- - Biomedical engineering
The University of Sheffield
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The University of Sheffield is a research university in the city of the same name in South Yorkshire. It started off life as the Sheffield Medical School, founded in 1828, later the University College of Sheffield in 1897 and was given its royal charter in 1905. It is widely seen as a leading research and also teaching university in both national and international terms. It is also a member of the Worldwide Universities Network and the N8 Group of most research intensive universities in the world.
The International Office represents students from around the world to offer help and support for new arrivals in the country. They are responsible for everything from education fairs to help attract new students to proving support and advice once students are at Sheffield. They can also provide help and assistance on country specific matters such as visas and immigration as well as financial advice. The University of Sheffield Student's Union is at the centre of student life outside the classroom and is ranked as one of the top in the country. It was formed in 1906 and includes two bars, three club venues, a coffee shop, restaurant and even a student-run cinema unit. The radio station and newspaper are also run by students and there are some 350 clubs and organisations to get involved with. There are also organisations such as volunteering and to do charity work including the RAG or Raising and Giving society, which raises some Â£150,000 or more each year through various events.
The main area of the university is found around one mile from the city centre and isn't a campus in the strictest sense. It is home to the Student' Union, the Octagon Centre, Firth Court and a number of departments. The grade II library and Arts Tower are also found in this area, the latter having one of the few examples of a Paternoster lift within it. The Octagon Centre is a multi-purpose venue for music and conferences made with an eight-sided auditorium as well as meeting rooms, offices and a lounge. Firth Court is the administrative centre of the university and is found at the heart of the area. East of this is the St George's Campus named after the former church in the area, now a lecture theatre. It is centred around Mappin Street and includes the Faculty of Engineering and the School of Management. The Turner Museum of Glass is also found in this area. Other areas of the university include Weston Park, to the west while the Faculty of Medicine is based around the Royal Hallamshire Hospital. Accommodation for students is focused around three main areas in the city, Ranmoor and Endcliffe. All accommodation in the City area is self-catering and is just five minutes from the main campus area. There are 900 en-suite rooms, 130 deluxe rooms and 250 rooms with shared bathrooms in this section. The Ranmoor areas has over 1100 accommodation places, mostly en-suite with a small number of studios. Endcliffe is the largest of the three areas, with over 3,500 student places across a host of different room options.
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