Sheffield is a famously friendly student city, big enough to be declared an important economic and cultural spot, but keeping the atmosphere of a small and cosy village. Students coming from over 140 countries choose Sheffield to study abroad, as local universities are part of UK’s Russel Group of leading research institutions and have partnerships with famous international companies and UK and overseas research and government agencies. Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough in South Yorkshire, England. Sheffield’s name derives from the River Sheaf, which runs through the city.
Stated among one of the best cities to locate a business in UK, Sheffield’s most prosperous industries are: steel production, coal mining, retail, manufacturing, real estate and energy production.
Major employers in Sheffield include: Marks and Spencer, Debenhams, Snarbor, Auto Trader UK, Hays, Arm Holding, Oxfam, Apple, Atkins, Aviva.
Students will find plenty of internship opportunities in several fields within local companies, as universities have extended partnerships with many multinationals.
With over 250 parks, woodlands and gardens in the city, Sheffield is truly one of the greenest cities in Europe, offering you many places to relax. Sheffield offers also many leisure activities to art and music lovers, as well as to sport fans.
Notable attractions in Sheffield are:
Sheffield is home to the world's oldest football club, so you can watch matches of the local team. Other sport events you can attend involve cricket, rugby, hockey or golf.
Enjoy a concert in one of the many live music venues, listen to classical music at the Sheffield Symphony Orchestra, or see a play at the famous Lyceum Theatre and the Crucible Theatre.
You have a large number of pubs, bars, nightclubs and restaurants to choose from when you go out at night and savour the typical British dishes and socialise with the locals.
Sheffield hosts a number of festivals, among them, the Grin Up North Sheffield Comedy Festival, the Sensoria Music and Film Festival and the Tramlines Festival.
If you are curious to see more cosmopolitan cities, you can always take trips to London, around two hours away, or to Manchester, only one hour away by train.
Around 10 % of the total population of Sheffield is born overseas; ethnic population belongs to Irish, Asian (Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Chinese), African and Arab people.
Since Sheffield was declared among the top ten best cities to locate a business in UK, several international business people have invested here and specifically companies involved in software consultancy services have located or set offices in the city.
Sheffield has four distinct seasons, with moderate cold winters and warm summers. The average minimum temperature in January and February is 2 °C (35 °F), although the lowest temperatures recorded in these months can go down to -10 (14°F). Average high temperatures in July, the hottest month are around 21 °C (70 °F). In terms of precipitations, December is the wettest month, while July is the driest.
Choose Sheffield Hallam, and you'll join a community of students and staff who are serious about academic achievement. Whatever course you choose, you will be inspired by excellent teachers, work with leading employers, and take part in a huge variety of extra activities.