Fantastic new accolades for the outstanding University of Sheffield

Fantastic new accolades for the outstanding University of Sheffield

 March 22, 2018

The outstanding University of Sheffield has been awarded with not one, but two fantastic new accolades.

The University has been placed in The Sunday Times in the 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For 2018 list, and was the only University to be included in this prestigious list for the third consecutive year!

Professor Gill Valentine, Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor said “We are thrilled to be in the Times Best 100 for the third year running. This ranking is testament to our hard-working, dedicated colleagues who make this University a remarkable place to work," adding “As a University, we work hard to create an environment in which colleagues can succeed, become leaders and make a real impact in the world. We are committed to remaining a remarkable place to work and to stand shoulder to shoulder with some of the world’s best companies.”

As the Director of HR Communications, Tracey Wray made it clear that despite this fantastic acknowledgement, the University will continue to always strive for improvement.

“As colleagues will be aware, it is a time of great challenge for the higher education sector, but we are working hard to ensure the University is an employer of choice. This year has also seen us rise 60 places in the Stonewall Top 100 Employers. Our #WeAreInternational campaign is still making waves around the globe, and we have so much more to do," she says.

“In order to attract the best staff, we need to continue to create an environment that encourages, nurtures and supports all of our people. This ranking is testament to our commitment to being a remarkable place to work. It also helps us benchmark against other top employers and strive for even greater achievements which will benefit our staff," she added.

An outstanding international reputation

The University of Sheffield has also been named one of the 'most international' universities by The Times Higher Education, thanks to its outstanding international reputation which attracts the very highest calibre of staff and students.

A place in the highly-regarded top 50 – which also includes Oxford, Cambridge and the leading universities in the U.S. and Asia - marks a significant increase in Sheffield's international reputation ranking in 2018. A key factor in this success has been the concerted effort at building overseas partnerships with the world's top universities and industry, efforts which open opportunities for staff and student exchange, research collaboration and inward investment in the local economy.

A diverse and inclusive University

The diversity of a university’s student and staff body, and the extent to which its academics collaborate with international colleagues are also signs of how global an institution is. These factors are included in the metrics that allow Times Higher Education to produce the most comprehensive global university rankings in the world.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Keith Burnett, who has personally led the university's focus on global reputation and strategic partnerships, in particular in China said "The University of Sheffield has always been internationally minded but recently we have focused even more on the partnerships we know are crucial not only to our research but which will also create opportunities for our students and our region. As a result, the university is now working with four of the top five universities in China and our industrial partnerships are highly regarded around the world, with the AMRC also active in the U.S., China and South Korea."

"I am also deeply proud that The University of Sheffield is a global university with over 140 nationalities represented on campus and that our city has always made clear that staff and students from around the world are welcome. We know these students and staff make a huge contribution to academic life, knowledge and our economic growth as a nation as well as working in our local hospitals as trainee doctors, carrying out invaluable research into diseases like cancer and motor neurone disease, and also volunteering for charities," he added.

#WeAreInternational at the University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield is widely for the award-winning We Are International campaign which has now been adopted by over 160 high-profile bodies including the British Council, Universities UK, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, UK embassies & consulates, Confederation of British Industry, UK universities and students' unions, colleges and businesses.

Learn more about the campaign here.

Join a diverse staff at The University of Sheffield

With such an impressive track record, The University of Sheffield is certainly a top employer for women. Why not explore their current vacancies today.


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