Goals of the University of Sheffield
The mission of the University of Sheffield is to work to change the world for the better through the power and application of ideas and knowledge.
Its six guiding principles are:
- To achieve excellence
- To cultivate ambition
- To make a difference
- To work together
- To protect the future
- To lead the way
For more details, see the Mission, Vision & Identity website
Goals of the Department of Geography
The Department has three general goals, consistent with those of the University as a whole:
- To provide quality teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, informed and invigorated by the research and scholarship of academic staff.
- To provide access to the widest possible range of sources of knowledge, and the resources to enable the pursuit of learning and scholarship.
- To provide an environment in which all members of the Department can enhance their skills and apply them to a wide range of theoretical and practical problems in the service of the wider community.
The department was rated as having 95% of its research of international standard and 70% internationally excellent or world-leading in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. Because of our commitment to research-led teaching, students directly feel the benefits of our cutting-edge research. Our teaching was rated as 'excellent' in the last Teaching Quality Assessment. The 2011 National Student Survey, which measures overall satisfaction amongst students nationally, placed the department at the top of the Russell Group – the body of 24 leading UK universities committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding student experience, and unrivalled links with the public sector and the business world.