'd want international students. For anyone concerned, the department in question was the Urban Studies and Planning school.
Amazing support from staff.They help you with you CV amd keep you up to date with all the new opportunities. The SU is incredible ,so many soxities and organizmsation to join in order to learn nee things and meet new people
Poor teaching quality (Archaeology department). Sub-par pastoral care. Abysmal resources (Archaeology department). Hostile student population that can, and have gotten violent. Riddled with strikes and other disruptive events.
Everything about my university is great apart from my actual course. I found Japanese Studies to be quite a nightmare and that only the strong seem to survive in the East Asian Studies Department. I’ve requested to change course to Korean next year, and if I want to survive, I guess I’ll have to become a workaholic.
I would recommend going to Sheffield University to anyone. It's where I have the good balance of an excellent academic life woth inspirational lecturers to get smashed at the weekends and having a laugh at the pub. I love the city and love the uni! I will forever look back on my years as the best years of my life
Really, really bad if you're disabled and/or LGBT+. Not only are many of the staff LGBT+ phobic, but they are against "excuses" in regards to disability. There are very few policies that allow disabled students to have kind of alternate learning. Many university buildings are not accessible. The university health service has consistently neglected my disability despite me making appointments each month to ask for help. I would not recommend this university to anyone.
Never come to this university for Phd and Masters. I Have suffered so much and dropped out in PhD. It was my mistake to trust them when was not happy in masters. Low quality of teaching in masters and not trust in PhD supervisors. Overall it has got a sick academic and staff environment. It has got amazing Student Union but my main aim was the quality of my degree not clubs and etc. then there is no point to rank them. Many PhDs have suffered so far with a poor relationship with their supervisors in this university. so many trustworthy supervisors are leaving the university as well. Be very careful. Just teens and bachelors with native languages are happy.
Extremely well organised and accommodating university with very fair and flexible administration. Top quality teaching and graduate opportunities with links to industry leading companies. The best disability services of any university.
Speak to almost any University of Sheffield student (both past and current) and they will tell you that Sheffield is the perfect place to be a student, and that Sheffield University is a great university (good resources/teaching/reputation). However, I write from the perspective of a graduate who went to the university having attended an international school in Brussels, and being of half Italian descent. My personal experience of Sheffield was dreadful. I found the students to be very insular/English in nature, not accommodating at all to those of us who had grown up in other non-British contexts. I would say the majority of students there (however bright and successful on an academic level) where culturally typically 'British' and knew nothing outside of Middle/provincial England. The type of attitude which views anything across the Channel as being 'foreign' and therefore inferior. I would urge anyone from my background NOT to choose this uni.
Everything except the course is fine. As an MA student and experiencing then uni for the first time, I had high expectations. I have received little help from a tutor who EMAILED me to tell me to change classes even though the other MA students had the same grades as me. I was then told in my second semester a module I had been allowed to take was actually not permitted, so my timetable clashes could not be altered and if I wished to continue the module, I would have to miss the main of the two classes and basically teach myself. Compared to my much smaller, nowhere near as highly acclaimed former university, I have found my overall studying experience very dissapointing and stressful.
I am doing a masters course here and hate it! Buildings are miserable, cold and unwelcoming.. teachers are rude and I struggle to understand their English... Everything (including tuition) is overpriced.... There are not enough facilities for the number of students (in class/labs/computers in library)... The location is dismal... and to top it all off, the course material is useless unless you want to work within the university after (it only teaches things specific to the universities specialisms, at least in science).
Firstly - so many interesting societies! Also I think possibly the best Union nights out of any uni? Make sure you look beyond Plug and Pop Tarts and you'll see that Sheffield nightlife is actually pretty damn good. Ah, and who could forget the sustainability library? Once you start looking, you realise there is so much to explore here.
I have loved everything about the University of Sheffield so far. I can't explain what it is that makes it such an enjoyable experience, but I don't wake up dreading the idea of University the way I did with college or high school. I feel like there is always something to do and it is always done with the students in mind. It feels like a community who are all happy to be here and are enjoying themselves.
I'm really impressed with the high standards of the University of Sheffield. The library facilities are just amazing and I have a great time in some of the societies. The Union is really good as well. Strongly reccomend
WiFi in any uni building, top up to date facilities, loads of societies with great people in them and a union packed with features that hosts regular top nights out. Careers service is a bit meh, but only a small negative
Student's Union voted best in the country multiple times. Clubs, societies, facilities are all of a high standard. Internet is good. Career opportunities are great as Sheffield has lots of ties with industries of all types.
I can't fault it so far. Everyone from the union was so helpful on moving in day and the events they run are too good. The only thing I was slightly disappointed on is they have a soc for everything apart from what I compete in: Windsurfing.
There has been the recent opening of The Diamond, which has more lecture theaters as well as new labs. There are also lots of clubs and societies, all of which can be found online, as well as being advertised during activities fair and freshers fair. A lot of help has been available in terms of career support and have a whole team dedicated to each disciplinary.
