The University of Sheffield

History

  • Granted Royal Charter in 1905 and opened by King Edward VII.
  • Winner of four Queen's Anniversary Prizes in 1998, 2000, 2002 and 2007.
  • Former staff and alumni include five Nobel Prize winners.

Location and Transport

  • Sheffield is one of the greenest cities in England, there are 4 trees to every person and 62% of the city is green space.
  • Located in the heart of the UK just 11 km (7 miles) from the Peak District National Park, and two hours from London by train.
  • Sheffield is well served by national road and rail networks and has excellent local transport. The university campus is on the western edge of the city centre and is easy to get to by car, bus and tram.
  • As England's fourth largest city, Sheffield is famously friendly, excellent for student social life and entertainment.