University of Sheffield

Location of university

Please comment on the location of your university (city, town, etc), the campus, the facilities, and student accommodation.


"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."

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