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Sheffield Hallam has been rated within the top 10 European universities for both student engagement and environment by the Times Higher Education (THE) Europe Teaching Rankings 2018.

The student engagement strand assessed if the institution effectively engages with its students, including how applying learning to the real world is supported. The student environment strand judged how inclusive the teaching and learning environment is.

Overall the new assessment, which is largely based on a student survey, ranked Sheffield Hallam 51-75 out of 242 institutions across Europe for teaching excellence.

Sheffield Hallam University's vision is to become the world's leading applied university, transforming lives and creating opportunities for people from all backgrounds.

The University has an innovative and coherent applied curriculum, consistently outstanding teaching and an environment in which students are challenged, supported and encouraged to succeed.

Teaching at Sheffield Hallam is shaped by partnerships with employers and industry - demonstrated by the fact students undertake nearly 30,000 placements within the work place every year.

The Hallam Academic code places the student’s experience of learning at the centre of academic practice, with staff actively supported to provide excellent teaching through development, promotion and internal and external awards.

Professor Sir Chris Husbands, Vice-Chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University, said "We strive to provide a truly excellent teaching experience across the University - this is testament to the dedication and commitment from all our staff.

"Our vision is to be the world’s leading applied university, achieving outstanding outcomes for our students and our city, and showing the world what a university genuinely focused on transforming lives can achieve."

For press information: Tim Ward in the Sheffield Hallam University press office on 0114 225 5220 or email