University of the Year

Sheffield has been voted University of the Year, Best Students' Union and Best for Student Life at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2024.

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What our students said

We're delighted to have been voted University of the Year by the people that matter most: our students. 

The Whatuni Student Choice Awards are informed by more than 39,000 student reviews. Here's what some of our students said about us.

Student life at the uni of Sheffield is great, along with the SU! I would not change my experience for anything.


It’s an amazing uni and I feel like Sheffield is home to me.


The people are so nice, there’s always stuff going on and I feel very heard and valued.


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The Best Students' Union in the UK (seven years in a row)

Our SU is central to our student experience. Home to over 350 student-led societies, it offers first rate entertainment and is dedicated to representing and supporting Sheffield students. 

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“Thank you so much to all of our students who chose to get involved and review us. As a Students’ Union, we strive to ensure that our students feel represented, empowered, and have the best possible time at University. Every year we provide thousands of opportunities for students to positively shape their future and have fun. It’s wonderful to read the reviews in this year’s awards and understand just how important these opportunities are to our student community.”

Lily Byrne, President of the University of Sheffield's Students' Union

Best for Student Life

Joining the University of Sheffield is only the beginning of something very exciting. You'll become part of a much bigger, supportive, fun and vibrant community of like-minded people. 

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Our vision

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

A global reputation

Sheffield is a research university with a global reputation for excellence. We're a member of the Russell Group: one of the 24 leading UK universities for research and teaching.