We offer the best of all worlds. We’re home to forward-thinking innovators, independent creatives and pioneering world-changers. We’re an ambitious, modern city that doesn’t lose sight of the important stuff.
You’ll find close-knit communities alongside global opportunities. Unforgettable nights out followed by gentle walks in breathtaking green spaces. Sprawling shopping centres and proud independents.
Most importantly, you’ll find yourself amongst friends in a busy university city that sets you up for an exciting future. We’ve lots of sides just waiting to be discovered.
Welcome to your university city.
A Russell Group university with a global reputation for excellence. The number 1 Students' Union in the country. Learn with the best at one of the world’s top 100 universities.
The knowledge we generate helps to make the world a better place. Study here and you get one of the best student experiences in the UK – and that's according to the people who matter most, our students.
Sheffield Hallam is the Educate North University of the Year 2022 and the Times Higher Outstanding Entrepreneurial University 2021.
You’ll be taught by award-winning teachers, work on real-world projects, have access to work experience opportunities in every year of your degree, and be supported every step of the way – so that you graduate ready to succeed in your career.
We were ranked the UK's greenest city by the 2021 NatWest Green Cities Report, and we weren’t surprised. We have the highest percentage of green space (61%) of any city in the world.
5 rivers, more trees per person than any other European city, and a third of the city sitting in the Peak District National Park.
Sheffield has a unique mix of parks, green spaces and wild countryside that blend into a vibrant big city.
Navigable on foot and by bike, you won't be short of your daily dose of green as you go between lectures, see friends and pursue your passions. The Peak District National Park is on your doorstep and only a short bus ride away. Plus it means on your weekends and evenings you don't have to choose between nature or culture; in Sheffield, you can have both.
Sheffield is a place where you can find street food markets, eclectic festivals, iconic coffee, the English Institute of Sport, cocktail bars in revamped old public toilets, the highest number of craft breweries per head of anywhere in the UK, and more local independent shops than you can imagine.
Plus one of the UK’s largest shopping centres and the largest theatre complex outside of London.
It's the kind of place you really have to visit to appreciate just how great it is to have all this at your fingertips.
Whether it's championing women, food from around the world or multicultural arts projects, Sheffielders are all about celebrating the people who make great things happen. In 2007 we became the first official City of Sanctuary which means people of all backgrounds are welcome here.
Sheffield has produced labels, acts and artists that vary from Warp Records to Self Esteem, and The Human League to Bring Me The Horizon. There's a DIY ethic here that keeps things edgy, and music of all styles is celebrated and enjoyed.
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.
Past and present, students fall in love with Sheffield no matter which Uni they go to. Whether it's the big city vibe or the peace and solitude, the sense of community or the freedom to do your own thing - there's plenty of students to meet.