International College

Experience student life with the best Students’ Union in the UK

Posted 17 April 2018
Students walking through The University of Sheffield campus

The University of Sheffield has excelled in a number of categories in this year’s Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey.

This is the 10th year in a row that the Students’ Union has been voted first in the UK. The University also features in the national top five for overall student experience, after eight years of leading in the survey.

Kieran Maxwell, President of the University of Sheffield Students’ Union, said: “I'm absolutely elated that Sheffield Students' Union has been ranked as the best Students' Union in the UK for the tenth year running. This recognition is a testament to our diverse opportunities, fantastic facilities and how effectively we represent students' interests.”

Professor Wyn Morgan, Vice-President for Education at the University of Sheffield, added: “We are also delighted that the University has once again received recognition for its exceptional student experience.”

More than 20,000 students expressed their views in the 2018 survey. They praised the University for everything it does to provide the best student experience, ranking it:

  • Top 10 in Good Support and Student Welfare
  • Top 10 in Good Facilities
  • 3rd for both Good Social Life and Good Societies
  • 5th best for accommodation
  • Joint 7th for the University they would most recommend to a friend

These results highlight the University’s international reputation as a global leader in international education. Additionally, the award-winning campaign #WeAreInternational makes students feel welcome and supported, connecting them with life in the UK and other students from all over the world.

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