Sheffield Business School in Contention for Top Award

4th September 2015

Sheffield Business School at Sheffield Hallam University has been shortlisted for 'Business School of the Year' at one of the most prestigious awards ceremonies for the university sector.

It is the second year running that Sheffield Business School has been shortlisted in the category for 'Business School of the Year' at the Times Higher Education (THE) awards. The final winner will be announced on Thursday 26 November at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. Now in their 11th year, the Times Higher Education Awards celebrate the extraordinary things that are going on in our universities and colleges, day in, day out. The awards are well-known for showcasing the pioneering spirit, adaptability and sheer quality of the University sector. Sheffield Business School is Britain's largest modern business school with around 8,000 students studying a range of business subjects. It is active in more than 30 international markets and is one of the largest placement suppliers in the country, with companies as diverse as Marks & Spencer, GlaxoSmithKline and Rolls-Royce. Professor Adrian Hopgood, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean at Sheffield Business School said "I'm delighted that the Sheffield Business School is once again being recognised. We work with organisations, employers and industry leaders to give students the skills and inspiration to follow a successful career in their chosen profession. "Our size gives us strength in depth and breadth, but we remain personal in our commitment to each individual student. Reflecting this approach, enrolments on our courses have increased year-on-year and overall student satisfaction continues to improve. "The quality of our teaching is internationally recognised and an impressive 93% of our 2013/14 graduates progressed into work or further study within six months - providing local, national and international business with high quality staff with the ability to be the next generation of business leaders." During the review period, a new £3.5m suite of teaching kitchens was launched for hospitality students at the Sheffield Business School, leading to unprecedented demand for places, while construction began on a new building with dedicated state of the art facilities for our MBA students. The Sheffield Business School also launched a ground-breaking fast-start degree with Nestlé, which sees school-leavers combining study with paid work-based learning at the company. It has been widely heralded by industry, politicians and the media as an exemplar for the future funding of higher education. Sheffield Business School staff and students co-organise the Sheffield Food Festival, an urban showcase for the region's independent food producers and restaurants. It's one of the most popular annual events in the city, attracting over 54,000 visitors in 2015.

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