Sheffield Business School up for top award

Professor Adrian Hopgood, pro vice-chancellor and dean at Sheffield Business School.
Professor Adrian Hopgood, pro vice-chancellor and dean at Sheffield Business School.

Sheffield Business School has been shortlisted for ‘Business School of the Year’ at one of the most prestigious awards ceremonies for the university sector.

It is the second year running that the school, based at Sheffield Hallam University, has been up for the prize at the Times Higher Education awards, having lost out to Salford Business School last year. The winner will be announced on Thursday, November 26, at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

Professor Adrian Hopgood, pro vice-chancellor and dean at the school, said: “I’m delighted that the school is once again being recognised. We work with organisations, employers and industry leaders to give students the skills and inspiration to follow a successful career in their chosen profession.

“Our size gives us strength in depth and breadth, but we remain personal in our commitment to each individual student. The quality of our teaching is internationally recognised and an impressive 93 per cent of our 2013/14 graduates progressed into work or further study within six months - providing local, national and international business with high quality staff with the ability to be the next generation of business leaders.”

Now in their 11th year, the Times Higher Education Awards celebrate the achievements of staff and students in universities and colleges.

Sheffield Business School is Britain’s largest modern business school with around 8,000 students studying a range of business subjects. It is active in more than 30 international markets and is one of the largest placement suppliers in the country.