Your university city

Welcome to Sheffield

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.

Our universities

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

One of the UK’s most affordable student cities

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 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.

The UK's greenest city report

What's to love about Sheffield?

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.

Where is Sheffield?

Map of the UK showing where Sheffield is

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