University of Sheffield union is ranked best in the UK

The University of Sheffield's students' union has been voted best in the UK for the fifth year running.

Monday, 22nd August 2016, 15:33 pm
Updated Monday, 22nd August 2016, 16:39 pm
The University of Sheffield's Students' Union Building

It was given a 96 per cent satisfaction rating in the 2016 National Student Survery, up one per cent on last year and three per cent high than its nearest rival, St Mary’s University College in Belfast.

Union president Dominic Trendall said: “We are extremely proud that our students’ union has once again been voted the best in the UK.

“This wonderful achievement is a testament to all of the dedicated staff, students and volunteers who work incredibly hard to create a truly inclusive community that Sheffield students love to be a part of.

“Our students’ union is a place where talented students from across the globe can come together to try new activities, exceed their expectations and make new friends.

“We are continually striving to nurture and innovate our students to encourage them to make an impact and a difference to people’s lives.”

The university was also ranked second in the Yorkshire and Humber region, after the University of Leeds, and achieved the third highest score in the Russell Group, the association of leading research-intensive universities, in the UK

Professor Wyn Morgan, pro-vice-chancellor for learning and teaching, said: “Our students’ union is a vibrant and diverse hub of activity at the heart of our campus and we are immensely proud that it has been voted the best in the country for the fifth year running.

“We take every opportunity to find out students’ opinions of their course and overall experience while studying here in Sheffield and it is fantastic that they continue to be among the most satisfied in the country.