Our neighbourhoods

There are nearly 60,000 students who call Sheffield home. Many of them fall in love with the city - staying on to start businesses, careers and families way past their student years.

Two students walking past a bakery window

There’s lots to discover beyond Sheffield’s city centre, and our students love living in areas like Crookes and Broomhill which offer abundant green spaces, cosy cafes and a safe student environment. 

With big student populations, these areas are catered for students. You’ll find effortlessly cool vintage shops next to popular budget-friendly eateries. All the essentials will be on your doorstep, plus plenty of places to treat yourself.

Our campus is part of the city’s fabric. It sits between the city centre and the residential areas to the west, Broomhill and Endcliffe.

Ranmoor/Endcliffe and City Residences

We understand that where you live is a huge part of your university experience. There is no better place to choose than Ranmoor/Endcliffe, the largest undergraduate student community in Sheffield with on-site support all year round. 
The accommodation at our Ranmoor/Endcliffe and City residences are located close to many beautiful parks and the wonderful Peak District. 
Our student Residence Life Mentors will help you to settle into your accommodation from the moment that you arrive and will be your contact for the rest of the academic year. They can help with anything from homesickness to organising cleaning rotas within your household. There are also free Residence Life activities and events available to residents.

Explore our accommodation

Three students looking out over the city of Sheffield from Crookes

Broomhill and Crookes

Broomhill is a short walk from campus, on your way to Endcliffe and Ranmoor. Crookes is just next to Broomhill. A lot of students – especially second and third years – rent houses here so they can be more independent.

Both areas have their own busy high streets with a good range of shops, from pharmacies, banks, charity shops, to zero-waste shops and supermarkets. Both are on main bus routes, with buses roughly every ten minutes to campus and the city.

Broomhill is full of cute cafes, funky charity shops, cool pubs and delicious restaurants. Personal recommendations would be Vittles cafe for a cooked breakfast or Proove for some of the best pizza you’ve ever tasted.

Another fantastic area to explore nearby is Crookes, home to one of the best places to visit – Bolehills park. On any given night, groups of students can be found huddled on picnic blankets watching the sunset over Sheffield

Martha Page


Four students sat drinking coffee outside Pom Kitchen

Ecclesall Road and Sharrow Vale

Ecclesall Road is hugely popular with students and locals. A short walk from campus, it’s a nice place to be, packed with cafes, restaurants and independent shops.

Once you discover Sharrow Vale Road, you quickly become a regular. Tucked away behind Ecclesall Road, it has one of Sheffield’s favourite pubs (The Lescar), stacks of indie shops and cafes and one of the best chippies in the country (Two Steps).

Ecclesall Road is a place you can visit time after time and there’s always something different to do.

Sharrow Vale road is just behind Ecclesall Road which has cute little cafes including Eve kitchen which do the most amazing fresh doughnuts. Then you can grab an Instagrammable snack from Pom kitchen who specialise in vegetarian and vegan food

Aminah Patel


Cutlery Works, Sheffield

Kelham Island

Two minutes from campus by tram and a short walk away from the city centre, there’s an award-winning urban neighbourhood waiting for you to explore.

Explore Kelham Island:

If you love music, the regular gigs at Yellow Arch Studios – where the Arctic Monkeys began – are a great introduction to Sheffield’s grass roots scene. And there are microbreweries, indie shops and art galleries in the area.

But for me, Kelham Island’s biggest draw is the huge variety of amazing food

Tori Wensley

International Criminology

Three students walking down Division Street in Sheffield

Devonshire Green and Division Street

With a distinctly independent vibe, Division Street is the place to be if you want to try something a little bit different. Packed with cafes, vintage shops, bars - this alternative corner of the city offers plenty of treasures. 
At its heart is Devonshire Green, which is usually full of people hanging out, eating food from the local takeaways or soaking up the sun.

Cars driving on London Road past Ozmen supermarket

London Road and Abbeydale Road

London Road and Abbeydale Road are vibrant multicultural areas south of the city centre, around a 20-minute walk from campus. People come here from all over the city for the rich variety of superb restaurants and takeaways. You will also find plenty of independent international food shops to cook up a feast at home.

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