Facts and figures summary

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Overview

Measure Statistic
Date originally founded 1879 (Firth College)
Date of University Charter 1905 (University of Sheffield)
Number of academic departments 55
Total number of students 2021-22 30,129
Number of staff as of July 2021 7,950
Number of academic staff as of July 2021 3,681
Number of academic (teaching and research) staff as of July 2021 1,335
Number of academic (teaching) staff as of July 2021 776
Number of academic (research) staff as of July 2021 1,570
Number of professors as of July 2021 523
Number of professional staff as of July 2021 4,269
Student: staff ratio (HESA 2020-21 data) 15:1
University income 2020-21 £744 million

Number of places in University-owned accommodation or partner properties for 2020-21

6,009
First year full-time students, allocated places in University and partnership accommodation 92%

Research excellence and widening participation

Measure Statistic

Percentage of our research rated in the highest two categories (Research Excellence Framework 2021)

92%

Percentage of full-time first degree entrants from state schools and colleges (HESA UK performance indicators 2020-21)

88.5%

Percentage of full-time first degree entrants from low participation neighbourhoods (HESA UK performance indicators 2020-21)

10.3%

Percentage of full-time first degree entrants aged 21 or over from low participation neighbourhoods (HESA UK performance indicators 2020-21)

19.2%
Queen's Anniversary Prizes won (which recognise quality and innovation in research by UK universities and colleges, and the impact it has made to the nation's intellectual, economic, cultural and social life) 5 (1998, 2000, 2002, 2007, 2019)
Nobel Prize winners 6

Our vision

We are the University of Sheffield. And this is our vision.