The University of Sheffield
The University of Sheffield is a world top-100 university renowned for the excellence, impact and distinctiveness of our research-led learning and teaching.
The University of Sheffield is one of the 24 universities that make up the Russell Group. Members of this group are committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience and unrivalled links with business and the public sector.
Our outstanding performance for excellent teaching and research, as part of a genuinely global community, is consistently confirmed by international independent assessments.
In the most recent Research Excellence Framework, 99% of our research was assessed as world-leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised. We’re top 10 in the Russell Group for research outputs.
The University is ranked 106th in the world and 12th in the UK according to the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
We also came in at number 42 out of 200 universities in Europe and we’re in the top 50 most international universities in the world, with a ranking of 42 out of 800 leading universities worldwide.
We’re 11th out of 250 universities in Europe in the first international ranking to measure the quality of teaching across the world, the Europe Teaching Rankings.
In the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2019, we were voted top five nationally for providing the best overall student experience, with our Students’ Union voted best in the UK for the tenth year in a row.
Sheffield City Region
Known all over the world as “The Steel City”, Sheffield was famed for its industry in the heyday of the 1900’s and remains a city of innovation to this day. However, the smoking chimney stacks are no more and instead you’ll find a green, modern cityscape set against the stunning backdrop of the Peak District National Park.
Sheffield has a friendly, independent and alternative spirit that you won’t find in other cities, alongside a thriving cultural scene boasting award-winning theatre, beer, music, festivals, street art and so much more. It’s all here waiting for you: Welcome to Sheffield.
Being the compact city that it is, Sheffield is pretty easy to get around and there are some really interesting districts close to the city centre just waiting to be discovered. From the quirky Antiques Quarter to impossibly cool Kelham Island, the bright lights of the City Centre right out to the rolling hills of quaint Bradfield, there’s a whole lot more to Sheffield than meets the eye.
Peak District National Park
The Peak District National Park is known and loved by many for its breath-taking views, bustling market towns and pretty villages, historic houses, famous attractions and hundreds of traditional events, such as the unique Derbyshire custom of Well Dressing.
From the high, moorland plateaus in the north, to the steep-sided, deep dales and rolling green hills in the south of the area, the Peak District and Derbyshire has just about any landscape you can imagine in Britain, making it one of the finest areas in the country to go walking.
Couple the fantastic scenery with amazing local food and drink, the Peak District will sure enough become one of your favourite destinations!
Apart from checking the normal sources like Booking.com, Marketing Sheffield, part of the Sheffield City Council, has secured better rates of various hotels, as well as providing an exclusive rail offer.
Our University also provide accommodation options.