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Studying at University of Sheffield
The University of Sheffield in South Yorkshire is a leading research university. It has received consistently good rankings from the Good University Guide, regularly achieving a place in the twenty best-scoring universities in the United Kingdom. Over 24,000 students study in the five faculties within the city: the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health, the Faculty of Pure Science, the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, the Faculty of Social Studies and the Faculty of Engineering. In addition it has an International Faculty in City College, Thessaloniki in Greece which provides an excellent opportunity to study abroad. As such Sheffield University attracts a large number of international students every year
The university is not completely campus based, instead having a collection of buildings located quite close to each other, in one instance covering a mile-long stretch of road on the west side of Sheffield city centre. The smaller St George’s campus lies east of here and contains several faculties including engineering and computer science.
The Student Union is the centre for student services and activities throughout the university. As well as the general shops and a bank, the Union contains a Student Advice Centre providing support and a sympathetic ear to any student in difficulties. There are also several food and drink outlets. After stopping at the Copy Shop to get your essay printed, or the Jobshop for some advice on part time work in the city or arranging a placement, you can head over to Bar One to have a drink with your mates and watch the sports on its big screen TVs.
Students are offered a lot of extracurricular activities. More than 250 societies meet around the campus and city, including Creative Writing, War Games, Knitting, faith-based groups, and a large Sports Committee. Besides this there are RAG (‘Raising and Giving’ events throughout the year to encourage students to raise money for charitable causes. Past events have included a treasure hunt, bungee jump and night hike. Students in Sheffield will also enjoy the relatively low cost of living, compared to other major UK cities.
Sheffield University is keen to prepare its students for life beyond graduation, and maintains working partnerships with several high profile companies throughout the UK, with its largest graduate employer being the National Health Service. It and also operate a placement system, links to graduate schemes, and further training in management. It has 84 specialised research institutions as well as the departmental research facilities.
The university regularly scores over 90% in the National Student Survey for student satisfaction across its faculties, with 91% of students going on to employment or further study within six months of receiving their degrees and 68.5% of these being graduate level positions. Sheffield attributes this to the emphasis it places on understanding and meeting student needs both during and after their time at the university.
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270 University of Sheffield Reviews
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.