Priority three: South Yorkshire

We will use our excellence in research, education and knowledge exchange to play a leading role in the whole of the South Yorkshire, including its economy; the health and wellbeing of its people and its environment; and its cultural richness and diversity.

Evening-time panorama of the city of Sheffield taken from behind Sheffield train station.

We will:

  • Be a role model employer, procurer, broker and civic partner.
  • Develop and deliver our commitment to South Yorkshire.
  • Work with South Yorkshire to provide a clearer pathway to regional destinations for our students at all levels (apprentices, undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research).
  • Develop a set of high-quality pathfinder projects that provide clear support to the people, businesses and institutions in South Yorkshire.
  • Play a leading role in delivering South Yorkshire economic regeneration activities.
  • Provide leadership, expertise and support in the areas of social development, economic growth, productivity enhancement and cultural engagement, ensuring we are flexible and adapt to the changing needs of the region.
  • Continue to work collaboratively with key partners, such as Sheffield Hallam University and the local NHS Trusts on projects and initiatives that benefit the region.
  • Develop a programme of engagement with local MPs and regional politicians.

Our vision

We are the University of Sheffield. And this is our vision.