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Why Choose South Yorkshire?

South Yorkshire is a unique area, made up of Sheffield, Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham. The largest City in the county is Sheffield the original “Steel City”. Its influence can be felt globally and even though there are 17 others towns and villages called Sheffield scattered around the world “Made in Sheffield” only refers to products from the Sheffield with the accolade as England’s greenest City, on the doorstep of the Peak District and which has more trees per person than any other City in Europe.

Our Higher Education programme and accomodation is based in the wonderful city of Sheffield.

Not only is Sheffield the 4th biggest city in England but also the only UK city with a National Park within its boundary and as well as its reputation for steel and manufacturing it has also developed a reputation as the number one destination for outdoor enthusiasts. It is one of the UK’s most fascinating cities from a cultural perspective, with an array of museums, galleries and theatres, and hosts world renowned arts festivals, has the world famous Crucible Theatre, has produced many of the nation’s most celebrated musicians and is home to some truly inspiring architecture.
Sport is a huge part of the culture of South Yorkshire with many athletes coming from the areas such as Olympians Jessica Ennis – Hill, Lord Sebastian Coe and Chris Rawlinson. The Ex England Cricket Captain Michael Vaughan, who is also a keen Sheffield Wednesday supporter comes from the City.
The noble art of boxing is hugely popular in Sheffield with the City producing many world champions over the years such as the enigmatic Prince Naseem Hamed, Johnny Nelson and Junior Witter. The golden boy at the moment is ex World Champion Kell Brook who sells out the Sheffield Arena when he fights.
South Yorkshire is home to five EFL football league clubs, Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday, Barnsley, Rotherham United and Doncaster Rovers. The county is also home to world’s oldest football club — Sheffield FC — which will appeal to the football hipsters.
Ice Hockey and Basketball are also popular with the Sheffield Sharks and Sheffield Steelers elite teams competing in the top divisions in their respective sports. It is also home for the English Institute for Sport where Great Britain athletes train.
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Sheffield is the heartbeat of UK manufacturing and remains home to many of the world’s most innovative engineering organisations. The Advanced Manufacturing Park being home to the AMRC and NAMRC and an unrivalled heritage in the steel industry, it is little wonder that Sheffield remains a vital player in the world of manufacturing and is the choice for global names like Boeing, Tata and Rolls-Royce, who benefit from the city’s credentials in advanced and modern manufacturing.
The digital and new media industries in the Sheffield City Region are also growing at a faster rate than anywhere else in the UK in terms of specialist companies and new jobs. Quite simply, Sheffield is an incubator for the digital industries. It is a city packed full of intelligent minds, exciting ideas and successful new businesses.
Sheffield is a city of great opportunity, no matter if you live here, work here or invest here. People and businesses achieve. Throughout its history, Sheffield and its people have been recognised as inventive, hardworking and entrepreneurial. It is a city that prides itself on getting on with things, quietly but effectively, irrespective of the challenges faced.
With an average travel to work time of only 23 minutes it also offers a fantastic quality of life with over half of the City’s population living within 15 minutes of open countryside and even closer to the city’s 150 woodlands and 50 public parks.
Football is the main sport in South Yorkshire and Sheffield is the birthplace of Harry Maguire of Manchester United, ex England and Crystal Palace defender Gary Cahill, Everton’s Dominic Calvert – Lewin and of course the late Gordon Banks, 1966 World Cup Winner. The city of Sheffield has also produced some top Managers with Howard Wilkinson and Jim Smith coming from the City.
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The public transport network is extensive within South Yorkshire and all cities and town are linked with the train ,bus and in Sheffield the Supertram —both managed by Stagecoach. A monthly season ticket for both bus and tram is £52, whilst a yearly one costs between £570 and £650 depending on where you live in the city. If you don’t fancy public transport, cycling is a great way to get about. Sheffield is known for being the city of seven hills — alongside Rome — so you’ll have to be prepared for some serious leg work. There is plenty of cycle lane provision, however, which makes it a safe city to work on those leg muscles every day.

Tramlines Festival

Sheffield is the home to the Tramlines Festival an annual music festival. The festival was originally free to attend, but now requires tickets. The line-up consists of national and local artists.
In 2019, a total of 35,000 people attended, it was headlined by Two Door Cinema Club, the Courteeners and Nile Rodgers & Chic. Other acts included the Manic Street Preachers, Rag’n’Bone Man, Doves, Happy Mondays, Reverend and The Makers, Johnny Marr, Sleeper, Peter Hook and the light, Miles Kane, Circa Waves, Lewis Capaldi and Shame.

There’s no doubt about it: Sheffield is a great place to be at the moment. From the recent regeneration of the city centre to the vibrancy of the arts scene, the strong sporting traditions and the strength of the local economy, everything seems to be on the up. It is a truly a Jewel set in a stunning crown of green.
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The city of Sheffield is also home to one of the UK’s most vibrant art and culture scenes. There is certainly a lot to enjoy when it comes to creativity and art, including the Sheffield Walk of Fame in the City Centre; this walkway honours famous Sheffield residents in a similar way to the Walk of Fame in Hollywood.
There is also a thriving folk music, song and dance community. If folk music isn’t your thing, Sheffield has a notable synth-pop and electronic music culture. As a unique and aesthetically interesting city, it’s no wonder Sheffield has been voted one of the best places to live in the UK.

Sheffield bars and restaurants

The main nightlife is in the City of Sheffield, checking out the art galleries and worked up a sweat on your bike, you’ll probably ready to check out the city’s bars and restaurants. Whether you want a quiet, romantic meal, or a bottomless vegan brunch, Sheffield is a city that can please every palette.

The beautiful Ecclesall Road is home to many bars, restaurants and clubs and a popular place for students and residents alike.

The Sheffield Arena is host to many big acts from the music and comedy scenes and is a short drive from the city centre.

The Sheffield Arena is host to many big acts from the music and comedy scenes and is a short drive from the city centre.