The famed ‘Steel City’, Sheffield plays host to some of the UK’s most enticing cultural wonders. Boasting a rich tapestry of industrial history and modern redevelopment, the metropolitan borough welcomes more than 50,000 new students each year, with both the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University providing a broad range of scholastic opportunity. Supported by two additional colleges, Sheffield’s educational facilities continue to earn a highly respected international reputation.
Newcomers should be equally excited by the former ‘City of Culture’ candidates’ disparate array of attractions. Blending tradition with modern innovation, Sheffield provides residents with a spiralling journey through history. Bishops House and the Grade II listed Mappin Art Gallery offer a glimpse into the past, whilst the Sheffield Arena, Crucible Theatre and Hillsborough football stadium all invite you to experience the most modern forms of entertainment.
Late nighters are spoilt for choice, with Sheffield’s exciting blend of traditional pubs, trendy bars and all-night clubs providing plenty of excitement. Broomhill plays home to some friendly student discounts, whilst those seeking to find something more eclectic will enjoy the likes of Varsity, The Forum and the DQ Late Bar; all easily located along the fashionable spots of Wall Street and Division Street. Clubbing is an all night and every night affair, with Vibe, Embrace, and Corporation offering a range of niche and alternative sets.
Of course, Sheffield is about more than the great indoors, it also boasts the great outdoors, and with a reputed 2 million trees, is often referred to as the greenest city in Europe. With the Sheffield Botanical Gardens and Peace Gardens right on your doorstep, this is one instance when you could be forgiven for becoming ‘green fingered’ during your University years.
Thanks to its generous attitude towards student culture, Sheffield Student Halls are widely available. Boasting anything from humble quarters to exceptional onsite facilities, all halls are well situated and provide you with the very best the city has to offer. For a selection of the best student accommodation in Sheffield, please check out our comprehensive list below: