The University of Sheffield

100 Best Companies

The University of Sheffield has been named as one of the best places to work in the UK for a third year in a row by The Sunday Times.

The University has been included in the Best Not-For-Profit Organisations To Work For 2018, and is the only university to feature in the list for the third consecutive year.

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The impact of our research

Our University makes a positive impact and our researchers are at the forefront of solving the world’s problems.

Thank you to all our talented people.

You help make Sheffield a remarkable place to work.


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of our people said they are proud to work for The University of Sheffield. (Staff Survey 2016)

A vision you can believe in

Our ambitious plans are made possible by the ingenuity, energy and innovation of our staff, students and alumni. This is what makes our University a remarkable place to work.

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QS World University Rankings

Proud to have been named among the top 100 universities in the world in the 2016 QS World University Rankings.

Stonewall Top 100 Employer 2018

We’re a top 100 employer for workplace equality

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Graduation 2017

Our hardworking colleagues help make graduation a fantastic occasion for students and their families.


Juice is the University’s health and wellbeing initiative for staff. It provides a wide range of enjoyable and energising activities, plus lots of resources and advice to help you look after your health.

Why we love Sheffield

To celebrate being listed in The Sunday Times 100 best companies 2017, Adam, Laura, Ana and Ralph tell us about their favourite places on and near campus.

Dr Laura Evans


``I can't think of a better place where I could contribute to groundbreaking medical science projects within a 1 mile commute from my home. Coming to Weston Park of an afternoon, which is a 5 minute walk from my desk to play tennis for free is entirely typical of Sheffield. We have an excellent resource to user ratio for facilities in this city and a balanced life ethos at the University.”

Dr Adam Hodgson

Department of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology

``The University of Sheffield provides me with exciting research opportunities and collaborations, all on the doorstep of one of the UK’s most beautiful national parks. Sheffield has a fantastic adventure sports community. As a keen climber I spend a lot of my spare time in the Peak District. This national park is world renowned for climbing and has a rich history with the sport. Many of the world’s hardest rock climbs were done right here on the doorstep of the city. The University of Sheffield has given me so much, an exciting and rewarding career where I am able to make a real difference in the world, and at the same time all the opportunities I need to pursue my passion for the outdoors.``

Ana Gabriela Popa

International Students' Officer, Sheffield SU

St George's Church was my first reference point in Sheffield. It was also one of my first cultural shocks, when I discovered that the Church was actually transformed into a lecture theatre. In my final year, it was my green oasis in the sun, in between the Diamond where I spent most of my dissertation writing hours and University of Sheffield Enterprise where I worked as an intern. Every time I pass by it and hear the multitude of languages spoken by our students, I am reminded that it is a symbol of the roots of Sheffield that have grown into accepting a diverse, International population. And it makes me happy, because Sheffield is a beautiful place committed to global citizenship and I guess that makes my work as an International Student Officer easier in some areas.

Being one of the only three International Student Officers in the country, my work can be hard at times (and seemingly hopeless with Trump and Brexit), but it is all worthwhile for it means that International students have a voice at Sheffield and their interest are important, because #WeAreInternational. ``

Ralph Mackinder

School of Architecture

As a member of staff in the school of architecture, I’m lucky to call the iconic Arts Tower my home, where our school has been based for decades. The heart of the school is our double height ‘Well’, a flexible, light and open space that acts as a meeting place, social space and events venue for our staff and students.

It has great views out on Sheffield that re-enforces our sense of place in the City, it brings our school together, and it also has a bar!

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