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Student Experience Survey 2014

"I am delighted that Sheffield Students voted our facilities as the best in the UK as part of the THE Student Experience survey. This is a great testament to the investment that we have made in developing and delivering World Class facilities. This assessment by our students provides a great sense of pride in the work that our staff within EFM continue to deliver for the University."

Keith Lilley,
Director of Estates and Facilities Management.

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Keith Lilley, Dirctor of Estates & Facilities ManagementThe Estates and Facilities Management at the University of Sheffield are responsible for maintaining the University's buildings and gardens, managing its property and facilities and procuring new buildings.   

The University's estate contains a wide and varied range of properties which understandably present their own challenges. Some, such as the Arts Tower, are of great architectural importance and must be preserved as part of our national heritage, whilst others such as the award winning Information Commons, are modern and sophisticated in their design and servicing.

Our staff will continue to strive for excellence in everything they put their hand to. The integration of these services does provide a unique opportunity to improve and build on the firm foundations that have been achieved over many years.

Keith Lilley | Director of Estates & Facilities Management.


The Diamond

Work on our £81 million building at Jessop East is well underway and today we’ve announced the building’s new name – The Diamond.

The new name was unveiled at the site by Paul Blomfield, MP and Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Keith Burnett, who, along with other colleagues, were given a site tour and progress report by Project Director Allan Grantham from Balfour Beatty.

Speaking after the name reveal, Sir Keith Burnett said that The Diamond would bring enormous benefits, not only to the University community but to the city and the wider region, “As well as creating a fantastic place for teaching and learning, The Diamond will also have a major impact on our city, bringing jobs and an annual contribution of almost £21 million each year to the Sheffield economy.”

Scheduled to open by September 2015, the new building is the lynchpin of the University’s estates development over the next decade, creating state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities at the heart of the campus.


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Sport Sheffield News: £300,000 grant will strengthen University's 'number one' student experience by offering new social sports activities

  • Social sporting activities across the University of Sheffield will double thanks to Sport England funding
  • Grant will encourage 4,000 extra students to get active
  • Scheme urges students and staff to ‘see sport differently’

The University of Sheffield will double the number of social sporting activities available to its students and build a culture of ‘sport everywhere’ as it further cements its reputation for being the best place in the country to live and study.

The University has been awarded £218,616 from Sport England’s £10 million University Activation Fund, which supports Higher Education institutions in developing their sports offer and creating a ‘sporting habit for life’. (23 June 2014)

A growing community

We're investing in the buildings on our campus to make sure you'll have access to the best facilities.

Our award-winning Students' Union recently had a £21 million renovation and we've now refurbished the neighbouring building to create a combined space with top–class services and facilities for staff, students and visitors.

We have two major new engineering buildings in the pipeline and our Management School is moving into a redesigned and refurbished 21st-century research and learning environment

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Everything we do at Sheffield is based on one simple but powerful idea: we won’t settle for ordinary.
That's why some of the most talented, ambitious staff and students in the world come here. It's why we're among the top 100 universities in the world.

Every one of our faculties is a centre of excellence. Our track record for teaching and research is outstanding.

This is our home. It's an extraordinary place.

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Our New Students' Union Building.

Student Union Building

A £21 million refurbishment of our award-winning Students’ Union building, completed in Autumn 2013, brings together the existing Students’ Union with the former University House building in an intelligent layout, providing open space and easy access for all.

The radically revamped building, which broke new ground when it was unveiled almost 50 years ago, features state of the art facilities for student services, an amphitheatre styled space for special events within the new Octagon Piazza, as well as more social and study spaces open for longer hours.

University House, which was one of the first glass curtain walled buildings in the world when it was completed in 1963, has now been integrated with the University’s Students' Union – the number one in the UK - in one single building.  Read more



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Green Impact

At The University of Sheffield, we are committed to improving our impact on the environment. Green Impact is an important part of our Energy Strategy (note: PDF document).

It is a simple, rewarding and fun sustainability accreditation scheme, run in over 50 universities across the UK. It was first implemented at the University of Sheffield in 2009/2010 and since then has grown exponentially.. / Click & view

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Lighting the way . . .

Sport Sheffield is delighted to announce that our colleagues in Estates and Facilities Management will be undertaking work to upgrade Pitch 1 and Pitch 2 floodlighting over the summer.

The project will cost in the region of £133,000 and will deliver a lighting scheme designed to meet all our sporting needs. In addition to improved lighting quality this scheme will also offer energy efficiencies and reduced light pollution.

Sport Sheffield“EFM are delighted to offer Sport Sheffield a much improved lighting system.

This significant investment in sports lighting will undoubtedly improve the sporting experience for all Pitch 1 & 2 users at Goodwin Sports Centre”.

Matt Godber – EFM Energy Engineer

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The corporate WEEE collection and disposal scheme for the disposal of computer equipment and historic WEEE. / go


Health & Safety are here to help you, and to ensure that the University of Sheffield continues to excel in being a safe University. / go


Reducing our waste, and recycling the waste we do produce, is a great way to reduce landfill, combat climate change and conserve limited resources.  / go

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