The University of Sheffield

Reviews

Anonymous

Interesting and well taught courses. good balance of lecture time and seminar time. However, due to the vast volume of students on some courses, interaction with lecturers can be limited.

Anonymous

As a fresher I'm having an amazing time at the university of Sheffield. I believe it is highly inclusive and has a great atmosphere for anyone to pursue their higher education.

Anonymous

The university is well established, which comes with reat facilities and a reputable degree, however can lend itself to old, cold buildings and a very self centric way of teahing. For example, at other universities you may learn a wider variety of topics whereas Sheffield university focuses on the topics which their research departments specialise in, leading you to a career at their university (and select few others with similar specialties). It can narrow your field of vision. But facilities are great. People are nice. City is wonderful and friendly and busy.

Anonymous

Really enjoying the university so far. Fantastic range of societies for all tastes, especially with their various music groups. Also lots of sports teams but they're expensive to join and most are competitive, so there are limited options for people who want to do a sport just for fun. Fantastic SU with a good range of activities, including lots of non-drinking events which is appreciated. Really enjoy the course but the lecture theatre is always freezing cold!

Anonymous

After starting my master's, at Sheffield, in September, I have been overwhelmed by the friendliness of students and staff alike and the willingness of staff to help you in any way they can. It really is a community. Furthermore, the library facilities are excellent. They have a vast selection of resources and dedicated silent study areas that overlook the beautiful west bank park.

Anonymous

Great overall although as a dual honours degree sometimes I feel like I'm just being passed around the departments and nobody really cares what I get up to. The careers service is really good and helpful and our union hosts the best night s out in Sheffield.

Anonymous

Great university, the lecturers are all really friendly and accommodating. The students Union offers support for any and every issue. The careers service is really helpful, especially with employer connections and CV writing support.

Anonymous

The campus is spread out and integrated within the local areas in Sheffield, with easy access to the parks nearby and the Moor. The facilities are incredible, large spaces available to study although they're always relatively filled with students at all hours in the day.

Anonymous

My experience at the University of Sheffield has greatly developed my personal skills as well as my knowldege. The environment the university creates is a fun and safe one where all can thrive. The university buildings in my department are always clean and well lit, making them good places for study. The libraries are well stocked with an incredible number of resources and study spaces, although it does get busy in exam season making the areas more crowded and it is harder to get a seat. The students union is phenomenal; there are mutiple places to eat and drink during the week, along with various nights out every week including the very popular Tuesday Club and Poptarts, plus a sports society night on Wednesdays. The nights out have a variety of drinks from beer to spirirts to non-alcoholic drinks like pepsi etc. all very reasonably priced. The SU also offers a wide range of resources to help students, from careers support for students at all stages to 24/7 helplines for mental health and other problems students may be facing. The sports program at sheffield is also incredible, with many high performing sports teams. This includes the brand new facility built at the universitys sport centre, Norton playing fields; the two brand new 4G pitches have been completed for use by Rugby, hockey, american football and other sports. However, this is one area where sheffield could improve: funding for sports teams is very poor and the sports teams require further support and resources from the university. In my opinion, sport is a fundamental part of peoples weekly routine and university team sports are a brilliant setting for this activity. Therefore I feel the university sports teams should be granted further funding and resources to enable them to thrive and excel to their potential. The gym at Goodwin is also quite expensive for the facilities offered. For the price charged and the number of students the gym is available to, it could do with serious expansion and refurbishment.

Anonymous

Excellent university with a brilliant student union. Hundreds of societies to join to keep you entertained in between working hard.

Anonymous

My experience in doing postgraduate study in Law, was that the campus itself is lovely and the Law building is up to date and modern. The teaching is of an extremely high standard and my only criticism is that the organisation of the modules could have been better. Would recommend.

Anonymous

The University of Sheffield offers an amazing student experience. The student union is great and innovative.

Anonymous

The campus is located in a very nice area. I study law and I am very pleased with the organsation of the course. The Student Union is always very helpful and excited to help us with our needs.

Anonymous

Everything is very close together, it is very well organised and very high quality lectures. the whole experience is very enjoyable and i recomend to anyone. the mathematics course is exciting and again i highly recommend it.

Anonymous

The university has a lot of buildings and they are close to everything like shops, city centre. The student union is excellent, you can find a lot of information there and there is always something happening there - fun events. The university has a lot of societies and wide range of courses. It's more practical though.

Anonymous

The University of Sheffield is an amazing place to live and learn. The courses are of a very high standard and the campus and people are even better. You get the best of both worlds with sheffield, as you get to live in a big city but with a quiet town feel. Don't get me wrong though, the nightlife is fantastic!!!

Anonymous

Really great nightlife, and fantasticly cheap places for students to eat. The libraries need more computers and space, and although the accommodation is good, the distance to university is a bit of a trek.

Anonymous

The University of Sheffield is known for being one of the best for student experience. With its student union being voted as number one is the country consecutively for many years and the current students being extremely friendly, it’s the perfect place for a prospective student to fit in. The university is also known for having one of the best accommodation services for the cost and one of the best support systems for students who are struggling with all things from university work to living in university. I would highly recommend The University of Sheffield as a top choice.

Anonymous

Sheffield University is unlike any other universities. It automatically made me feel like a part of the local community due to its brilliant location with all the cheap and super efficient city centre. As for the facilities around the university, everything is always in great condition and in constant observation for newest and better upgrades. This can easily can be seen through the development of our Student Union building apart from other buildings. Not to mention about the career services and the organisation, it is amazing! The staff are very friendly and most importantly, very helpful to whatever needs I had. This might seem a little like a staged review but as an international student and is listed as disabled student. I have experienced a lot of the services provided with almost none complexity and given a lot of chances to be a great individual.

Anonymous

The university is one of the best in the country. Amazing accomodation and the number one student accomodation what more could you ask for! The lectures are really good and interactive and there are very good facilities in the university.

Anonymous

Sheffield university has exceeded all my expectations in what it offers, from the tuition to the nightlife, this place really cares about the individuals it produces! The students union is number 1 in the country for a reason and continues to strive to be better. From pastoral care to extra activities the union aims to have something for everyone.

Anonymous

The campus is fairly centrally located not far from the city centre and other great places such as bars, restaurants and cute shops. The student union itself is a great place to be and in first year I found myself in the SU a lot because of its good lunch options and general buzz. My course itself is also so enjoyable too.

Anonymous

University is great! Some staff care more about your wellbeing and generally teaching than other but it's all part of the university experience.

Anonymous

The campus itself has amazing buildings and facitilities, with the students union being absolutely incredible! I found my course to be excellent, amazing teaching and so friendly!