University of Sheffield's Students' Union best in the UK

— 22.03.16

by Jody Dalton

The University of Sheffield's Students' Union has been voted the best in the UK for the eighth year in a row by the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey.

Published on Thursday 17 March 2016, the annual survey of 15,000 students placed the University in first place for its accommodation and joint top for social life, having a good community atmosphere and for the number of students who would recommend the University to a friend.

Sheffield, which offers more than 300 student clubs and societies, also came joint third in the ‘good extra-curricular/societies’ category.

These results reaffirm the University of Sheffield as a unique place to study and a global leader in research and teaching, as well as an institution giving students an unrivalled rich experience in a city unlike any other in the UK.

The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey, now in its 11th year, is unique in that it looks beyond the usual definition of the student experience – comprised largely of teaching, learning, assessment and feedback – to a broader definition; one created by students themselves that includes those aspects of university life that matter most to them.


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