Our outstanding teaching

You’ll learn in a variety of ways, including lectures, seminars, tutorials and independent study.

Depending on what course you take, you might do fieldwork, small-group work and take part in student-led seminars and group projects. Some of your work may be supplemented with online lessons. All these approaches encourage you to work independently and be curious about the world around you – skills that will set you up for life and work.

Books_stack_of_three_64 Extraordinary teachers

Our staff are experts, respected by their peers all over the world from Harvard to Tokyo. Their work drives positive change, empowering people and making communities stronger. They are the dedicated teachers who will challenge you to achieve your very best.

A powerful blend of teaching and research

Applied research is an integral part of the curriculum at the University of Sheffield. From the first year onwards, you’ll work alongside brilliant researchers on live projects as part of your course. This could mean solving a business problem, addressing a social issue or working with a community anywhere in the world.

Our Top Talent

Our University is committed to rewarding people who demonstrate an exceptional contribution to learning and teaching and we now have 133 Senate Fellows.

Find out more about our Senate Fellows Awards

  • Dr Lauren Buck

    Dr Lauren Buck

    In my teaching, I try to cultivate a positive learning environment where students are empowered to develop at their own pace and in line with their own individual learning styles. I am passionate about incorporating varied teaching activities that can help to improve student engagement and inquisitiveness.

  • Dr Dominic McHugh

    Dr Dominic McHugh

    I am a historical musicologist, with particular expertise in Broadway and Hollywood musicals. As a teacher, I aim to bring my passion for music to my students in as diverse and accessible a way as possible. I take pride in helping and encouraging students with learning difficulties such as dyslexia, and am committed to inclusivity.

  • Professor Claire McGourlay

    Professor Claire McGourlay

    I develop creative approaches to teaching that influence, motivate and inspire students to learn. I make every effort to be more than an academic with a passionate interest in the law: I strive to be a dedicated teacher; enthusiastic and positive. My commitment to inspirational teaching leads to my students’ successes and achievements.

Achieve More

Achieve More is your chance to work alongside students from other disciplines developing potential solutions to a range of real-life global problems.

It also provides opportunities to extend your studies through languages, enterprise, work-based placements and voluntary work.

Challenging, fulfilling and highly rewarding, it’s a great way to use your knowledge, acquire new skills, encounter new ideas and showcase yourself to prospective employers.

For more information go to the Achieve More website


Check out some of the latest TEDx talks from our inspiring academics at the University of Sheffield.


Inspiration & Co

Inspiration & Co is a mind store of horizon-broadening talks from the University’s most inspirational teachers, researchers and lecturers – nominated and voted for by students themselves.

Bringing a universe of thrilling, thoughtful and surprising thinking into one room, Inspiration & Co gives students access to the mind-expanding research and innovation of the University’s world-leading academics from a range of disciplines. It’s a place built from ideas.

Watch our Inspiration & Co talks on YouTube