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University of Sheffield

Sheffield| Yorkshire and Humberside

Diverse local nightlife Varied union activities Sporty Political City Campus

Ucas code: S18

Forget northern grit Sheffield is in the heart of a vibrant, student-friendly city mixed with halls in leafy suburbs on the edge of the Peak District. A red brick with a thoroughly modern outlook, an award-winning Students' Union complete with 47 sports clubs and more than 250 societies - and a 24-hour library makes for The Full Monty of a student experience.
Source: University of Sheffield Union of Students

What students say about this university

Dialog 1468 comments (374 students)

How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Political

69%

HIGH

Sporty

74%

HIGH

Varied union activities

87%

HIGH

Diverse local nightlife

80%

HIGH

Creative

62%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 97% MED
Average graduate salary £22k HIGH

Number of students

27,925

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

70%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

10%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

51%

of students are female

Young / Mature

11%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

31%

of students here are from outside the UK

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League table rankings

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Where it's located

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