University Overview


The University of Sheffield has around 27,000 students and 7600 staff of which 1,366 are academic staff. The University generated revenue of £560m in 2015/16 and as at Aug 2017, had the 2nd highest research income in the UK for engineering.


The University of Sheffield’s Students’ Union has been voted best in the UK for the tenth year in a row by the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018.

​​The University was also placed fifth best nationally for providing the best overall student experience - the eighth year the University has ranked in the top five.

The findings from the annual survey also placed the University third for both Good Social Life and Good Societies; top 10 in Good Facilities, fifth best for Accommodation, as well as joint seventh for the University they would most recommend to a friend.

Out of 115 institutions nationally​​, the University was also ranked top 10 in Good Support and Student Welfare, thanks to its extensive facilities and close working with the Students' Union on matters relating to student welfare, well-being and mental health. This has included a new mental health service to enable students to quickly receive the clinical support they need, ensuring the University’s free, confidential support service is one in which students have confidence.

The University of Sheffield's Newest Building - The Diamond