The University of Sheffield’s Students’ Union has been voted best in the UK for the 10th year in a row by the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018.
The results, published today, also ranked it as the fifth best university nationally for Overall Student Experience for the eighth year running.
The findings from the annual survey of more than 20,000 students placed the University third for both Good Social Life and Good Societies. It was in the top 10 for Good Facilities as well as joint seventh for the University they would most recommend to a friend.
The University was also ranked top 10 in the Good Support and Student Welfare category, out of 115 institutions nationally. One of the reasons for this was its new mental health service which enables students to quickly receive the clinical support they need.
The University of Sheffield’s Student Union offers club nights, a shop, a coffee bar and more than 300 student clubs and societies.
Another example of the University’s commitment to student inclusion is the #WeAreInternational campaign. The campaign, which is supported by more than 160 education institutions and international organisations, was jointly founded by the University’s President and Vice-Chancellor and the Students’ Union. It is backed by cross-parliamentary MPs, and highlights the crucial value of international students to the UK.
Professor Wyn Morgan, Vice-President for Education at the University of Sheffield, said: “We would like to warmly congratulate the Students’ Union at Sheffield for a decade of outstanding support for students from around the world and for the fantastic work they do in our community through volunteering and fundraising for local charities. We are also delighted that the University has once again received recognition for its exceptional student experience.
“For any student, selecting where to study is a crucial investment in their future, with University offering a life changing experience to help students develop socially and academically. Providing an enriching student experience that inspires our students to excel in all areas of University life is incredibly important, so it is a great source of pride to know that the University of Sheffield continues to offer the best student experience in the country.”
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. The Students’ Union is at the very heart of student life in Sheffield, and it has been a massive part of mine for the past four years. I’m incredibly proud to be President when the Students’ Union has reached this impressive, milestone achievement.”