Sheffield Student Guide

Posted at: 10:12 am,  09/21/2016


One of the jewels of South Yorkshire is the city of Sheffield. The city boasts a rough population figure of 563,749 according to the most recent data. The city is particularly well known for its two football teams too – Sheffield United who play at Bramall Lane and Sheffield Wednesday who play at Hillsborough Stadium.


The city of Sheffield is also very well known for its history as well. The history of the city is immortalised in some of the city’s many museums, all of which are available and affordable to all members of the public. Whether it be Weston Park Museum, Millennium Gallery or Kelham Island Museum, everything you need to know about Sheffield is all available in here!

Sheffield has numerous cinemas in the city too; you might want to be heading on over to the cinema to see what is offered. Sheffield’s respective Odeon, Cineworld and Showroom have all got the best facilities for you to see these films. However, if you’re looking for more independent features, then we recommend one of the city’s many film societies.

There are many famous people from Sheffield including; David Blunkett, Emily Maitlis, Jessica-Jane Clement, Peter Stringfellow and Laura Carter.


The joys of going to university can be to learn and to gain independence, but we’d be lying if we said that the nightlife and the possibility of experiencing it wasn’t a huge part of that too! Sheffield has a huge range of things to do, so we’ve compiled a list of three places that we think could be perfect for you.

First up, we have MODE – Corporation, which despite incorporating the poster design of Robert Rodriguez’ “Planet Terror”, this is the place to visit for live music and drinks galore! The venue has long been a favourite for fans of live music, and the enticing atmosphere and friendly staff will have you coming back if nothing else.

Second up, we have The Viper Rooms. If you’re looking for the VIP experience, complete with the best in live music and alcohol then this the place for you. The place is always jumping and has people enjoying every aspect of the club and also offers you the added service of professional photography for you too!

Thirdly, we have another live music venue in Plug. The venue has had an awful lot of good press because of its top-tiered musical events and some of their A-List performers too. The site hosts the newest of musical acts too, so if you feel you need somewhere to ply your trade, why not ask at the bar?


If you’re a fan of your festivals, then Sheffield is the place to go to. Some of the festivals here are unbelievable, and the music festival known as Tramlines Festival is the main reason why! Featuring a wide array of different acts both past and present, you’re sure to want to get your tickets before the sell out which they most certainly will.


The city of Sheffield has a very efficient transportation system that runs throughout the city with everything that could need to be covered, including bus routes, trains and cycle routes too. However, those of you looking to take a mini-break will have to travel to Doncaster Sheffield Airport which is located eighteen miles away from the city centre. 


Plug is one of Sheffield's busiest nightclubs; each night they will hold a different event. Tuesdays is definitely a night to mention, drinks are only £1 all night. Weekend events will see the venue packed with over 300 people!

Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre

There is a wide range of different animals and the centre, from meerkats to snakes to tarantula and many other amazing animals. Student tickets are just £10!


The SIV centre is home for; iceSheffield where you can go ice-skating, play footgolf over the large green area, swim and workout in the pool and gym and much more!