Sheffield, United Kingdom
The Sheffield University was established out of 3 existing colleges, namely Sheffield school of Medicine, Firth College and Sheffield Technical College in 1905. It was the realization of the aspirations of the people of Sheffield. The financial support of people in Sheffield through penny donation was a tremendous success in that it bonded the two communities, the local populace and the university, for ever. In 2017 there were 18, 241 undergraduate students and 5106 postgraduate students with 25.5 % of these being overseas students from 149 countries. This is a multi-campus, public research university situated at Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. It has 6 faculties with 49 departments. It is ranked among the Top 50 in the Times Higher education most international university in the world rankings,, in Top 100 in the Times Higher education world university rankings, in Top 50 in the Times higher education best university in Europe,in Top 15 in the Times higher education teaching rankings and in the very Top in Times higher education student experience rankings. These indicate that this university ,a member of the elite Russel Group of Universities in UK, is a truly global university.
The Sheffiled university management school is located at Conduit Road, Sheffield. The city is centrally placed in England with the nearby airports at Manchester, Robin Hood and East Midlands connecting internationally and domestically. It is accessible via the motoring and railway networks, with 2 trains per hour leaving London which is 1 hour 57 minutes away. Sheffield City is known as the Steel city due to its steel industry in the olden days. The Sheffield Football Club is the oldest football club in the world having been established in 1857. It had been voted the Happiest city and also as the Friendliest City may be due its large number of microbreweries, which is the highest number per head of population in the world. It is reported as the Greenest city in Europe with 25 million trees. Approximately 1/3 rd of the city is located within the Peak district national park.
The Management school building is the flagship building of the university. It has latest facilities for teaching and learning, its own cafe, The Employability Hub and outdoor space. The school conducts the MBA course in the magnificent Sir Peter Middleton Lecture Theater with catering being provided in the exclusive Executive Education Center.
The Information Commons is the university's library combined with learning spaces and the IT resources, a 23 £ million complex. The Students' Union another landmark building reflects why the University Students Union has been consequently voted the Best student union in UK for 9 years. The University Health service is one many of student support services operated by the university.
The university has placed considerable importance on fitness and well being of students. There are numerous facilities for sports and games in and around university residences. In the campus there is a heated swimming pool with sauna and steam rooms, 2 full sized synthetic turf pitches, fully equipped gymnasium and a fitness centre and fibreglass moulded bouldering wall to name a few.
The summers are comfortable and partly cloudy while the winters are long, very cold, windy and mostly cloudy. For activities in warm weather late June to late August is recommended. The temperature varies between 35°F and 69°F and rarely goes below 27°F and above 78°F.
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