The urban University of Sheffield is well served by transport links to and from the city centre, meaning wherever you stay with Premier Inn hotels in Sheffield, you're only a short trip from the university campus. With a strong academic reputation and a proud history of Nobel Prize winners, the University of Sheffield is a popular choice for high-reaching students who also want to benefit from the attractions and experiences of big city life. Find out more about the city with our Things to do in Sheffield Guide.
Hotels near the University of Sheffield
Sheffield City Centre (Angel Street)
Sheffield City Centre (St Mary's Gate)
About the University of Sheffield
What Universities are in Sheffield?
Sheffield is home to three universities:
- The University of Sheffield
- Sheffield Hallam University
- The Sheffield College
Is Sheffield a good university?
Yes, Sheffield is considered to be a very good university, ranking 14th in the UK, 50th in Europe and 117th in the world, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings in 2020. One of the UK’s original redbrick universities, it’s also a member of the Russell Group of research-led universities. The city is perfect for students, and is located close to the Peak District national park.
What is Sheffield University famous for?
The University of Sheffield is proud of its research work and has become the number one university in the UK for income and investment in engineering research. It’s also celebrated for its excellent, award-winning Students Union, which offers a range of clubs, events, societies and volunteering opportunities. Famous alumni include writers Hilary Mantel and Lee Child, Olympic gold winner Jessica Ennis-Hill, first Briton in space Helen Sharman and an impressive five Nobel Prize winners among its alumni and faculty.
Is Sheffield safe for students?
As with any city, Sheffield isn’t crime-free, however in general it’s a very safe and secure city to study in. As a popular student city, it’s shaped well for people coming here for university, and the campus itself offers security services for additional safety.
Open Days at the University of Sheffield
What can you expect at a Sheffield University open day?
Offering campus tours, a chance to see facilities, Q&As with staff and students and an excellent opportunity to explore the city itself, University of Sheffield open days are a fantastic way for prospective students to see if this could be the choice for them. The uni also offers online open days, with virtual tours and interactive sessions with academic staff and current student vloggers.
Do you have to book open days at Sheffield University?
Yes, on the University of Sheffield’s official website, you’ll be able to book for future open days, ensuring you won’t miss out on a chance to explore the campus.
How often does Sheffield University have open days?
Open days usually take place in early summer and later in the year around September/October time. Check the website for exact dates each year.
Getting to the University of Sheffield
How far is Sheffield University from the train station?
Sheffield railway station offers direct trains to London and is just a 6 minute drive, 10 minute Supertram journey or 30 minute walk from the University of Sheffield.
How far is Sheffield University from the nearest Premier Inn hotel?
The University of Sheffield is located just west of the city centre in one of Sheffield's greenest areas, bordered by Crookes Valley Park and Weston Park. It's only a short trip into the city centre from the university, making Premier Inn St Mary's Gate hotel, just 20 minutes’ walk or a 3 minute drive away, the ideal choice for visitors to the university. Also close to Sheffield railway station and the University of Sheffield, our Sheffield City Centre hotel is the best choice for visitors who want to get more out of their trip to Sheffield after visiting the university. Our city centre hotel is ideal for relaxing days out at Sheffield Botanical Gardens or attending gigs from the world's biggest bands at the O2 Academy Sheffield, just a short walk from our hotel.