The University of Sheffield Library climbs to No.1 spot in The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey.
The University of Sheffield Library offers the best student experience for library services according to the latest Times Higher Education (THE) UK Student Experience Survey. Results published today (Thursday 23 March 2017) placed the University's library services in joint first place out of 122 institutions nationally.
The annual survey published in THE magazine is unique in that it looks beyond the usual definition of the student experience and reveals the views of over 15,000 students from across the UK on a range of aspects of student life, such as the campus environment, facilities, and the support available.
Commenting on Sheffield’s achievements, Anne Horn, Director of Library Services & University Librarian, said: “We are delighted with this endorsement and would like to thank our students for making us number 1.
“This is a tremendous accolade of recognition from our students and demonstrates the value they place on the Library and its contribution to the student experience.
"We see the Library’s place at the centre of the student learning experience. In this digital age, libraries open up a world of possibilities to students through our discovery channels as they pursue their research and are guided to authentic sources. To be ranked first place in the UK reflects both the dedication of our staff and the clever ways the University Library supports our students wherever they are 24/7.”
Students voted The University of Sheffield top of Russell Group and third best university nationally for overall student experience.