University of Sheffield

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Contact Western Bank, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 2TN, United Kingdom

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Located in the city of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, the University of Sheffield is a public research university, a member of the Russell Group of research-led universities, and one of the UK’s original redbrick universities. It was first established in 1897 when the Sheffield Medical School, Firth College and the Sheffield Technical School joined forces to create the University College of Sheffield. It became the University of Sheffield just 10 years later and founded on the penny donations of Sheffield factory workers who hoped a university would benefit their children, health and local economy. Today the university teaches 25,000 students, including around 3,900 international students from 120 countries, and employs approximately 6,000 staff. Its academic departments are divided into six faculties: arts and humanities, engineering, medicine, dentistry and health, science, social sciences, and international faculty, city college, Thessaloniki, Greece. Its motto translates as "To discover the causes of things". Sheffield can lay claim to five Nobel Prize winners among its alumni and faculty: Lord Florey for the 1945 Medicine / Physiology Prize, Sir Hans Krebs for the 1953 Medicine / Physiology Prize, Lord Porter for the 1967 Chemistry Prize, Richard Roberts for the 1993 Medicine / Physiology Prize, and Sir Harry Kroto for the 1996 Chemistry Prize. Among its alumni are the authors Hilary Mantel and Lee Child, the 2012 Olympic gold-winner Jessica Ennis-Hill, chemist and first Briton in space Helen Sharman, and the first woman to fly solo from Britain to Australia, Amy Johnson. Outside of the university itself, which ranks among the top in the UK for student experience, students at Sheffield can enjoy a thriving, cultural city with a reputation for being inexpensive. The city also benefits from its close proximity to the Peak District, a national park and area of outstanding beauty. It is also within striking distance of other major cities in the North of England, including Leeds, Manchester and Newcastle.

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Category of Education Business and Economics, Technology and Engineering, Computer Sciense, IT and Communication, Physical Science, Education, Psychology, Social Science, Arts and Humanities

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United Kingdom
Western Bank, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 2TN, United Kingdom

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Yuxin
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I like the humanized campus service of Sheffield University very much. Always give the students the most needed help in the first place. However, for international students, the university should provide more cross-cultural courses and...

I like the humanized campus service of Sheffield University very much. Always give the students the most needed help in the first place. However, for international students, the university should provide more cross-cultural courses and activities. This is also the significance of international education. This will help international students integrate into British life more quickly and build a diverse circle of friends. I have observed that many international students prefer to be with students of the same nationality. I suggest that the university can give more help to make international students more international.

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I think the university is one of the lowest reputation-wise out of the Russel group universities and is clinging on to that accreditation to hold some value. It also relies heavily on the large influx of international students who boost the...

I think the university is one of the lowest reputation-wise out of the Russel group universities and is clinging on to that accreditation to hold some value. It also relies heavily on the large influx of international students who boost the university outlook fro an outside perspective in terms of global rankings. There are a few standout departments which carry the others which are not on par with other unis of similar ranking or reputation. I liked the city and the extracurricular aspect and coverage that the uni and the students union offered.

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Jing
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I was an exchange student in UoS and I really had a great time here. It’s one of the most international universities and I made a lot of friends from different countries. There are a lot of student societies and all kinds of activities every week...

I was an exchange student in UoS and I really had a great time here. It’s one of the most international universities and I made a lot of friends from different countries. There are a lot of student societies and all kinds of activities every week to fulfil your off-class life. The student union, one of the best in UK, also does a very good job. I would highly recommend UoS.

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Kazım
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The University of Sheffield is one of the best universities all around the world. It is my second year in that university and I am so happy so far. I am doing PhD and university staff and environments are good and helpful.

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Anna
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All professors have been very helpful. Both in person and via email. The lectures were question-friendly, interesting and enriching. Some tasks were quite challenging, but everything was doable when learned how to manage time efficiently. Also,...

All professors have been very helpful. Both in person and via email. The lectures were question-friendly, interesting and enriching. Some tasks were quite challenging, but everything was doable when learned how to manage time efficiently. Also, there is a splendid offer of societies you can join - there is literally at least one for what you can think of.

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There are definitely some positives. Student life is amazing, and I'm not surprised that Sheffield has the best student's union. However, especially with modern languages courses, there is a severe lack of available modules. For example, if you...

There are definitely some positives. Student life is amazing, and I'm not surprised that Sheffield has the best student's union. However, especially with modern languages courses, there is a severe lack of available modules. For example, if you chose to study Russian Studies for example, they do not actually have enough modules to offer this as a degree so you end up having to do very random modules, such as some in the psychology department. I have genuinely received feedback before from one of the sub-departments saying that my essay was too good, therefore it cannot be awarded a higher grade than a 2.2 as it's beyond my abilities (yet I've been getting firsts in this subject for a while). There is a lack of choice of modules, lecturers can either be really nice and helpful or run away the moment they're not on the clock. I know some people enjoyed the course, especially if they did more oversubscribed languages such as French or Spanish. I did study Spanish, and every year I would miss the opportunity to study modules that interested me due to factors beyond my control and I'd end up in random modules such as gender studies. You spend a lot of time on campus and it mostly didn't feel worth it.

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Annarita
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Overall, studying at the University of Sheffield has been a good experience. In regards to facilities, the university can provide the right spaces and equipment for everyone. As for the professors, one thing I've noticed is the inconsistency...

Overall, studying at the University of Sheffield has been a good experience. In regards to facilities, the university can provide the right spaces and equipment for everyone. As for the professors, one thing I've noticed is the inconsistency between them. Some are available, others aren't. Mostly, their inconsistency is found in essays' feedbacks, with some professors criticizing aspects of an essay that other professors don't criticize or even praises. In turn, it can make a student who's not familiar with the British University system very confused. Two areas should be improved: more guidance for European and International students because our education system is different from the British one, and equal opportunities for both parties. This is not to say that as students we shouldn't take our responsibilities and learn by making mistakes, but it would be better if the expectations set on us could be fulfilled with more cooperation between students and the school. The International experience at the University is positive but needs improvement. You get to meet and familiarise with people from all over the world but some schools lack diversity or do not provide an environment where people from different countries can interact with each other. The school of East Asian studies, more specifically in the postgraduate courses, presents a huge number of international students coming from the same country. It means that although they are studying abroad, it doesn't feel like it, because they don't have many chances to interact with home students. As for student life, the University offers different activities and societies and everyone can find the right group of people with the same passions. The university provides lots of services and support and luckily it's not tricky nor hard to sort a problem if any arises.

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1. The student union is excellent to help students to answer their questions and assist them to have their documents. 2. Teachers in my department are patient and experienced, which helps us to learn more. 3. Modules of my course are designed...

1. The student union is excellent to help students to answer their questions and assist them to have their documents. 2. Teachers in my department are patient and experienced, which helps us to learn more. 3. Modules of my course are designed interestingly and reasonably, enabling me to get assess to different cultures and useful business knowledge. 4. Equipment in the campus is advanced and located in different buildings, convenient for students to use. 5. But the department or the school expand the enrollment, leading classes full of people. It might reduce the quality of learning in some extend.

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