to be

Six in a row

We successfully defeated Sheffield Hallam to win Varsity for the sixth consecutive year.

Made in Sheffield

Marking 11 years as Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Keith Burnett was honoured with the Made in Sheffield Special Recognition Award by the city’s manufacturers and makers.

Our green campus

The University and Students’ Union have introduced the UK’s first-ever Campus Cup scheme, aiming to reduce the 600,000 disposable cups thrown away each year.

Addressing the STEM gender gap

We welcomed 600 local school girls to campus for our STEM For Girls event to encourage them to pursue science, technology, engineering and maths.

Ten years at the top

Our Students’ Union has been voted top nationally for the tenth consecutive year in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018.

A leading university

• 13th in the UK and 75th in the world (QS World Rankings 2019).

• 13th in the UK, 104th in the world and 42nd most international university (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018).

• 21st in the UK (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018).

The gift of time

Over 1,500 former students from 70 countries have
given 12,000 hours of their time over the past year to mentor, advise and support current students through our Alumni Volunteering programme.

The Big Walk 2018

Over 300 alumni and friends walked a 26.2 mile marathon-distance through the Peak District in support of the Sheffield Scanner campaign.

Grayson Perry Orwell Lecture

Titled I’ve read all the academic texts on empathy, renowned artist Grayson Perry delivered the Orwell Lecture in the Octagon Centre, the first time the prestigious event has been held in the North of England for almost 20 years.

Boeing in Sheffield

Leading aerospace company Boeing announced that their only production facility in Europe will be opening in Sheffield in late-2018, alongside Factory 2050, part of the University’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre.

Special Olympics hosts

Our Endcliffe and Ranmoor student residences were turned into the Special Olympic Village for a week last summer when we hosted over 3,000 athletes, their carers, coaches and families who were taking part in the Games.

Tackling breast cancer

A pioneering new therapy discovered by our scientists has received approval to be used to treat breast cancer patients.

Enabling success

Thanks to generous donations totalling almost £2.25m, 630 undergraduates have received scholarships over the past five years.

Joining the Sheffield Alumni Family

10,000 students graduated this year, joining the 180,000-strong Sheffield Alumni family.

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