Sheffield is a major UK city, located in South Yorkshire. Its name is derived from the River Sheaf, which runs through the city. Sheffield is famous for steel production and many innovations were developed in the city including crucible and stainless steel as well as the Sheffield Plate.
The City is located within the valleys of the River Don and its four tributaries, the Loxley, the Porter Brook, the Rivelin, and the Sheaf. 61% of Sheffield’s entire area is green space, and a third of the city lies within the Peak District National Park. There are more than 250 parks, woodlands and gardens in the city, and an estimated 2 million trees, giving Sheffield the highest ratio of trees to people of any city in Europe.
Sheffield is renowned for its sporting heritage and is known for been the home of the world’s oldest football team. The City currently has two football clubs; Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday. Aside from football, Sheffield’s easy access to the Peak District and hilly surroundings make it a haven for cyclist, climbers, walkers and water-sports enthusiasts.
Sheffield is located:
- 160 miles from London
- 40 miles from Manchester
- 60 miles from York
and is easily accessible by car, train and bus. Sheffield itself has excellent transport links including the Supertram; a light rail tram system connecting the city centre to the suburbs of Sheffield.
The University of Sheffield is a research renowned centre of excellence and as one of the first Red Brick Universities is also a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research intensive universities.
The University of Sheffield received Royal Chartership in 1905 as a successor from the Sheffield Medical School and University College of Sheffield and has since gone on to win several awards; most recently the Times Higher Education (THE)’s University of the Year 2011.
The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering has a worldwide reputation for its broad range of innovative research. Our research areas are predominantly in Energy and Environmental Engineering Group, Biological and Environmental Systems Group, Particle Products Group and Process Fluidics Group.
The Department is part of the Faculty of Engineering and in governmental reviews of the quality of UK University departments, we have achieved ratings of excellence for the quality of our teaching and research facilities which include up-to-date laboratories, extensive computing facilities and a very modern, purpose-built applied science library.