Founded in 1905, the University of Sheffield has grown in reputation and size to become one of the UK’s leading universities. As part of the UK Russell Group, the University is a globally renowned, research-led institution. It accommodates 28,000 students including nearly 7,000 international students from 143 countries and over 8,000 members of staff. The University of Sheffield was voted number one in the Russell Group for overall student experience for the fourth year running in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017. It is the university’s sense of community that leads many students to settle in Sheffield after they graduate.
There is also Sheffield Hallam University, one of the UK's largest universities, with more than 31,500 students and 500 undergraduate and postgraduate courses. It is one of the UK's largest providers of health and social care courses, teacher training, and sport courses. City Campus is located in the city centre, close to Sheffield railway station, and Collegiate Campus is just two miles away.
The cost of living is less here than in just about every other university town in the UK.