About the Dean's List

This prestigious award is a real opportunity for ambitious students looking to gain recognition of their academic, employability and social responsibility-related achievements since starting at the School.


This award is open to undergraduates and postgraduates of the Management School in their final year of study.  Our Pathway to the Dean's List series allows first and second year undergraduates an opportunity to learn and understand the award criteria. This will be a helpful preliminary process enabling students to gain insight about the School's Mission and Vision, and hopefully, become more knowledgeable about what makes a Dean's List winner.

Winners videos

Hear from some of our undergraduate Dean’s List winners:

Hear from some of our postgraduate Dean's List winners:

When and why was the Dean's List formed?

Launched in 2018, the consultation involved current students, senior academic staff, the Advisory Board and affiliations from our Business networks. Following the successful launch, the award was given the go-ahead to be rolled out across the Management Schools in different iterations.

The Dean's List celebrates excellence, rewarding students who have made extraordinary contributions to the Management School during their studies. Academic performance is a core element of the qualifying criteria but, in addition, the criteria include values that are intrinsic to our Mission and Vision, and the behaviours and attributes of The Dean's List are closely related to career progression and future success. The award inspires current students to aim high and develop additional skills that are embodied in the Mission and Vision. 

More Information

Final year undergraduates and final year postgraduate masters students can apply for the award. First and second year undergraduates can participate in our Pathway to the Dean's List Challenge.

Find more information for current students in the Management School Student Handbook.

Winner's package

This achievement is a great asset to your CV as it showcases your personal and professional attributes to prospective employers.

As a winner you will receive

  • personal reference from The Dean
  • name-engraved trophy plaque award
  • access to our business networks
  • kudos of being among elite students from the School
  • invite to a special awards event prior to graduation

Contact us

If you have a query about the Dean's List, you can contact the External Relations Team.

Telephone: 0114 222 3382 / 3278

Email: deanslist@sheffield.ac.uk

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