SHEFFIELD University is one of six on the shortlist to be named University of the Year at the Times Higher Education Awards 2011.
The institution is up against Dundee, Edge Hill, Nottingham, Southampton and Sussex for the prestgious award.
A spokesman for the awards scheme said: “The unflagging quality and innovation evident in universities across the UK shows the sector’s resolute commitment to excellence in the face of a difficult and unpredictable climate.
“Our shortlist for the 2011 Times Higher Education Awards showcases the sector’s standouts.”
The winners will be announced at a gala ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel, in London on Thursday, November 24.