Sheffield and the region
Sheffield is England's fourth-largest city, with the wealth of facilities you would expect to find in a major city, yet it's compact, welcoming and accessible. It's a friendly city with a prosperous economy and relatively low cost of living, all of which makes for an excellent quality of life.
The area contains an abundance of entertainment and cultural activities including award-winning theatres, museums and galleries, a variety of live music venues and nightclubs, and a range of spectator and participation sports.
The attractive city centre is within walking distance of our campus and university life is very much integrated with the day-to-day life of the city.
More than a third of the city lies inside the beautiful Peak District National Park, and it's virtually surrounded by open countryside. It's also one of the greenest cities in England, with 175 woodlands, 75 public parks, and with four mature trees to every resident. Official crime statistics show that Sheffield is one of the UK's safest cities.
For more information about Sheffield visit Welcome to Sheffield.
Entertainment in Sheffield
Sheffield is home to one of the largest the theatre complex outside of London. For more information visit Sheffield Theatres.
There is also a range of entertainment options throughout the city, such as olympic sports facilities, music venues and more. Visit the Sheffield International Venues website for more options.
Download our Living and Working in Sheffield brochure [pdf, 2MB] to find out why we think the city and surrounding area are so special.