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Sheffield Hallam rises nine places in Good University Guide

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Issued:22/09/17

Sheffield Hallam University has climbed nine places in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

The University rose to 70th in the list, up from 79th last year, which comes just a month after Hallam achieved a place in the top 50 comparable universities in the National Student Survey (NSS).

The new edition of The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 is published over three days, beginning with a 96-page supplement published this weekend in The Sunday Times (September 24).

It provides the definitive rankings for UK universities and the most comprehensive overview of higher education in Britain. It includes profiles on 131 universities and the definitive UK university rankings, making use of the latest data published in the past two months.

Vice Chancellor Professor Chris Husbands, said: "It is very encouraging to see Sheffield Hallam move up in the Good University Guide, but there is always more to do. We view the latest ranking as a sign that we are moving in the right direction as an institution and we want to use this as a foundation to continue to improve.

"Hallam is making encouraging improvements right across the board when looking at this list alongside our improving NSS score and the encouraging student feedback.

"We are investing in new infrastructure such as the Hertha Ayrton STEM Centre and the new Advance Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC) which will home to world-class facilities on Sheffield's Olympic Legacy Park.

"As one of the biggest universities in the country, our ambition is to continue our positive work, become a world-leading applied university, and to ensure we continue to offer our students the best opportunities, teaching and facilities possible."

The Guide provides students and their parents with an invaluable first reference point on the path to finding a university place. It contains full profiles of all universities and the league table is made up of nine indicators including student satisfaction with teaching quality and their wider student experience, research quality, graduate prospects, entrance qualifications held by new students, degree results achieved, student/staff ratios, service and facilities spend, and degree completion rates.

The Times will complement coverage in The Sunday Times with two further supplements to be published on Monday and Tuesday, September 25 and 26. These will focus on the best universities for teaching quality and student experience and the universities that come top in different subject areas.

For press information: Tim Ward in the Sheffield Hallam University press office on 0114 225 2811 or email tim.ward@shu.ac.uk