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A city of opportunity...

Studying in the UK’s fifth largest city offers unparallelled opportunities and experiences. With almost 50,000 students, and a total population of over 550,000, Sheffield is home to many different communities, making it an ideal location for students.

4 reasons why our students love Sheffield

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West and Division Streets

Take a trip to the bars on the bustling West Street or head to Division Street for a drink in the evening.
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Meadowhall shopping centre

Take the yellow tram to the popular Meadowhall shopping centre where you’ll find more than 270 shops under one roof.
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London Road

Grab a bite to eat on London Road – one of the most multicultural areas of the city.
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Valley Centertainment

Visit Valley Centertainment if you fancy a spot of bowling or laser quest or a trip to the cinema. You’ll also find lots of restaurants here too.

Local area


There's plenty of affordable ways to get around Sheffield using public transport. Various bus companies operate routes around the city alongside the Stagecoach Supertram service. If you're travelling further afield, Sheffield train station makes connecting with cities like London, Leeds and Manchester simple. It's easy to travel abroad from Sheffield too, with Manchester airport around an hour and 15 minutes away by train.


Aside from facilities on campus, you can expect to find plenty of gyms in and around Sheffield, as well as the Ponds Forge swimming centre, which has both lanes and leisure pools. If you like watching live sport, then a visit to the Crucible Theatre, home of the World Snooker Championships, is an absolute must.


For the very best shopping experience in Sheffield, take the yellow tram to the popular Meadowhall shopping centre where you'll find more than 270 shops under one roof. Or, for something a little different, head over to the Antique's Quarter, where you'll find more than 60 independent shops, bars and cafes.