About Sheffield

Sheffield is one of the UK’s 10 largest cities and is situated in South Yorkshire. The city itself has a lot to offer and is a real thriving hub of nightlife, culture and business. The city is home to over 60,000 students so you can be sure of a truly vibrant and diverse student population which makes sure Sheffield is an ever popular choice for new students each year.

Popular Student Areas of Sheffield

Eccleshall Road

A popular independent road with a great social vibe and high student footfall. The area is particularly convenient for Sheffield Hallam but the area remains popular for all students.

Sheffield City Centre

As with most city centres you can get all of the benefits the city has to offer but at a higher price. Great for nights out and easy access to both universities as well as the very best in restaurants, museums, galleries and all round shopping options.


Popular with students, in particular those studying at the University of Sheffield. Broomhill has a number of pubs and restaurants which makes it a great hangout for students.


Another great choice for students is Crookes. Popular with both universities and offering an immersive student culture. The area offers a lot of private student housing and remains within easy access of the city centre.


Popular with first year University of Sheffield students due to its student village. Ranmoor has nice outdoor spaces and also offers easy access to the Peak District by bus.

Top Universities in Sheffield

  • University of Sheffield
  • Sheffield Hallam University