University of Sheffield

Partner description:

The University of Sheffield was named UK University of the Year 2011 in the Times Higher Education Awards.

Judges said that the University "stood out as a result of a strategy based on its values and rooted in its founding principles" and praised our "determination and grit" in focusing on our local community.

University guides also confirm our position as one of the UK's leading universities.

Teaching quality assessments rate our teaching very highly across a wide range of subjects, and official research assessments confirm our reputation as a centre for world-class research in many disciplines.

We have over 25,000 students from 125 countries, and over 5,500 staff. The University of Sheffield is a popular choice with applicants for university places, and once they arrive our students enjoy the experience so much that many settle in Sheffield after they graduate.

Our research partners and clients include Boeing, Rolls Royce, Unilever, Boots, AstraZeneca, GSK, ICI, Slazenger, and many more household names, as well as UK and overseas government agencies and charitable foundations.

Our academic partners include leading universities around the world. International partnerships include Worldwide Universities Network (USA, Europe and China) and our partnership with Leeds and York Universities (the White Rose Consortium) has combined research power greater than that of either Oxford or Cambridge
The University's history stretches back to 1828, when the Sheffield School of Medicine was founded, and our University Charter was granted in 1905.

Joined the Responsibility Deal: 16 April, 2013

This partner is currently committed to the following pledges (6):

  • A2. Awareness of Alcohol Units in the On-trade (since 16 April, 2013)
  • F3(b). Artificial Trans Fat Removal (since 16 April, 2013)
  • F5(a). Salt Catering: Training and Kitchen Practice (since 16 April, 2013)
  • F6. Fruit and vegetables (since 16 April, 2013)
Health at Work
  • H4. Healthier Staff Restaurants (since 16 April, 2013)
Physical Activity
  • P4. Physical Activity in the Workplace (since 16 April, 2013)

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