Can't fault Sheffield. The department I studied at in consistently in the top 5, regularly beating Oxbridge, so the degree is incredibly well respected. With the campus being over the city centre, you can get uni Internet over a very wide range! The SU is the best in the country, the clubs/ Societies are diverse and welcoming. The facilities are world class
I'm just beginning my third year and I don't want to leave! Sheffield university is an all round winner in my opinion with an incredible variety of socials on offer, the best students union in the country and world class teaching. Sheffield city itself is beautiful and vibrant and has all the facilities you need, yet it feels safe and manages to maintain a community atmosphere.
Fantastic facilities at Sheffield, fantastic city to live in, fantastic career opportunities. INCREDIBLE internet in the Union. 800mbp/s upload speed. Granted we were hard wired in, but that's PHENOMENAL! In regards to clubs and societies, it's thanks to Forge TV that i've found my passion in life, and a career path I want to take. So yes, the clubs and societies are brilliant!
Sheffield's literally the only place in the country where you get such an amazing, safe, green city, a University with leading reputation and excellent facilities, combined with a vibrant student social life and nightlife.
A student experience that is welcoming and livley. There is so much to do around campus, which is unlike any university I have visited. The students union and nightlife is incredible adding to an amazing student lifestyle
Accepted via clearing and couldn't find accommodation, university hosted a day to help find housing with people who had similar interests and provided amazing help and attention to detail to a ensure our safety and happiness for a great working environment.
The perfect mix of a campus and city university, an absolutely fantastic SU and amazing facilities. The University and city itself is fantastic, the only small problem is slightly low standards in teaching in my department (Economics). Looking past that though it is fantastic and considering it was my insurance I can't imagine I would have enjoyed Bath (my firm) more than Sheffield.
Sheffield university has a perfect atmosphere for students. Everywhere is reasonably close together and because it's city based, you can pop to the shops whenever you want. The union has everything you need including a shop, multiple food outlets and it's own club nights.
Absolutely love the uni and love the city. The chemistry department is very well equipped and has all the chemicals and glassware given to you free of charge (no charge if broken or spilled). Textbooks were also given to chemistry students for free. The union is amazing. A lot of time is spent there. Great atmosphere, great facilities and awesome nights out (Tuesday Club is wicked). Student accommodation was really good, although, its not run by the uni and the company have been known to con people out of a bit of cash. There are loads of great buildings with lots of study space. The IC is a bit crowded but with the new Diamond being built, there should be enough space to accommodate us all. Overall a great uni in a great location. I don't want to leave.
A great university that offers help to all students. Sheffield is one of the best student cities in the country, if not the world. I would recomened it to anyone looking to do a good degree but also have fun and gain life experience.
I love Sheffield and the university if full of fun people dedicated to their work. The libraries especially the ic is brilliant and always have more than enough books to aid you. Tutors are supportive and try to make sure you achieve the best grade. The modules that I have done so far are always interesting minus one or two but that's the same for everything.
I travelled 2000 miles to study and live alone in Sheffield. This experience was my only option at the time. University of Sheffield helped me regain my hope and motivation and I know that the only thing I can control and do well is my career.
I've had the best first year at Sheffield. Social life is beyond amazing and I made lots of friends really quick. My course is very organised and the lecturers are very experienced. I have gained lots from my course that will help enhance my chances in the career I wish to pursue. The city as well is brilliant, it's a student city which also helps with social life. Overall, my time at the university of Sheffield has been amazing and I can't wait to go back for 2nd and 3rd year.
It's a friendly atmosphere with people around all the time to deal with queries and problems. The student union facilities are great with well organised club nights as well as shops and sober activities too. As a sports member the facilities are best to non with gym pool and studios
Sheffield has everything you could want as a student. For the past three years I've had the best experience I could have had. The nightlife, academics, facilities are all great. Endless opportunities constantly being made available to you.
WiFi was a bit patchy and slow, libraries were always full and were really limited in the amount of popular books (one reference copy for a course of 200). Not many societies and all expect you to pay but barely put on any events or anything.
Love being at Sheffield, the union is epic with great club nights most nights and loads of great services to help with any problem. Also love the accommodation for first years, most of it is really new with large rooms and ensuites.
I absolutely love the university of sheffield! I have just finished my first year and I've already had so many opportunities to be involved in the things I love and have met friends for life! I can't imagine being anywhere else!
Even though I'm only in my first year going into my second in September, I've had the best experience so far and cannot wait for more memories to be made. Excellent law school also which I am proud to be a part of.
Not worth the money. Lack of student support and mediocre teaching. Standards dragged down due to the university accepting just about anyone. This also means lectures are often rammed to the full. Not worth the current price of an arts degree.
Just finished first year and had a wonderful year, the degree course was great, there is really good support from the staff and the students union is amazing! They are putting a lot of work into improving the uni, there is always building work going on, and the diamond for the engineering department is set to be brilliant.
Not bias in the slightest, I do believe that Sheffield university offers its students an exepriece which is second to none. It's clubs and societies aren't merely 'student' - it's theatre company produces and performes work of national recognition. A city campus, you experience the freedom of independance for the first time, the whole city feeling open and safe. The plethora of clubs and bars means no one night is ever the same. Their approch to education encourages students to explore and experiment with creative and practical approches - my arts course particularly allowed for this breadth of learning. Having said this, the sandwiches in the union shop are a little pricey.