Union ‘best in the UK’

Sheffield University’s students’ union has been voted the best in the UK for the third year running.

The union, which underwent a £20 million refurbishment last year, retained its title in the National Student Survey.

It was awarded a 94 per cent overall satisfaction rate – an increase from last year’s figure of 93 per cent.

Students’ union president Yael Shafritz said: “We’re absolutely delighted that the students’ union is rated number one for the third year in a row.

“As well as great services and facilities we’re proud to be a union that nurtures student innovation and leadership.

“Our student focus means that while we regularly rank number one we’re always looking to do more to create a better and more inclusive student community that students love to be a part of.”

The latest success comes after the university was crowned top in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey in May.

Prof Anne Peat, the university’s pro-vice-chancellor of learning and teaching, said: “The survey provides valuable information upon which we can enhance the student experience.

“I am pleased that once again our union has scored so highly. The £20 million refurbishment was clearly an important investment.”

The university was rated the highest nationally for Music, Opthalmics, German and Scandinavian Studies, Information Services and Landscape Design.

Library services and IT resources were also rated well.