Achieving Excellence

  • made-in-sheffield

    Excellence indicates the very highest quality, significantly exceeding the norm, as reflected by the 'Made in Sheffield' stamp. It reflects a refusal to accept the ordinary. We aim to create an environment that supports and promotes success, encouraging staff and students to achieve and excel.

  • university-of-the-year-award

    In 1905, the people of Sheffield asked for a world-class, world famous university. Today the QS World University Ranking puts Sheffield in the global top 100. In 2011, we were named the Times University of the Year.

  • solar-tornadoes

    What we know about solar tornadoes could change the world. Our recent discoveries pave the way for new technologies to deliver clean, safe and renewable fusion energy.

    Image: Wedemeyer-Bhom et al, Nature, 486, 505, (2012)

  • olympic-park

    We're changing the landscape of urban regeneration. Landscape architecture professors James Hitchmough and Nigel Dunnett designed the wildflower meadows around the Olympic Park. Billions of people all over the world were inspired by the results.

  • working-environment

    Our reputation for excellence attracts bright students and ambitious staff from all over the world. We work hard to create an environment where they can thrive. This means world-class facilities. It's also about support, encouragement and the freedom to develop ideas.

  • student-experience

    We want the world to know that studying at Sheffield is an extraordinary experience. That experience gives our graduates an edge in the careers market. We have more satisfied students than any other Russell Group university.*

    *Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2012