University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield is a public research university which received its Royal Charter in 1905 as a successor to the University College of Sheffield. One of the top 100 ranked universities in the world, and 12thin the UK, it is not the only university in Sheffield but is well-respected and reputed.

Split mainly over just two areas (the Western Bank and St George’s; neither of which are strictly campuses but are just city regions) the University of Sheffield is based in the city centre and has five academic faculties. It hosts just over 20,000 students per annum and almost 9,000 postgraduate students, making it about two-thirds of the size of nearby facility Sheffield Hallam University. Its international faculty is based in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Aside from academia, the University of Sheffield runs three museums in the city: The Alfred Denny Museum, The Turner Museum of Glass and The Traditional Heritage Museum, all of which are open to the public.

The five academic faculties of the University of Sheffield are split into various departments who all offer different courses and modules, and three of these are extremely well-reputed. The Medical School, School of Architecture and Management School are all well favoured in their respective fields and are considered a great place for study. These high reputations no doubt play into the university’s consistently high rankings. The Times have described the University of Sheffield as a “powerhouse of higher education”, it has won numerous Queen’s Awards for Education and the Business School is one of only three worldwide to have received the internationally recognised Triple Crown Accreditation.

Student life at the University of Sheffield is busy, with a large Student Union and over fifty clubs and groups in place! The annual Sheffield Varsity that takes place against derby rivals Sheffield Hallam University is a big event and the University of Sheffield has won for the last five years in a row.

Notable alumni from this highly ranked university include six Nobel Prize winners as well as Eddie Izzard, David Blunkett and Jessica Ennis.

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