The University of Sheffield wins Prestigious Award

The University of Sheffield has been named University of the Year in the 2011 Times Higher Education Awards.

Beating off competition from five other shortlisted universities, the University was rewarded for its many imaginative and innovative initiatives as well as exceptional performance in research, teaching, access and business performance.

Judges said the University had "stood out as a result of a strategy based on its values and rooted in its founding principles” and praised the institution’s "determination and grit” in focusing on its local community.

University Registrar Philip Harvey and Students’ Union President Thom Arnold received the award at a ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

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