Reasons to be proud


University joins the race to achieve zero carbon emissions

We have joined the United Nations Race to Zero campaign to be carbon neutral by 2038 and achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.


New £1.6 million project in Sheffield to develop MND drug

Researchers in Sheffield are working on a new £1.6 million research project to support the development of a drug candidate for the treatment of motor neurone disease (MND).

Opportunity for all

This academic year, 712 students from low-income and disadvantaged backgrounds had the opportunity to fulfil their potential at Sheffield thanks to life-changing scholarships funded by your generous donations.


We’re in the Top 100

We ranked 95th in the world and 17th in the UK in the 2022 QS World University Rankings.

Time matters

Giving the gift of time is a fantastic way of helping the next generation of Sheffield alumni during this very challenging period. This year over 6,000 students benefited from the support of 1,000 alumni from over 50 countries.

Pioneering Parkinson’s research

Together you’ve generously donated more than £480,000 to support ground-breaking Parkinson’s disease research at Sheffield. Thanks to you, our understanding of this devastating disease is quickly improving, and our talented researchers are hopeful new treatments can be found. For now though, we hope to reach half a million very soon – so watch this space!

Student Covid-19 support fund

We’ve established a £3 million Covid-19 support fund for any students facing particular challenges as a result of the pandemic. So far, over 2,665 students have been supported.

Reforging our authority in steel

A new breakthrough in steel manufacturing that could also help to lower CO₂ emissions from the car industry has been made by engineers at the University.

New approach to creating Alzheimer’s drugs helps identify two potential treatment leads

Scientists at the University have developed a new approach to creating drugs to treat Alzheimer’s disease which has identified two potential new therapies.

New nursing apprentices providing vital support on NHS frontline during pandemic

More than 100 Nursing Associate Apprentices are making a major contribution to the fight against Covid-19 on the NHS frontline, after graduating from the University.

University’s Institute for Sustainable Food leads £6m research project to transform the UK food system

Research will focus on improvements to sustainability and resilience within horticulture, hydroponics and hybrid farms.

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