Sheffield’s Students’ Union voted best nationally for tenth year running 

Sheffield Students' Union

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.

​​Results published today (Thursday 22 March 2018) also placed the University 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 of more than 20,000 students also placed the University third for both 'Good Social Life' and 'Good Societies', in the top 10 for 'Good Facilities', as well as joint seventh for the university they would most recommend to a friend.

Providing a student experience that enriches and inspires our students to excel in all areas of university life is incredibly important, so it is a great source of pride to know that the University of Sheffield continues to offer the best student experience in the country.

Out of 115 institutions nationally, the University was also ranked in the top 10 for 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.

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The results confirm something that our alumni are well aware of – that the University and Students’ Union make for an incredible time in their life, both for education and building experiences beyond academia.

The Students’ Union is still very much at the heart of the University – figuratively and literally - offering more than 300 student clubs and societies and a hub where talented students from across the world can come together to try new activities, and make new friends. The Students’ Union is also still at the forefront of the #WeAreInternational campaign which advocates the importance of providing the best support for students and staff from across the world.

Kieran Maxwell, President of the University of Sheffield Students’ Union, said:

“I'm absolutely elated that Sheffield Students' Union has been ranked as the best Students' Union in the UK for the tenth year running. This recognition is a testament to our diverse opportunities, fantastic facilities and how effectively we represent students' interests. The Students' Union is at the very heart of student life in Sheffield, and it has been a massive part of mine for the past four years. I'm incredibly proud to be President when the Students' Union has reached this impressive, milestone achievement.”

Professor Wyn Morgan, Vice-President for Education at the University of Sheffield, said:

“We would like to warmly congratulate the Students' Union at Sheffield for a decade of outstanding support for students from around the world and for the fantastic work they do in our community through volunteering and fundraising for local charities. We are also delighted that the University has once again received recognition for its exceptional student experience.

“For any student, selecting where to study is a crucial investment in their future, with University offering a life changing experience to help students develop socially and academically​. Providing an enriching student experience that inspires our students to excel in all areas of University life is incredibly important, so it is a great source of pride to know that the University of Sheffield continues to offer the best student experience in the country.”

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