University of Sheffield
Location of university
Please comment on the location of your university (city, town, etc), the campus, the facilities, and student accommodation.
Location of university
8.5 / 10
(based on ratings in 2016)
"The location is amazing and we're close to a lot of big cities that everyone visits. The town centre is lovely and we have Meadowhall for keen shoppers. The facilities are quite old-fashioned but we have very modern ones as well (the Diamond). I think the libraries are definitely the worst aspect regarding their facilities. Student accommodation is amazing, although it's quite far from the university ( a 25-minute walk) and it's quite expensive (120 pounds per week). You can go to the Peaks, the museums, all the little brunch places, the various charity shops and Meadowhall during the day."
"The students' union is an incredible facility. It's modern and has everything you need so it's the perfect place to visit in between lectures and in general. The campus has a constant buzz to it and is always busy with students and makes you feel at home. There's lots to do in the day and around the area with plenty of opportunities to get involved in sports. There are also parks and coffee shops as well as great places for shopping and food. The student accommodation, particularly Endcliffe Village, has a great atmosphere and it's great to be surrounded by the rest of the first years."
"£1 buses throughout the city and beyond make travel easy and cheap. There are very good facilities and, because the city is large, there is something for everyone."
"Sheffield is easily accessible by train due to it being situated on a main line running the length of the country and stopping off at most major towns and cities. The campus is great, with all lecture and seminar buildings for most subjects located within a five or ten minute walk of each other. Endcliffe (which is where I stayed in my first year) was really spacious and the surrounding areas between residence blocks and the on-site shop and restaurant were well maintained and nice to walk around. The student gym (Goodwin) can get very crowded but they are currently building an entirely new sports complex that is due to open in the next year or two. During the day, there are lots of cafés, restaurants and small supermarkets to get food from. Sheffield also benefits from having some great public parks, with the Botanical Gardens located right next to the main student accommodation for first years and Weston Park sandwiched between the law school, the arts tower, the town planning building and the SU."
"The libraries are always over-filled during exam seasons so we're often left with nowhere to study. There are a lot of places to eat and drink as well as great scenery in nearby parks and we're close enough to town to go shopping."
"The university is very well equipped with an amazing students' union and four libraries. The uni is close to Sheffield city centre, which has a wide range of shops including many independent 'hipster' venues. Sheffield is very close to the Peak District, meaning it's very easy to go on day trips to nearby villages or hills. The city also has amazing nightlife with a huge range of bars and clubs for all tastes."
"The location of the university is fantastic and you are connected to all parts of the city whether it be on foot, by bus or by tram. The public transport is extremely affordable and very regular, making it easy to get wherever you want whenever you want. University facilities are modern and well maintained, including a very well equipped gym and numerous modern computers in the libraries. Facilities are also kept very clean. There is a vast range of things to choose from during the day, from sporting activities to walking in the Peak District to eating and drinking in a nice pub."
"The location of the university itself is great as it's a very green area with lots of parks and nice houses. There are three libraries, which is great, and lots of other areas to study in too."
"The campus is in the middle of the city centre so it is easily accessible by all. There are student halls around a 15-minute walk away and student housing around a 10-minute walk away. Societies do sporting activities in the day or excursions such as a trip to the Peak District."
"The location is right in the city so it's easy to pop out to a pub if you want. There are shops near most of the student accommodation, which is handy, and it doesn't take longer than 45 minutes to walk anywhere you want to go within the city as a general rule."
"The proximity of the student village to lecture buildings is a bit of a walk. Accommodation is very good and fairly quiet in general, there are lots of parks and the Peak District is very close. I feel safe in Sheffield as there are always other students around and the city taxis app makes it safer to get a taxi on your own as you can see the car on a map and know the registration plate beforehand. The shops are great and there is a good nightlife."
"It's a city university, not technically a campus uni, but all facilities are in the same area and it very much has a university community vibe. The library and gym etc are fantastic and the student accommodation is only a few years old and very nice. All accommodation is made of large groups of blocks of flats to give a great community feel."
"It's close enough to major cities like Manchester and London but small enough that you can walk across town rather than drive or take public transport and it still has all the big shops. Halls are a bit far out but most university buildings are close enough to each other."
"Accommodation is a little far out, about a 30-minute walk from the music department and 20 minutes to the union. The uni is close to the city centre and fab for nipping in and out of town. Also, it's all on one bus route, which is really handy."
"The city location is good. It's not too big but still lively and there's still a lot to do. The campus is spread out but not so much as to be an issue and it's good because you don't get bored going into different places. It can be annoying if you have to walk from one end to the other though. I love the main libraries (Information Commons and Diamond) as being open 24 hours is the best thing ever and the facilities available are quite varied and good. My accommodation is private although attained through the university and I have to say it is very good. It's close to the uni and the rooms are quite spacious."
"It's city centre-based with five libraries, a large and well-equipped gym and sports centre. Halls are a 15-minute walk from the uni but of a great standard."
"The campus is quite near to everything so it's not too bad when you need to go to the city centre for something. It's within walking distance of everywhere."
"The location is good and not located in a busy city so it's safe and very good for studying. All campuses are walking distance from each other and the facilities are well equipped with modern technology. Student accommodation is very good; some are near to faculties but others are near to a gym or parks. Students can choose based on their priorities. It only takes about 20 minutes to walk from the campus to the city centre."
"The location is brilliant. Most things that you need are near to the university (groceries, clothing shops etc) as the university is near the city centre. The facilities are okay, though it would be better to have more study spaces in one building. The university does try to accommodate study spaces but they are often scattered across several buildings. Student accommodation is good but some main buildings are too far away, sometimes up to a 30-minute walk."
"It's all very good but some learning spaces are outdated."