Top Reasons to Attend University in Sheffield
- Population 553,000
- Student population 48,000
- The Supertram serves both universities, the city centre and a number of the main venues and buses are reliable with fares among the cheapest in the UK. A flat rate bus fare of 60p for students is offered by the operators though different conditions apply depending on if the service is provided by First or Stagecoach.
- Cycling is only for the fit or the determined as Sheffield is built on hills.
- London is just over 160 miles away with frequent train services taking about 2 hours 15 minutes. The nearest airports are Manchester, Nottingham East Midlands and Robin Hood Airport at Doncaster. Coaches serve many UK destinations.
Attractions for students
- Sheffield has three climbing centres; a ski village for skiing and snowboarding; an Olympic-size swimming pool and the world's deepest diving pool.
- Ice hockey (Sheffield Steelers) and basketball (Sheffield Sharks) are both based at the Arena. There are two football teams, Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United, and Rugby League. Ice Sheffield provides for ice-skating and the world's biggest bouldering wall is at The Climbing Works.
- One third of Sheffield is within the Peak District National Park, a Mecca for hill walking and rock climbing enthusiasts.
Culture and nightlife
- Sheffield has more than 30 cinema screens, including those at the acclaimed independent Showroom Cinema. Two main theatres, the Crucible and Lyceum, along with the smaller Studio theatre provide the largest theatre complex outside London's South Bank.
- The Motorpoint Arena and Sheffield City Hall are the two main concert venues, whilst the Leadmill, Boardwalk and Octagon Centre put on regular gigs. Sheffield has a reputation for a vibrant music scene and legendary clubs.
- The Millennium Galleries house major exhibitions from the V & A and the Tate. Kelham Island Museum provides an insight into Sheffield's steel and cutlery industries.
- All the high-street brands (and more) can be found in the city centre with the Devonshire Quarter being a particular favourite for independent designers.
- Ecclesall Road offers a range of boutiques whilst the Meadowhall complex is one of the largest shopping malls in Europe.
Proximity to the city centre
- University of Sheffield – campus about half-a-mile west of the city centre.
- Sheffield Hallam University – campuses in the city centre and approx 1 mile south west of the city centre.
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Content was accurate at the time of compilation. Population figures are compiled from the 2011 censuses for England and Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland.