Ten reasons to study at the Information School in Sheffield

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Our top 10 Reasons to choose the University of Sheffield Information School.

  1. The Information School is ranked Number One in the World for Library and Information Management (2023 QS World Rankings).
  2. Sheffield is a member of the Russell Group of leading UK research universities.
  3. The Information School at Sheffield has been at the forefront of developments in the information field for more than fifty years.
  4. The Information School is home to cutting-edge technologies to enhance your studies including our state-of-the-art iLab.
  5. The Information School was the UK’s first iSchool.
  6. The University of Sheffield has produced six Nobel Prize winners.
  7. We are the Number One University for library services (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017)
  8. In the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018, we were voted top five nationally for providing the best overall student experience, with our Students' Union voted best in the UK for the tenth year in a row.
  9. Sheffield is England’s safest major city (UK Peace Index)
  10. Sheffield is in the top 10 most affordable UK university cities (Student Living Index by Natwest 2018)

A world-class university – a unique student experience

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.