University of Sheffield rises in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018

The University of Sheffield is celebrating its latest ranking success after rising three places in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 to 21st position.

Firth CourtThe guide places Sheffield top in the north and 15th best among UK universities for graduate prospects, with the highest percentage of graduates in professional jobs or completing further graduate-level study (82.6 per cent).

This achievement supports the University’s position as one of the top 20 favourite recruiting grounds for The Times’ 100 leading employers according to the 2017 graduate market survey by High Fliers.

The ranking also highlights the University’s strong performance in providing graduates to leading employers and praised its pioneering work on degree apprentices, blending internationally-leading research with excellent industry-sponsored technical education.

Professor Sir Keith Burnett, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield, said: "I am delighted that the University of Sheffield has been recognised in this way for the outstanding work we do and the impact this has on the lives of students from around the world.

“For over a century, our University has been committed to research and teaching which improves the lives, health and prosperity of communities locally and globally. I would like to thank all those whose hard work has made this possible."

Earlier this month, the University was named among the best universities in the world in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018. Sheffield rose five places to be ranked 104th internationally – and 13th in the UK in this highly-regarded ranking which notes research expertise and global reputation.

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The University of Sheffield

With almost 27,000 of the brightest students from over 140 countries, learning alongside over 1,200 of the best academics from across the globe, the University of Sheffield is one of the world’s leading universities.

A member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group of leading research-led institutions, Sheffield offers world-class teaching and research excellence across a wide range of disciplines.

Unified by the power of discovery and understanding, staff and students at the university are committed to finding new ways to transform the world we live in.

Sheffield is the only university to feature in The Sunday Times 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For 2017 and was voted number one university in the UK for Student Satisfaction by Times Higher Education in 2014. In the last decade it has won four Queen’s Anniversary Prizes in recognition of the outstanding contribution to the United Kingdom’s intellectual, economic, cultural and social life.

Sheffield has six Nobel Prize winners among former staff and students and its alumni go on to hold positions of great responsibility and influence all over the world, making significant contributions in their chosen fields.

Global research partners and clients include Boeing, Rolls-Royce, Unilever, AstraZeneca, Glaxo SmithKline, Siemens and Airbus, as well as many UK and overseas government agencies and charitable foundations.


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Hannah Postles
Media Relations Officer
University of Sheffield
0114 222 1046