The University of Sheffield has been named Daily Mail University of the Year for its exceptional student experience. Attributed to its top placement in the Russell Group in the National Student Survey (NSS), rapid shift to in-person teaching post-COVID-19, emphasis on social inclusion, and support for the South Yorkshire region.
Ranking 11th overall, the university particularly excelled in supporting first-generation students, as evaluated in a comprehensive league table considering factors such as NSS results, graduate employment, research quality, degree outcomes, and student inclusivity. Its recent NSS success, including top rankings in assessment, feedback, and Students’ Union satisfaction, underscores the institution’s commitment to an exceptional learning environment. The award reflects Sheffield’s outstanding library and IT resources, well-organized courses, and quick transition back to normalcy post-pandemic, highlighting its dedication to student well-being and securing its position as a leading institution for student excellence.
Voted the best student union 6 years in a row
The University of Sheffield’s Students’ Union has secured the title of the best in the UK for the sixth consecutive year, acknowledging the strength of students’ experiences through multiple sources. The Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023 presented the accolade, considering reviews and feedback from students across the UK. Additionally, the University of Sheffield claimed the third position in the University of the Year category and the second spot in the Student Life category. The Students’ Union offers a range of services and activities to students, including clubs and societies, volunteering opportunities, and support services. It also provides a platform for students to voice their opinions and make changes to university policies. The award is a testament to the University of Sheffield’s commitment to providing an excellent student experience.
5 reasons why Sheffield is the best choice for an unforgettable student experience
Sheffield is a great city for students, and there are many reasons why it’s a popular destination for higher education. Here are some of the reasons why Sheffield is considered one of the best cities for students:
1. University of Sheffield:
The University of Sheffield is one of the best universities in the world, currently ranked 69th in the QS World University Rankings and 12th in the UK. It has a rich history of over 100 years and is one of the six original and highly-regarded ‘redbrick’ universities in the UK. The university has given us five Nobel laureates in its 105-year history, including Howard Florey, the co-developer of penicillin.
2. International focus
The University of Sheffield teaches around 25,000 students, including around 3,900 from 120 countries. It also attracts the best teaching staff from all over the world, which adds to the University’s multicultural feel. With the International College set up specifically to help international students gain their qualifications successfully and have the best experience possible, it’s a truly internationally-oriented place to be – and the international student body has its own representative on the student council in charge of international student affairs.
3. Student Life
Sheffield is a city geared around student life. Its universities and colleges are positioned within the city center, not miles by bus or train to out-of-town campuses. It puts students right in the heart of Sheffield city life and makes getting to and from classes so much easier. The University of Sheffield Students’ Union has been voted the UK’s number one for five years running in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey (6 in the Whatuni student choice awards). The city has a thriving cultural scene, with a big emphasis on music and theatre. Check out its diverse annual festivals including Tramlines Music Festival, Out of This World Festival of magic, sci-fi, and horror, the Sheffield Film Festival and International 5-day Doc/Fest, and the Off the Shelf Festival of literature.
Because Sheffield is such a student-friendly city, with campuses dotted around the city center, it has a really welcoming feel. Sheffield is safe, affordable, vibrant, and green. In Sheffield, students are seen as residents.
5. Value for money
While London is an obvious big name for higher education in the UK, there are lots of cities that offer stellar qualifications, esteemed and highly-ranked universities and colleges, and a great student lifestyle that easily competes with London – and as a major bonus, rents won’t be so high. Sheffield offers brilliant value for money.
How can Thornsett Properties help you?
Thornsett Properties is a family-owned business that owns and manages student accommodation in Sheffield. We aim to provide quality living experiences for students without relying on third parties. Our properties are located close to both Sheffield Hallam and Sheffield University, making them an ideal choice for students and professionals.
Thornsett Properties’ goal is to support students’ success while living and studying in Sheffield student accommodation. We offer bill-inclusive packages, which can simplify financial planning and reduce the stress of managing various expenses separately. Inclusive bills can provide peace of mind, knowing that you won’t have to juggle various utility payments each month. It simplifies your financial responsibilities, allowing you to focus on your studies and student life.
What types of properties do we offer?
Thornsett Properties offers a variety of accommodation options for students in Sheffield. Here are some of the types of accommodation we offer:
- Studios: Thornsett Properties has a range of studios available for students who want their own space. These studios are located in the city center, providing easy access to all the university facilities.
- Apartments: Thornsett Properties also offers apartments for students who want to share accommodation with friends. These apartments are located in the city center and come in different sizes, ranging from one to three bedrooms.
- House shares: If you prefer to live with other students, Thornsett Properties has a range of house shares available. These properties are located close to both Sheffield Hallam and Sheffield University, making them an ideal choice for students range from studios up to 9 bedroom houses
About Thornsett Properties
Thornsett Properties has been providing student accommodation in Crookesmoor since 1985, catering to over 650 students studying at Sheffield University and Sheffield Hallam University every year. As property owners, Thornsett Properties manages all properties directly, ensuring quality living experiences without relying on third parties. Our goal is to support students’ success while living and studying in Sheffield student accommodation.