Living in Sheffield

Division Street, Sheffield

A city like no other

Our students love Sheffield so much that they can't tear themselves away. Every year thousands of them set up home here after they've graduated and start to build a life.

Why? It's friendly, it's beautiful, it's modern, it's safe. Some people say it's the most creative city on the planet. There are two and a half million trees. And three and a half million amazing things to do. Take some time to explore these pages and find out why Sheffield is a top destination for students. Or take a look at our top-rated student accommodation.

Why you'll love Sheffield

Interactive video tour

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Millennium Gallery in Sheffield

Culture, leisure and sport

Take your pick from theatre, cinema, art, music, museums, great shopping, thrilling outdoor activities and sport for all.

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Going out

Cafes, bars, clubs, gigs, pubs, comedy, parties, coffee shops, restaurants... whatever you're into, Sheffield does it brilliantly.

Vintage clothes sale

A lower cost of living

Worried about money? There's no need. Find out how students enjoy a lower cost of living in Sheffield than just about anywhere else.

Supertram and sign

Getting here, getting about

Travelling to Sheffield is easy, and with a modern bus and tram network it's easy to get around the city once you've arrived.