Hotels near Sheffield Hallam University

Located right in the heart of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University is a vibrant, forward-thinking institution. When planning to visit Sheffield Hallam as a prospective student, parent or academic, choose a hotel that puts you at the university's doorstep - meaning you can visit classes or attend conferences with great ease and still be at the heart of Sheffield's bustling city centre. Discover more of the city with our Things to do in Sheffield Guide

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About Sheffield University

How many universities does Sheffield have?
Sheffield is home to three further education facilities: 


  • The University of Sheffield
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • The Sheffield College

What is Hallam in Sheffield?

Hallam is the historical name for the area of South Yorkshire that is now Sheffield. It’s believed that its original meaning may be “on the rocks” or possibly be derived from the word “halgh”, meaning a land border.

Is Sheffield Hallam a good university?
Sheffield Hallam is currently the sixth largest university in the UK, with over 30,000 students studying there. It’s split across two campuses – City Campus in the centre and Collegiate Campus a couple of miles further out. Its health and social care, teacher training and sport and physical activities courses are considered to be particularly good. It’s ranked as the 79th best university in the UK according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings in 2020.

When did Sheffield Hallam open?
Originally the Sheffield School of Design, the uni opened in its first form way back in 1843 in response to the industrial revolution. Sheffield Hallam University was established as a polytechnic in 1969, with a focus on design, science and building. In 1992 Sheffield City Polytechnic became Sheffield Hallam University, with the ability to award its own degrees.

Where do students live in Sheffield?
Sheffield offers plenty of affordable accommodation areas that are also safe, and offer easy transit routes around the city. Some of the most popular parts of Sheffield for students to live include: 


  • Eccleshall Road – also affectionately termed ‘Eccy Road’, this is conveniently located for Sheffield Hallam (particularly the Collegiate Campus), and offers plenty of independent bars, restaurants, shops and cafes
  • Crookesmoor – one of the most popular areas for students, there are pubs and nightlife, supermarkets and plenty more amenities
  • Broomhill – this are offers a range of takeaway spots for food, as well as grocery shops, pubs and hairdressers
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Open Days at Sheffield Hallam University

What can you expect at a Sheffield Hallam University open day?
If you’re considering attending Sheffield Hallam Uni, then the open days are the best way to get a feel for the facilities, the uni’s approach to learning and the student environment. You can usually enjoy tours of the campuses, talks with lecturers, a chance to chat with current undergraduates and an opportunity to also take a look at what Sheffield city itself has to offer students. Recently, when in-person open days have not been an option, the uni has offered virtual open days, with online tours, talks and Q&As, there are also course-specific videos on its website.

Do you have to book open days at Sheffield Hallam University?
Yes, the university requires you to book ahead for both in-person and virtual open days.

How often does Sheffield Hallam University have open days?
Undergraduate open days at Sheffield Hallam University tend to take place in summer (usually June) and later in Autumn. Check the website as dates are likely to change each year.

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Getting to Sheffield Hallam University

How far is Sheffield Hallam University from the train station?
The City Campus is located just opposite Sheffield train station, which offers direct trains to London. From here, it’s a 20 minute walk to the Collegiate Campus, or there’s a shuttle bus available from the students union. Alternatively, there’s a bus station very close to Sheffield train station that offers transport options to Collegiate.

How far is Sheffield Hallam University from the nearest Premier Inn hotel?
Two Premier Inn hotels serve the Sheffield city centre area, making trips to Sheffield Hallam University a great way to explore the city as well as the university. Our Sheffield City Centre hotel is just 12 minutes away from Sheffield Hallam University’s City Campus on foot, or 30 minutes from the Collegiate Campus (10 minutes’ drive).  Alternatively Sheffield City Centre (St Mary's Gate) hotel is just 12 minutes’ walk away from City Campus and 20 minutes from the Collegiate Campus.

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