Sheffield University enjoys three place rise in The Times’ Good University Guide

Sorry Hallam, you’re still very far behind

The University of Sheffield has moved up three places to joint 23rd position in The Times’ league tables, alongside the University of Dundee and just in front of the University of Liverpool.

The rankings are scored out of a possible 1000 points with factors like teaching quality, student experience, completion rate, staff to student ratio, graduate prospects, and percent of firsts and 2:1s all playing a role in the score.

Sheffield Uni scored 676/1000, whilst Sheffield Hallam scored a possible 525/1000 – placing them in 67th, meaning they have dropped down two places from the previous table.

According to The Times’ profile for Sheffield Uni, we’re ranked joint 93rd in the World Rankings, whilst also boasting an 82 percent of graduates finding a job within the first 15 months of finishing their course and 82.7 percent scoring a first or 2:1.

The university has also been commended by TEF for stretching and challenging its students to develop skills that are looked for by employers.

Elsewhere, our neighbour Hallam has risen 12 places in the social inclusion table, after once again achieving a high score of 94 percent of students arriving from non-selective state schools.  

Hallam’s 50th place ranking for teaching quality means they have dropped 36 places from last year. However, 75.7 percent of students got a first or 2:1.

The top three of the league table remains unchanged, with the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, and the University of St Andrews all claiming a place on the podium.

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