The University of Sheffield

Posted on Feb 4, 2015

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Steve Thompson - Interim Deputy Director of Corporate Communications and Head of Digital

Steve Thompson is the Interim Deputy Director of Corporate Communications and Head of Digital at the University of Sheffield, with a focus on digital communications and showcasing research and its impact. He and his team are behind the re-launched University wide campaign #WeAreInternational which aims to ensure International students and staff are welcome in the UK post Brexit. 
Since joining the University of Sheffield, his team have won several CASE and Heist awards such as the Best Use of Social Media and the CASE European District Circle of Excellence award for Best Practices in Communication and Marketing 
Previous roles include eBay Enterprise where he led the implementation of the digital communications for the Times newspaper paywall launch and delivered global email marketing communications for British Airways.


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Key facts about The University of Sheffield

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Over 27,000 Students

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Over 7,000 International Students

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 Over 7,000 Staff

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50 academic departments

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Percentage of research submitted to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework rated as internationally recognised or better: 99%

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1.3 million books and periodicals in the University library

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A world top 100 University according to the QS World University Rankings and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings

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About University of Sheffield

Founded in 1905, the University of Sheffield has grown in reputation and size to become one of the UK’s leading universities with a global reputation for teaching and research. As part of the UK Russell Group, the University is a premier-league, research-led institution with over 26,000 students including more than 7,000 international students from 121 countries and over 7,000 members of staff.

The University of Sheffield was voted number one in the UK for accommodation, social life, and community atmosphere in the 2015 Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey. Its Students’ Union was also voted number one in the UK for the seventh year running. The University is renowned for its friendliness and sense of community; an experience which students enjoy so much that many settle in Sheffield after they graduate.

99 per cent of the research submitted by academic staff has been rigorously judged as internationally recognised, internationally excellent or world leading and the Research Excellence Framework places Sheffield in the top 10 per cent of all UK universities.

The University has produced a number of leading figures in the area of research including five Nobel Prize winners, 12 fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering and 18 fellows of the Royal Society, and many of our alumni have gone on to hold positions of great responsibility and influence around the world.

University of Sheffield mission statement

To educate others and ourselves and to learn through doing so, thereby improving the world.

University of Sheffield vision statement

That research, teaching, and learning together create a positive culture of higher education.

International Partnerships

The University’s research partners and clients include: Boeing, Rolls Royce, Unilever, Boots, AstraZeneca, GSK, ICI, Slazenger, and many more household names, as well as UK and overseas government agencies and charitable foundations.