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Over 63,000 students and 500,000 people are proud to say “I’m from Sheffield.” It’s a friendly, safe, multicultural city in the north of England offering plenty to see and do.
Sheffield is one of the UK’s most popular places for students to go to university. The city is large enough to offer a great range of restaurants, shopping, theatre, cinemas, bars and culture; yet small enough to find your way around quickly and feel part of the community.
Located in the county of South Yorkshire, in the north of England, Sheffield offers plenty to do both in the city and surrounding area. You can easily travel around the UK from here too.
The good thing about Sheffield is things are closer in the city centre. It's really good for student life. People are so much friendlier, more patient. You feel more welcomed and warm.
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England’s safest major city, according to the UK Peace Index.
Sheffield is the fourth largest city in England.
60% of the city is green space.
Top 10 most affordable UK university cities.
(Student Living Index by Natwest 2018)
The University of Sheffield is in an ideal location. The campus is set around the city centre, with all departments just a short walking distance from each other, or a very short ride on the bus or tram.
The Students’ Union has been voted number one for ten years running and is the place to be at the heart of the university campus.
Close to campus you’ll find:
Restaurants serving food from around the world.
A large range of independent cafés and coffee shops.
Sheffield is a safe and friendly multicultural city. This was proven when the most recent UK Peace Index ranked Sheffield as England's safest major city. Students are valued as a part of the city's vibrant community. It's also one of the most affordable cities, with living costs 10% lower than the UK national average and 25% lower than London (Student Living Index, Natwest 2018). Find out more about living costs in Sheffield.
There’s plenty of things to do in Sheffield for students. Music is a big part of the city, with annual events and festivals. Some of the UK’s biggest rock bands Arctic Monkeys and Pulp emerged from here. You’ll also find award-winning theatre, exhibitions and activities.
The Peak District, the UK’s fifth largest national park. Discover dramatic countryside just a short bus ride away from the city centre. Here you can enjoy:
Sheffield is the UK’s greenest city and offers many spaces for you to relax in the sunshine or rain. For example, the indoor Winter Garden in the city centre offers a sheltered place to relax. There’s a modern tram system you can use to travel around too.