University of Sheffield

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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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24 Oct 2016

Wellcome Trust Doctoral Training Centre for Public Health, Health Economics and Decision Science School of Health and Related Research 4 Year PhD Programme Funding Available Students Worldwide

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02 Nov 2016
31 Jan 2017

Details HiPERCAM, ULTRACAM and ULTRASPEC are high-speed cameras built by Sheffield/Warwick/UKATC for the study of astrophysics on fast timescales. Extreme astrophysical conditions can be found in our Galactic neighbourhood by studying the compact remnants of stars: white dwarfs, neutron stars ...

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02 Nov 2016
31 Jan 2017

Details Anti-microbial resistance (AMR) is a growing societal threat that needs to be tackled now if we are going to avoid major public health issues in the next few decades. Recent developments in microscopy techniques and physical methods, in particular super-resolution optics, atomic force ...

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02 Nov 2016
31 Jan 2017

Details Using advanced semiconductor epitaxial growth techniques it is possible to fabricate long, thin semiconductor wires with length exceeding 1m and diameter less than 30nm. Inserting a small disk of a lower bandgap semiconductor within these nanowires produces a zero-dimensional structur...

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04 Nov 2016
28 Feb 2017

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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07 Nov 2016
01 Feb 2017

Details Researchers at Sheffield are leading experts in decision-analytic modelling and uncertainty analysis in health care. Expected Net Benefit Sampling (ENBS) methods have been promoted to determine trial designs for healthcare research. ENBS methods assess if a trial is worth undertaking i...

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07 Nov 2016
01 Feb 2017

Details Health has an impact on individuals’ ability to work either by preventing work (absenteeism) or having an impact on the quality of their work (presenteeism), which overall contribute to productivity loss. Estimating health-related productivity losses is crucial for identifying th...

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07 Nov 2016
01 Feb 2017

Details Suitable candidates: This PhD project would suit candidates with a strong mathematical or statistical background and an interest in large datasets, trend analysis, typological models or modelling of complex social change. We particularly encourage applications from bright students aimi...

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07 Nov 2016
01 Feb 2017

Details A frequently reported problem with publicly funded randomised controlled trials is that the recruitment of participants is often slower or more difficult than expected, with many trials falling to reach their planned sample size within the originally envisaged trial timescale and trial...

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07 Nov 2016
01 Feb 2017

Details New migrants and some minority ethnic groups can face considerable challenges when trying to access healthcare. Unfamiliarity with healthcare services and barriers within healthcare systems can contribute to some migrants and minority ethnic groups being poorly or under-served. This ca...

Key staff:


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

Key facts:


Students: over 27,000 from 131 countries

Staff: 7,000