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5 reasons Sheffield is the ultimate student city

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1. It’s all about you

Over 60,000 students live in Sheffield, making it a true student city. Walking through the areas around our campuses, everything’s geared towards you, from independent shops to student bars.

2. Mix city living with fresh air

We’re the UK’s fifth largest city, but 60% of Sheffield is made up of green spaces like parks, public gardens and countryside. So you’re never far from somewhere pretty to relax in.

3. It’s a place where you can get active

It’s not just the likes of Jess Ennis-Hill and Nicola Adams you’ll find in Sheffield’s top sporting facilities. It’s easy to get involved in exercise here, whatever your fitness level. And having the Peak District next door means there are plenty of places to walk, run, climb and swim.

4. We’re creative types

Immerse yourself in Sheffield’s underground art, music and culture scenes. We have nearly 70 gig venues, the UK's largest community of artists and designers outside London, and a calendar of major festivals covering everything from film to comedy.

5. Your money goes further

The cost of living in Sheffield is low compared to many other cities, and we have some of the best value student accommodation in the country. In 2016 TheHouseShop named us the UK’s number 1 place for graduates to live, based on the cost of living and average starting salaries.

True or false?

How big is Sheffield? How much of it is green? And exactly how happy is it? Join our students as they discover some surprising Sheffield facts.

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