University of Sheffield


What are the worst things about studying at your university?


"Feedback is not always listened to."
"There's a lack of resources for my course and a lack of study spaces in libraries."
"The lack of contact hours and structure."
"The university is not supportive of sports teams. The facilities are average and they are destroying a fairly new pitch to build another humanities building."
"The accommodation could be better for the cost and the university libraries need more computer terminals."
"My department building is very old. It's hard to find a study space during exam season and the sports centre is old with only a 33m swimming pool."
"Having to purchase expensive textbooks as they don't have enough in the library."
"Some of the old buildings are in need of refurbishment."
"Feedback is slow and it can take weeks or months to receive useful feedback on coursework. The upper management of the department doesn't seem interested in our suggestions."
"The libraries are the worst thing about Sheffield University. You have to get to the library at 7.00 am to get a space during exam periods. There are three or four libraries in total and you can never get a space, it's very irritating."


"Maintenance can be slow and it once took two weeks to fix one of the lights in the living room."
"Some first-year accommodation is around a 35-minute walk to campus."
"It's a big city and can take a long time to learn your way around."
"Getting around involves walking up and down a lot of hills."
"There are a lot of buildings and they're spaced quite far out across the city."
"I think the way some situations are handled within the department could be improved. One example is how they allocate who goes on field trips and I think the level of help given from supervisors to dissertation students is sometimes unequal."
"There have been some problems with departmental organisation."
"It can be expensive living here and there are few cultural things to do."
"There's high competition to get better results since it's one of the top universities."
"Student welfare could be taken more seriously and I think there is not enough contact time with tutors."

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