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The History

The University grew out of the Sheffield Medical School (founded in 1828), Firth College (1879) and the Sheffield Technical School (1884). These three institutions came together in 1897 to form the University College of Sheffield, which in turn became the University of Sheffield in 1905. The univerisity became part of the Russel Group in 1994. Now The University of Sheffield is a multi-campus university and it consists of a number of sites and individual buildings predominantly over two campus areas: the Western Bank and the St George's. The university is widely recognised as a leading research and teaching university both in the UK and in the world.

 

Why Sheffield?

The university has ranked number 32 in The Sunday Times 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to work for 2016. 

In our last staff survey (2014) 94% of our staff told us they were proud to work here and 87% would recommend the University as an excellent place to work. Sheffield is special. It's friendly, vibrant, modern, beautiful, creative and diverse.

University guides confirm our position as one of the UK's leading universities. The 2010 Virgin Guide to British Universities, for instance, says that "Sheffield is a top university across the board".

We have more than 27,000 students from 131 countries, and almost 6000 staff. The University of Sheffield is a popular choice with applicants for university places, and once they arrive our students enjoy the experience so much that many settle in Sheffield after they graduate.

Sheffield is safer than other big cities – the UK Peace Index 2013, a study using Home Office data, found Sheffield to be England's safest major city. It's an easy-going and tolerant place to live, and local people welcome the contribution students make to life in the city. And as if all that isn't good enough, the cost of living is less here than in just about every other university town in the UK.

 

Our Partners

We have many partners and clients for research and academic purposes. Our research partners and clients include Boeing, Rolls Royce, Unilever, Boots, AstraZeneca, GSK, ICI, Slazenger, and many more household names, as well as UK and overseas government agencies and charitable foundations. Our academic partners include leading universities around the world. International partnerships include Worldwide Universities Network (USA, Europe and China) and our partnership with Leeds and York Universities (the White Rose Consortium) has combined research power greater than that of either Oxford or Cambridge.

 

Dedication to Equality

As an employee of The University of Sheffield, you can expect to be working for an organisation which takes great pride in their dedication to equality and feels confident that all members of staff should be treated with the upmost respect. We believe that the diversity of our employees is something that should be celebrated.

As an organisation who is committed to being an equal opportunities employer, we take great pride in the fact that our dedication to this cause has continued to be recognised over the years, as demonstrated through the various different awards that we have won.

These include a top-100 Stonewall award for workplace equality and Athena Swan awards for good employment practice for women working in science, engineering and technology in higher education and research.

 


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Details Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD position in physics and devices of 2D materials. Photonic applications and novel optical phenomena will be targeted in this new materials system. The first task will be to assemble novel heterostructures in a Lego-style using atomic monol...

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29 Nov 2016

Details Recent advances have led to the possibility of creating devices which could be used to cloak an object from sound/elastic waves or to provide lenses which can focus sound/elastic waves with much better resolution than is conventionally possible. These devices have a wide field of appli...

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28 Nov 2016

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06 Dec 2016

Details This project is interdisciplinary; it combines the subjects of physical chemistry and animal nutrition. The project will study how polyphenolic compounds effect enzyme functionality. This is of interest as polyphenolics (including tannins) are believed to have anti-nutritional properti...

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Details We have a vacancy for a bright, enthusiastic and self-motivated PhD student to join the Integrated Musculoskeletal group in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sheffield. The research group is part of the Insigneo Institute for in silico Medicine ( http://insi...

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21 Dec 2016

Details One PhD scholarship in Machine Learning for Multidimensional Data is available at Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield, UK. This position will be open until filled with preferred starting date in September 2017. The PhD research project will focus on machine lea...

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22 Dec 2016

Details Applications are invited for a PhD studentship starting in September 2017 (or earlier). You will join a team within the Speech and Hearing Research Group of the Department of Computer Science, which has an international reputation for its work on speech technology and developing &ldquo...

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Details Purpose/aims: To develop novel MRI techniques to investigate the uptake and delivery of hyperpolarized xenon dissolved in biological tissues such as the lungs, kidneys, the heart and the brain. Background: Hyperpolarised 129Xe MRI is an emerging technique used to explore lung st...

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Details Effective DNA damage sensing and repair is vital to the survival of our cells but can also lead to resistance to anti-cancer agents. DNA repair takes place in interphase and is thought to be largely repressed in mitosis due to the risk of telomere fusion. Preliminary data demonstrates ...

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Chancellor: The Rt Hon Lady Justice Rafferty DBE 

Lady Justice Rafferty

Vice-Chancellor: Professor Sir Keith Burnett

Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Keith Burnett

Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Professor Shearer West

Shearer West

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Students: over 27,000 from 131 countries

Staff: 7,000