Guardian University Guide 2019 ranks Sheffield as one of best planning courses in UK

Students Union

The Guardian University Guide 2019 was released last week and sees courses from Sheffield's Urban Studies and Planning department ranked among the best of its kind in the UK.

Sheffield was named fourth best for degree courses in Building and Town and Country Planning, and third best within the Russell Group. 96.7% of students were found to be in graduate level jobs or in further study at professional or Higher Education level, within six months of graduation. The University also saw a number of rankings from across various departments increase.

The University's success in the rankings follows the recent Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018, in which Sheffield was named in the top five in the UK for best overall student experience for the eighth year in a row. This is in addition to news this week that the University of Sheffield is the number one university in Yorkshire and Humber, and the 13th best university in the UK, according to the QS University Rankings 2019.

Professor Sir Keith Burnett, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield, said: “I am delighted the University of Sheffield has once again been recognised for the high standards of teaching we provide for students. A Sheffield degree is certainly challenging, but we also pride ourselves on our openness and positive student experience across the board as well as the very close links we have with external organisations.

"Whether here in the UK or overseas, graduates and employers tell me that a Sheffield degree has stood individuals in good stead for professional careers as our students go on to make a positive difference in their own lives and in the world. I'm delighted that this hard work and success is reflected in this Guardian ranking, and I have no doubt that a University of Sheffield degree will continue to be a hallmark of quality for graduates in the UK and beyond."

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