The University of Sheffield is a public research university based out of Sheffield in South Yorkshire, England. It suggestions its origins back to 1828 and is even a recipient of the Royal Charter in 1905. Being an integral member of the Russell Group, the University of Sheffield is a redbrick university, and was even deemed as the University of the Year in 2011 by Times Higher Education. With over 150 countries represented by its student body of almost 28,000, diversity thrives in the campus along with its excellent research framework. The university offers bachelors, masters, doctorate, diplomas and certificate courses in the areas of Arts and Humanities, Engineering, Science, Social Science, Medicine, Architecture, Business and so many more prestigious programs. Being regarded as one of the powerhouse’s of British higher education, the university is consistently rated among the top 100 universities. The University of Sheffield was also positioned 84th globally, as per the QS World University Rankings 2016. Being number 42 out of 200 European Universities, it was also ranked 13th in the United Kingdom, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Various famous celebrities started their humble beginnings as a student of the University of Sheffield. David Blunkett, Lee Child, Martyn Percy and Jessica Ennis are some noteworthy individuals who attended the institute. We are fairly positive that you will be amazed by some of the remarkable alumni from the University of Sheffield who made it to this list.
Jessica Ennis-HillJessica Ennis-Hill
(Track & Field Athlete)

28 January 1986


David BlunkettDavid Blunkett
(Former British Home Secretary)

06 June 1947


Richard J. RobertsRichard J. Roberts
(Biochemist, Molecular Biologist)

06 September 1943


Eddie IzzardEddie Izzard
(Comedian, Voice actor, Stage actor, Film actor)

07 February 1962


Andy WhitfieldAndy Whitfield
(Model, Actor, Engineer)


Lee ChildLee Child
(Writer, Novelist, Author)

29 October 1954


Rachel ShelleyRachel Shelley
(Model, Actor)
Hilary MantelHilary Mantel
(Writer, Novelist, Essayist, Film critic, Poet lawyer, Literary critic)

06 July 1952


Amy JohnsonAmy Johnson

01 July 1903


Helen SharmanHelen Sharman
(Chemist, Astronaut)

Jack RosenthalJack Rosenthal
(Television producer, Screenwriter, Playwright)
Gavin BryarsGavin Bryars
(Film Score Composer, Bassist, Composer)

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Harry KrotoHarry Kroto
(Chemist, University teacher)

07 October 1939


Maureen McTeerMaureen McTeer
(Lawyer, Writer)

27 February 1952


Chris WoodingChris Wooding
(Novelist, Writer)

Hans KornbergHans Kornberg

Edward John IzzardEdward John Izzard
(Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer)

07 February 1962