You join a long list of successful alumni, many of whom are recognisable names having excelled in their profession.
BA (Honours) Media Studies, class of 2004
Andy Akinwolere is a British television personality best known for presenting Blue Peter.
BA International Business, class of 1995
Kal Atwal is managing director of Comparethemarket.com, the comparison website made famous by the television commercials featuring Aleksandr Orlov, the Russian meerkat.
BSc (Honours) Sport Development with Coaching, class of 2004
Lee Blackett is an English rugby union player for Leeds Carnegie.
Engineering at Sheffield Polytechnic, class of 1959
Richard Caborn was minister for sport under the labour government from 2001– 2007. He played a crucial role in developing and presenting the successful proposal for London to host the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
BA (Honours) Fine Art, class of 1996
Mr Scruff is the recording name of Andy Carthy, a British electronic music producer and DJ.
Debjani Chatterjee MBE
PGCE Education from Sheffield Polytechnic, class of 1981
Debjani Chatterjee MBE is an Indian-born British poet. She has won a number of prizes, including the Peterloo Poets Prize. Her book The Elephant-Headed God and Other Hindu Tales was selected for Children's Books of the Year in 1990.
Access course from Sheffield Polytechnic, class of 1981
Jarvis Cocker is an English musician, singer-songwriter and radio presenter, best known as frontman for the band Pulp. He became a figurehead of the Britpop movement of the mid-1990s.
Paul Cummins MBE
Dip of HE Architecture and Environmental Design, class of 2005
Paul Cummins is an English artist best known for producing the monumental ceramic poppy installation "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red" at the Tower of London to commemorate the losses in World War One.
Sir Eric Dancer CBE
Diploma Management Studies from Sheffield Polytechnic, class of 1965
Sir Eric Dancer KCVO CBE KStJ is a British businessman and Lord-Lieutenant of Devon.
BA (Honours) Media Studies, class of 2002
Nikki Dean is a British television personality best known for presenting on Strictly Come Dancing.
BA (Honours) Media Studies, class of 2006
Fiona Hanlon is the assistant producer of the Radio 1 Breakfast Show.
BA Film Studies, class of 1994
Mark Herbert is a UK film producer and the head of the Sheffield-based production company Warp Films. He produced Four Lions, Dead Man's Shoes and Phoenix Nights.
BSc (Honours) Sport and Leisure Management, class of 2009
Ben Jones-Bishop is a professional rugby league player for Leeds Rhinos.
BSc (Honours) Sport and Exercise Science, class of 2002
Sean Lamont is a Scottish international rugby union player.
BA (Honours) Fine Art, class of 1996
Tom Meeten is an English comedian, actor and writer best known for his television roles in The Mighty Boosh, The IT Crowd, Saxondale, Miranda and Skins.
David Mellor CBE
Silversmithing and Jewellery at Sheffield Polytechnic, class of 1951
David Mellor, Royal Designer for Industry, was world-renowned for his cutlery and metalwork designs. He also redesigned the national traffic light system in the 1960s.
PgD Broadcast Journalism, class of 2003
Jacqui Oatley is a British freelance sports broadcaster, presenting, commentating and reporting mostly on football for BBC Sport and ITV Sport. She is best known for being the first female commentator on BBC One's Match of the Day.
Nick Park CBE
BA Fine Art from Sheffield Polytechnic, class of 1980
Nick Park CBE is an English director, writer, and animator best known as the creator of Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep.
Diploma Professional Studies in Education from Sheffield Polytechnic, class of 1980
Gervase Phinn is a children's author and television personality.
BA (Honours) Film Studies, class of 2001
Tom Ravenscroft is a radio presenter of BBC Radio 6 Music.
BA Fine Art from Sheffield Polytechnic, class of 1993
David Slade is a British film and television director. His works include the films Hard Candy, 30 Days of Night and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. He has also directed episodes for Breaking Bad.
BSc (Honours) Sport and Exercise Science, class of 2005
David Strettle is an English rugby union player for Saracens and England.
HNC Business and Finance, class of 2008
Leon Taylor is a former diver and Olympic silver medallist.
Jane Tomlinson CBE
PgC Paediatric Medical Imaging Practice, class of 2002
Jane Tomlinson CBE was an amateur English athlete who raised £1.85 million for charity by completing a series of athletic challenges, despite suffering from terminal cancer.
BEd (Honours) Education from Sheffield Polytechnic, class of 1975
Howard Wilkinson is a former footballer and manager. He won the First Division championship in 1992 with Leeds United, and remains the last English manager to win the top-flight league in England.