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University of Sheffield

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Overview of University of Sheffield

Sheffield University (informally Sheffield University) is a public research university in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England.  The University of Sheffield has five Nobel Prize winners in its departments and six Queen’s Anniversary Prizes. It is currently the leading institution for systems engineering, smart materials and stem cell technology in a network of research universities around the world, and several companies, such as Boeing, Rolls-Royce and The Welcome Trust, are major investors due to their engineering strength, providing strong links with industry in many fields and departments.

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The vibrant city of Sheffield is a very popular student destination in the north of England. It has 150 woodlands, 50 public parks, and is the fifth largest city in England and one of the greenest. Sheffield is one of the safest cities in the UK in government statistics. Government statistics.

  • David Blunkett, MP and former Home Secretary
  • Lee Child, author
  • Amy Johnson, aviation pioneer
  • Andy Haldane, Chief Economist at the Bank of England
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  • The campus is situated near the city centre, with all the buildings just a short walk away, or a very short bus or tram ride away.
  • It was also ranked # 1 in the UK for Student Experience in the Times Higher Education (THE) Student Experience Survey 2014-15, The Student Union at the University of Sheffield is the best in the United Kingdom-it has been voted No. 1 in the Student Experience Survey every year for the last three years.
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