The University of Sheffield

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About the University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield (informally Sheffield University) is a research university in the city of Sheffield in South Yorkshire. It is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and is regarded as one of the original redbrick universities. The University of Sheffield is widely recognised as a leading research and teaching university both in the UK and in the world.


While the university of Sheffield is not a campus university, most of its buildings can be found close to the city centre. The University owns and operates a large number of historically significant buildings as well as attractive modern additions. The Diamond, a new £81 million building housing lecture theatres, laboratories and other facilities opened its doors in September 2015.

Student Life

Famous for its vibrant nightlife and diverse range of opportunities, Sheffield is one of the best cities for students in the UK. The University of Sheffield Students' Union dates back to 1906 and offers two bars, three club venues and numerous shops and foot outlets. A student run cinema, Film Unit, can be found on campus.

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The University of Sheffield delivers high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It consistently exceeds rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education.
Student Population
Female / Male Students
52% Female
48% Male
Full / Part Students
90% Full Time
10% Part Time
International Students
69% Domestic
31% International
Stats from HESA

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The facility are good and I do enjoy how there are various buildings for lectures. I enjoy how the university is in the Heart of the City Centre. It's not far from many good places to eat like London Road or west street. The staff are present and if anything came up, we'd know through black board


Fantastic city and lovely people, student bar and union are great. The main problem I find is the lack of support from tutors, you hear stories of them being supportive, but they look down upon you when you can't wrap your head around content, when they've been studying it for years. Uni experience overall is great.

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The University of Sheffield
Western Bank
S10 2TN
United Kingdom