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Sheffield's geographical diversity may surprise you, with city life, hills and greenery all rolled into one.

Student life in Sheffield

Local gems, tips and things to do, as recommended by students

Treat yourself
Rare and Racy is a trove of old books and vinyl.
Low on cash
Head to the Peak District for a breath of fresh air.
When Family visit
Find the bear in the Botanical Gardens for a selfie.
Sunday chilling
Cafe #9 for a coffee and live acoustic music.
Feeling cultural
Catch a poetry evening at Bank Street Arts.
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WATCH: What students think of Sheffield

What students say about Sheffield's...

City Life
You really feel like a part of the community - a great way to mature and find your place in the world. This city is brilliant with loads going on.
University of Sheffield student
Nightlife in Sheffield is amazing! Such a good laugh and all fairly close together. Security is good with a strong police presence. Student deals offered almost everywhere.
1st year student at Sheffield Hallam University, 2016
There are some really 'alt-y' places, like Night Kitchen with techno and reggae bangers for indie kids drinking Red Stripe. There are loads of small music venues like The Rocking Chair and Leadmill.
2nd year student at University of Sheffield, 2016
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Living in Sheffield

Housing, transport and budgeting tips

How we calculate this data
Average weekly rents
Private Landlord
£49 - £123
Housing value for money
Good deal
Where you'll find students
Ecclesall Road
Local transport
7 Day CityBus Student Ticket

What students say about living in Sheffield...

Living Here
Many start looking before Christmas because estate agents advertise that they are going fast. This is technically true, but they release new houses all the time. Look early if you're six [people] or more.
3rd year student at University of Sheffield, 2016
Living Here
Looking for houses was pretty easy. There are links on the university website to landlords that have been accredited to certain standards. There are loads of agencies around Sheffield specifically tailored to students.
3rd year student at University of Sheffield, 2016
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Student money tip
Got a date? It's free to feed the animals at Graves Park Farm.

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Where to study in Sheffield

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How we calculate our data: Average mean rents via Spareroom.co.uk (Feb 2017). Value for money via Which? University Survey 2016. Local transport via local operators' website.

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