Student Accommodation
in Sheffield

The city where everybody is welcome. Student living in Sheffield ranks high for a reason.

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Why Study in Sheffield?

Strong community. Incredible nightlife. Beautiful scenery. That’s what Sheffield is all about. Despite being a smaller city, it’s home to around 60,000 students from different cultures and nationalities.

The experience of living in Sheffield as a student is an unforgettable one – especially if you’re living at Vita Student in Sheffield.

Close to the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam, with the best team, facilities, and spaces the city has to offer.

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At Vita Student Sheffield, you’re going places. We’re less than 15 minutes from the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University, with the city centre on your doorstep.


Vita Student is for students who want it all. For students that want to live without limits.

With an all-inclusive service, living at Vita Student accommodation lifts some of the pressures from university life, allowing you to focus on your studies and your experience.

Our buildings are full of friendly faces from many different places. All here to make the most of their time at university. Whether you are creative or academic, Vita Student is the place to learn, thrive and make connections.

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TO Sheffield.

"a notoriously friendly city."

A city with an industrial past and cultural future. Sheffield bursts with creativity, and is one of the most raved-about cities to study in the UK.

The best thing about student life in Sheffield, though? It lets you have it all. A thrilling, fast-paced lifestyle in the city centre, and peace and serenity in the nearby Peak District National Park. Independent cafés, bars and restaurants fill the streets, strengthening the city’s sense of community and inviting you to be a part of it. A notoriously friendly city, both introverts and extroverts can find their people here.

Whether you’re the type to spend your Sundays thrifting on Division Street or hiking at the iconic Stanage Edge, there’s a community in Sheffield for you.



A member of the prestigious Russell Group, the University of Sheffield is recognised for its commitment to world-leading research and teaching quality.

Six members of staff at the University of Sheffield are Nobel Prize laureates, and its notable Alumni include BBC journalist Dan Walker, Olympic gold medallist Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, and former President of Dominica, Dr Nicolas Liverpool.

Sheffield Hallam

Sheffield Hallam University is one of the UK’s most diverse universities. Their focus is on providing students with practical skills to succeed, so their curriculums place emphasis on work placements and connections with in-industry experts.

Sheffield Hallam is one of the biggest trainers for NHS healthcare staff and has the largest business school in the country.


  1. What is there to do in Sheffield?

    Despite being one of the UK’s smaller cities, there’s a lot to do in Sheffield. Browse all the cool independent shops and cafes on Division Street or The Moor. Feast your eyes on local art exhibitions at Bloc Projects. Learn about Sheffield’s industrial history at Kelhand Island Museum. Get a view of the great outdoors in the nearby Peak District National Park. For students, there’s loads to do and explore in Sheffield.

  2. How long does it take to get from Sheffield to London on the train?

    It takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes to get from Sheffield to London by train.

  3. Are there any green spaces in Sheffield to relax in?

    One of the reasons Sheffield is so popular is because it’s surrounded by green space to relax in. Just south of the city centre is Norfolk Heritage Park, which is one of the city’s oldest parks, full of ancient woodland. However in just 15 minutes, you can get to the Peak District National Park, which stretches miles and is one of the most peaceful, beautiful green spaces in England.

  4. What is the social scene like in Sheffield?

    Sheffield has a really friendly social scene. It’s an inclusive place where everybody is welcome. There are plenty of societies and clubs to join in Sheffield, meaning you can easily find friends and build a community in the city.

  5. Are there many sports and fitness facilities in Sheffield?

    Sheffield is a great place to live if you’re sporty. There are plenty of sport centres and gyms in Sheffield like Sport Sheffield, a venue for students – this venue has a large swimming pool, tennis court, gym, cricket nets and bouldering wall. Since the city is near the outdoors, there are lots of walking and rock-climbing clubs, and indoor climbing walls throughout the city.

  6. What’s the music scene like in Sheffield?

    Sheffield has a buzzing music scene, and it’s a great city for discovering new artists. The Leadmill, Sheffield’s longest running live music venue, hosts daily gigs with upcoming artists and has an awesome atmosphere. The University of Sheffield’s Student Union, Foundry, also hosts regular live music and is a great place to meet new university friends.

  7. Where are the best places to eat and drink in Sheffield?

    Sheffield has loads of amazing independent bars and restaurants. Division Street is a great place to start, where you can get delicious pizza and cocktails in Bloo 88, or burgers from Bungalow and Bears. There are also some amazing coffee shops and cafes in Sheffield like CAWA Coffee and Steam Yard.

  8. Where do students live in Sheffield?

    Since Sheffield is a smaller city, students tend to live across the city. Many students live in Sheffield’s city centre, in accommodation like Vita Student Sheffield. Living here means you’re near the universities and all the city’s hotspots. Students also live on Ecclesall Road and around Nether Edge.

  9. Can I see my student accommodation before I move in?

    When you book a room at Vita Student, you can enjoy early access to all your new building’s communal spaces before you move in. Discover your new study spot and save on your gym membership by securing your space today.

  10. What happens after I book my student accommodation?

    When you book at Vita Student, a member of our team will be in touch within 48 hours. So if you have any questions about your booking, don’t worry – our customer engagement team will support you every step of your journey with us, from booking until the end of your stay at Vita Student.

  11. What age do I need to be to live with Vita Student?

    You need to be 17+ to live at Vita Student, and a full-time university student in the UK or Barcelona.

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