University in running for pair of top honours

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Sheffield University has been shortlisted in two categories in the prestigious The Times Higher Education awards.

It is in the running for entrepreneurial university of the year and also for outstanding contribution to leadership development.

The university submitted entries reflecting its success in developing the skills and talents of outstanding staff and students who find solutions to problems using creativity and innovation.

Highlighted in the nomination is the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing based on the Sheffield-Rotherham border at Orgreave, where 250 technical apprentices work alongside 70 companies and 180 university staff to translate research into new designs and manufacturing processes.