Shortlist success in Guardian University Awards


We've been shortlisted for three Guardian University Awards – inspiring leader, employability initiative and marketing and comms campaign.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Keith Burnett has been shortlisted for inspiring leader.

Professor Sir Keith Burnett has been Vice-Chancellor of our University since 2007. The judges for the Guardian University Awards 2016 said:

“Under his leadership, Sheffield has developed a reputation as a progressive civic university that drives social and economic change. He has championed the development of apprentices – 600 young people are now employed by companies and studying with no debt.”

This award will be decided by public vote. Voting has now closed. View the shortlist

Our Careers Service is up for employability initiative after collaborating with the MOOCs team in Student Services to develop two free interactive courses that give participants the skills to succeed when writing applications and attending interviews.

And the #GetRalphHome project, created by the Student Communications team to remind students to keep their contact details up to date, has been shortlisted for marketing and comms campaign.

Dr Andrew West, University Secretary and Head of Student Services, said, “I am delighted that Student Services has been shortlisted for these national awards. Our aim is to provide excellent and innovative services and it is great to receive this external recognition.”

The last two awards will be decided by a panel of judges and winners of all categories will be announced at an awards ceremony on 16 March.