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Students love Sheffield

A unique city

Sheffield is the fourth largest city in England, and one of the greenest in Europe. Creative and welcoming, beautiful and contemporary – Sheffield is the best for student life.

Why Sheffield's so special

Undergraduate study

An extraordinary experience

When you study here you get one of the best student experiences in the UK.

What it means for you
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Ways for undergraduates to visit

See for yourself what our campus and city have to offer.

The great outdoors

A breath of fresh air

You don’t need to travel far to experience incredible cycling, climbing and walking routes in the Peak District.

Explore Sheffield
Climbing

So you think you know Sheffield?

A special place

Friendly, safe and affordable

Sheffield is England’s safest major city and has a lower cost of living than many other UK cities.

Make your money go further
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30 things to do in Sheffield

Opportunities for postgraduates to visit

Meet staff and students and see our world-class facilities.

Top-rated accommodation

Free internet. All your bills included in the rent. And hundreds of friendly neighbours.