Move into spacious student accommodation in Sheffield and you’ll be set up for a brilliant uni experience. As well as a vibrant, buzzy city to explore, you have the Peak District on your doorstep for incredible outdoor adventures.
Forged by the steel industry, Sheffield now offers a brilliant university experience and graduate employment opportunities in its fast-growing business and tech sectors. And because it's one of the greenest cities in the UK, with a third of it actually sitting inside the Peak District national park, you can swap the city buzz for a bit of peace and quiet whenever you want.
Sheffield's soul and independent spirit can be seen on every street, just minutes from your student accommodation. Shopping takes you from the stalls of the Antiques Quarter to the big brands at Meadowhall. Visit Ecclesall Road for markets, indie boutiques, and green spaces, including the Botanical Gardens. Hometown of the Arctic Monkeys, Sheffield is alive with music, from smalls gigs to big shows. And you're just minutes away from the city, you'll find moors, ancient woods, and the magnificent cliffs and boulders of the Peak District – the UK's climbing capital.
As a student living in Sheffield, you are part of the city's resurgence. This northern hotspot has the largest community of artists and designers outside London, and exciting galleries such as Site Gallery, an international contemporary art space, and the premier Millennium Gallery. The city also has the largest theatre complex outside London, with world-leading performance at the Crucible Theatre, and dance, opera and West End shows at the Lyceum. If you love digital culture, Sheffield is home to the National Videogame Museum.
Known as the ‘city of steel', you can explore Sheffield's heritage with a visit to Kelham Island, once the beating heart of industry. The former cutlery and steel works, factories and workshops now house indie shops, microbreweries, and galleries, but a trip to Kelham Island Museum tells the story of this fascinating area. Discover more about the craftmanship of the city at The Metalwork Collection or take a trip further back in time at Sheffield Cathedral, one of the city's oldest buildings.
The city's central UK location makes it easily accessible. You can travel by train from London in two hours, and there are fast hourly trains to Manchester. The M1, M6 and M62 have links to Sheffield, and there are four international airports within an hour's drive of the city. Travel within Sheffield is easy, with an extensive tram and local bus network.