Welcome to Sheffield - where contrasts complement and create a magnetism that bonds people together. 

If you’re looking for a big-city vibe, or some space and a bit of adventure; if you want to hear some noise - or hear yourself think; if you want to be part of a big community in a place that’s still intimate and full of character; if you want to make something of yourself and you want to have a good time...

Sheffield is your university city.

Make yourself at home

Shauna Coxsey, Sheffield resident and Team GB Climber at the Tokyo Olympics 2021, gives you a brief introduction to the city and explains why it's a place to feel at home.

60,000 students

Students are part of the fabric of Sheffield, and are important parts of communities wherever they live in the city.

Student life

Most affordable UK city

With many costs sitting below the UK average, it's a little bit easier to stretch your student budget here.

Safe, affordable and welcoming

UK's greenest city

We were awarded the UK's greenest city status by a 2021 NatWest report, in part thanks to the fact we have the highest percentage of green space (61%) of any city in the world.

5 rivers, and more trees per person than any other European city, with 1/3 of the city sitting in the Peak District National Park.

The UK's greenest city report

What's to love about Sheffield?

"It makes it so easy to explore the city and its surrounding areas."

Andreea loves how the green spaces in the city connect different areas.

Read her perfect 'reset day'

Where is Sheffield?

Map of the UK showing where Sheffield is

Explore our Universities

University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield is a research university with a global reputation for excellence. We're a member of the Russell Group of 24 leading UK universities for research and teaching. The knowledge we generate helps to make the world a better place. When you study here you get one of the best student experiences in the UK – and that's according to the people who matter most, our students.

The University of Sheffield

Sheffield Hallam University

At Sheffield Hallam, we transform lives. That’s why we’re here — to give our students once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and everything needed to start a meaningful career. Our students work on real-world projects. They have access to work experience in every year of their course. And they are taught by experts who inject their lectures with their own cutting-edge research.

Sheffield Hallam University

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