Sheffield Hallam University has been awarded five stars in the latest QS Stars international rating system.

QS Stars is a rating system that provides a detailed look at higher education institutions across the world, focusing on specific topics such as teaching strength, graduate employability, research strength, inclusiveness and innovation.

The University achieved an overall five-star rating and was given the top mark in five of the eight categories it was assessed on including teaching, employability, facilities, innovation and inclusiveness.

It also achieved five stars in the specialist category of Hospitality and Leisure Management.

Sheffield Hallam University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Chris Husbands, welcomed the QS five-star results.

He said: “I’m thrilled that Sheffield Hallam has achieved top marks in such fundamental areas as teaching, employability and innovation.

“These results clearly demonstrate the impact of our work to improve the employability and long-term success of our students. They also clearly demonstrate our commitment to improving access to universities for all students, particularly those from backgrounds with a traditionally low participation rate in higher education.”

Last month, Sheffield Hallam was named University of the Year for Teaching Quality by the prestigious Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.

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