The University of Sheffield

4.1 from 1720 ratings
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19/354 Universities
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4.6 / 232 reviews
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4.6 / 232 reviews
Halls of Residence: 
4.1 / 129 reviews
Clubs & Societies: 
4.8 / 13 reviews
Freshers' Week: 
4.1 / 16 reviews

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About the University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield (informally Sheffield University) is a research university in the city of Sheffield in South Yorkshire. It is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and is regarded as one of the original redbrick universities. The University of Sheffield is widely recognised as a leading research and teaching university both in the UK and in the world.

 

Campus

While the university of Sheffield is not a campus university, most of its buildings can be found close to the city centre. The University owns and operates a large number of historically significant buildings as well as attractive modern additions. The Diamond, a new £81 million building housing lecture theatres, laboratories and other facilities opened its doors in September 2015.

Student Life

Famous for its vibrant nightlife and diverse range of opportunities, Sheffield is one of the best cities for students in the UK. The University of Sheffield Students' Union dates back to 1906 and offers two bars, three club venues and numerous shops and foot outlets. A student run cinema, Film Unit, can be found on campus. 
 

  • Total Students
    26,600
  • Male / Female Students
    51% Female 49% Male
  • Full / Part Time
    89% Full Time 11% Part Time
  • International Students
    30% International 70% UK

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The University of Sheffield Reviews

4.1 / 1720 reviews
  • 5 Stars
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  • 4 Stars
    602
  • 3 Stars
    220
  • 2 Stars
    74
  • 1 Star
    26
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Christina Goodband

2nd February 2018
The SU at the UoS is simply the best. Every single week we are spoilt for choice. The nightlife is truly incredible and always buzzing with young students. The gym is spacious and has a pool, sauna, steam room. When I give the 5* ratings I am not overreacting- Sheffield is genuinely the best.
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1st February 2018
Great university, located in a medium size town, Sheffield. Student union is one of the best in the country therefore helps student alot. Facilities is good such as the diamond where its fully equipped and new. Career services is great as they provide free cv checking services and career activities throughout the year. Material science and engineering is good, although some of the lectures are ok lectures but overall experience is fantastic. We even won the 2 highest rank material science department in the UK 2016/2017. Lastly life here is ok for me as an international student. if you are used to asia's big city life with lost of things to do, then think twice. Its more to nightlife here, pubs and just friends hanging around in their place or a club. This is how people spend their time here basicly.
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Rankings

Rank City Student Rating
1 Newcastle
4.7 / 117 reviews
2 Liverpool
4.6 / 156 reviews
3 Sheffield
4.6 / 232 reviews
4 Manchester
4.6 / 196 reviews
5 Leeds
4.6 / 148 reviews
6 Brighton
4.6 / 163 reviews
7 London
4.4 / 842 reviews
8 Glasgow
4.5 / 137 reviews
9 Bristol
4.5 / 154 reviews
10 Cardiff
4.5 / 113 reviews
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Rank Hall Name Student Rating
1 Ranmoor/Endcliffe
4.2 / 98 reviews
2 City
3.8 / 27 reviews
3 Carrysbrook Court
3.0 / 3 reviews
4 Birchen apartments
4.0 / 1 review
5 Edward Hall
0.0 / 0 reviews
6 Rivelin
0.0 / 0 reviews
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Rank Society and Clubs Name Student Rating
1 Athletics and Cross Country
5.0 / 2 reviews
2 Mahjong Society
5.0 / 2 reviews
3 Archery
5.0 / 1 review
4 Canoeing
5.0 / 1 review
5 Cycling/Mountain Biking
5.0 / 1 review
6 English Society
5.0 / 1 review
7 Geography Society
5.0 / 1 review
8 Lacrosse
5.0 / 1 review
9 Management Society
5.0 / 1 review
10 Biology Society
4.0 / 1 review
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Rank Nightlife / Bar Name Student Rating
1 West Street Live
4.5 / 107 reviews
2 Bar One
4.5 / 63 reviews
3 Players Bar (Sheffield)
4.2 / 30 reviews
4 BrewDog (Sheffield)
4.7 / 7 reviews
5 Plug
3.9 / 33 reviews
6 Soyo
4.4 / 11 reviews
7 Interval Bar
4.6 / 7 reviews
8 Picture House Social
4.7 / 6 reviews
9 Bungalows and Bears
4.3 / 9 reviews
10 The Viper Rooms (Sheffield)
3.8 / 21 reviews
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Rank Freshers' Week Student Rating
1 Sheffield, University of
4.1 / 16 reviews
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Location Details

The University of Sheffield
Sheffield
S10 2TN
United Kingdom