University description (as per official university website)
The University of Sheffield is one of the United Kingdom's leading universities.
When you arrive at Sheffield, you're assured of a warm welcome and high levels of personal and academic support. Our global reputation for teaching and research attracts students from over 120 countries, so when you come to Sheffield you join an international community.
10 Good Reasons to study at the University of Sheffield
1 Founded in 1905, The University of Sheffield is one of the UK's best universities with a global reputation as an international leader in teaching and research.
2 Today we are a premier-league, research-led institution with a population of over 25,000 students including more than 3,700 international students from 120 countries.
3 We have a world-wide reputation for quality, operating at the forefront of research and training. Our close links with industry, commerce and the professions support our record of outstanding success in attracting external research funding. Our international partners include Boeing and Rolls-Royce.
4 The 2007 Royal Bank of Scotland Student Living Survey reveals that Sheffield's housing rent, at £56 per week, is the cheapest in the UK.
5 In the most recent national research assessment we earned top 5 and 5* ratings in 35 research areas – the sixth highest number of any university. Twenty-nine subjects were rated “excellent” in national teaching quality assessments, the third highest number of any university.
6 We are one of the UK’s safest cities (Source: Government statistics).
7 We are a founder member of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), a consortium of 13 research-led universities in the UK, USA and China.
8 Sheffield is the greenest city in England with over 150 woodlands and 50 public parks.
9 Among our former staff and students are five Nobel Prize winners, and many of our graduates have gone to hold positions of great responsibility and influence around the world.
10 Our students have access to the best Student Union in the UK (Source: Virgin Guide - joint first).